The Lip Colour You Need This Summer

I know, I know. Another blogger review of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square. But here's my argument why I think it's totally worth the £19 price tag (remember I am the girl who will only splurge on Chanel like once a year...the rest of the time it's Boots 3 for 2's all the way.)

NARS Red Square Lip Pencil Review, NARS Red Square Lip Pencil swatch
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So here's the backstory to this purchase - I was ill and feeling sorry for myself plus I had a House of Fraser gift card so I bought this in their beauty sale. I'd never even seen any of NARS's lip pencils in real life, never mind swatched them, so to order this online was a bold move for me (it's as wild as I get.) Also, I really wanted it to go with my khaki jacket because I loved this look on Lisa Eldridge.

NARS Red Square Lip Pencil on lips, nars red square lip pencil review


Anyway I'll keep it short and sweet as to why this is my ultimate summer lip colour:

- That shade. Speaks for itself really.

- It looks like you've made loads of effort. When really all you need is minimal make up for this look. Perfect, because who wants to layer it all on in this heat?

- It. Does. Not. Budge. Perhaps the most important factor for me. At summer BBQs I want to gorge myself on all the food like I'm Henry VIII and I don't want a minor thing like make up getting in my way. It survives ice cream too!

So all in all, I bl**dy love it. Part of me does wonder if I'm maybe too ginge and pale to pull it off but it is one of those ones that makes you feel a million dollars so I'll continue to wear it even if I just look ridic.

What do you think? Have you tried any of the NARS Lip Pencils before? I'd love to know your ultimate summer lip colour! 


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66 comments:

  1. It looks lovely on you, really suits! I have it too but don't wear it nearly enough. Def worth the splurge x

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  2. Ahh this shade is absolutely stunning on you! I need to try the NARS lip pencils out, I love long wearing formulas <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  3. OK so this is GORGEOUS. I love the colour on you Josie!!! Very tempted to order it for myself but I think it might be a bit too orangey for my pink skin :( xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blop

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  4. Such a beautiful shade, I have never tried anything from Nars before but think next time I go shopping I'll have to try something from there! x http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Aw it suits you so well!! Thanks for the review!x
    Holly x

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  6. This looks so lovely on you, Josie:) I almost did get one (but in a different shade) when I was in Sephora but didn't. I'm regretting it now!

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  7. I have the NARS lip pencil in Cruella from my Sephora birthday gift and it is literally the best EVER. I don't even feel like I am wearing lipstick and am willing to pay $26 for more! I love this color, might have to be one of the next ones I pick up!

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  8. This is such the perfect red on you! I love pretty much the entire Range from NARS and have been using Lodhi religiously for summer days :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex

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  9. This looks real gorgeous on you Josie! I have been contemplating to buy Red Square for ages. Xx

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  10. This looks so good on you, it's really flattering with your skintone! I have the matte pencil in Dragon Girl (which is more of a pink-toned red) and I absolutely love it, although I get really paranoid about smudging it (even though most of the time it's fine haha) xx

    Toasty

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  11. I think this colour looks totally great on you, you always look lovely with a red lip :) I think pale skin and red lipstick is an awesome combination! xxx

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  12. Stunning! Suits you so amazingly well! <3

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  13. This is beautiful, and the exact reason I love red...minimal effort but maximum effect!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. looks so good! Hope all is well

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    xoxo

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  16. I love these lip products that are in pencils they're so much easier to apply!!!

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  17. It looks beautiful! You look beautiful!

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  18. I love that lip colour and you skin looks amazing Josie! :) xx


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  19. I love the colour! Perfect for summer x

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  20. This colour looks great on you! I really want a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Penci now. Although I'm more of a nude shade girl, so I'll have to check out their shades.


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  21. Elizabeth Murdock17 July 2015 at 21:03

    The colour looks gorgeous on you! x
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  22. The colour looks really nice and pigmented. I love NARS, and only recently bought their lipsticks. I wear their makeup powder and eyeshadows though and love it.
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  23. I love DOES NOT BUDGE. Sounds like it was worth every penny. Hope you have a lovely weekend.


    Corinne x
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  24. I love that pop of red - it suits you perfectly.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  25. great that this is so long lasting even when eating ice cream! This shade suits you perfectly too :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  26. What a lovely shade, it looks gorgeous on you! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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  27. This looks gorgeous on you! It's such a pretty shade. x


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  28. It looks so perfect on you Josie! You rock it like a pro! I've always admired NARS from afar, I must splurge one day, especially as it's worth the tag <3


    P.S Yes to gorging on BBQ food like Henry VIII, I feel you ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  29. Monique | WritingMonique18 July 2015 at 12:48

    It looks absolutely amazing on you :).

    WritingMonique

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  30. It looks great on you. The colour is beautiful and I really want one too now!

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  31. Thank you! Hope this has inspired you to wear it again :) x

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  32. Thanks Andini! I wish I'd tried them earlier, couldn't recommend them more x

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  33. Thank you Katy! You might like Cruella, it's a bit of a deeper red that's next on my wishlist :) x

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  34. I've just got their Creamy Concealer too, I think it's great! I want to try a blush as well x

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  35. Thank you Emmy! Next time definitely treat yourself :) x

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  36. I want Cruella so bad, it looks like the perfect red! x

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  37. Thank you! I love Lodhi but I think it'll be too pale for me :( x

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  38. They have so many colours, there'll definitely be a shade for you :) x

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  39. Thank you lovely! It's definitely a cult shade for good reason x

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  40. Thank you Beth! Dragon Girl is a beautiful shade x

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  41. Thanks Carly! That's good to know because sometimes I worry red washes me out! x

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  42. Same, I love how precise you can be x

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  43. Thank you Sadie! It's all a good foundation ;) x

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  44. Thank you! I haven't really checked out their nude shades, I'm definitely more into a bold lip for me! x

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  45. I can't wait to try more of their make up! x

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  46. Definitely the biggest selling point! Thank you, you too x

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  47. I was very impressed! Thank you x

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  48. Thank you lovely! Definitely treat yourself one day :) x

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  49. That color looks so good on you! I'm not so much into bright lip colors but this one is seriously tempting. It looks so pretty. :)

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  50. It looks beaut on you :)

    I haven't actually read any other reviews of this so it's all news to me! (Deffo severely tempted.....except I just bought a Charlotte Tilbizzle)
    x

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  51. Ok, just first of all, your hair is absolute goals. You're pulling off messy chic so well, and your bangs give me an incredible case of hair envy. Pity I don't have enough volume to come close to pulling it off!

    I also lve that color, it looks great on you! With bright colors I'm always nervous they'll smudge, glad to hear this one doesn't.

    Angelina Is

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  52. Such a pretty colour and love that it stays put Lucy x

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