8.04.2012

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope Review and Swatches

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope

My favorite lipstick of the moment isn't a lipstick at all. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope($24) takes the creamy texture, smooth application, and rich pigmentation of a great lipstick and delivers it in convenient, jumbo pencil form.

Thanks to the inclusion of silicones and moisturizing ingredients, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope has a matte finish that feels silky smooth instead of dry. The jumbo pencil design is convenient, easy to use, and multi-functional. You can line and emphasize your lip shape, fill your entire pout with color, and layer under other lipsticks or gloss. The only drawback to the pencil design is that you may need to purchase a large sharpener if you don't have one that fits. I still need to buy one and, as you can see, it's getting down to the wire...

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope is a unique peachy nude. The shade includes hints of brown, coral, peach, and rose that work to create a sexy, mature "my lips but better" look. Mad Men fans take note -- this shade is used on set for tragic 60s bombshell Betty Draper, portrayed by the gorgeous January Jones. Keep NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope in mind for your extra-authentic tortured housewife costume!

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope
Natural Light

As in the above picture, the rosy coral tones of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope show up well in natural light. The peachy beige tones show up more in artificial light, as seen in the swatch below.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope Swatch
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope Swatch
Studio Light

The wear time on NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope is killer. Something about the smooth matte finish makes it ultra-resistant to transferring. I was shocked to discover that NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Calliope left no smudges on my water glass, and it even survived a meal.

If the color of Calliope isn't for you, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is available in 16 other shades, including shades of pink, beige, and red. I definitely recommend that you try this product out for the comfortable finish, amazing wear time, convenient design, and beautiful shades!


4 comments:

  1. I see so many matte lipsticks and they have some gorgeous colours but Im unsure of them for my lips..maybe I should give one a go:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I love matte lipsticks! As long as they don't look too dry, I think they can be so pretty. Do you prefer glossy lipsticks?

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  2. I like the color on your lips! And I LOVE the fact that its a long wear time! I will add that to the list of products to check out...

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    1. The wear time is awesome! The texture is really smooth and doesn't smudge off easily. You should def check out the colors and look for one you like :-)

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