Last Fall I picked up NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. It’s the perfect color for Fall and Winter months for when you want to vamp it up.
The Website Claims:
Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.
C12 13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax), Polyethylene, Cyclomethicone, Phenyltrimethicone, Silica, Dimethicone, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyate, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Di Calcium Phosphate, Quaternium 18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Aroma (Flavor), Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 30 (CI 73360), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Red 6, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Train Bleu is a long wearing lip color that doesn’t dry me out, though I do recommend prepping the lip by exfoliating and applying a light moisturizer before you wear it. I think it’s particularly flattering on my skintone, but I like bold and dark lips. I also like that it’s matte, though if you’re not a fan of mattes you can slick a gloss on top. This may effect your wear time.
If you’re worried about application, you can apply it first with the lip pencil and then use a lip brush to even the application.
Would I purchase again?
Yes! I love this shade. I really feel like NARS delivers quality with their lip pencils.
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.