I absolutely love this lipstick. It gives the perfect "your lips but better and more sophisticated look." You can just have one layer which would be appropriate for work or 2-3 layers for a night or even day look, depending on your mood ;) it's gives an amazing rosy, brick red color. Not too "out there." I recommend for those who want a hit of color but without the brightness.
This is the best lip cover for me ever. It brighten up my face, but can still be weared to work. I keep reaching it although have a full bag of lip products.
The only downside is packaging. I hope it is a twist up rather than the one I have to sharpen it. But, nevertheless, I will repurchase. The color is just so pretty
This is one of the best lip colors, ever! It brightens up my face, staying power is very good and on me it's not drying. I'm a nc20/25 with auburn hair and green eyes.
nothing like the namesake lipstick this matte lip pencil is the shiz! wearing it right now to dinner. beautiful "red" thats not in your face, very wearable. takes you from day to casual night out look. i really love it! i topped it with laura merciers "rose" lip glace to step it up a notch. easy to use pencil and glides on so smooth, even with dry lips. great color payoff. yes, the cap is whack-keeps popping up but has never actually fallen off. the matte pencils are much better than the gloss ones imo. those are too sheer for the money-probably "new lover" is the best one for gloss pencils because it gives some color.
This pencil is a fantastic dusty rosey red that I wear all the time. It's like a pair of comfortable (but stylish) jeans. I don't have to think about it - it just always works for me. The color is fantastic with my NC30 skin, and I see cool-toned people love it too so it's pretty much universal. It's a bit drying but nearly all mattes are and as long as you're aware of it and condition your lips as appropriate it's fine. People have commented on the pencil format being wasteful, and I completely agree with that. The pencil makes application a breeze, however, so I hope NARS does switch to the mechanical twist pencil style that has become so popular. I would 100% rebuy (this is my second one) and I would also buy this as a little gift, perhaps a stocking stuffer, for friends and family.
I love this lip pencil because although it is a matte finish, it is not at all drying and therefore comfortable to wear. However, it is better to use a balm as well to better preserve moisture and wear time. Speaking of which, it lasted and lasted and had very low transferability. It wouldn't budge except during meals.
The only downside is the packaging. The lid won't stay on the pencil very well, and the fact that the pencil requires sharpening means that an already small product will have to be partially wasted.
The shade was especially impressive. This is my perfect MLBB color as my lips are naturally a pigmented rosy mauve, but Dolce Vita serves to even out the color and even create an illusion of fullness.
If i was rich, I'd have fifty of these things lying around every corner of my house!! My fave make-up product ever (and i've tried/own a LOT!) this makes my lips look beautiful. I am NW20/Deauville in Sheer Glow and I have light/medium auburn hair and green eyes and this makes me feel so sexy!! It's quite subtle, that's the key for me, I like bright red's etc on special occasions only, I usually wear a very natural, dewy glow look and this just makes my lips look soft, subtle and kissable! (well I think so anyway!) This is essential for me when I'm trying to seduce someone (not in a bad way, just to get them to notice me!) as it looks effortless. Please try this!! I have Sex Machine too, and that is also beautiful, but this is just perfect! The texture of these things are incredible too, I don't like feeling like I have sticky stuff on my lips (I never wear gloss etc) This feels smooth and silky! I hope that helped some of you to try it, it would be perfect for a first date etc (again, seduction on my mind! lol) the only con is the price!!! It's crazy! But it's definatley worth it! :) x
PS I had to come back and say I have the Dolce Vita lipstick too which is lovely but for me this kicks the lipsticks ass!! The lipstick is SO sheer and does'nt last 5 minutes on me. Although I do really like it, this one just has more of an impact I think and seems to have a little more soft red in it x
This is the most beautiful shade of colour and complements the matte finish so well. On me it looks like a muted reddish colour with a hint of brown. It is truly an unusual colour. I was also worried that having really dry lips this finish would not be suited to me but I was pleasantly surprised that it did not dry out my lips at all and stayed in place for a few hours. My only gripe would be the packaging as other people have commented - you do lose some product when sharpening which is a shame as itís not cheap. I would definitely repurchase again if it ran out!!
I'm not a lipstick girl, nor do I normally wear reds. This color is really unique and pretty, though, and I'm a sucker for a lip pencil.
It's a dusty light red (like actually dusty - there's a distinct white dustiness to it) with both orange and pink undertones, and depending on how much you build it up, it imparts all of those shades. It's very flattering in a YLBB way and hard to describe. I almost hesitate to call it a red, though I suppose that's the category it falls into.
It's quite dry so I always pair it with a gloss, and goes on almost like a stain. That said, it has very little staying power which is surprising given its texture. A little goes a long way, though. I've used it a lot and have yet to need to sharpen it.
Paired with Dolce Vita blush, it's a stunning combination, as it's such a flattering shade. I'm grateful to the MUAer who insisted I buy it as it's not a color I'd have picked out on my own.
LOVE IT!!! it gives you natural beautiful look!!! Your lips look naturally darker and sexier!!!