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Nars Fall 2013 Swatches: Las Ramblas, Via De’ Martelli, La Paz, Peloponnese, Paimpol, and Mysterious Red

August 30, 2013

Nars Fall 2013 has a number of lip products and pencils that are an eclectic mix of colors (previously, the new Nars single eyeshadow colors were reviewed and swatched here). First, there are two new Nars Larger than Life Eyeliners. Via De’ Martelli is a chocolate brown.

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 The color is a neutral matte.

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Las Ramblas is a shimmery yellow gold.

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The Las Ramblas is a good inner-eye brightener or under-eye liner, and is quite warm.

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Swatches of both Via De’ Martelli and Las Ramblas:

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There are two new Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($25 each). Nars Mysterious is a matte crimson red.

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This color is highly pigmented, and requires a bit of care when applying. It’s a striking shade so you want get it right. We exfoliated before, and watched our placement carefully. A bit of balm underneath is always a good idea. The image below (on Liz) does not have any balm–it’s a straight application of the pencil directly onto the lips.

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Nars Paimpol is an edgy “pink chiffon”–a cool matte light pink that looks really ’60’s inspired (or maybe a punk ’80’s). We had a bit of a tough time getting smooth coverage–you might wish to do several passes to build up the color for full effect if this is a shade that you love. 

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There is shimmer added to the matte formula.

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Again, no balm so that you can see how the pencil looks applied directly to the lips.

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Swatches of Mysterious Red and Paimpol:

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There are two new Nars Pure Matte Lipstick shades ($26 each). La Paz is an orchid pink.

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This color is limited edition, and quite unusual.

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Despite the “pure matte” name, the shimmer gives a sort of wet, moisturized look.  On Liz:

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Peloponnese is a ginger pink that translates into a warm honey nude.

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Like La Paz, there is shimmer within the formula.

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On Liz, you can see that this shimmer and color adds a touch of life to this understated color:

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Swatches of La Paz and Peloponnese:

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Overall, this eclectic mix has a lot of edgy and traditional shades. Does anything catch your eye?

Available at Nordstrom and other Nars sources.

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Nars Fall 2013 Preview

July 1, 2013
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For Fall 2013, NARS introduces a collection with rich color in signature NARS shades, focusing on the eye and playing with matte textures. Created by Founder & Creative Director François Nar s, the collection heralds fall’s arrival with shades ready to make a sultry statement.

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This collection includes four new eyeshadow singles ($24 each)–seriously, I cannot be more excited. They are:

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Nars Satin Lip Pencil Finale

March 28, 2013

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Despite some delay because life got in the way, we were pleased to be able to present the entire line of Nars Satin Lip Pencils. Like many Nars releases, this includes some highly usable, yet unusual colors.

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These are unique enough to create a “what’s she wearing?” look.

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Unlike prior releases, these had no scent or taste. The finish is slightly glowy, which fades to a rich stain. The glow lasts for the first hour or less, the stain far longer. Please keep in mind that nothing lasts on us. We didn’t notice any bleeding, but we don’t tend to experience bleeding with any lip products. Although the initial experience with these feels moisturizing, the sensation does wear off along with the gloss after 1/2 hour up to 1 hour. The rich stain left behind is pretty, but those with drier lips will notice the change (and the appearance will look as dry as your lips actually are).

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After playing with these, I found the standouts to be Lodhi, Biscayne Park, Rikugien, and Yu. I hope you enjoyed this little series. Which did you choose?

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils are available online at Nars Cosmetics online, Nars boutiques (New York City on Bleecker, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on Fillmore), Nordstrom.com, and other Nars retailers that include Sephora.

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Nars Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 28, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Palais Royale is a rich sangria color.

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This color does appear to have the look that one’s lip would have after drinking  a rich glass of red wine:

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 28, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Hyde Park acted as a bit of a chameleon. Here are my set of swatches, including Hyde Park which reads as a dark red:

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On Liz, Hyde Park looked much lighter in tone than the swatch when applied. Here she is, applying Nars Hyde Park while she is wearing Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Shimmer #11

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Close up of Liz wearing Nars Satin Lip pencil in Hyde Park on lips:

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I noticed that Hyde Park shows up much more red on other blogger’s photos, and a touch more brown on me when applied. For that reason, Liz and I double checked and so tried Hyde Park again in outdoor lighting when we met for lunch last Saturday. Truly, the color applied on Liz just as you see in this photo.

For those reasons, Hyde Park is one shade that I would strongly encourage you to try in person before you buy. Fortunately, I think the Armani Eyes to Kill Shimmer in #11 is a winner on everyone–I love a shimmery taupe, don’t you? (full review to come soon)

Nars Satin Lip Pencils are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.comSephora.com and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Jardin Des Plantes Review

March 23, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Jardin des Plantes is a deep fuchsia, and is the only color of this 13-piece collection that is exclusive to Nars online website and the Nars boutiques.

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Jardin des Plantes is deeper in tone than the brighter cool pink Nars Yu.

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 Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Jardin des Plantes  on Liz:

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Nars Jardin des Plaintes is available only at Nars online website, and Nars boutiques. The rest of the line is available on Nordstrom.comSephora.com, and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Yu Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 23, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Yu is a cool vibrant pink that was one of Liz’s “must have” pinks.

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Nars Yu reminded me of Chanel Rouge Allure Exalte in pencil form.  I love this color for spring and summer. It’s a brightening color and, although it is cool, it looks so striking and feminine with warmer toned skin tones.

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 Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Yu on Liz:

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One more:

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We both adored Nars Yu. Nars Satin Lip Pencils are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.comSephora.com and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 22, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Luxembourg is described as a vivid watermelon.

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Close up:

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Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg on Liz:

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 These are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.comSephora.com, and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Majella Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 20, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Majella is described as a garnet red.

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 Nars Marjella has a touch of raspberry:

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 Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Majella on Liz:

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Here, Liz with Majella

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When I originally posted this review, I got several comments that the color is much more red on other bloggers sites. Liz and I double-tested our Majella pencil last Saturday in daylight. Although in daylight the pencil seemed to go slightly more red/brown, we still feel that this is a fair representation of the images that we took under the same lighting conditions as the rest of this series.

These are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.comSephora.com, and other Nars retailers.

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Nars Golshan Satin Lip Pencil Review

March 20, 2013

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Nars Satin Lip Pencils ($25) each are just being released. Our overview of all shades and the formula is here. This is part of a series of posts that looks at all shades on lips. At the close, we’ll do a wrap up post of all shades again for this 13-pencil release. Here, Nars Golshan is a spiced wine color that is a deep browned red.

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This is a dark creamy red should look gorgeous with deep navy, dark greens, and of course blacks.

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 Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Golshan on Liz:

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These are available at Nars online website, Nars boutiques, Nordstrom.comSephora.com, and other Nars retailers.

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