Hello! I’m sure from my IG you would have already known my not-so-recent haulage of these NARS lip satin pencils & let’s just get it out there, I LOVE THEM. I mean they are all I want to wear ever since they have joined my collection!
I went down with Mabel, Sophia & Sara to get these awesome babies & I decided to pick up 4 gorgeous colours!
As always, the classic NARS black packaging! If you are wondering where to find these, you can find them at the NARS counter at Tangs Beauty Hall for S$37 for 0.07oz or 2.2grams.
I love how the tips looks, so round & chubby looking (definitely doesn’t look like that now.lol). NARS come out with a good range of colour, but there were definitely alot more brights compared to neutrals! However there seem to be a neutral for EVERY skin tone, no joke! NARS did well, as always!
I love love how NARS always put the colour of the pencil at the ends of the pencil, it’s so much easier for you to know which colour you’re grabbing without having to open the caps!
The downside which everyone have already been talking about is that you have to sharpen these pencils, it’s not a biggie to me honestly. They feel sooo nice I could live with sharpening them! I figured it might be because they are soooo creamy that if they were to be in a retractable tube, they might melt easily. *don’t quote me on this please! Purely my own deduction!*
Swatches! You can see that all the colours are soooo pigmented & gorgeous! If you’re wondering why there is 1 extra swatch, I’ll explain later!
I know everyone was saying how Yu was like super gorgeous, must have etc but before I went to NARS telling my gf & Sara, I won’t be getting Yu! Haha, who knew one swatch & I was sold. I need it in my life! I am usually very scared of such colours because they tend to be more blue-tone & they look terrible on me IMO but Yu has such a nice-not-too-blue undertone! It is still bright, but I love bright lips!
Disclaimer : Please ignore the ‘spidery’ looking lashes, I was trying a different mascara & I hate it so please don’t remind me. Thankyouverymuch.
Luxembourg is probably my favourite bold colour! It’s very wearable (to me) since I do have pretty pigmented lips I do not really like nude shades! For me it’s the perfect kind of raspberry colour but it is very very bright & pigmented! You can also use it as a stain so that you don’t get the full ‘impact’ of the brightness!
Majella is also one of those colours I was eyeing even before it was launched! It is such a gorgeous red, which isn’t too warm or cool so it’s worn easily by most skin tones!
Palais royal is a very vampy dark shade (though in the picture it isn’t showing off as vampy!) I contemplated getting this or Hyde Park which is super gorgeous toooo! Bagged this home & I can say I don’t regret! It is alot darker than what I would usually wear, but it looks lovely as a stain & I don’t think it looks too bad on me (if I could say so myself.lol).
So, I picked up Het-loo a week after I got the rest. I was soooooo addicted to wearing these awesome lip pencils that I really did not want to use another lip product! I happen to be wearing a brighter lip colour & did not want to wear a bright lip colour, hence I decided I need a nude! I mean it should have occurred to me to get a nude amongst all the bright, but evidently I was soo drawn to the brights! I ended up picking Het-loo which I lOVE!!! It’s the perfect everyday nude, it doesn’t give me the dead look & would lovely if you have got tanner skin like me!
I know because all the other colours are so bright, this looks kinda blah. But trust me, this is a very nice nude for the days where you would like to play it down!
So that’s a round up of my NARS lip satins! They feel soooooo soft and creamy & definitely goes on like a dream! The darker colours do give abit of stain and they do hold up pretty well through out a meal.
I love them & I feel like everyone must try these, though it’s really hard to stop at 1! You have been warned!