When I was in Hawaii this past February, I picked up the 2015 Sephora birthday gift. This year’s birthday gift is the NARS One Year Bolder duo, containing two chubby lip crayons – the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella.
The annual birthday gift is available for Beauty Insiders, which means you have a point card at Sephora. The card is free to make and available as a Passbook card on my iPhone (which means I don’t loose it). The best part to being a Sephora Beauty Insider as someone who doesn’t shop at Sephora frequently is that the Beauty Insider card records your previous purchases, so I know what shade of foundation I liked previously!
What it does: (from the Sephora website)
(Satin Lip Pencil) The Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments, while drenching them in decadent moisture. This modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula for lips looks sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined.
(Velvet Matte Lip Pencil) Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.
Price: both are $26 for the full sized products
Availability: NARS products are available at Sephora, department stores, and NARS boutiques. A full list is available on the NARS website.
Rikugien on the left, Cruella on the right.
- I don’t usually like matte lipsticks or red lipsticks, but Cruella was more comfortable to wear than other matte lipsticks.
- Cruella is very pigmented!
- Rikugien was very comfortable to wear.
- I still don’t really like cool-toned reds on me, but this is a personal preference.
- I found I went through Rikugien quite quickly!
Would I repurchase? Yes for the Satin lip pencils. I’m interested to find a My Lips But Better shade! If you like matte lipsticks, I would recommend the Velvet Matte lip pencils, but I personally don’t like how matte lipsticks feel on my lips!
Hope you enjoyed this review, and that you pick up the Sephora annual birthday gift!