Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Train Bleu
Low maintenance application for high style!
I simply adore Train Bleu. With two swipes, this shade was able to endure 6 hours -- with lunch -- with only minimal fading. The fading was actually more toward the center, so it looked like a nice slight ombre effect. Perfect low maintenance way to look done up. I also love that it's matte, but still moisturizing. Feels like lip balm! Use it as a liner as well!
The Perfect Matte Lip
I am so throughly impressed with this product! I bought it on impulse, wanting to try more Nars products and boy am I glad I got this! It's so pigmented and glides onto my lips so smoothly and soft, it's convenient in the stick, along with the shape being great for shaping lips. I don't need to use a lip brush for precision with this! All that and beautiful matte lips that don't budge for over 10 hours? It's made the Holy-Grail list for me!
I love all of the colors in the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils but this color stood out to me the most. Wearing dark lips has become a staple in my everyday makeup routine so I immediately fell in love when I saw this color. I love that I don't need to use a separate lip liner because this lip pencil also allows me to line my lips with precision. The color payoff is amazing.
It does last all day but the reason that I did not give it a full 5 stars was because it does start showing signs of wear in the center faster than other matte lipsticks I have tried. I can't wait to buy more colors!
The shades are amazing!
This particular shade tones down every one of my bright colors ...it gives me a hint of depth to my sometimes overpowering lip shades. This is one of NARS best products in my opinion. It glides on and I haven't experienced any cracking or dryness. Definitely a great buy!