NARS Satin Lip Pencil Collection for Spring 2013 Swatches & Review

NARS Satin Lip Pencil

Wanna know about the brand spankin’ new NARS Satin Lip Pencil Collection for spring 2013? Well I’ve got all the info and swatches for ya!

These super rich, pigmented, and moisturizing lip shades come in a jumbo pencil shape and thirteen shades. They includes pomegranate fruit extract and a complex of phospholipids, yeast extract, collagen prepeptides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to moisturize and soothe lips.

But really, besides all that fancy talk, they have an amazing smooth and slick texture, and are packed with color. Fabulous color!

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The names come from parks all around the world and here are the stories behind the names.

  • Floralies- A light apricot inspired by the Montreal garden created for the 1980 International Floralies competition and featuring plots representing Canada, the United States, France, England, Mexico, Belgium and Italy.
  • Isola Bella – A peach beige hue named in honor of the Palazzo Borromeo and its 19th century-era garden found in one of the Borromean Islands in northern Italy.
  • Biscayne Park – A pink guava christened after the US National Park located in Southern Florida – the largest marine park in the National Park System.
  • Lodhi – A vibrant coral named for the serene, Mughal-designed Lodhi (or Lodi) Gardens in Dehli, India.
  • Rikugien – A rose pink inspired by the scenic Tokyo park constructed between 1695 and 1702 by the samurai Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu and named for the six elements of Japanese poetry.
  • Yu – A shocking pink inspired by the Chinese garden located in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai. Conceived during the Ming Dynasty, the Yu (or Yuyuan as it’s also known) means Garden of Happiness or Garden of Peace in English.
  • Jardin Des Plantes – A fuchsia hue named for a botanical garden on the bank of the Seine in Paris. Part of the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History), the grounds include four galleries open to the public and a botanical school.
  • Palais Royal – A stately hue befitting Paris’ 1st arrondissement palace and garden that was originally the personal residence of Cardinal Richelieu until it became the property of the King in 1642.
  • Majella – A rich garnet befitting the botanical garden in Via Colle della Madonna, Abruzzo, Italy – home to approximately 500 varieties of plants, including several species native to the Central Apennines or Mount Majella regions.
  • Hyde Park – A cardinal red that lives up to its moniker as one of the largest Royal Parks in central London.
  • Luxembourg – A vivid watermelon named after the second-largest public park in Paris, originally commissioned by Maride de Medici in 1611 and featuring a lawn dotted with more than 100 statues, monuments and fountains.
  • Golshan – A spiced win shade named for the 127,000 – square meter Persian garden located in Fars Province, Iran that’s also the home to a former royal palace.
  • Het Loo – A cognac color named for the richly decorated baroque garden located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

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NARS Satin Lip Pencil Swatches
Isola Bella, Biscayne Park, Floralies, Lodhi, Yu, Rikugien, Jardin Des Plantes

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella
Isola Bella

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park
Biscayne Park

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Floralies

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Jardin Des Plantes
Jardin Des Plantes

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Luxembourg, Het Loo, Hyde Park, Golshan, Majella, Palais Royal

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo
Het Loo

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park
Hyde Park

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Golshan

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal
Palais Royal

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Overall: Well these just came in a little over an hour ago so I have yet to do a wear test! However I can tell you they feel really nice and comfortable on my lips. They are very soft and easy to apply, and you get excellent payoff. There are quite a few of these I love right off the bat and they are Yu, Lodhi, Majella, Luxembourg and Jardin Des Plantes.

Availability: NARS starting tomorrow.

Pricing: $25.00 for 0.07 oz.

I wanna know, which of these are you going to be picking up?


Note: NARS is cruelty free.

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  • March 6, 2013

    Beautiful product! I wonder when my local stores will get it so I can see which of the seven suspects ought to come home with me.

    And nothing sexually named, very well done Monsieur Nars!

  • March 6, 2013

    They all look gorgeous! I’ve never tired this lip product but I may have to because I keep hearing great things about them. I’ll make sure to check them out next time I’m at the Nars counter.

  • March 6, 2013

    I really like Yu! It’s a gorgeous color.
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  • March 6, 2013

    OOO Majella and Yu are definitely calling my name! NARS is on a roll this year with many amazing releases!
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  • March 6, 2013

    Love, love, love! I think I need Yu, and Jardin Des Plantes.
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  • March 6, 2013

    Oh, those are beautiful! I have one of the matte velvet pencils and I absolutely love it. I will have to check these out.
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  • March 6, 2013

    Looks gorgeous! One quick question: Does Rikugien has some shimmer or is it pearly finish?

