The New NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Is Like a Kiss From a Golden Rose

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NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

Wearing the new $24 NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil from the spring 2013 collection

Greek isle or metallurgical experiment? How about both? Or neither…?

With NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, it’s as if NARS melted down a rose gold bracelet and poured the molten metal into a mould the shape of a gloss.


Neat! And like the two most recent products I’ve tried from the spring 2013 collection so far — Dressed to Kill Lipstick and Seduction Blush — Cythere is intense, and yet it’s probably the springier, more wearable of the two lip products from the launch.

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Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24)

nars spring 2013 swatches

Seduction Blush, Dressed to Kill Lipstick and Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

Is that a hint of bronze I see in that metallic, rosy gold? Très élégant, oui? 🙂

I can see myself wearing this…anytime, but especially in late spring/early summer, perhaps to a party wearing a gold mini-dress or a simple cream-colored tank.


If it’s an outfit that goes well with gold jewelry (or rose gold jewelry), I bet it would look great with Cythere (NOTE: Cythere might be a little warm for super cool-toned gals).

It’s maybe not the most unusual, unique color I’ve ever seen, but I still think it’s pretty.

The non-drying, medium-weight formula lasts about five hours on my lips, and it doesn’t have any flavors or fragrances to get in the way. Texture-wise, it’s just plain comfy.

PRICE: $24
AVAILABILITY: Coming January 15 to NARS counters and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Karima says:

    Very pretty on your skintone, Karen!
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  2. Tiffany says:

    Very pretty!!

  3. Marla says:

    Love that color with your skin tone.

  4. Jen B says:

    Looks great on you!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I used to work for Shiseido Corporate (owner of Nars) and their makeup is just outstanding… Love it!

  6. Megan says:

    Oh I LOVE that! And it looks great on you!

  7. Kim says:

    That really is a pretty color. I love the touch of bronze. I agree that it would be a great for a summer party. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Now if only we were at that summer party right now! It’s been freezing out here in Cali. No, literally freezing! Every night I’ve had to cover up my orange tree to protect if from the frost.

      • Kim says:

        Oh, no! I’m sorry to hear that. It’s snowing here now, but I’m thankful because we have a b’day party for the boys on Sunday. It’s snow tubing on a local hill/ski area and all of our snow melted last week. We were a bit panicked. After Sunday, I’m all for the summer party, though! 🙂

  8. Monica P says:

    Think I’ll be checking out Dressed to Kill 🙂

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