NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set ($49.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes three full-sized Lip Pencils. Two are part of the permanent range (Biscayne Park and Sex Machine) and one was previously released (but limited edition, Stourhead). This was a less impressive set, unfortunately, as two shades settled into lip lines due to more slippery consistencies.

Stourhead is described as a “pale lavender pink.” It’s a very light, milky pink with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that pulled into lip lines horribly and looked streaky on. It lasted for almost three hours, but it looked so bad by the end. MAC Bianca B (LE, $16.00) is darker, less pigmented, glossier, more muted. MAC Weekend 1 (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Olivier (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery. MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is cooler. MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Beauty (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is darker, more muted, more pigmented, less shimmery, less glossy, brighter, warmer, lighter. Chanel Candeur (P, $35.00) is lighter, more muted. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Biscayne Park is described as a “pink guava.” It’s a peachy-brown with a soft sheen and warm undertones. The texture felt creamier and had more slip than my original version of this, and it resulted in semi-opaque coverage (instead of full) and seemed to settle into lip lines noticeably from the beginning. It lasted for three and a half hours on me. Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is darker. MAC She’s a Peach (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Cream (P, $28.00) is less glossy. MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is less glossy. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (P, $18.00) is darker. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is more muted. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is darker. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is . Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is warmer. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $16.00) is warmer. Maybelline Truffle Tease (930) (P, $7.49) is brighter, warmer. MAC Cozy Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

Sex Machine is described as a “must-have mauve.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a lightly metallic sheen over a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thin, soft formula that didn’t drag, but it did feel a little clingy and was drying over the four and a half hours it lasted. NARS Catfight (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever #12 (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter, cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is less glossy, lighter. Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is less glossy. Dolce and Gabbana Petal (135) (P, $33.00) is darker, less glossy. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker. Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. View dupes side-by-side for comparisons here.

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NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set
NARS Ultimate NARS Lip Pencil Set

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Stourhead Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Sex Machine Velvet Matte 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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Easy pass. The only shade I really love here is Sex Machine, and even it, I believe that I would enjoy a much richer pigmented shade like Anna or Nude Guipure instead.

Not feeling this set. The pink one looks terrible, the beige and mauve look drier and thinner than the singles that I swatched in store.

I was tempted to purchase this, so I appreciate your review. I would have been really disappointed, and I’m terrible about returning things…as in almost never. Thanks Christine.

I don’t feel much love for these. I do like Sex Machine, but not enough to buy this set. With so many products I love, like isn’t enough to buy it as a single either, considering the cost of NARS products.

All three of these look really good on you. I think the only one I could potentially pull off is Sex Machine, but I have the Nars Anna, so I’ll just be happy with that.

Meh. I like Sex Machine but I think it may be a little too pale. I wish NARS opted for some slightly deeper, richer colors for this set

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