NARS Satin Lip Pencil – Palais Royal
I’ve been hanging out at The Makeup Show Los Angeles, which is a pro-only beauty show, and I have so many pictures and lots of information to share with you all. I’m going to start with one of the most exciting things – swatches of all of NARS’s Satin Lip Pencils, which are new for Spring 2013 – I believe they launch in the U.S. on March 7th, and worldwide on April 1st, though they are available for purchase at The Makeup Show (& I did buy one, which I will review once I have the chance to test it out – review is here).
Note: As of 3/6, these are now available for purchase on Nordstrom.com!
They’re packaged just like NARS’s Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss pencils – a jumbo pencil that you sharpen – and they come in 13 shades; 12 will be sold at all the usual places, and one shade, Jardin Des Plantes, is exclusive to the freestanding NARS boutiques.
NARS Satin Lip Pencil display at The Makeup Show
The following photos were taken with flash; you can see how glossy the pencils are! Note that the darker colors all left a persistent stain on my arm, and the lighter colors (the nudes) did not leave stains. I’m guessing that these are going to be quite long-wearing, but I’ll get back to you on that.
Hyde Park // Majella // Golshan // Palais Royal
Biscayne Park // Isola Bella // Floralis // Het Loo
Rikugien // Lodhi // Luxembourg // Yu
Please note that the shade names Lodhi & Luxembourg were switched for the first hour or so this post was up; I apologize for the mistake! I am reasonably sure the rest are correct (I double checked my notes) – but if you think there’s something wrong, please let me know!
And finally, Jardin Des Plantes – this one (again), is the boutique exclusive. I believe that boutique exclusives are generally available on narscosmetics.com, but not at other retailers.
Jardin Des Plantes
Here’s the full set:
NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches – with flash – click to enlarge
NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches – overcast natural light – click to enlarge
These are in the same order as above:
- Hyde Park
- Palais Royal
- Biscayne Park
- Isola Bella
- Het Loo
- Jardin Des Plantes
Again, these haven’t launched yet – but I’ll update this post when they do! See anything you like? I’m very excited to test out the one I bought, Palais Royal, and I also love the look of Isola Bella!