NARS Bansar & Mondore Satin Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It’s a warm-toned, plummy brown with a satin-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage (my lip freckle was just slightly visible), and the consistency was creamy, smooth, and velvety so it applied evenly and looked flattering on the lips. The color wore well for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. bareMinerals Break Away (LE) is lighter. Givenchy Brun Cachemire (104) (P, $36.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is more orange, brown. MAC Spice (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cranberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had rich, full color coverage in a single stroke, and the color applied beautifully as the consistency was creamy and glided over the lips easily. The color wore well for six and a half hours and left behind a stain. Like Bansar, it was comfortable to wear but was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Studded Kiss (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is darker. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is brighter. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil

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On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • NARS Unlawful Blush

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meganlisa Avatar

Wow! Beautiful. I’m not sure that first one isn’t too brown for me (opinion?) but that second one might make it’s way into my basket! Thanks for getting these reviews up!!!!

Veronica Avatar

I think Mondore could be wearable on cool-toned skin with adjustment in other areas, but I’m with you on Bansar. Those warm nudes and pinks wash me out like nothing else.

A Name Avatar

I really want to try the Nars Satin Lip Pencils, but I keep changing my mind on which colours to try – I love their shade range! Well, that and the fact they need sharpening.

I suppose I can count out Bansar, as I already have two of the dupes.

A Name Avatar

Jardin de Plantes (would you believe I don’t own a single fuschia lip shade?) which is out of my comfort zone. Isola Bella which I don’t have a dupe for and looks easy to wear. And Luxembourg and Golsham as such gorgeous reds, though I probably have dupes for them. Maybe Het Loo too…
I think you’re beginning to see my problem. 🙂

Ginny Avatar

I like Mondore. I’ve been looking for a muted brownish red that’s not TOO brown, not too orange, not too berry, and not too bold or vampy. I got Mac Roxo but that was WAY darker on me than it was on you lol. Amsterdam, Golshan, and Moscow also seem like candidates. Get thee to a Nars counter…

Helene Avatar

While these look quite wearable, I think they run too brown for me. I think I’ll try Mondore at the counter as it seems quite a versatile everyday colour. It’s always interesting to try new lipsticks,Sometimes I get surprised finding a colour I thought would look wrong, look very right.

Sylirael Avatar

Obviously, as a cooltoned vampire, I would wish for a little more pink/red in both, but I’m glad they turned out well nonetheless! Especially if they are filling a gap in the current range (I haven’t researched it, so can’t really say).

That sounded so lukewarm, LOL. It’s just that both of these would look amazingly terrible on me, I’m trying not to let it bias me!

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