The New NARS Satin Lip Pencils: Steeped in Prodigious Pigment, These Creamy, Indulgent Crayons Call for You to Pencil in Some Playtime at Your Nearest NARS Counter

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NARS Satin Lip Pencil Floralies swatch

Wearing the new NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Floralies ($25), a light apricot, one of 13 shades from the new Satin Lip Pencil line coming March 15 to NARS counters and available now online

You know what I realized this afternoon while coloring in my lips with the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils?

I have no idea what happened to my coloring books…


I used to have a ton of them as a kid. Stacks of coloring books, but somewhere along the way, they disappeared, probably into the same vortex that sucked up my red Hello Kitty lunchbox (she growled, shaking her fist!).

I was always coloring something… Books, folders, pictures of people.

I did that last one a lot, too. I loved coloring in the lips of people in pictures (a harbinger of my lipstick addiction, perhaps?).

Today, as I lined and filled in my pout with the Satin Lip Pencils — creamy, potently pigmented lipsticks with a soft sheen finish — I felt like I was lying on the living room floor with Karrie, my childhood buddy, coloring and watching cartoons. πŸ™‚

Lightweight, non-sticky, smooth and moisturizing, they’re like lip pencils and lipsticks rolled into one. Just line and fill in your lips, and you’re good for 5-6 hours (keep ’em handy, though, if you plan to eat or drink, as they do fade a bit after either).

NARS included some interesting ingredients in the formula — things like pomegranate and yeast extracts, hyaluronic acid, collagen prepeptides and vitamin E to moisturize, soothe and create fuller-looking lips.

Oh…but which color to start with among the 13 shades, which range from nuanced nudes to arresting pinks and reds?

I say go with Floralies if you’re into nudes, Lodhi if you’re a fiend for corals, and Yu or Jardin Des Plantes if you’re all about brights.

NARS Satin Lip Pencils

NARS Satin Lip Pencils from the left: Floralies, Isola Bella, Biscayne Park, Lodhi, Het Loo, Rikugien, Golshan, Palais Royal, Majella, Hyde Park, Luxembourg, Jardin Des Plantes and Yu

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Isola Bella swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella, a peach beige

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Biscayne Park swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park, a pink guava

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, a vibrant coral

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Het Loo swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo, a cognac

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, a rosy pink

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Golshon swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Golshon, a spiced wine

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Palais Royal swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal, a sangria

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Majella swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella, a garnet

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Hyde Park swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park, a cardinal red

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Luxembourg swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg, a vivid watermelon

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Jardin Des Plantes swatch

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Jardin Des Plantes, a fuchsia (available exclusively at NARS boutiques)

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu, a shocking pink

NARS Satin Lip Pencil picture
NARS Satin Lip Pencils

I like how the Satin Lip Pencils conveniently combine a liner and a lipstick. They really simplify the process of applying lip color by eliminating the excess doo-dads, like lip liners and brushes, especially with the super-saturated brighter reds and pinks, which we all know can be a pain to apply.

The whole idea goes great with wristlets, too, which I’ve been carrying a lot lately.


If you’re a makeup beginner, take a close look at these, because I think the crayon angle makes ’em seem less intimidating. Almost like it’s playtime with crayons. πŸ™‚

I also wouldn’t be surprised if seasoned lipstick lovers flocked to these, because in short, they’re even more fabulous than winning the lottery, discovering a box of blue-eyed, fluffy kittens on your doorstep, and having Ryan Gosling bring cupcakes to your cube!!

Okay…not quite. But I think they are pretty great.

PRICE: $25 for a 0.07-ounce pencil
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and coming to NARS counters March 15

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. LOLBeauty says:

    Very beautiful colors and I like the shade range. There’s a color in these for everyone.

  2. Golshon looks nice on you. I must get a few colors of these. recently posted … Some fruit & flower earrings I bought last year

  3. Let says:

    Love Lodhi and Golshon on you.

    I must swatch a few of them when they arrive at Sephora.

