Beauty: NARS Cruella and Rikugien
Back in June for my birthday, I went to Sephora to pick up my birthday gift. I was so delighted when they gave me mini NARS lip pencils in Cruella and Rikugien! These were my first lip pencils and I was quite glad that NARS was the one to set the standard.
First of all, I loved that they gave one color of each end of the spectrum. I personally didn't wear red, but so far, I've tried out Cruella once. It wasn't as scary as I made it out to be, but it still definitely would take some getting used to. According to the NARS website, this color was a passionate scarlet red with a velvet matte finish. I've never worn a matte lip until I tried this on. The consistency was creamy and felt matte on the lips.
On the other hand, I've tried Rikugien a few times since it was a color that I would usually wear. According to the NARS website, this color was a rose pink with a satin finish. When I tried it on, it was definitely creamy and looked amazing. Although, like Cruella, it felt matte on the lips as well.
I was really thankful to receive such a high end product. If you prefer lip pencils from lipsticks, I'd definitely recommend the NARS lip pencils.