Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days

How excited was I to pick this little number up!! Wanted to love it in the Sephora store. Wanted to love it at home. But in the end, this was just meh! Frankly, I think I own more Nars products than anything else. Yet this left me so disappointed. I loved the color, a gorgeous coral. And I loved the application. This fat pencil suprisingly gave me so much control.

But in terms of longevity – zilcho! I found it more drying than hydrating. Not very glossy. And the color faded in what felt like seconds. I chose Happy Days. And I was really happy, up unti it sat on my lips for a while…

Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Happy Days

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Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait

This super affordable lipstick/lip balm by Revlon is a delicious peachy coral pink that is extremely flattering on most skin tones. I hesitate to say shimmer or glitter since it can imply an 80s frosted look and that can be a big turn-off, but the effect here is a natural hydrated voluminous lip.

Now, while it is very moisturizing, I wouldn’t necessarily call it buttery like the name indicates. The texture can feel a tad grainy going on but luckily, the results are enviable. A perfect pout: high non-glossy shine, the look of fuller lips, and a brightening effect for  the whole face. It’s so good, I actually have a backup supply in case it’s ever discontinued.

Apply it gently. The lipstick can get smushed if you swipe it with a bit too much force.
It’s also very buildable. One swipe is sheer-ish. Multiple swipes get increasingly opaque!
You will have to reapply every couple of hours…but it’s so worth it.

From the Revlon site:

– Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%

– Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait 025

Available at $7.49: