Previously introduced in this post, I have three NARS Satin Lip Pencils for review today. Singapore launched these in April and stock immediately flew off the shelve – leaving me with almost nothing. I have recently purchased three other shades but first, let’s take a look at what I received.
Each retails at S$37 for 2.2g of product, made in Italy.
Not a stranger to the brand’s other lip pencil formulation, I must say, these Satin Lip Pencils totally blew me off. It is everything I could ask for in a lip product. These Satin Lip Pencils definitely filled in the gap between their existing Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss range.
I would say, these Satin Lip Pencils are a cross between Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss.
The Satin Lip Pencils have intense pigmentation, they are soft, buttery smooth and creamy. They glides onto the lips effortlessly with a soft satin sheen. The darker shades create somewhat a stain on the lips which makes them rather lasting from a different angle.
They are not drying on my lips and they do not emphasize dryness nor fine lines either.
They are packaged exactly the same as its siblings but instead of a solid block/strip of colour, these Satin Lip Pencils consists of both (which makes me think, yes, I may be correct – it’s a fusion of both).
I wonder if NARS will ever change the designs of their lip pencils, perhaps something with a twist-up mechanism would be ideal?
I find the range of shades pretty interesting – and the names, always so captivating. Shades that ranges from beige, hot pink to wine, I believe you will surely find one that suits you perfectly. Personally, I think their hot pinks and deep reds are very beautiful.
- Floralies – a light apricot
A nude shade with a hint of apricot – I can hardly pull of nudes any more but this shade is slightly more wearable because of its touch of apricot. It doesn’t make my skin appear sallow or dull. When paired with strong, define eyes, this shade can easily enhance the entire look.
- Lodhi – a vibrant coral
Honestly, I find this shade very different to wear. It’s too stark for me, what do you think?
- Hyde Park – a cardinal red
Perfect alternative to a classic bright red. This shade brightens up my skin tone and I love it. In this pictures above, I am not wearing any blush – notice how a lipstick hue can change/brighten my skin tone?
Bottom line, impressed. I am impressed with the texture, formula and colour payoff. I can’t wait for future releases – I need more colours. Looking forward to share the other three colours I have in my drawer.
I would recommend the NARS Satin Lip Pencils to everyone who loves a good lip makeover. These lip pencils are very convenient and easy to apply, I don’t even need a brush to apply the darker shades. Pop one or two into your makeup pouch and you are always ready to transform from day to night.
However, I encountered mild feathering towards end of the 6th hour mark. I suggest blotting any lip balm you may have on before applying the Satin Lip Pencil. Or you can use your fingertips to gently smudge the edges to prevent access product from bleeding.
Do you own any Satin Lip Pencils? What are your thoughts about them and what colours did you get?
Thank you for reading.