NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set Review & Swatches

Naked Paradise

NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition set exclusive to Nordstrom. At the time of writing this post, it was showing as sold out online, but you may still be able to find it at your local store (or it might come back into stock). All four shades were similar to past experiences with the formula; they had good pigmentation, were comfortable and easy to apply, and had solid wear times with Vahine falling a bit short and the other three performing quite well.

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Vahine

Vahine is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff–just shy of full coverage–that applied fairly evenly, but it had a little more slip than other shades I’ve tried in the formula (including the rest in the set), so there was very slight streaking along the edges and a bit of product that sunk into my lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, emollient, and comfortable to apply and to wear, though. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

Tahaa

Tahaa is a muted, medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied well to my lips with smooth, even color that didn’t sink into my lip lines. The pencil had a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that skated across my lips but was firm enough to maneuver along the edges for a crisp line. This shade lasted well for four and a half hours on me and felt non-drying.

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Raiatea

Raiatea is a muted, medium brown with warmer, slightly rosy undertones and satin finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one stroke, while the consistency was smooth, lightly creamy (without being prone to melting or feeling slippery when applied) and glided across my lips easily. The pencil was easy to work with and comfortable to apply. It stayed on nicely for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

Morea

Morea is a medium-dark mauve with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly over my lips. The texture was lightly creamy without melting too readily, so the pencil retained its shape while still delivering comfortable application. The color applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set

NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set

NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set

NARS Naked Paradise Satin Lip Pencil Set

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Vahine Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Tahaa Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Raiatea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Morea Satin Lip Pencil

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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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The good news: Nars has at least one solid looking set or kit out of all their Nordies specials! I like it a lot, but don’t really need it because dupes owned or about to be come autumn. MAC Soar instead of Nars Morea.

Very pleased that I have dupes for all of these.

Unrelated side note: Whenever I go to Temptalia and see that the latest review is a product that doesn’t interest me, I feel a mix of relief and disappointment. Is that weird?

This is a great set! I’m not into brownish lip colors though (and I don’t have any acquaintances who do) so it’s not.

NARS’ pencil sets are always such a great value! I really hope they have more stock available, maybe holding back for the public start date? I can’t remember how it worked in past years!

I really love Morea but of course, I have so many similar shades. I love the formula of Nars Lip Pencils and find that they wear really well for me, or as well as anything else does given that I am a lip worrier. It is a terrible habit and I really should try and break it but since I live alone and no one around to call me on it, I don’t think it will be an easy habit to break. I don’t think two of the shades would work for me and they don’t particularly appeal to me either so there is another reason to pass.

Glad you liked this. . . and that I already bought it! I was going to wait for your review, but I generally like their lip pencils, and the colors appealed to me, so I sprang for it. Got it today and I’m really pleased!

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