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Have you been searching for an extremely matte, I-just-watched-too-much-True-Blood type of red lip? NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for Fall 2013 has you covered and then some.
Mysterious Red is a veryintense shade of crimson red. It's actually what happens to intense before it dies down to become intense. The pigment in this pencil is just stellar and goes on very easily.
The shade stays on well. I was a bit concerned while I was drinking my iced coffee out of a straw I noticed a bit of transfer, but when I checked the mirror all was well. If you plan on eating definitely bring this product and maybe a coordinating gloss with you for quick touch ups.
Now, there is a bit of feathering, which is easy to fix with a product like Urban Decay Ozone 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. Also, it's on the drier side. It isn't unbearable, but if you detest that feeling NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Lip Gloss in 413 BLKR or Holly Woodlawn both look beautiful lightly layered on top (though, this will defeat the purpose of achieving a matte lip... mmhmmm).
For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.
The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails for $25.00 and will be available beginning July 15 at narscosmetics.com. You can also look for it at a later date at retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Ave. Mysterious Red is limited edition.