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NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu Review and Swatches

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu Review

As soon as I saw that NARS was releasing the Satin Lip Pencils, I knew I had to have one. I fell in love with Yu. Yu is my kind of color, as it’s described as a shocking pink.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu Review and SwatchesThe Website Says
This season NARS’ new Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments while drenching them in decadent moisture. A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil format to provide great wear and intense color with a satin finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.

  • High-impact intense color
  • Convenient, easy and precise application

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu TipPrice
$25 NARS is cruelty-free. Their parent company is Shiseido.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu Swatches

Artist Tip
Tap Yu Satin Lip Pencil onto the center of lips for an instant pop of pink then use your finger to smudge out. For a statement look, apply Schiap Lipstick all over the lips then finish with a layer of Yu for a full powered pink pout.—Jenny Smith, Lead Makeup Stylist

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu TipOther Shades
Biscayne Park – pink guava
Floralies – light apricot
Golshan – spiced wine
Het Loo – cognac
Hyde Park – cardinal red
Isola Bella – peach beige
Jardin de Plante – fuchsia
Lodhi – vibrant coral
Luxembourg – vivid watermelon
Majella – garnet
Palais Royal – sangria
Rikugien – rose pink

NARS Satin Lip Pencil Yu Swatch and Review

Yu is such a beautiful bright pink. While you certainly can apply it directly from the pencil, I do like to use a lip brush for the initial application to give a bit more control. Then I can touch up with the pencil a few hours later. I got through about 4 hours of wear (just sipping on water) before I had to reapply (after eating lunch). It does leave a slight stain on my hand and on my lips, which I like. The texture is very moisturizing to me, and the pigmentation is amazing.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu Lip Swatch 1

Wearing Yu on my lips. Super pretty!

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu Lip Swatch 2

Why choose the NARS Satin Lip Pencils over the Velvet Matte or the Velvet Gloss, both of which I also adore? This formula is supposed to impart extreme moisture, comfort, and intense color. It’s imbued with pomegranate fruit extract, phospholipids, collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E. All of those ingredients are purported to give your lips hydration, protection, and make them look fuller.

Wearing NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu

While I love the Velvet Gloss formula, I think the new Satin Lip formula is my favorite. Yu is a stunning shade and I think it looks amazing on me. After checking out the other shades, I think I really need Lodhi and Luxembourg, too. I like Isola Bella and Floralies but I think they’d be washed out on me.

The only part I really don’t care for with the NARS pencils, of any variety, is that they have to be sharpened, rather than turning up (like the tarte or Hard Candy pencils that I have) to reveal more product. You can always use a lip brush to minimize product loss. Or you can stick them in the freezer for a little while to make them firmer when you sharpen.

I highly recommend the new NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu if you’re a fan of bright, shocking pink. It’s a staple for me during the Spring and Summer. It’s the type of shade I want to wear year round, because it makes me happy.

Would you wear Yu? Are there other NARS Satin Lip Pencils you’re interested in?

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