NARS Isola Bella, Golshan, Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil Swatches & Review

*this post contains a press sample

New for March 2013, NARS has released a new (and permanent!) line of Satin Lip Pencils in 13 shades. Today I have three of those shades to show you – Isola Bella, Golshan and Palais Royal.

What the Nordstrom website says about

High-impact color with a rich satin finish. A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula for lips that look sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined. Available in a range of dynamic shades.

Isola Bella

Isola Bella is a peach nude with a fabulous amount of color. It was extremely easy to apply and gave the lips a supple appearance. Perfect for everyday wear!


Golshan is the glossiest and most saturated blood red I’ve laid eyes on since Chanel Dragon. It’s looks like it’s a lacquer! This is a little deeper than the Chanel, and I actually think I may like it more! The pencil applied very easily with a ton of pigment.

Palais Royal

Palais Royal is a stunning grape shade. The color moved around a lot as I applied so the whole thing ended up looking uneven in terms of pigment. It actually doesn’t look as bad in the photo as I thought it did IRL, but it was definitely patchy.

Overall, I adore this new set of Lip Pencil’s from NARS. Application is smooth and the pencil’s stay glossy even though they’re a satin. As the darker shades fade there is a slight staining you can work with if you apply a clear gloss or balm and they aren’t drying.

I’ll definitely pick a few more up, as they’re a product that can easily be integrated into my daily wear routine.

For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.

The NARS Satin Lip Pencils retail for $25 and are available now at and Nordstrom.

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