A long lasting, non-drying lipstick is something I really appreciate. On my recent trip to London, I explored the matte lip pencils from Nars, and they are beautiful. Really comfortable on the lips, last for ages (even after meals) and are very easy to apply. They do come in a great colour range too; 19 shades, from neutral to bold shades.
Since the brand Nars is not available in stores in Oman, a great alternative are the new Maybelline Drama Colour pencils. With 10 shades, the range of colours is not as wide, however, it is an easy to wear product, very comfortable on the lips and even more moisturising than the Nars version, as well as being long lasting and definitely less expensive
With this type of lip product, I recommend going for the darker and bolder colours to get the most out of it, as well as lining your lips to avoid any bleeding. The Nars shade in the image above is "Never Say Never" and the Maybelline is "keep It Classy".
Nars Matte Lip Pencils are available at Selfridges in London and Sephora in Dubai and retails for £19. Maybelline Colour Drama Lipsticks are available at Maybelline kiosk at Qurm City Centre and retail for RO 4.700.
Let me know of any long lasting and comfortable lipsticks you love below!