As a complement to their famous Velvet Matte lip pencils (chubby, crayon-style lip color), NARS just released Velvet Gloss pencils. These are really, truly lipgloss-in-pencil-form. They have a slight stickiness that gives them staying power. You can wear them alone, or over lipstick.
Hopi is rosy honey, a rosy-peach-brown. Frivolous is a very sheer pink with pink sparkles. Happy Days is sheer coral. New Lover is sheer, cool, medium pink with gold sparkles (too subdued for me to call it fuchsia, but it’s in that family). Baroque is sheer cranberry with blue sparkles. Club Mix is plum.
These pencils do have that crayon scent that you might associate with some NARS lip products (a sales associate once told me it’s because NARS doesn’t add fragrance to their lip products).
Velvet Gloss pencils are $24 each, and they do not come with a sharpener (though NARS sells a 3-in-1 sharpener that will accomodate them). They are available at NARScosmetics.com (free shipping at $25) and Sephora.com.