Monday, January 27, 2014
Hey dolls! Today I have a new-to-me brand to share with you: Ardency Inn! Have you heard of them? Currently, they have three collections out that you can find through their e-store or in Sephora: Americana, Modster and Punker. Americana seems to have more natural colors while Modster and Punker bring out the brighter and funkier colors. As much as I love fun colors, I decided to try out something from the Americana collection.

Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil in Delancey

 Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil in Delancey

Delancey is described as a fair nude with pink undertones. This lip pencil seems to have a little bit of everything in it! There's Cocoa, Shea and Shorea to soothe and moisturize your lips while antioxidants Vitamins C and E provide protection against the sun. Squalene is also added to give an "extreme conditioning and softening effect by increasing water retention in your lips". Interesting stuff but does it really work?

Right off the bat, I would describe Delancy as a nude with almost orange-y undertones, medium coverage with a satin finish. The color reminds me of Lime Crime Babette. Delancey is definitely smooth going on the lips but I only got about two to three hours worth of wear before it started to fade. Reapplying brought back the color but again, only for about two to three more hours before it started to fade again. I also noticed any lines on your lips were immediately emphasized. I think a good remedy to this is to use a sugar scrub on your lips beforehand, apply Delancey and then finish with a lipgloss. Did I experience any lip plumping effects? Eh, not really. My top lip is super thin so believe me, I would notice even the slightest plumping going on. I also don't see anywhere on the box nor in the ingredients about SPF so take the antioxidants that provide protection against the sun with a grain of salt and know that lipbalm with SPF is the way to go if you really want to protect your lips.

Overall, I enjoyed the color and the formula going on the lips but was disappointed that it faded out within two to three hours. I would give this a go if you don't mind reapplying every couple of hours.

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