Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dragon Girl (aka My Holy Grail Red Lip)

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.


I would highly recommend trying out this shade if you love matte lipsticks. I would love to try more from the range in the future as I am highly impressed!

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?

Mishelle

26 comments:

  1. That shade looks stunning on you!

    I personally don't like matte lipsticks because of the drying nature, but I like how they last longer :)

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  2. This is one of my favourite red lip products too. I musst get my hands on more of these. The texture is so light and amazing!

    You look gorgeous!

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  3. THIS IS STUNNING ON YOU!


    Guess who is about to go on Hqhair? Me.

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  4. Beeeeaaaauuutiful! I love lip pencils and this looks like it has the most beautiful finish. Lovely!
    x

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  5. This shade is amazing on you! I love to wear a matte lip in the day but prefer a glossy one for a night out.

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  6. Love this shade! Absolutely gorgeous and looks stunning on you Mishelle!

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  7. what a beautiful color!!! it looks really nice on you and makes your beautiful blue eyes pop even more ^^

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  8. Beautiful shade! I've been wanting to try this pencils so bad! Can't wait to try this one! xx

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  9. Wow, I love the name of this itself! Going to check out this red. :D

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  10. This is my HG red too :) I looove it xx

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  11. Ahh love it on you, perfection! But waait we can order from sephora? I had no idea haha. I've just gotten a lip pencil from Bite beauty that looks so similar to this. But I think this colour looks so well with your complexion! xx

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    1. No! Sephora is just for our American friends sadly! Check out Hq hair though!

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  12. I think I need to give this a go! You've convinced me to spend a large amount of money on one lip product haha!
    HQ hair for me!

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  13. Wow the finish of this NARS lip pencil is beautiful- the matte looks so smooth and flawless! The shade of red is perfect for your complexion and it just screams out sexiness haha :P

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  14. My mouth has just dropped! It's so gorgeous!

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  15. Ah, this is absolutely gorgeous! It's a perfect red colour. So lovely ♥

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  16. Oh just saw this! I love it so much too!

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  17. This looks so wonderful on you! I have just added it to my shopping list!

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  18. Oh wow, up close the texture on your lips is so smooth and perfect! If it can last as long as you say looking good, oh wow, this is an incredible product. However I've yet to find a lip stain that works very well for me, my lips get dry easily and peel!

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