Apr 23, 2012

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil - Buenos Aires (Summer 2012)

NARS Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (available here) - $24

This wear-with-anything nude beige pink Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is named after the capital of Argentina. It combines the ease of a pencil with the finish of a gloss for a truly versatile, quintessential modern classic.

NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection  Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches FOTD Looks Reviews Ingredients Beauty Blog

The NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencils are jumbo-sized lip pencils that go on with a gorgeous glossy finish.  Enriched with vitamin E and hyaluronic spheres, NARS claims these help keep lips moisturized and shiny.  The Summer 2012 makeup collection features on Velvet Lip Gloss pencil - Buenos Aires - a nude beige pink.

NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection  Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches FOTD Looks Reviews Ingredients Beauty Blog

The chubby pencil is exactly as NARS describes it - a pale, nude beige that goes on almost milky on my lips.  The finish is quite opaque for a gloss, and the texture is creamy buttery smooth.  It lasts about 3 hours at the most on me, fading away as time goes by - something which I am quite okay with in a gloss.  The colour, though, on it's own is not the most flattering on me.  I prefer to fill in unevenly, unfavorably pigmented lips with a mauve-toned lipliner (that's closest to my natural lip color) and then topping that off with the Buenos Aires lip gloss pencil.  Much better, if you ask me :D

NARS Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil - Swatch/FOTD

NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection  Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches FOTD Looks Reviews Ingredients Beauty Blog
NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil - Buenos Aires - Swatch
NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection  Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches FOTD Looks Reviews Ingredients Beauty Blog
Wearing NARS Beuenos Velvet Lip Gloss pencil on its own.
NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection  Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches FOTD Looks Reviews Ingredients Beauty Blog
Wearing NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Buenos Aires over a soft-mauve lip pencil.

Here's what I like/dislike about the NARS Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil

I love the fact that it's a pencil.  While lip gloss tubes aren't exactly cumbersome to carry around in my bag, I think pencils are way cooler!  This lip gloss pencil goes on creamy smooth and doesn't dry out my lips - another plus point for me.  What don't I like about it - well actually, there's nothing much.  Sure, the shade isn't perfect for me, but I use it topped over other colors, and that is what I had intended to use it as anyway, so no complaints on that.  The pencil does need to be sharpened eventually once the rounded point wears down, and I have read/researched that a lot of pencil tends to get wasted.  I haven't yet gotten around to trying this, but I do know that you need:
  • A jumbo-sized sharpener :P :P
  • And..put the pencil in the fridge for just a bit so the product hardens up a bit - less breakage/wastage while sharpening.  Oh, and it is quite soft, so am not sure how this would fare in superhot climates.

NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil - Buenos Aires - Ingredients

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If you are on the lookout for a nude beige lip color, you might want to give this a try.  How would you pair a nude, beige lip?

10 comments:

  1. I would pair a nude beige lip exactly like how you did. Maybe with a nude brown liner and smokey eyes. You look very pretty Rads :)

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  2. you are looking very pretty!I think I will give this pencil a miss...
    p.s:I have same earrings:))

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    1. Jomolayyyyyyyyyyyyy...snifffff..I still can't seem to get the smudging right, though :sulk: but thank you :happydance: :D

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  4. Gosh, this product seems to be so pretty ! It suits you perfectly ♥

    Love from France
    xxx
    Laura

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  5. Hey Radhika

    I love your Nars Haul. You are totally working this gloss. I thought we dusky ones could never carry off such colours. But you've certainly opened up my eyes. The look is excellent. I would love to try something like this for work. The earrings and the eyes , totally works !

    Love
    Swathi

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    1. Hi Swathi...thanks :D Just remember to use a primer, a smudge-proof eyeliner, and some extra eyeshadow over teh eyeliner just to keep it all in place..am sure you would look awesome! :)

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