I really love the formulation of these pencils. They have a gorgeous matte finish without looking dry and they wear for HOURS. They come in a wide range of colours and they apply like a dream! NARS also offers Velvet Gloss lip pencils which I have not tried yet if you prefer a more glossy finish. They are somewhat pricey at $30 CAD but I feel that these are very good quality.
From left to right: Dragon Girl, Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu.
My only complaint about these is that the darker shades (Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu) seem to lean a bit BROWNISH to me. In the 90's when I was a tween and first got my hands on some makeup to mess about with, BROWN lipstick was fashionable.I am pretty sure I recall having a lipstick that was the colour of a terra-cotta flower pot but more brown. *SHUDDER* All I have to say with regard to brown lipstick is NEVER AGAIN. I think the colours are flattering on me but whenever something seems a little brown-y it makes me freak out a bit!
Do you see the brown tinge to these colours or am I just losing it? Have you ever the Velvet Gloss pencils? I'd love to hear what you think of them!