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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) are part of another winning launch. Just released on Nars online and Nars boutiques (New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco). These have also appeared on Nordstrom.com, and will soon be in stores and makeup counters everywhere.

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Like Nars Velvet Matte and Nars Velvet Shine pencils, these are chubby sticks that apply with rich color. Named for beautiful parks from around the world, the thirteen colors are:

Het Loo:  cognac

Floralies: light apricot

Isola Bella: peach beige

Lodhi: vibrant coral

Biscayne Park: pink guava

Rikugien: rose pink

Golshan: spiced wine

Majella:  garnet

Luxembourg: vivid watermelon

Hyde Park: cardinal red

Palais Royal: sangria

Yu:  shocking pink

Jardin des Plantes: fuchsia (this color available at Nars boutiques and Nars online only)

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We found that the line has a nice selection of nudes and neutrals, but enough brights to keep us happy. We’re working our way through the testing, and we’ll have more complete reviews throughout the next few days. These work with the standard Nars sharpener, or any other sharpener that accommodates a larger pencil.

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 Here are some quick swatches in different lighting (click to enlarge):

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Although we’re still playing, so far our “must have” picks are Lodhi, Majella, Luxenbourg, and Yu. These feel moisturizing on first application for the first several minutes. As you can see, these have plenty of rich, beautiful color.

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Compared to other Nars lip pencil releases, the Nars Satin Lip Pencils did not have any scent or taste. One more swatch set:

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We’ll get some lip images up soon, so that you can see the texture as applied. As you might expect from the name, these have a satin texture (rather than glossy or matte, as with the other Nars chubby pencil lines). Click to enlarge:

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These are available online at Nars online and Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.com and other stores.

Nars Cosmetics sent these Nars Satin Lip Pencils to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup).

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