Top 3 NARS Lip Pencils

top 3 nars lip pencils
top 3 nars lip pencils

To continue along this ‘best of’ series which has manifested over the past few weeks, I thought I would share with you today my top three NARS Lip Pencils. I’ve been strict, we’ve only got three shades to talk about and I’m talking three top shades that get call to action on a regular basis. Before I delve into each colour choice here is a bit of backstory, as much as NARS get a lotta love for their range of satin, velvet matte & velvet gloss lip pencils, I struggle with their pencil sharpening requirements. I’m sorry but give me a twist up chubby stick or pencil any day. That being said you can’t get away from the gorgeous and rich shade selections that NARS has going on so pencil sharpening aside, I’ve still got a handful of favourites that get my seal of approval.

Satin – here lies the winning formula in my eyes. Buttery, moisturising colour that glides onto the lips whilst doing a decent job at sticking around throughout the day. Rikugien is my favourite, a soft everyday shade that brings a tad more edge to your typical nude. Fun fact – this comes in a duo box from Sephora for beauty card members on their birthday. Thanks Sephora! Second up is Descanso which has a hint more coral is the first swatch pictured above whilst containing a few of those illusive Kylie Jenner-esqu undertones.

Velvet – when you are looking for a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil to try there is one and one shade only that remains at the forefront of everyones minds, Cruella. It’s a classic and rightly so as the rich reg pigment holds throughout drinks, dinner and desert alongside giving those typically impossible red lips a form which actually makes application an ease. Even forgoing a lip pencil won’t cause you any dramas here.

Which are your favourite NARS Lip Pencils? Also apologies for the lack of face swatches again – I promise they will be back in full force when I get to a place where the sunshine doesn’t just hit the window shelf!

  • I can’t tell you how much I love the Velvet lip pencils and Cruella is 100% the favourite. I actually have two of them! haha. I feel your pain about the sharpening though, so messy!

    Nicky | Zeeb Likes It

  • I absolutely adore the NARS lip pencils, Bahama is my favourite shade but could definitely do with a more everyday colour that maybe isn’t so matte!

    Jasmine | xxx

    • I love their satin pencils and find they make a fab everyday pencil with some gorgeous nude colours :) xx

  • I haven’t tried Nars pencils I’m always debating whether get a more neutral or bold shade, but Rikugien seems to be a good start! xx

    Sara |

  • I’m a huge fan of Rikugien and Cruella as well–I got both as the birthday gift from Sephora too haha. And when I’m feeling particularly bold, I go for Train Bleu which is a super dark purple and really fun to wear for special occasions.
    Amber | A Write Through Life

  • I only have two of their pencils and I really like them. However, having to sharpen a product that is not that cheap hurts my little heart >.<

  • Lorraine-Whitney Terry

    Im a huge fan of Nars, will definitely consider trying.

  • I’ve never tried a lip pencil from Nars before but your swatches look beautiful!

  • Rikugien is probably my favorite as well!

  • Rikugien looks and sounds lovely!

    Sophie x

  • Bridget

    I loved this post, I have not tried any Nars lip pencils yet, but after this I think I am going to have to! xx