    • March 6, 2013

      It does have a little bit of a sheen or pearl to it.

  • March 6, 2013

    Totally loving Majella and Palais Royal.

  • March 6, 2013

    Beautiful and gorgeous. They look so saturated and creamy. Nars never disappoints with their products.
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  • March 6, 2013

    Lovely swatches! I have one, and I found it dried down to a more satin-y finish, and was moderately long lasting – longer lasting than your standard lipstick, but not super long last, if that makes any sense!
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  • March 6, 2013

    Saw these at the makeup show last weekend- they’re so glossy! Not my thing but very pretty!
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  • March 6, 2013

    Biscayne and Hyde Park.

    Hope they are moisturizing!

  • March 6, 2013

    Yu is gorgeous, but $25 is just too much for me..

  • March 6, 2013

    As a Dutch girl, I really like Het Loo. But only the name. The color is awful. Lodhi is my fave!
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  • March 7, 2013

    I think you have Lodhi and Yu reversed, either in the swatches or on your lips. Unless they do a magic color change from dark peach to hot pink and vice versa between your arm and your mouth.

  • March 7, 2013

    Lodhi and Yu are the standouts for me, very pretty!
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  • March 7, 2013

    How is the formula different than Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss? Tell us everything!

    • March 7, 2013

      Well they aren’t matte, they have a creamy satin finish. The Velvet Glosses are super shiny and sheer. I only have one or two of the ones you mentioned so it’s hard for me to compare.

  • March 7, 2013

    These look awesome. Thanks for the swatches– it’s still going to be hard to narrow it down!
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  • March 7, 2013

    Wow, love the color selection! I could go broke buying all the ones I like!
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  • March 7, 2013

    Majella looks like the perfect red!

  • March 7, 2013

    I can’t believe you did all the swatching and photos and post in an hour!! Love Yu and Jardin Des Plantes!
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  • March 7, 2013
    Anne Lee

    i love the finishes!

  • March 7, 2013

    I think it’s worth mentioning just how GREAT it is that you take pictures of lip products on your actual lips – so many bloggers just swatch them on their arms, and even though that’s all right, it is SO MUCH BETTER to see lip swatches where they’re meant to be. Thanks for all the effort, it really really helps!

  • March 8, 2013

    For me, I will probably pick up one of the lighter neutral’s. I’m looking for something a shade lighter than my natural lip color for smokey eye looks and hope one of these will fit the bill. I’m going to wait for opinions on wear time though.

  • March 8, 2013

    I just started wearing lipstick instead of just chapstick or really light gloss (shameful, I feel, because my lips are ghostly pale) within the past year. So all I have right now are bright colors, I went bold to get over my fear of it. I need some lighter colors and the Biscayne Park and/or Lodhi seem to perfectly fit the bill. I have NARS Volga and I love all of the other products of theirs that I have tried.

  • March 8, 2013

    Such beautiful swatches!!! (((sends you virtual hugs))) Dude. You are the queen of lip swatches for me. *bows to your greatness* Seriously, I can’t thank you enough for all the work you put into this! (((sends endless thank you’s!))) :D

    That said… I haz so many lemmings from this post, lol! XD But it is all good! :D My faves: Yu, Luxembourg, and Majella! Holy swoooooooon! <3

  • March 8, 2013

    These are amazing looking. I definitely have to buy Yu simply because it’s a gorgeous bright pink and being from Florida, I’m definitely buying Biscayne Park. But I do like that one because it’s a pretty nude color that I think would suit my skintone.
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  • March 10, 2013

    These are excellent swatches! Biscayne Park is calling to me!

  • March 10, 2013

    I want wayyy too many of these.
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  • March 13, 2013

    Isola Bella and Het Loo appear to be the warmest, neutralist (if that is a word) shades. I still mourn my Corinthe sheer lipstick. As a fair skinned, green eyed redhead, I can’t get too creative with colors. Brown tones nudes just look best on me. And thank you for the swatches, because now I know which to go straight to when I get to a Nars counter. I hope one of them works for me, its been awhile since I’ve found a Nars color to fall in love with. He’s getting very creative with color!!