Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nars Lip Pencil in New Lover

I am in love with lip pencils. Why? Because they are genius! And very pretty and travel-friendly to own. The idea of a lipstick in pencil form is kind of new for me. I've always associated lip pencils with lip liners and lip liners to create extravagant lip looks (colors and/or textures) but most recently I noticed a slur of holiday buys that included jumbo lip pencils that are great for touch-ups, travel, and collecting.

The first one I ever tried is the Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover. It's just a very developed, gorgeous red that has very fine golden shimmers and a glossy finish.




Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil - New Lover

I've lightly worn this here and it's extremely pigmented and super flattering. The golden shimmers give a fresh sheen to the shade and that alone really amps up the pretty factor! The color is really festive but subtle enough that it looks great without much effort. 



I also ordered a lip pencil from Ulta, a much cheaper version of the Nars pencil, to see how it compares texture-wise.



Ulta Lip Crayon in Valentine



Ulta Lip Crayon - Valentine


Nars New Lover


Essentially, I couldn't even tell the difference in shades when I was wearing them two different days! The Ulta crayon is a bit more deeper in color than New Lover but the two colors very much looked identical on me. New Lover is more golden. Valentine also had a pretty golden sheen to it as well, but much more subdue. Texture-wise, Valentine was more matte while New Lover was glossier. I'd say the Ulta lip crayons are a much more drier formula than the Nars but the pigmentation for Valentine is pretty impressive. 



Overall, I'm really in love with both pencils. My Ulta one was a steal at $2.99, but I do think they are going to discontinue this shade soon. Regularly, they are $8.00 each while the Nars one retails for $24.00 full size. The one I have is very close to full size but it was part of the VIB freebie thing that i got. $24.00 is pretty pricey! o_o


What are your thoughts on lip crayons/pencils? Are they worth your while? What other brands would you recommend? :)













42 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I love how handy lip pencils are, so good for traveling. I own two of the NARS pencils but in the matte formula. My favorite is Dolce Vita.

reneerx said...

 such gorgeous color, I will put this one on my list to try! 

Lisa said...

OHHHH i feel like i need to try this out now since you love it so much and the color looks AMAZING on you! i've never ever tried lip pencils before but now i'm seriously intrigued haha!

Jennifer Huang said...

the colour is amazing~ It looks a lot different on your lips than in the pencil in my opinion. nice colour though , very wearable :)

Anna said...

^____^ You have gorgeously shaped lips!  I like both colors on you. I actually quite like lip crayons/pencils.  I find the color payoff to be more sheer than your traditional lipstick (depending on the brand) so it's nice for a splash of color without having full on lipstick look (especially if you don't like that heavy feeling).

Buggiebean said...

New Lover is so flattering on you! 

I'll definitely have to check out the Ulta lip crayons the next time I go.

Katie Chamel said...

I've always wanted to try one of these NARS lip pencils and that is too funny that the ULTA ones are just as good! 

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Mandy T said...

$24 might seem pricey where you live.. In Australia a nars lip pencil is $39!!

Tracy Loh said...

Very pretty! The two look very similar. Amazing how fast drugstore picks up these trends. 

Cassandrapamela said...

wow what a beautiful color! I also can't tell the difference between 2 lip pencils! 
I hope i can get my hands on both of this.. T.T NARS and Ulta aren't available here in germany. T.T

Nee said...

i've got the nars one too! love it! it makes my lips really soft.
have a great weekend xx

Amyboo said...

This shade is so so pretty! :o
I only own one lip crayon so I can't comment so much on it, but the packaging is always so convenient!

K said...

I really love your new layout! I missed your blog!

AND... I have not gotten around using chubby lip pencils just yet but your post made me want to. I might try the clinique chubby pencils. 

Katie Ngo said...

Both colors look beautiful! I love how its great for everyday wear. x 

Amy said...

Oh gosh, LOVING how both of those look on you! I might have to pick up one up for myself, hopefully it looks okay on me too :) Did you apply any gloss over either of them?

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Hi Amy =)

I didn't end up using any gloss at all. They both have a nice sheen :)

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Thanks =D

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

yeah convenience was the selling point for me =D

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Aww =/ I'm sure they have their own brands that have pencils :D

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

I know, it's crazy =)

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Yikes! Austrailia is expensive I agree!!!!!

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Hi Anna, thanks!! :) Yeah I'm starting to like these pencils a lot too :D

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Hi Jen, thanks! I agree w/you :)

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Yay! I can't wait to read your reviews on it! ^_^

Wanischaaa said...

Such gorgeous lip colour! I have never tried lip pencil before but now I will definitely check them out!
Also new follower on your blog :)
xx

Dovey said...

Hi RD&L I love how Easy Lover has an enhanced natural look on your lips! (It's great that you showed a cost effective due too!)

memoiselle memoiselle said...

I think this color suits you very well! :)
Many people are raving about this pencil and I am wondering whether this is similar to Clinique chubby sticks?  Really want to try this one!

Bravoerunway said...

I only use 1 lipliner, sephora's nano liner in praline that matches my natural lipline.  I do like these lip pencils that are also lipsticks, they work really well and I think they stay on longer than lipsticks.

Joyce said...

i love this shade on you! i'm a fan of those nars pencils, even if they're $24 :/ I have mexican rose and it is super pretty and long lasting!

sleepandwater said...

The two are so similar in colour - great dupe :) Never tried NARS lip crayons but from my experience with their products, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. I like Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains for the lasting power (Sweetheart especially) and the Clinique Chubby Stick I have in Woppin' Watermelon is a really easy to wear, everyday neutral pink :)

Julie Lan said...

the lip pencil looks great, and these colors are so versatile you can wear them anywhere!

laura said...

I can't even tell the difference, Jen! I don't know why I haven't gotten any lippie sticks, but I have to try the ULTA ones now! Thanks for recommending them! :)

Bilal Safdar said...

I applied two coats for a beautiful opaque finish and I was well impressed with this shade. I wore this for 3 and a half days this week and couldn't stop looking down at my nails.http://beautyandthedeals.com/m/19/zita-west

Beauty Box said...

I'm surprised the NARS New Lover lip pencil has a lovely sheen to it. Not drying at all. Hmm, I've never explored lip pencils which I assume are not the same as Clinique chubby sticks or revlon balm stains?

Liz Chewy said...

Both colour are gorgeous and they look great on you!!! I have one Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and I really like it.

Liz
chewylove.blogspot.com

Fibieelyh said...

Wow! I love the color! it sure look great on your lips!


Loves,
Fibs
(www.fibieelyh.blogspot.com)

Nic Nic from Bangbangsheshoots said...

pretty colours! Revlon bitten lips stain balm are my fave pencil types.. speaking of NARS I just went ahead and ordered myself a blusher XD

EM said...

New Lover looks very nice on you!

Aya said...

I haven't tried lip pencils before. Love these shades! Can't really tell the difference between them too, though. But based on your comparison, I'd probably like Valentine better because I prefer matte or matte-ish lippies :) 

Julie Ly said...

The NARS one is so nice! xx

Julie
sweetsaremyweakness.blogspot.co.uk

Istiarina Putri said...

NARS looks so lovely, thanks to you now I'm tempted to purchase one ^_^

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Sharlynn said...

Colorwise...very similar but I'd much rather a glossier and moisturizing finish! The shade is real natural, they're gorgeous on your lips! ^^