*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.
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 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.