My on again off again relationship with NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in More started long before I even purchased it.  More is a deeper shade than I imagined (I initially thought it was more of a nude), which was confirmed by numerous blog swatches.

But then I thought, “It’s fall.  I don’t want a nude lipstick.”  After deciding I wanted a spicy toffee shade, I headed to the store.  Of course the NARS Fall 2012 Collection was just released and the tantalizing More Velvet Lip Pencil was calling my name.

I swatched.  I loved.  I sighed.  I bought.  I took More home with me.

I tried More on at home.  I hated.  I wiped off.  I tried again.  I thought.

The shade is described as “auburn” and I have to agree.  But I’m also shocked at how different it looks on various women.  Check it out on Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog, Xiao of Messy Wands, and Danielle of Bloomin Beauty Blog.

Now take a look at how it wears on me – what a little chameleon!

The weather hasn’t permitted me to take a decent FOTD shot using More, but this is where my love-hate relationship comes back into play.  I haven’t found the perfect look for it yet.  Jewel tones are the most flattering to pair with it so far, but I’ll keep working on it.  Hopefully the sun will come back out soon for another More related post.

As much as I love fall, this is my only expected purchase from Fall 2012 releases.  I’m excited about the general tone of makeup this upcoming season, but found what I’m looking for in a variety of places.  I do have a few other “fall shades” posts coming up though and I’m eager for you to see!