There's a special place in my heart for Nars Dragon Girl. My first red lipstick, the one that started a verging on obsessive, craving for red lipstick. To-date I have around a dozen red lipsticks in a variety of brands and finishes but Nars Dragon Girl is my undeniable favorite.
It's a firey red, almost impossibly bright, and although it has a pink undertone it's reads as definite red on me. Although the brightness and pink-tone might make it seem more summer appropriate, I find the color so flattering, I wear it all the time, all year round. In winter when I look all pale and dead-like, sometimes I think that the brightness is what I need! I mean, I might be totally making this up to appease myself... but what's not to like? Perfect color, perfect formula, and even the name makes me feel a little cooler.
Yes, perfect formula! The Nars Velvet Matte pencils are the best matte lipstick formula I have tried. Despite being a 100% matte finish they're creamy, soft, and lightweight. They glide on with a perfectly even finish, dont stick to dry patches, and wear for hours and hours. Honestly, even if you aren't a fan of mattes, it's impossible to find fault in this formula.
Not to mention they're a good value. I've had this pencil for two years and have only had to sharpen it a handful of times. I mean it's not an everyday color, but considering it's my most used red I think that's pretty impressive.