Written by: Raegan Cleary
Matte has become the finish of choice for lipsticks recently, and with new formulas and brands coming out, this trend is not going to die out any time soon. The problem with matte lipsticks is that they can be drying and nobody as time for that, especially in the colder months. Luckily I’ve found a happy medium. The Nars Velvet Matte Lip pencils have a long lasting matte effect and a creamy formula. The darker colors like Train Bleu and Cruella are perfect for fall.
The lip pencils are more matte than a traditional bullet lipstick yet more hydrating than most of the liquid lipsticks, and other matte formulas I’ve tried. They are also super long lasting even though they don’t dry completely. To get the best wear out of these lipsticks start by removing dry skin with a lip scrub or dry toothbrush. Then add a layer of chapstick, and wait a moment for it to sink in. You can also wipe off any excess with a tissue. Next add your lip color, and then blot it with some pressed powder over a tissue. Finally add another layer of lipstick and you’re good to go. These steps will help prevent dryness and keep the color set all day!
Have you tried the Matte Velvet Lip Pencils? What color is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.