Sephora and My Free Nars Gift Review

Nars birthday giftA friend and I went to the mall (not a common occurrence, despite what my blog suggests), and I couldn’t resist Sephora. I need some new basics, and got the Anastasia brow powder duo (I absolutely cannot leave the house without brow powder) and some Sephora mascara. At the register, I got my free birthday gift that I had totally forgotten about!

For anyone that doesn’t know, if you get the free Sephora card, you get a deluxe sample on your birthday, and it’s always something awesome. You also get random samples based on points, which happens pretty often since everything at Sephora is a trillion dollars. Anyway. I was super excited about my gift. It is a two pack of Nars lip pencils. It came with a deep red- Cruella velvet matte lip pencil, and a mauve of sorts- Rikugien satin lip pencil. I tried them on and have cheesy pictures for y’all to see ๐Ÿ™‚

The velvet matte felt like a dry lipstick. If I am ever brave enough to wear this in public, which is unlikely to happen, I will put gloss over it. The satin lip was super moisturizing and felt soft and smooth. As for color, I think they both worked, but let me know what you think. My bare lips are first, then Rikugien (in my opinion, so similar to my natural color it’s not worth wearing), then Cruella (cute but OMG not my style and made me feel I needed to put on more makeup).

bare lipsRikugien lipscruella lipsI would never have bought this, but I think it is super fun to play with. The lip pencil is easier to apply than regular lip stick, which was helpful for the bold red.



  1. Wow! That is some color! It’s not bad for a red, but you are right, it’s a bold choice!

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  2. This color looks gorgeous on you. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Lol…you sound like the little humans ๐Ÿ™‚ I donโ€™t know about a trillion dollars, but I agree that store is pricey (yet I still buy $32 conditioner from them. Itโ€™s the best and the smell is heaven! I LOVE the
    red on you. It’s simply stunning and I donโ€™t think you need more make up to pull off a bold lip- less is more.

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  4. I love that red on you. I started wearing red lipstick a lot about a year ago and it was scary at first, but I became more confident and comfortable the more I wore it. I don’t think you need more makeup to pull it off at all, but you could try a cat eye — that with red lips is such a classic/retro look!

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