NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.27 oz.) includes five, travel-sized lip pencils. Each Velvet Matte Lip Pencil contains 0.06 oz., and each Satin Lip Pencil contains 0.05 oz. Β It is exclusive to Sephora. Β They come in a long, rectangular plastic box (feels like acrylic to me, but I’m not an expert on materials!)–it’s thick, sturdy plastic, and it feels like something you would keep, not toss away. Three shades are limited edition (and two of those were released earlier this year in the Final Cut collection), and two are part of the permanent range. The only real downside to NARS’ lip pencils is that they require sharpening, so there is waste, and they may not be as travel-friendly since they don’t just twist-up. Otherwise, the formula has good color payoff, wears well, and is comfortable to wear.

Descanso is described as a “tea rose.” It’s a lightly pink-tinged peach with a satin finish. It has mostly opaque color coverage that wears for four hours on me, and it was lightly hydrating while worn. See swatches of all dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Torres del Paine is described as a “peach coral.” It’s a light-medium, softened peach-orange with a satin finish. It wore nicely for four hours and was lightly hydrating over time. It was semi-opaque with a slight translucency where the natural lip color came through. See swatches of all dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Iberico is described as an “intense coral.” It’s a bold, bright orange-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque, and it was creamy enough that it glided on without skipping and delivered even color. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. It was a little drying towards the end. See swatches of all dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Yu is described as a “shocking pink.” It’s a bright, fuchsia pink with cool, magenta undertones and a luminous finish. The shade yiedled fairly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasts for six hours and leaves a stain behind, while it felt lightly hydrating. See swatches of all dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Cruella is described as a “passionate scarlet red. It’s a muted, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. The consistency had a light waxiness to it that gave it that “velvet” feel when applied, so it didn’t skip or drag on the lips. It had mostly opaque pigmentation, and it lasted for six hours. I found it a bit drying, which was the only downside. See swatches of all dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set
NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Descanso Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Torres del Paine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Iberico Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Yu Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Product Availability

NARS Holiday 2014 Lip Pencil Set $49.00/0.27 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Powder
  • MAC Make You Mine Blush

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Argh…should I get this one? Or the Bite lip set? Or the Urban Decay Full Frontal? Already broke down and got the Estee Lauder Lip Sculpting Set. So many decisions…..

UD has 20% off I think still on their website with code UDFANATICS14. I have their full frontal stash and some of the NARS pencils. Very tough decision. But, that full-frontal is gorgeous. I am so in love with the pinkish LE shade that I emailed the company asking them to make it permanent. I do love NARS equally or at least close. They both have pros and cons. IMO, to sum it up..NARS pencils will go quick (as Christina mentioned),they are more moisturizing I think, but do not seem to wear as long as UD does on me. UD, on the other hand is more opaque coverage,lasts longer, but slightly less moisturizing. From your photo, both sets would be gorgeous on you!

I love them a except the orange one… Wonder if I should still get the set. Maybe my mom will wear the orange! I especially love the first two more nude shades! Christine, are you wearing blush in the pictures? I don’t see it listed but your cheeks look so nice and glowy!

REALLY like this but I already have Yu & Cruella, Descano & Torres del Paine would look non-existent on my ghostly face, and Iberico is the only new one I’d like to try! I already have LOTS of similar oranges though so my rational self says it’s a pass.

I’m around NC 15 and orange toned reds (and straight up oranges, and corals) are my favourite lip shades. I always choose them over a true red or a blue-red. Give it a go! Even if you decide you don’t love it, you’ve still got four other pencils in the set!

I’m NC15 and I love orange shades as long as I make it work with my other makeup and wear foundation. I have a lot of yellow undertones, but I also have very red cheeks and orange colors make that look a lot worse when I don’t even out my skin tone.

These are beautiful, but lately I haven’t found myself drawn to pencil like products. My preferences have returned to a more traditional like lipstick – something about the application experience can’t be beat. πŸ™‚

I think I need Descanso and Cruella! More so Cruella, as I’m a red lipstick junkie. πŸ˜€ Good thing it’s a permanent shade, so I can pick it up when I have the money without worrying this set will sell out.

