NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (available here) - $24
Never Say Never - Line, fill, then
top with gloss — or don’t. This lilac rose Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
delivers a look you’ll never say no to, however you choose to wear it.
The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
I have always wondered about how companies come up with product names. What was on the person's mind when he/she came up with Never Say Never - all I could think of was Justin Bieber :P When I saw the brightly colored pencil, I knew just why they named the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from theNARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection so. This is a color I would "never" have picked some time back, and I would "never" have posted a photo online for the world (or at least a tiny part of it) to see. So, now I know the theory behind the name!
The NARS Never Say Never is a chubby lip pencil and a bright mauve-pink color with a matte finish. It features a long-lasting, nondrying formula that somehow combines a matte finish with a creamy texture. Until recently, I never would use brighter colors, always feeling that this would clash with my darker skin tone. As they say, Never Say Never! This somehow manages to warm up my skin tone and actually makes me look more awake and bright.
NARS Never Say Never Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Swatches/FOTD
Never Say Never lasts 3 to 4 hours on me, and while it's the least drying matte pencil I have tried, my lips start to feel dry with time. It's not too much of an issue, though, as long as I stay hydrated through the day, but you could always top it with a lip balm. Also, this chubby pencil would eventually need to be sharpened, and there might be a bit of wastage (I haven't reached that stage yet). Keeping the pencil in the fridge before sharpening apparently helps reduce wastage. Overall, this is one buy I would NEVER regret :D
NARS Never Say Never Matte Lip Pencil - Ingredients
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