Saturday, 21 January 2012

Review: NARS Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.






I first saw this after my last flatmate bought it in the Summer, I immediately wanted it but after a while completely forgot about it - until I was at the NARS counter recently. I got the last one, so it was obviously meant to be.
This is a sort of lipstick crayon, it's a really soft and pigmented lip product, which leaves a brilliant matte finish. This is the second Velvet Matte pencil I own from NARS (the other being Roman Holiday) and I think they're great quality. 

As it's a matte finish, and I have dry lips, I'm always a bit wary of how it's going to look on my lips. Lighter shades tend to make lips look even drier, but this has such a creamy consistency. I don't find my lips get too dry when I use this, although a small amount of maintenance usually goes down well before applying! 

This is fast becoming my favourite lip product, the colour is perfect - a peachy pink with a hint of coral, and it seems to stay on my lips for ages (something that rarely happens). 
It's a bit more expensive than other lipsticks, but I do think it's worth the price. I love NARS products, it's definitely one of my favourite brands and I think the shades they have are all gorgeous. 

What do you think of NARS Bolero? (I think this product was Limited Edition but it seems to have been moved to the main collection now wooo)

49 comments:

  1. It look beautiful! Going on my shopping list!

    http://bookishbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love nars lip pencils, i have cruella and i can't seem to put it down!

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  3. It's so pretty! Also your make up looks absolutely flawless, I'm jealous of your skills! x

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  4. This is such a beautiful colour on you! It will make the perfect lip colour come spring/summer too :)

    xx

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  5. It might just be my moniter colour :| but it looks almost identical to Topshop's 'Coy' lipstick pencil! Either way it's really nice!

    Megan-Elizabeth

    www.velvetbows.me

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  6. this looks gorgeous! i have dragon girl, but i really want to try this!xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooh, pretty colour! Is it bad that I've never tried Nars? Another thing to add to the list of things I desperately want but can't afford!

    Emily Wears Things

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  8. This looks fantastic, I think I might have to try one of their pencils now, but in a darker colour!

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  9. Gorgeous colour!! Reminds me of Topshop Coy lipstick pencil! xx

    www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com

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  10. I love colours like this. I have one of their lip pencils but in a sheer coral shade. It goes on so beautifully and surprisingly creamy! Looks fab on you

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  11. This looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Such a pretty shade <3

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  12. Gorgeous, really suits your skintone :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  13. Oooh, love this! Lately I'm so fond of matte lip colours, it all started with the Elf Studio matte lip crayon- I was amazed by its creaminess and longevity on the lips! I'm def going to check out Nars Bolero, looks like the perfect shade for summer! xx

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  14. Yes, I love these lip pencils. I'd have them all if I could afford it! That colour does look particularly lovely on you
    xxx

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  15. Oh so pretty. I have this pencil in pale pink, I think it's called Roman Holiday and I wore it practically all summer. Love it.

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  16. It's a really lovely colour, and it looks great on you :)
    www.xoxocolorvibe.blogspot.com

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  17. This colour is so gorgeous, and your skin is so beautiful!
    x

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  18. proper pretty; such a lush colour, love how you matched it with your blush too!

    beth xo ramz and the flock

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  19. that looks sooo gorgeous! <3

    www.MrAJBx3.com

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  20. I have an ELF version of this and its almost the exact same colour for 1/3 of the price!

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  21. That's a lovely colour on you, ideal for Spring!

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous and it suits you so well! Definitely something that's just been added to my wishlist!

    Gem x
    www.twinklebug.com

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  23. That color looks STUNNING on you.

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  24. I love that colour, it really suits you! x

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  25. I love peachy lips shades, think I need this x

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  26. might get this, looks beautiful!

    fiveandfivemakesix.blogspot.com

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  27. it looks gorgeous, might have to get that when payday arrives! x

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  28. Stunning! You look amazing :) xxx

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  29. Looks beautiful, i have dry lips too but this doesn't look drying on you at all!

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  30. Oh my god, looks stunning!

    Marie x

    marieeeloves.blogspot.com

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  31. This colour looks gorgeous on you! I want but on my lips it would go horrid as they get sooooooo dry. x

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  32. That is really nice, looks great on you! This will be going on my ever-growing wishlist :)

    http://ameliasallsorts.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  33. Another goodie to my Nars wishlist! This shade is so pretty and I'm glad it has a creamy consistency, because my lips tend to get pretty dry too so that's a big plus xx

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  34. Looks amazing on you! I have this too, I did find it accentuated my dry lips though!

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  35. I think you did a great job on the review. That's a nice shade :D

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  36. The shade is lovely on you, I wouldn't be brave enough to try a coral!

    jennyslittleboxofgems.blogspot.com x

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  37. Such a gorgeous colour!! It looks lovely on you!!

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  38. You look even more gorgeous than usual in this post! How is that fair?? haha!
    I've never bought anything from Nars but I really need to!

    www.handbagfullofdreams.blogspot.com

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  39. Its such a pretty shade. Suits you so much! x

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  40. Gorgeous colour and I love the matte finish. I'm always wary of matte lipsticks for the same reason - they seem to really emphasise any dry areas, but I'm very tempted to give this a try, it's beautiful! x

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  41. Love this colour, I have one in a nude colour that I have totally forgotten about until seeing this! x

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  42. I love this peachy look!

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com

    (ps my giveaway ends tommorow!)

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  43. I love the colour of thise, it looks gorgeous on you! xx

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  44. your skin continues to amaze me !

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  45. Super blog!!! Im now following you...
    Hope you ll visit mine when you have spare time :-)

    http://tish-and-pish.blogspot.com/

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  46. That's such a pretty colour. So summery and girly x

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  47. That is such a gorgeous shade!! love it =]

    http://panda-brows.blogspot.com/

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  48. this product looks simply gorgeous! i think it looks amazing on you and seems so much nicer than a lipstick. i've never used something like this before but i definitely think i'd like to give it a try. and the colour is just perfect! X

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  49. Wow I adore this!! I definitely will be buying. Looks fab on you. x

    missluxurylifestyle.com

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