28 July 2014

#NARSissist | NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Villa Lante



Time and time again I have confessed my undying love for NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.  Naturally, my next interest was the NARS Satin Lip Pencils. 




I have the colour Villa Lante, which I suspect isn’t available in the UK, as I can’t seem to find a link!  It’s a pink with purple undertones, which I believe makes it perfect for paler complexions.  With my olive complexion, it was slightly too cool.  However I played around with a No7 lip liner in Plum, and found that it blends really well and makes the colour more wearable! Give it a try, next time you have a lip product that doesn’t wow you, mix it up with a lip liner!


The formula was really creamy and moisturising.  It felt really nourishing on the lips but the downfall of that was not great longevity.  It stayed a couple of hours but as soon as I was doing anything (eating/drinking) – it quickly wore off.  However as the pencil is really handy to carry around and easy to apply, it wasn’t much of a hassle to reapply.  I also found that, without the lip liner, the Satin Lip Pencil texture looked somewhat streaky (see image below).  Once blended with the lip liner, this issue was resolved.

Left: Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Villa Lante on its own
Right: Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Villa Lante with No7 Lip Liner in Plum

I do love NARS but wasn’t massively impressed by the Satin Lip Pencils, they’re just not on par with the amazing Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.  If you haven’t tried them – you need them in your life!


Have you tried any of NARS Lip Pencils? Which formula is your favourite – Matte or Satin?  Share below or tweet me @aspiring_london!
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