NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien: The Most Perfect Everyday Lip

Sometimes I look at my collection of natural/neutral/my-lips-but-better lip products and tell myself, "Kelsey, this is excessive." But I can justify every single product. Lately though, I've only been reaching for one over and over, and it's the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien.

It's a new addition to my collection (bought with Christmas money), but it almost hasn't left my lips since I got it. It's the most perfect shade for me - a dusky, mauve-y pink that's very similar yet a little deeper than my natural lip shade. This probably sounds like my many other natural-colored lip products I rave on and on about, but there's just something about this pencil that's been keeping me exclusively loyal to it. It could be that the pencil lends itself to a more defined application. Since my love affair with lip liners began, I had been using my usual MAC Syrup and Patisserie with a layer of Whirl or Soar underneath, but the Nars offering is a standalone product - you can easily line and fill in your lip shape. And don't even get me started on the beautiful formula of these pencils. I have another shade, Hyde Park, and I wore it to death this fall. They're comfortable on the lips because they're not fully matte, and yet they last so much longer than a creamy lipstick. I've been reaching for this over and over because I know it won't need reapplication until after lunch.

Have you tried any of the Nars Satin Lip Pencils? Are there any other colors I should put on my list? I've absolutely fallen in love with the formula!


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