The new NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous set
When it comes to lip products, “I’m not a player, I just crush a lot,” she said, quoting Big Pun as she poured her 40 on the ground (RIP).
This does not, however, apply to other aspects of my life, although it briefly did when I was in my early 20s. That’s when I had my YOLO moment and tried being a player. The results were…disastrous. (This was around the time I dated that boy I met dancing in the cage. Oh, gawd!)
I quickly learned that I’m built for long-term monogamy when it comes to real relationships, but I’m kind of a ho as it pertains to lip products. I’ve been known to have a new crush every day!
The included pouch and lip pencils
Enter the cheeky new $45 NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Lip Pencil set, which kisses lips this holiday season with five NARS Lip Pencil mini faves (all existing colors).
From the left: Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
No need to commit to just one color when you have…
- Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover, a golden strawberry pink
- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, a pink lilac
- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine, a pink mauve
- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, a dusty rose
- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, a scarlet red
And the minis come in their very own black zippered makeup pouch, complete with shiny blue lips.
Um…weird! They look like my lips do after I have a blue raspberry Icee (I was craving one today).
I kind of wish the lips were red, though, like the box in the Fling set, but maybe that seemed too matchy-matchy to the peeps at NARS.
In my paw for scale…
Whatevs, I think the set’s still more fun than Fling. It has more intense brights, like Cruella and Never Say Never.
The bulk of the set is comprised of colors from the Velvet Matte collection and ooh! — I love the textures. The pencils feel smooth on my lips, not heavy at all, and they aren’t the least bit drying. We’re talking very comfy mattes, and they last from 4-5 hours.
Never Say Never
The Velvet Lip Gloss in the set, New Lover, has a shorter wear time of 2-3 hours, but I’m cool with that because I really like how it looks. It sure is shiny, and it’s nowhere near as thick or heavy as some glosses. It’s one of those great neutrals you can just throw on when you have to get up early for work but didn’t sleep well the night before.
But here’s a brief warning from one cat lady to another: if you’re wearing this, kitty fur will definitely cling to your lips. Yes, it’s kind of sticky.
I really like this set and can see myself wearing these glosses down to nubs, but since there are no new colors here, you may already have some of these shades in your kit.
Swatches from the left: Sex Machine, Never Say Never, Dolce Vita, Cruella and New Lover
I recommend it more for NARS newbies who want a grand tour of some of the brand’s greatest Lip Pencil hits. All in all, it’s full of win, even with the weird blue lips.
AVAILABILITY: Coming November 1 exclusively to Sephora and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,