NARS Satin lip pencil in ‘Golshan’

NARS released Satin lip pencils earlier this year… These are basically lipstick in a pencil form and is available in 13 shades.. The shades are based off of names of parks and gardens around the world.. I have it in the shade ‘Golshan’.. It is named after the 127,000 – square meter Persian garden located in Fars Province, Iran ( former royal palace).. The formula is rich in vitamins and fruit extracts that moisturize and soothe lips..

The Satin lip pencils are moisturizing and are relatively long lasting with a good color payofff.. Golshan is described as ‘Spiced wine’… To me, this is a shade that belongs to the red family with brown-burgundy hues.. These are extremely smooth to apply  and glide on easily on the lips..

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The staying power was ok… It stayed put for a couple of hours and I had to definitely reapply after meals.. It does not stand up to its claim of lasting all day.. however, the pencil format makes it convenient to reapply.. These do not dry out my lips nor do they stain my lips..

For $25 per shade, I expected a lot more from NARS.. It is a good product to try once but I will not recommend this simply because it does not stand up to its claim of lasting all day. Also, you end up wasting a lot of product during sharpening the pencil.. not worth it when considering it is expensive.. I much prefer the NARS Velvet matte formula..


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