You know what I realized this afternoon while coloring in my lips with the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils?
I have no idea what happened to my coloring books…
I used to have a ton of them as a kid. Stacks of coloring books, but somewhere along the way, they disappeared, probably into the same vortex that sucked up my red Hello Kitty lunchbox (she growled, shaking her fist!).
I was always coloring something… Books, folders, pictures of people.
I did that last one a lot, too. I loved coloring in the lips of people in pictures (a harbinger of my lipstick addiction, perhaps?).
Today, as I lined and filled in my pout with the Satin Lip Pencils — creamy, potently pigmented lipsticks with a soft sheen finish — I felt like I was lying on the living room floor with Karrie, my childhood buddy, coloring and watching cartoons.
Lightweight, non-sticky, smooth and moisturizing, they’re like lip pencils and lipsticks rolled into one. Just line and fill in your lips, and you’re good for 5-6 hours (keep ‘em handy, though, if you plan to eat or drink, as they do fade a bit after either).
NARS included some interesting ingredients in the formula — things like pomegranate and yeast extracts, hyaluronic acid, collagen prepeptides and vitamin E to moisturize, soothe and create fuller-looking lips.
Oh…but which color to start with among the 13 shades, which range from nuanced nudes to arresting pinks and reds?
I say go with Floralies if you’re into nudes, Lodhi if you’re a fiend for corals, and Yu or Jardin Des Plantes if you’re all about brights.
I like how the Satin Lip Pencils conveniently combine a liner and a lipstick. They really simplify the process of applying lip color by eliminating the excess doo-dads, like lip liners and brushes, especially with the super-saturated brighter reds and pinks, which we all know can be a pain to apply.
The whole idea goes great with wristlets, too, which I’ve been carrying a lot lately.
If you’re a makeup beginner, take a close look at these, because I think the crayon angle makes ‘em seem less intimidating. Almost like it’s playtime with crayons.
I also wouldn’t be surprised if seasoned lipstick lovers flocked to these, because in short, they’re even more fabulous than winning the lottery, discovering a box of blue-eyed, fluffy kittens on your doorstep, and having Ryan Gosling bring cupcakes to your cube!!
Okay…not quite. But I think they are pretty great.
PRICE: $25 for a 0.07-ounce pencil
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and coming to NARS counters March 15
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,