There are three main reasons why these NARS lip crayons are one of my favourite releases this season.
Reason number one is the texture – they feel indulgently creamy on the lips and are really enjoyable to wear. Unlike other lip crayons we’ve looked at, they’re not balm-like in the slightest. They feel like proper grown-up lipstick, just in pencil form. Proper grown-up lipstick that’s lightweight and moisturising, that is, and delivers gorgeously opaque coverage with a soft and satiny sheen.
Reason number two is the colours – the line-up’s only gorgeous, and from neutrals to corals to reds, there’s something here for everyone. There are 13 to choose from and they all pack one helluva pigment punch.
The three I have are dreamy: Floralies is the perfect nude, Lodhi the creamiest coral and, as for Luxembourg, it’s described as watermelon but is the most delicious raspberry, red with a dollop of pink. (A couple of you were crushing on it too, if your comments on this post were any indicator.)
If you packed me off to a dessert island with only these three lipsticks in my hand, you know what? I reckon I’d get by. (Especially if that desert island was, say, Aruba, and the rest of my luggage was to follow.)
Want the full shade line-up? You got it:
- 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 (This fills me with The Want!)
- Jardin Des Plantes – fuchsia (boutique exclusive)
Oh and reason number three? That would be the fact that I’m incredibly childish, and find nothing more pleasing than colouring in my lips with a gigantic crayon. Nothing that I can’t eat, drink or tickle under the chin, that is.
Are they perfect? Nu-uh. They require sharpening, for one thing, and I’d vastly prefer they twist up. But they’re pretty damn close.
NARS Satin Lip Pencils launched last month and have rarely been off my lips since. They’re €25 – are any of them calling your name?