  4. Tiffany says:

    OMG! I must have Luxembourg…

  5. Chris says:

    I can’t wait to try out Yu and Lodhi. Your A+ rating has gotten me curious about these lipstick pencils.
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  6. Shikha says:

    Luxembourg and Rikugien looks delicious

  7. Lulle says:

    Wow, they look so beautiful and incredibly flattering on your lips! I didn’t expect to be very interested but the soft satiny finish is amazingly pretty.
    I NEED to check Isola Bella, Lodhi and Het Loo in person.
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  8. All these shades look amazing-would love the whole collection!-wish they would come with a sharpener that works well with these as my other Nars lip pencils can ‘ mush’ when sharpening.
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  9. gio says:

    They all look beautiful on you! I especially love Lodhi, I need to check that one out.
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  10. Isola Bella, Rikugien, and Lodhi, you WILL be mine!! I am swooning over how pretty these are! SO glad Nars finally decided to release a satin version!! πŸ˜€
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  11. Agata says:

    I am so glad you like them because they look beautiful! And Lodhi caught my eye from the very beginning so I think that’s the one I will get. Now the dilemma is: should I wait till I see those in person or should I just order it online? Decisions, decisions…Btw, every shade looks beautiful on you but I think I like Jardin de Plantes the most!

  12. Sunny says:

    OMG NEED so many of these!!! Lodhi is naturally on the top of my wish list, but I also love Majella and even some of the beige ones! Dang, I’m getting really excited!

  13. Dollie says:

    These are GORGEOUS!!! I simply have to tell my bro to send them from USA.
    Btw, I too used to love colouring people’s lips in pictures. I would also enhance their eyes with blue/black pencil giving a kohl-rimmed look. So glad to have found someone else who did that too πŸ™‚

  14. indoorkitty says:

    OMG I was waiting for your review on these!!! Now I have another problem, which ones to buy? They ALL look good on you! *ponders*

    Please rub Tabsy’s belly for me!

  15. Vineetha says:

    Loved Spice wine ….It is looking very pretty on u too!
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  16. Vineetha says:

    Golshon is my Pick!

  17. Chelsea says:

    I’m going to have to check out Isola Bella! These all look great on you though!

  18. Thanks for swathing them all, I love Palais Royal the best!
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  19. Angela says:

    Seriously Karen – you are blessed with a complexion/ lips that look SO good with every colour you try on! Thanks for the heads up on these. Too bad Jardin Des Plantes is an exclusive – it was calling to me πŸ™‚

  20. Every shade looks great on you! πŸ™‚

  21. Ada says:

    Currently crying about Hyde Park, Luxembourg, Jardin Des Plantes and Yu

  22. Erin says:

    I need these like I need air! I don’t know where to start, but I’m thinking Lodhi!

  23. yelena says:

    isolla bella, luxemburg and Lodhi = FAVES on you πŸ™‚
    hmmm this would be so hard to choose in real life!

  24. Teri says:

    I loooove the pinks and the reds! The finish is so pretty too! Must get me some when they come out here.
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  25. Sami says:

    Oh my gosh!! I love so many of them!!!! And they all look great on you!!

  26. varsha says:

    Lodhi and Hetloo are your new unsung heroes I tell ya πŸ™‚

  27. Larie says:

    You are looking stunning, Karen! Love your eye makeup here, too, as well as the gorgeous lip pencils. And your HAIR.

  28. Danii says:

    Woah. A little warning next time you drop some fabulous in my inbox! Jk, but you do look stunning. Tabs belly (I want to rub that big tum!) and then “HELLO GORGEOUS!”

  29. Jennifer says:

    You do color so well! I love them on you! I like the lighter ones but I do love a gloss… are they drying?
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  30. Dominique says:

    Very beautiful indeed ! I love the bright shades as always but all look pretty.

  31. Shelley says:


    REALLY wanting to try lohdi. love a vibrant coral. but man, $25 for only 0.07 oz. a regular nars lipstick is the same price for almost twice the size :/

  32. Lauren says:

    These are absolutely stunning. I have a newfound love for lip pencils and these are definitely a spring lust for me!

  33. sneha says:

    Gorgeous smoky eye/nude lip combo with floralies! Hope it will look as good on me as it does on you!

  34. Liz says:

    Oh yeah, I called a month ago and told Cos Bar to save Luxembourg for me when it comes out. I’ll probably pick it up tomorrow to review. They all look so nice on you! How fun that you’ve got them all.

  35. Omg, I really want Lodhi, Isola Bella, And Rikugien! Those look so pretty on you!

  36. Alison says:

    Its always fun to see an entire range swatched on you! I love the sound of these.

    You know, my Mum has exactly – EXACTLY the same colouring as you? It makes it really easy to pick shades that will suit her from your blog. She’s great in Dallas Bronzer as well!

  37. Liz says:

    Dolhi looks good on you πŸ™‚

  38. Rachel says:

    These colors are gorgeous and I WOULD LOVE to try them out!

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