NARS Lip Pencil Lovin' | Review & Swatches

I'm a big fan of NARS and I'd go as far as saying its my favourite beauty brand alongside MAC. I've loved every single product I've tried but because of their high end price tag, its not a brand I buy for myself very often. With this being said, I thought Christmas would be the perfect time to feed my NARS addiction and ask Santa very kindly for a couple of items from their Christmas collection! I was very lucky to receive the stunning Virtual Domination Cheek palette and the Digital World lip coffret which contained five slightly smaller than full size NARS lip pencils. Surprisingly, until Christmas, I'd never tried any of NARS lip products so I was super excited to try these!

As you can see from the photos, the set included a good range of shades from a nude to a deep vampy red and they're all beautiful, there isn't one I don't like or wouldn't wear. I love the simple and sophisticated packaging too and the colour indicators around the bottom of each pencil is very handy as it makes them easy to identify when they're lined up in my Muji drawers. As you can see, some of them have black lines around the bottom while others are a plain colour - the plain ones are the Velvet Matte pencils and the ones with a line are the Satin pencils. I'm not sure why NARS have designed them this way but again, its a good way of telling them apart. 

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The two Velvet Matte shades in the set are Cruella and Iberico which are both crazily pigmented. Cruella is a classic deep red shade and Iberico is a vivid orange toned red. Considering I don't usually like matte lip formulas, these two lip pencils are absolutely stunning. They are quite drying without a lip balm underneath but the amazing pigmentation and longevity certainly makes up for that. I'd say these are the perfect night out lip products are they make a statement and won't budge, even when eating and drinking. 

The other three shades are all Satin's and they include Yu which is a vibrant fuschia pink, Descanso with is a pale peach and Torres Del Paine which is another peachy shade that leans more towards a classic nude with pink undertones. Being a bold lip girl, my favourite of these shades would have to be Yu as the colour is so vivid and I know I'm going to get loads of wear out of it in the Summer month. However, considering they're fairly pale, I do really like the two peach shades and because of the glossy formula they're great for an every day natural look. This formula is definitely more moisturising, glossy and comfortable on the lip than the Velvet Matte's but they do have a tendancy to wear off that bit quicker. 

I believe all of the shades I received are available to buy individually and full size from NARS, other than 'Iberico' which was exclusive to the gift set. I really hope they do release it into the permanent line up though as its probably my favourite from the whole set and really striking on the lip. I love it!

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L:R Cruella /  Iberico / Yu / Descanso / Torres Del Paine

Overall I'd say these lip pencils are well worth a try. I'd go for the Velvet Matte's if you love a bold lip that lasts or the Satin's if you prefer a more subtle glossy look. They're available to buy here and here from Space NK and the full size versions are priced at £18.00. I know its not cheap but considering they're a pencil rather than a standard lipstick, I imagine they'll last a really long time. They're also perfect for popping in a handbag or clutch bag as they don't take up much space!

Do you like the look of these NARS lip pencils? Can you recommend any other shades?

Lots of love,

59 comments

  1. omg these shades look absolutely gorgeous! Need to try them out x

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  2. Descanso looks beautiful, I'm loving these kind of shades at the moment. I'm looking forward to trying one of these now, thank you :)

    alice x | beautybyalicee

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  3. The shades are just gorgeous. I've only tried Nars eyeshadows. I think I need to pick some lip products but the price kind of puts me off x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  4. Cruella is one of my favourite shades! I've been really tempted by this set.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  5. These look lovely, love the look of the nude shades x

    The Beauty Trove

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  6. I'm lusting over Torres del Paine. Looks like the perfect go-to shade xx

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  7. The colours are so vibrant! The orange is gorgeous!

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    xx

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  8. I had last years Christmas gift set from NARS which had four velvet matte pencils and one velvet gloss. The gloss pencil was quite disappointing but I love the matte pencils, especially 'Cruella' and 'Dolce Vita'

    Emma xx
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  9. Nars is a brand I keep hearing about! I have to check it out for myself! Thanks for a great review :)
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  10. I've always loved the idea of these, but I got a matte one and it was really chalky - a huge disappointment! I'm hoping it was just the shade I picked though, as the others look gorgeous!

    Mel x

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  11. Gorgeous! Iberico looks soooo good,I might grab this just for that color! I only have 1 Satin lip pencil in Palais Royale and I love it! It's a super deep color but it looks incredible for fall/winter.