This is one of the best lip sets I’ve seen so far this year. Great selection shades, high quality, and the box is even attractive and reusable. πŸ™‚

I got the Too Faced Melted Kit, Kat Von D mini set and 4 of MAC Mattes Lipsticks.
Oh GOD, I donΒ΄t need more lipsticks at least in the current year, but this NARS set is calling my name too. I donΒ΄t own any NARS lip products.
Decisions, decisions..

As much as I am a NARS fan, I really do not care for NARS lip products (exception: new Audacious formula rocks though..yay) Anyhow, the pencils.. I bought a handful when they were released and the finish is so blah on my lips, emphasizes texture and are fairly drying. My money would go towards Bite. I have quite a few of the high pigmented (regular) and also thinner matte pencils. I think both formulas are superior.

Ouch! Descano and Torres del Paine are both too light for me, Iberico too orange, I have a couple of near-dupes for Yu (I think — Estee Lauder in Dominant and Laura Mercier in Plum Orchid), and I have half a pencil of Cruella left over from last year!

Can’t wait for this! The only color I have already from this selection is Cruella and I know just who to gift it to. I love all the NARS pencils so, so much. I’ve only tried one of the satin ones but have loads of the matte and glosses. This baby must be mine. And while I dislike sharpening them due to waste, I find they need to be sharpened far less often than my other crayons and pencils. They keep shape very well and apply nicely even when they aren’t perfectly pointed. Though I totally understand why it’s a dealbreaker for others. So pigmented and lush!

Thank you for the review – if I didn’t already have Cruella, I’d be tempted!

I’ve been meaning to ask – is there a way to use the swatch gallery to view all shades of certain product? For example, I would like to see all the NARS Velvet Matte lip pencils you’ve swatched in the gallery, but I don’t see a way to narrow down easily to just those (and exclude the Satin lip pencils). Or sometimes I want to see, e.g., Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipsticks, but not other Guerlain lipsticks. I know I can go to the product page and see all the shades of a formula in the little scroll bar, but those are much smaller than the swatch gallery photos. Thank you!

No, right now, there is no ability to do so. It’s something that’s on the ideas list, but it’s not anything that’s being worked on at the moment. You can only do it semi-manually by clicking “compare” on the ones you want to see, then viewing those on the compare page.

I know you can virtually exclude Rouge Gs by selecting price (because the Rouge Gs are outside of the range of the other ones, I believe).

I think I’m getting this because I secretly want to collect of their lip pencils and I rather have minis because I don’t see myself wearing the bold colors every day. Thanks for the review =]

So want this! I love the NARS pencils..NARS lip products actually. I didn’t catch why you have two photos of each shade? Is it after some wear time or blotted? Also, I didn’t see the release date. But I thought it was Nov. 1..unless it changed? I am marking this one on my calendar! Great review!

I would be all over these is NARS didn’t make you sharpen them. That’s a non-negotiable for me, I just am not interested unless they twist up.

I think I need this!! I love the 2 nude shades and the red. I’ve never tried a bright orange like that but I think I could make it work! Thanks for the great review Christine πŸ™‚

I am so loving these colors and the cute keepsake box! I also wish these were retractable but I can’t help but love them anyway

I was surprised that you hadn’t swatched Cruella before, seeing as it’s such a popular shade, so I’m glad you did now! πŸ™‚
The shade looks so much deeper and darker on my very pale skin. I also always found it very opaque. Maybe I’m applying too much? It definitely looks beautiful on you!

Christine, since they are “lip pencils” would you put a lipstick or gloss on top of them? Obviously you CAN wear them by themselves… And the look gorgeous!

I love three of these pencils, but would hardly wear the two nude-y ones. I just can’t pull off nude lips. I probably haven’t found the right one.
Vu And Cruella are to die for and Iberico is really gorgeous. Still I think I’ll skip this and spend my noney on other holiday LE’s.

Any idea how similar Iberico and Red Square are? I’ve been eying Red Square for a while but am doubting myself now that I have Iberico…

Is there any audacious lipstick that’s has similar color like cruella?
I love cruella color but I much prefer audacious lipstick formula..
Thank you..

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