Thursday, July 5, 2012

Nars Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil Swatches and Review

When I first received my Nars summer 2012 items, I posted swatches and some reviews here and there and I mentioned that I was a little afraid of the Nars Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil.  I thought it would be too yellow-peachy on me.

Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

Peach is a great color for me. I prefer pink or red toned peaches and tend to stay away from peaches with much yellow. This is where I confess a silly pre-conceived prejudice against this pencil based on a swatch.

Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

This idea formed in my mind kept me from actually trying Nars Buenos Aires on my lips for three full months. Isn't it silly to spend $24 on a product and not even try it?

And here's where I confess that I was wrong. It's a lovely nude color. It's not too yellowy-peach for me, as I'd feared. I broke my number one rule over this pencil: A color does not look the same on the arm/hand as it does on the lips. I know that and yet let my own silly prejudice stop me from enjoying this pencil!!

Nars Buenos Aires Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil

I enjoy the color but I find the feel of the pencil to be a little dry, so I prefer it with a light application of a gloss or balm over the top. Otherwise, what a great pencil, and a nice nude color! The pencil contains .09 oz of product and retails for $24 at Beauty.comNordstrom, Neiman Marcus and the Nars website.

My own silliness brings me to the question I want to ask you today....have you ever let a pre-conceived notion about a product stop you from trying it for a long time?  I'd love to hear your experience.

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  1. I'm so jealous--this looked awful on me!!

    1. Your skin must be too cool for it? I'm really fairly neutral so I can wear this AND everything you post!! You're murder on my wallet, lol.

  2. I couldn't/wouldn't use that shade. I just don't gravitate to nude lips.

  3. It looks lovely, and despite it being neutral.. the peach gives enough colour to keep it from looking washed out.

    I used to feel the same way about pinks.. thought they were pretty, but not on me. Until I actually put in on and then it was love. LOL


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