If you’re a Sephora insider, you might be aware that the birthday present this year is two mini Nars lip pencils. We have a satin lip pencil in Rikugien and a velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella. Want to see swatches and know what i think? Keep reading.
Color: Rikugien is a a brown-y pink lip color. It is semi opaque, but you can layer it for more coverage. Cruella is an opaque, bright, blue-toned red. I should say upfront that I am OBSESSED with Cruella
Texture: As these are two types of lip pencils, you might suspect that the texture is different. Cruella is on the creamy side for a lip pencil, but not overly so. It’s easy to apply as a lip liner because you can get nice, clean lines. Rikugien is much creamier and in my opinion, harder to use as a lipliner as it tends to smudge and the lines don’t look too crisp when you first apply them anyway.
Wear: Rikgien only lasted a few hours on me, which is pretty typical wear time for a lip product. Cruella, because it is matte and less creamy lasted the whole workday and lunch! I’m including a picture below for you to get a good idea of how it looked after work.
So what do you think? Have you picked these up yet? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments below!