Nars Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

I've never liked the look of lip liner, but, ironically enough, Nars' Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Belle de Jour is my favorite one precisely because it gives the illusion of wearing no lip liner at all. It's a classic textbook "nude" color: beige with just a touch of a rosiness to it so that it doesn't look dead. After applying lip stain, I quickly outline my lips with this pencil and blend the edges with my fingertip for a softened and thoroughly modern effect.