NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review

August 9, 2019
Nars Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella – £22

Another red lipstick from NARS! This time in the colour “Cruella”, which is described on the NARS website as being “a passionate scarlet red”. I would agree with that description. It’s a deep, bold blue-based red that I feel will suit most skin tones.

Again, Cruella comes in a pencil form. This makes it easy to apply and it means you do not need to use a lip liner to get a precise application. On the downside, the NARS lip pencils are of an awkward size which means that they can only be sharpened with a NARS-specific sharpener. This is an extra expense which isn’t too bad if you own a lot of NARS lip pencils, but is a bit annoying if you only have one.

NARS Cruella velvet matte lip pencil swatch

NARS Cruella applies easily without tugging on the lips. It has excellent colour payoff and lasts a long time on the lips. I didn’t experirence any feathering or bleeding wearing this lipstick. Towards the end of the day, it does tend to get slightly drying so I would recommend using a good lip balm underneath and a lip scrub to ensure there are no flakes on the lips!

NARS Cruella velvet matte lip pencil on fair skin

Have you ever tried the NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil? What did you think of it?

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