Sunday, March 10th, 2013

NARS Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as “cardinal red.” It’s a deeper red with mostly neutral undertones–it looks a bit berry-ish–and a satin finish. MAC Fire Sign is warmer. Guerlain Pour Troubler is cooler-toned, more berry-hued. Shiseido Sweet Pea is warmer. NARS Flamenco is more muted. Dior Technicolor Red is similar but has shimmer.

While many shades in the range are screaming with pigment, this one was actually a bit translucent; there’s a hinto f my lip freckle that still comes through. Hyde Park looked a bit like a lip stain/lipstick hybrid. It lasted four and a half hours well on me, and then a noticeable stain lingered for the next hour or so. The color did settle into lip lines somewhat after four hours of wear. It was neither hydrating nor moisturizing while I wore it.

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Hyde Park

B+
It could be more pigmented (it would not build to totally opaque color) and wear better--the settling in the lip lines wasn't something I expected but occurred the longer I had it on.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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