I love red lipstick, but up until recently I never had a holy grail red lip. Enter Nars Dragon Girl. I don't know if I am going to be able to put into words how amazing this lip pencil is. All I can say is wow wow wow wow wow wow wow.
Nars Dragon Girl is a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, which claims to be the application of a lipstick in a jumbo pencil format. It is a beautiful blue based red, that works amazingly with my pale skin tone. The colour is completely opaque too, the photos don't do it justice at all! The texture is very very matte, this is the most matte lip product I have ever owned. However the finish is so so so beautiful. I feel like I have never appreciated how beautiful a true velvet like matte texture can look until I got this lip pencil.
Now, being a matte, this lip pencil is quite drying. I would highly recommend using a moisturising lip balm before applying. Although it feels drying, it didn't emphasize any imperfections on my lips, however I feel that this is due to the nature of the colour. Lighter colours in the range may do so, however I haven't tried any of those (yet!) This shade wore for 6+ hours on me with no eating on drinking.
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils retail for $39 from Mecca Cosmetica, $26 from HqHair and $25 from Sephora. I prefer Hqhair as they have free international shipping :)
Do you like matte lipsticks? What formulas/colours would you recommend?