Dusty Rose Delight

My love for NARS Matte Velvet Lip Pencils is well documented on the internet... those glorious oversized lipstick-pencil hybrids that last for ages and come in awesome colors. Today I think I may have found something that trumps them:

The Nudestix Intense Matte Lip & Cheek Pencil

I've been rocking the shade Belle - a gorgeous dusty rose - for the last week. It's long lasting, incredibly flattering, easy to use (no lip liner needed), and it's multi tasking since you can use it as a blush. The formula itself is matte but less drying than their NARS counterpart, which is something that I embrace during these cold winter months. Belle is that perfect sophisticated "my lips but better" type of color:

I even used it as a blush in my latest makeup tutorial and the result was a beautiful long-lasting and natural looking rose flush that dried down matte and didn't slide away on my oily skin. You can watch it in action here and let me know what you think!