Feb 10 2014

Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom.

nude lip pencil

Nude lips don’t have to be subtle and glossy – they can make a statement. In this Ardency Inn Natural Lip Color Pencil, mine do!

James Vincent, director of artistry and education for Ardency Inn, told a crowd of beauty bloggers at a recent event that he loves the look of a nude lip, and the brand’s new lip color pencil line can help women find their perfect nude match.

I received a pencil in Delancey to try out, and I was happy that it is one of the lightest of shades, and seems like a great match for me!

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Delancey is a fair nude with pink undertones. It applied on my lips in a very creamy way. Here’s how it looked:

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It’s soft, but it’s a statement. I also wore Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette in this look, and I looked down in that first photo to show off my eyes, lol!

The Natural Lip Color Pencils are made with cocoa, shea and shorea butters, as well as Vitamins C and E. There’s also an ingredient I haven’t heard of before, squalane, which increases water retention in lips and gives an extreme softening and conditioning effect. The formula is paraben free. My lips could definitely use the nourishment, they have finally bounced back from the rash of eczema I had on my top lip, but I still deal with some chapping because of the intense winter we’re having.

As far as concept, the Natural Lip Color Pencils remind me of the Maybelline ColorSensational Buffs, except it has a different formula.

In wear-testing, Delancey lasted on me until lunchtime, so that’s about five hours. It didn’t stay creamy towards the end, but I could feel product on my lip in places and I only needed to touch up after lunch, but didn’t have to reapply all over my lips.

There are five shades available through Sephora.com (there’s a link in the first sentence of the post) for $23. There are five shades of pencil. You can also purchase it through the Ardency Inn website here for the same price.

So what do you think of this lip pencil? Do you like to do a nude lip? I would like to try it out in some of the other colors.

Disclaimer: I received the Ardency Inn Natural Lip Color Pencil to review from the PR Firm/Manufacturer at a press event. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Nicki Zevola

    That looks great on you, with your coloring and everything. I’m a little darker and I’m not sure I can get away with nude lip pencil, but if I decide to try, I’ll try the Ardency Inn.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Super pretty! I love your FOTD!

  • Justina

    Wow that color is great on you!

  • Farryn

    I love the color!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love nude lips 🙂

  • Anastasia

    Interesting concept, I like that these lip pencils contain natural ingredients, but I guess I’m just not too crazy about the colors. I used to like nude lips, but lately I’ve been more into pinks and mauves 🙂

  • MyNewestAddiction

    Great post! Nude lips are my favorite!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Beautiful! I’m loving a nude lip lately!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Squalane is worth checking out. There are two versions – one made from whales and one made from plants. Mostly what you’ll find now is the one made from plants, which I prefer. I first was made aware of it from Kiehl’s products. I’m a fan of James’, and I really want to try some Ardency Inn, but that nude is a little too pale for my taste. 🙂

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You look good in every shade my dear! I like that you did smokey brown eyes, it’s the perfect makeup to match that nude lippy.

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    I love nude lips – I think that I would have a hard time pulling off the colors with that type of tone… but I would definitely try it 😉

    • BeautyJudy

      It never hurts to try a trend, right honey?! I love experimenting with color!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Wow I wish I could pull this off as well as you– I think super nude lips are really cool, especially when you want to highlight some kick-ass eyes!

    • BeautyJudy

      I bet it’s all about finding YOUR nude lip. And yes I was super happy with my eyes and felt like they popped with the nude lip LOL!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    This shade looks great on you, but I wouldn’t be able to pull it off! I want to try their products, I’ve heard great things about them 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! I’m not sure I feel totally comfortable with the look but I always get compliments when I wear a nude lip like this and it shocks me. It is out of my comfort zone, and I think that’s why I like it!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Squalane is from olives, I think? It sounds like a wonderful feeling product.

    • BeautyJudy

      I will have to look it up, I’m not sure! But thank you!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Loving this nude shade on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you!