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NARS Belle de Jour, Bolero, Get Off Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Belle de Jour

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It looked a lot chalkier applied to my lips than it did on my arm (which isn’t uncommon with this type of color, in my experience). Though the actual texture did not feel dry and did not tug on my lips, it looked painfully dry–the color “split” at my lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of my lips. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage that lasted for four hours. It was moderately drying on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Belle de Jour

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Bolero

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NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

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NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette

Banc de Sable

NARS Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette ($49.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes three highlighters that go from light to light-medium to medium in depth with all three being warmer in tone and fairly shimmery. They’re not listed as part of the Dual Intensity formula, though they felt a lot like it (firmer but not stiff, a little dry to the touch but very blendable and don’t appear dry or dusty on the skin), and the description of the formula was similar–use dry for “shimmering veil of second-skin color” or wet for a “high-impact glow.” All three shades were quite shimmery applied dry, and they were metallic when applied with a damp brush. I’d disagree with these being “sheer shimmer” or “second-skin color” in any way dry–all three were mostly opaque to opaque dry, which is where the palette fell “short.”

I think this palette will work best for someone who likes a more intense highlight and stronger underlying pigmentation. All three shades are very shimmery to metallic, warm-toned, and do complement each other well.

NARS Highlighter Palette Banc de Sable

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Rivage

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NARS Bettina, Intriguing, Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Bettina

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is soft, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl “matte” finish. It had the flat, shine-free look of a true matte finish but definitely had shimmer. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable, that applied without tugging or dragging on the lips. The texture felt thinner and a bit clingy on my lips, and I found the formula somewhat drying over the four hours it lasted.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Bettina
Bettina

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NARS 413 BLKR, Let’s Go Crazy, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

413 BLKR

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine, lavender pearl. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly across the lips. The lip pencil felt smooth, velvety, and glided on without dragging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear. There was a faint fuchsia stain left behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 413 BLKR
413 BLKR

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NARS Pop Goes the Easel Collection for Spring/Summer 2017

NARS Pop Goes the Easel Collection for Summer 2017
NARS Pop Goes the Easel Collection for Summer 2017

A new, Nordstrom exclusive launch featuring Sheer Pop Multiples, Velvet Lip Glides, and Blushes.

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Powder Blush | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Misconduct Peach
  • Peep Show Coral
  • Threesome Pink

Sheer Pop Multiple | $39.00 | Limited Edition

This limited-edition take on the iconic multipurpose stick features a uniquely buildable formula that delivers sheer, high-impact color on lips and cheeks with a powder-soft finish.

  • Cote Basque Coral
  • Moto Tane Pink
  • Navagio Beach Gold

Velvet Lip Glide | $28.00 | Limited Edition

  • Bait Pink
  • Disruptor Red
  • Impossible Red Pink red
  • Suck Peach

NARS Train Bleu & Unspoken Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Train Bleu

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is deep, purpled berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The consistency was velvety, smooth without being emollient, and glided on easily. The lip color could have sat a bit better on lips, but it lasted for six hours and was just a touch drying overall.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Train Bleu
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