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.
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.
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!!
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.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and the Nars website.