I fell in love with them last year, gave them a break, and now falling in love all over again. The magical combination of lipstick, pencil, and gloss is truly underrated. Nars is the only brand that I know that's truly dabbled in it as far as High End brands go (but I could be wrong..). It's mainly the drugstore that carries these beauties.
They wear nicely, easy to apply, and seriously pigmented! The new to me one that I just tried is by the Prestige brand. We used to carry it at Ulta, and while we were clearing it out, it went on sale and I had to stop myself from buying it all. I have no self control when it comes to cheap makeup...But I went the safe route and grabbed a bold lip color.
I'm so used to the elf ones, where I have to build up the color but oh my this stuff was so pigmented I was in shock! It doesn't feel the most hydrating, but it's enough that I can tell it will not kill my lips, but not something I can rely on when I can't find a lip balm. Lasting power is still in question as it's still on my lips, but I don't see it lasting more than 3-4 hours tops, which is expected with a drugstore brand.
I'm just so impressed with the pigmentation, I need to start wearing a bold lip more often because I'm in love already! Also the ease of application is perfect for summer, where everything is minimal.