NARS Mexican Rose

It’s anything but new but NARS Cosmetics’ Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is freaking fantastic. And I’m not just saying that because I’m slightly obsessed with NARS everything.

Okay, wait – let’s rewind. Why is this the first time I’ve ever tried a NARS lip pencil? I mean…where in the world have I been? Have they always been free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates and sulfates? Whoooa! That’s huge for me. Y’all know how much I adore the preservative-free skincare and cosmetic products. So um, yeah…before this lippie even hit my lips, I was in love with it.

But when I did apply it. Oh Lawd…

Just gorgeous. It’s one of those funny lippies in that an initial swatch just looks so so.

It appeared ultra-glossy and while it’s described as a “hot pink”, it looked to be a little subdued to me. But honey, twas a different story when I put it on the lips. I love love love love love. Oh! And the best thing about this lippie? While it acts like a moisturizing lipstick, it actually stays around like a lip stain. Even after hours of wear time, this pencil will stay put. Which of course makes its $24 price tag a lot easier to glance at. I want more. And more I will be hauling from Sephora. If you want this one, get it ASAP. It’s limited edition and may not be around much longer.

Have you ever tried any of NARS lip pencils? And uh…is a mexican rose actually a rose that is indigenous to Mexico? The geek in me needs to know these things…

  • Looks amazing! I think I can wear it!

  • OSHH

    I have a new pencil by Nars called Dolce Vita, I love the color, it’s a dusty rose, kinda pink but very natural looking, almost like a neutral.

    I also had a pencil a couple years ago I used up called Dragon Girl, a bright matte red. SO gorg.

    I just got a lipstick called Schiap that I absolutely adore, a shocking bright matte pink.

  • gio

    What a beautiful shade! Looks great on you!

  • victoria

    Oh wow I’m definitely getting one, they come in great colors!
    This is better than a sticky lip gloss, and more moisturizing than a lip pencil. Awesome product, worth the price in my book!

  • OMG, I loooove it on you! ‘Your lipgloss is poppin!’ or lip pencil…

  • B this looks so pretty on you! I saw this in Sephora the other day and I really need to go back and give it a second look (I didn’t even swatch the poor thing!). NARS has some really impressive products.

  • Ilse

    I love this lip pencil!! It’s perfect and it keeps your lips stain all day.

    No, there is no any rose indigenous to mexico. In mexico hot pink it’s called “Rosa Mexicano” = Mexican Rose we don’t have a translation to hot pink. It’s called mexican because it’s used a lot on mexican culture clothes, food, etc… :)

    Do you have any idea if NARS sells a sharpener to use it with this product?