It’s true. The sun starts shining and I get crazy over lipstick. I have no idea why that is, and I’m sure there is some psychoanalysis that can be done to figure it all out 🙂 Perhaps it’s because it gets light earlier in the mornings and I have more energy, and time, to make more of an effort with my makeup for work.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of bright colours once the sun comes out, then try out a NARS satin lip pencil. There are 16 shades to choose from and most are bold colours. There are a few light pinks and beiges and peach shades if that is your preference. I own this one in Yu (a vivid pink) and another shade in Timanfaya which is a coral shade (their description being mandarin red).
There is no reason for me to have a preference between a lip pencil or a lipstick – it’s just the ritual of application that changes and keeps things interesting. But that is the only reason for having lipsticks and lip pencils which do the same thing – colour lips a different shade. So, it’s the novelty of the pencil that attracts me as well as the shade. I am sure I could find this shade in a lipstick format from another brand.
The NARS satin lip pencils provide long lasting and non-drying colour, which is said to be vitamin-enriched and moisturising. The pencil shape allows for a bit more of a precise application but not much more than a lipstick with lip brush would provide. You’ll need one of the chubby pencil sharpeners (I’ve got a great one from Japonesque that does the job perfectly in a sealed unit).
Each pencil is £19 each which probably won’t feel like great value for money because a lipstick probably contains more in its tube. But they are highly pigmented which means less topping up throughout the day, even after endless cups of tea. Now that is, for me, value for money.