Who knew matte would make a comeback and that I would embrace it so much? My new love is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. I initially bought it for the great nude color that is Belle De Jour, but kept it for its ease of use. Not only does it look very sheik coming out of the purse, but it goes on very sheik as well. The combination of a pencil that glides on as easy as a lipstick in jumbo-sized crayon tube is great. It goes on extremely smooth and creamy and provides a great matte finish that does not dry out the lips. Its staying power is even better. It lasted a good 3-4 hrs before a re-application was necessary. The Belle de Jour color is a NARS classic light-beige color that was re-invented for this lip pencil and I think is even better than the Lipstick. It is also available in about 14 other colors that are equally as brilliant.