For the Lipstick Commitment-Phobes, Introducing the New NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Lip Pencil Holiday Set

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NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous

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. πŸ™‚ I’ve been known to have a new crush every day!

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous

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).

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous

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.

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous

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.

NARS Cruella


NARS Never Say Never

Never Say Never

NARS Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita

NARS Sex Machine

Sex Machine

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.

NARS New Lover

New Lover

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.

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous

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.

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Coming November 1 exclusively to Sephora and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. sahana says:

    That makeup pouch is so cuteeee!

    I would buy this only for the pouch :p
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  2. Amy says:

    Love the look of Dolce Vita πŸ™‚ x

  3. Vineetha says:

    I am waiting for the launch….Snatched the cheek palette already!!!
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  4. Gowthami says:

    Never say never pretty one!! πŸ™‚
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  5. Alison M says:

    This is my pick from the Guy Bordin collection. I think these shades will all work well with my skin tone and I love the blue lips for a makeup bag in my purse πŸ™‚

  6. Hah, what a cute pouch πŸ™‚ And these jumbo pencils don’t look too shabby either!
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  7. FreshEyre says:

    Can’t wait to try Never Say Never and Sex Machine – no one does “my” bright pinks and fuchsias like NARS ! The makeup bag is funky enough to get my attention and looks like a great size for my purse…

    • Karen says:

      Hi FreshEyre,

      I have a soft spot for bright pinks from NARS too. Do you have the Satin Lip Pencil in Yu? One of my faves!

      Hope you’re having a nice Saturday so far. What are you up to?

  8. Helen says:

    I think Cruella is a Must! Gorgeous, simple red shade that seems to be easy to dress up or down πŸ™‚
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  9. Valeria Mary says:

    Pretty Colors <3

    -Valeria Mary.

  10. fancie says:

    I don’t want to be a player no more! Lmao I love your sense of humor! This set is beautiful! I don’t need anymore lippies but I love these shades. Wish it came with the giant kiss box though. It’s just too cute!!
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  11. Natalye says:

    The makeup pouch is so cute! I love the lip colors too!
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  12. Ava says:

    YAY! Thanks Karen! I own “Sex Machine” and it’s the perfect pink. It’s not too cool or alien looking on my lips. I’ve also tried “Dolce vita” and it’s a great everyday color. I’ve been curious about the other lip pencils and I’m happy they’re all in one pack.
    PS: The red looks GORG on you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ava,

      You’re welcome! Sounds like this kit was made for you. πŸ™‚

      What do you usually wear with Sex Machine (kinda funny to type that)? I think it’s really pretty with gunmetal grays.

      Happy weekend!

  13. Melissa says:

    Yep! This will be mine! I have one Nars lip pencil (Yu) and have been trying to figure out which one to get next. This set. That’s what I’ll get next.

  14. Mariana Castiglioni says:

    I love lip pencils! Here in Brazil we have a brand called quem disse berenice that has some super pretty ones, I use them everyday!

  15. Shilpa says:

    Looks gorgeous! Would love to get my hands on this one…but sadly Sephora doesn’t ship internationally and NARS isn’t available at Sephora in Singapore πŸ™

  16. Meg says:

    Ahhh this is a pretty tempting set!
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  17. Caitlin says:

    I don’t own any Nars lip product, I think I may have to give them a try via this kit. It has my name written all over it!

    • Maggie says:

      You totally should. Nars Velvet Matte Pencil in Cruella was the very first red lipcolor that I was brave enough to wear out. I was scared at first until a stranger told me that my look makes her want to try red lips out too.

      And Dolce Vita is the perfect MLBB shade on me.

  18. Danielle says:

    This looks like a great set! And New Lover is one of my all-time favorite lip products.
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  19. hanna says:

    I’m loving all the variety here.
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  20. Sylvia says:

    OOOHHHhh this is right up my alley. I love the Velvet Matte formula and this would be perfect to add a couple new colours to my collection.

  21. MonicaP says:

    Oh, I like this much better than the red lips case! Looks like this is going on my wish list πŸ™‚

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  22. Rosario says:

    I have the velvet collection (i love it), and of course, these are so so lovely, i love nars!

  23. Kim says:

    Brace yourself. I actually have the Velvet Lip Pencil in New Lover (came with a NARS sack-o-goodies I bought). And, I do wear it sometimes. It looks better on you, but I like the finish and texture, so it’s one of my purse staples. πŸ™‚

  24. Jennifer says:

    Oh how i would purchase every single one if they were only twist ups! Please Nars, mon ami Francois, PLEASE PLEASE convert your lovely pencils into automatics. You have my word I will purchase every single color. Merci !

  25. Rachael says:

    After seeing the photos of you wearing these beautiful colours i went and ordered them online from Sephora. Luckily i have lovely American friends that let me send packages to them as they were cheaper than i can get them in NZ even with the exchange rate…Can’t wait to try them out!
    P.S. In the photos have you just used the pencils or have you used a liner as well?

  26. april says:

    I think these are pretty close to full size as well, if I’m not mistaken

  27. Jessica says:

    I recently purchased Cruella and love it! What Mac blush do you recommend pairing it with? I have a coral one from Chanel (In Love) but I feel it is too orange for Cruella. Thoughts?

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