So today is my little sister Harmony’s birthday and since I completely forgot to write about these goodies during my birthday month, I figured I would share them with you today.  My birthday is  in January, so I have had these for a while and thankfully I photographed them months ago. lol  Each year Sephora offers their Sephora Beauty Insiders a birthday gift.  The birthday gift changes each year and you usually have till the last day of your birthday month to go to a Sephora store or order online and get your goodies.

Happy Birthday From Sephora Beauty Insider - Nars Satin Lip Pencils

This year Sephora’s Beauty Insider gift is a duo of Nars Satin Lip Pencils.  The colors are gorgeous and perfect for all or most skin tones and I love how nice they feel on the lips.  Today I’m gonna share them with you.

Happy Birthday From Sephora Beauty Insider - Nars Satin Lip Pencils

Cruella is a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Net wt. 0.06 oz / 1.8g) is a red that is absolutely show stopping.  We all know that I love reds and this particular red is well named because it reminds me so much of the villain Cruella.  It is a matte with a soft velvet feel on the lips – applies evenly and feels great on the lips.

Rikugien is a Satin Lip Pencil (Net wt. 0.05 oz. / 1.7g) that is a wearable shade for every day.  This lippy has a gloss look and has a frosted shine to it, but this shade can be used year round and to dress up a basic look.  I love that it really is a sweet looking nude without looking too brown.

Happy Birthday From Sephora Beauty Insider - Nars Satin Lip Pencils

So signing up as a Beauty Insider is free and each year you have the opportunity to get a fun treat.  Last year I got a Make-Up Forever set with a lippy and mascara and the year before that I got a Benefit set with mascara and watt’s up highlighter.  You can get your birthday gift by walking into your local Sephora (no purchase required) or online, though you will need to purchase something to have it shipped to you.  I definitely think it’s worth it because each year you have the opportunity to try out these minis and have some fun on your birthday.

Happy Birthday From Sephora Beauty Insider - Nars Satin Lip Pencils

On my lips (photo above) I’m using Cruella.  The wear is nice and as I mentioned, the lippy is comfortable on the lips.

Happy Birthday From Sephora Beauty Insider - Nars Satin Lip Pencils

On my lips (photo above) I am using Rikugien on my lips.  This lippy has a slight frost sheen to it, but it really doesn’t look as such when I wear it.

Since signing up as a Beauty Insider is free, it’s definitely worth it in my opinion.  Check it out and see if this is something you are interested in and treat yourself with a birthday gift each year that is all on Sephora.

Have you signed up yet?  What are you waiting for? 😀

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products discussed in this post were sent to me as a gift for free as a part of a program through Sephora.  However, all opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide this review or my thoughts on this product.


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  1. I have to wait for mine until Novemberrrrrr!!! Maybe, just maybe I’ll actually make Rouge by then and get the eyeliner, too. We’ll see. lol

    These lippies look so pretty on you. Of course, everything looks so pretty on you!

  2. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    I love the red but it’s too drying for me, so I’m sticking with the pink. Both shades look great on you!

    • AWW shucks… I really liked the red and it didn’t give me a drying feeling but I did use over a lip balm, so that may have some to do with it.

  3. I love that Sephora gives Beauty Insiders a birthday gift each year. It always makes my birthday month that much prettier! 🙂 And of course these both look fabulous on you!

    • thank you love. 😀 I agree – I always look forward to it, if anything it gives me an excuse to either order online or take the 2 hour drive to visit one. lol excuses. lol

  4. Both these are so pretty! You guys get such good birthday prezzies in the US. Sephora Dubai only gives us skincare minis and Sephora-brand makeup 🙁

  5. Lola Seicento Reply

    These shades are stunning on you, Honey! I got this one too, and think it was a great birthday gift from Sephora!

  6. I wonder where I put mine! I was very pleased with this year’s gift.

  7. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    I got this and the VIB Rouge set, the difference being, the addition of eyeliner for the latter

  8. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    Such a great gift this year! The shades are amazing.

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