As you know by now, I’m on a major lipstick buying ban and I’m forcing myself to look at my stash and seriously consider the current collection more harshly…
But I can’t figure out whether I like this lipstick or not.
The lipstick in question is Nars Velvet Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, the mini version. It’s a sharpening type pencil, chubby, and glides onto the lips nicely.
I love my more pigmented, noticeable options in my stash. This is the opposite. It’s sheer. You can see my lip marks through it even after building it up. I prefer options that people can tell I’m wearing lipstick with, but people don’t tend to comment on my nude lipsticks anyway – only the bolder ones!
But it looks nice! It’s so MLBB that you genuinely can’t tell they’re not my natural lip apart from the slight satin sheen if you look up close. With a bit of mascara, it’s literally no-makeup makeup.
So the real question is… Will I ever bother with a lip look like that? Realistically? Even to uni or work?