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  12. I love the look of theses colours, the pink one immediately caught my eye as I am a lover for bright lipsticks so I shall definitely check these out

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  13. I've been eyeing these up for a while - glad to hear they're good! I've been considering getting Dragon Girl (a red shade) and now I'm pretty much convinced. And I got the Virtual Domination at Christmas too. Totally gorgeous! xx

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  14. Hi Kayleigh, I've just come across your blog and absolutely love it! It's so beautifully photographed and well written. I also have these lip pencils and the virtual domination palette, I'm in love with them! I also write a blog, would love for you to check it out: www.annabellzattic.com. X

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  15. I love the velvet effect they give seen celeb makeup artists use them :) I have a Charlotte Tilbury Haul on my blog www.zairacantara.blogspot.o.uk

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  16. They all look beautiful! Would love to give these a try xx

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  17. Love the look of these, especially the nude ones! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  18. I love these so much, the formulas are amazing!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  19. Love the look of these.

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  20. Cruelly looks like an amazing shade. They were sold out when I tried to get them. Katie x

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  21. These look stunning, I wish I could pull off bold lips but Torres Del Paine is definitely my kinda colour xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  22. I'm really sad I didn't manage to pick this set up, they all look like such amazing colours! I have one of the satin lip pencils and I love it, really need more x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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  23. Lovely post! I still haven't tried any NARS lip pencils, the first 3 are such bold - love 'em. Thanks for sharing
    EricaRosa

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  24. I love the Nars Lip Pencils I got a satin mini in the Glossy Box Christmas Special, and I think it's lovely, feels so comfortable and natural on the lips and looks very glamourous.

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  25. Such gorgeous colours! Definitely going to have to purchase.

    Katy x x


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  26. This set is just beyond amazing and such great value! Every single shade is stunning, too.

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  27. The pigmentation is amazing, and gorgeous colors.

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  28. I love the last two colors they're so refreshing.

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  29. I wanted this set so badly!! Lol I'm a little jealous you were able to get your hands on it. The colors are just so perfect! They're great for a variety of complexions. And soo pretty too!

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  30. Omg they are so beautiful. I love their creamy pigmentation. NARS is pretty expensive,but I'd have a hard time picking one.

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  31. Dang it! Another reminder of how much I want this set!

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  32. These Nars lip pencils are just too beautiful!! I love all the shades, thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  33. I really want to treat myself to some NARS lip pencils. I'm still yet to try NARS and hear so many good things! I neeeeed to get my hands on some!! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  34. I love the peachy and pink colours, being in a pencil just makes them so less messy too! xx

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  35. I recently did a post on this set & I'm so obsessed with it! Gorgeous photos x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  36. I haven't bought this set, I do own a Velvet lip pencil tho in Dragon Girl and I love it !

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  37. All such beautiful shades! :)

    Emily x // EmGrace

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  38. These look fab. I haven't tried any NARS lip products yet, but from what you've described, they sound great and I love all the shades as well. Shame about the price tag; I just don't think I could justify spending that kind of money on one lip product. I'll have to wait till Christmas too! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  39. Really loving the NARS brand as well :) I have the matte nude lip pencil and it has become a holy grail product for me - I worship it! xx

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  40. These look abslutely gorgeous!

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  41. Oh my these are beautiful, that deep red colour is divine!

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  42. Oh my God. They look so amazing! I really want to try them!

    Beauty Inside Art

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  43. Those look crazy pigmented! Love how diverse the color selection is as well.

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  44. I'm loving lip pencils at the moment! Nearly all UK-make up brands have some of them in their product lines and I find them a lot easier to handle than regular lip sticks. Unfortunately absolutely none of them are sold in Germany, where I currently live. So either I have to stock up on my next trip to London or German make up lines have to hurt up and get them in stock!
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    Svenja

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  45. Love the look of these products! Cruella is such a beautiful shade x

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  46. need cruella and Iberico so bad! but they are all so pretty!

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  47. These look gorgeous! I already have their satin lip pencil in New Lover and absolutely love it. I will definitely have to look into buying this coffret!

    xoxo Nicole

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  48. so pretty! need to try x
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  49. I really want to try these. xox

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  50. Ooh I like Torres del Paine! Nude pinks are right up my street xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  51. torres del paine is so beautiful! i definitely need to swatch these the next time i'm near a sephora!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  52. Loved reading your blog, check out mine if you get a chance, I've just started but exciting things to come!!
    http://mind-of-joules.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  53. NARS seems to be having a bit of a "moment" lately, everyone is talking about it! I haven't tried any of their lip products yet but Yu and Iberico really look like they belong in my shopping cart! x

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  54. These are amazing! I'm yet to try them, but to be honest I'm not sure which shade I would get first!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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