NARS Satin Lip Pencil ($26 at Sephora). I have it in a few colors but my favorite is n Rikugien which is a soft rose pink. I'm on my third pencil in Rikugien. Bansar (rose brown) comes in a close second. I do love lipsticks but there's something really amazing about these pencils. They are light and thin and fit well in a small handbag. (Just make sure the cap is closed tightly.)
Since I loved the NARS Satin Lip Pencils so much, I decided to try theNARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($26 at Sephora). I have it in New Lover (gold infused strawberry pink). I love that this is such a pretty light gloss to wear. I sometimes end up layering first Rikugien, then splashing on New Lover to give my lips some vibrant shine.
These NARS lip pencils have been on repeat these past two weeks so I really wanted to share my love for them. They are perfect to wear alone or to top off with lip balm or lip gloss. The only thing annoying about these pencils is that they are actually real pencils. Which means you have to sharpen them. For a long time I was using a Lancome sharpener. Since these are fatter pencils, you need a sharpener that will fit them. My Lancome sharpener was annoying because I would have to lean over the trash to sharpen because it was uncovered. It wasn't particuarly good for toting around because there would always be a bit of lipstick residue no matter how I cleaned it off. I finally gave in and purchased last week the NARS Pencil Sharpener ($6 at Sephora). This sharpener collects all your pencil shavings in it's secure cover. On the side you can pop out a toothpick like blade cleaner to help clear out the gunk that gets collected around the blade. I can't believe I waited this long to get it!