March 13, 2013

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

NARS Satin Lip Pencils

I’m not sure what I expected from the new NARS Satin Lip Pencil Collection but what I got was a surprise. I think I thought maybe they’d have a semi-matte pigmented formula.

Turns out they are SO much more.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil

Launched in 13 shades for $25 each these pencils don’t come cheap but I believe me you NEED at least one but don’t blame me if you can’t stop at a single shade.

Right out of the box these bad boys produce full color coverage on application. A single swipe yields excellent pigmentation with a creamy super lightweight formula. They glide across lips in a thin layer with a moisturizing feel and a high sheen finish. No tugging to get color into place, no patchy finish either, just smooth gorgeous color!

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Golshan


NARS Satin Lip Pencil Het Loo

Het Loo

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Isola Bella

Isola Bella

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches

Het Loo, Isola Bella, Golshan

I dunno what I expected from these but I didn’t expect such a thin, lightweight, pigmented color pencil! Smooth, super, moisturizing, NARS successfully combines the color pay off of a full coverage lipstick and the texture of a very lightweight balm into these pencils. Best part? You can line and fill lips with the pencil so it multitasks too!

NARS packed these with hyaluronic acid, collagen prepeptides and vitamin E to moisturize lips and give them a fuller appearance.

These wear a good four hours on my lips and when they fade they leave behind a nice staining effect.

There are literally dozens of lip pencils on the market at the moment particularly ones with lighter more natural finishes. However, the NARS Satin Lip Pencil amps the trend up with a saturated color rich formula that’s as light as a feather and provides an easy travel friendly way to apply!

NARS Satin Lip Pencil FOTD

Wearing Golshan

These are VERY Muse Approved.

You NEED to try at least one.

Available now from


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • Julissa

    I need it. I’m definitely gonna get that Golshan shade. It’s gorgeous. BTW, hello, muse! i’m kind of new around here even though i’ve been lurking your blog for months now. i literally check it everyday. haha. 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw hi julissa so not to meet you! thanks for visiting daily 😀 It’s a LOVELY shade and the formula is amazings!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks meg! cute maybe not sure about beautiful but what a huge compliment <3! thanks 😀 I'm so glad you enjoy musings!

  • Nadia

    You look absolutely gorgeous (no surprise, you always do!). I am really tempted to get golshan now! What are you wearing on the eyes and cheeks?

    • the Muse

      hi nadia sorry delayed reply 🙂 thank YOU! 🙂 LOL wish I can remember 😀

  • melissa

    Ive been loving nars more and more lately. It’s a tiny bit more reasonably priced then my beloved chanel especially when i can get a set with multiple items. I am not sure how i feel about these lippies but I might have to try one or two.

  • Danii

    Well don’t YOU look pretty! ;D Miss Fancy. I do want one of these, but I can’t remember the shade name. Its a red, a blue-based red.

  • Michelle

    Muse, Golshan looks gorgeous on you!

    Love NARS, hate sharpening them. They should make these with a twisty base (like Tarte) – and then I’d be buying ALL of them 🙂

    • the Muse

      completely agree michelle! they really should be a twist base ;-D and thanks!!!!!!!! I really love the shade ;D

  • Julia

    OOOOH! I have one of these. It’s called Luxembourg. It’s a bright reddish pink. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I love lippies and this is one of the few that brightened up my whole face. You should give it a try if you like bright lips 😀

  • Melissa

    I have seen a lot of your pics online and I must say, the Golshan shade is “YOUR” shade. Beautiful on you, and you have amazing skin.