This is the last installment of the NARS Satin Lip Pencils (I hope! that's if I don't buy more, but I think I have all the shades I love!) - featuring my absolute top picks from the new range. These are available from 1 April 2013 at S$37 each.
Luxembourg - Vivid Watermelon
Palais Royal - Sangria (same color description as Seduction blush heheh)
I fell in love with the look of these two when I saw them... and after wearing them, I love even more!
I notice there is staining with the bolder and intense red / pink shades. But it is a nice stain. I don't personally find them drying on me... and certainly the satin dewy finish of the lipsticks fade after about 1 hour or so. In terms of overall longevity, they are about the same as the Pure Matte Velvet lip pencils.
Other entries in this series:
Foralise & Rikugien (the natural and nude)
Majella - the deep true red
YU - the hot pink
Swatches - I wanted to show the difference in the red tones of Majella and Luxembourg - Majella is a true deep red, whereas Luxembourg is a deep pinky red.
I wore Luxembourg out last night, and it lasted very well and wears off pretty well throughout drinks and desserts. Because it stains, you can't really tell where it's faded and intact which is always a good thing.
Palais Royal is just mad love! It is not scary blackish plum (like Volga) and I think it is along the same line as TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID --- shucks, as I am typing this I wish I had taken a comparison swatch - but my feeling is Black Orchid might be a tad more purple-y.
Here's Luxembourg overall:
and Palais Royal overall:
All products used (all NARS unless stated otherwise)
Face: YSL Radiant Skincare brush, Sheer Glow foundation shade Deauville, Loose Powder shade Flesh, Creamy Radiant concealer, Light Reflecting Loose powder to finish
Cheeks: Laguna Bronzer, Gilda Blush
Eyes: Pro Primer eyeshadow base, Alhambra eyeshadow duo, Larger than Life pencil in Via Veneto on upper eyelids and Rue Bonparte to tightline lower lids, Makeup Store Chocolate Cheesecake pencil for lower eyelids
Brows filled in with Urban Decay NAKED BASICS eyeshadow palette, and brushed with Shu Uemura brow manicure in Ash Brown
and here's what I mean by the staining:
Hope you enjoyed my mini series on the NARS Satin Lip Pencils!
Cafe Makeup has a comprehension overview of ALL the shades available, click here to check it out!
I personally love the more bold and intense shades in this range, somehow the formula just lends itself very well to the reds and the pinks. I am not so much caught by the natural shades, but then again that's just me. There's definitel something to suit everyone's preferences among the shades we have, and do check it out at the store when it launches!
Thanks for looking!