Currently Coveting: NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS-Velvet-Gloss-Lip-PencilIt’s always tough to decided which lip products to take on a trip. You want the hydrating qualities of a balm, the high shine of a gloss and the richness of a lipstick — but who wants to tote all those around in multiple shades? It will quickly fill up your makeup bag and we’re all about just packing the essentials.

Enter our new fave lip product that is a solution to all the above problems. The NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is like a balm, subtle gloss and lipstick all in one compact pencil. The jumbo size pencil makes the colour easy to apply. It goes on fluidly, with no stickiness, rich colour and the lightweight formula has Vitamin A and E to keep lips soft. We say toss two of your fave shades in your beauty bag — one for day time and a darker or brighter hue for night. Our best picks: New Lover (a strawberry pink for day) and Baroque (a deep raspberry shade for night).