I was intrigued when Sandra from 15 Steps, Then a beauty Blog wrote about the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in “Biscayne Park.” At first, when I saw this shade in person it seemed really orange and I wasn’t interested initially. However, Sephora describes “Biscayne Park” as a pink guava shade, which peaked my interest. Surprisingly, this color works well with my natural lip color and translates as a warm and peachy nude tone on my lips. I admit I normally go for pinky-nude shades — so, this turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me.
These Satin Lip Pencils are rich and creamy in texture and finish. “Biscayne Park” seems to be long-lasting on the lips — lasting for a few hours even after drinking and eating. These pencils are moisturizing and don’t look too glossy or dry — just creamy and pretty. I particularly like that my lips seemed “sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined.” While there isn’t a promise of lip plumping effects, my lips were so defined with this shade that it appeared that my lips were fuller.
In general, I have very little complaints about NARS products. More importantly, the lip products — aside from their sticky glosses — have always ranked high on my list. There’s a lot of attempts from other brands and ranges to create “dupes” for these kinds of pencil lip products; however, I have yet to find a cheaper alternative that’s super in all important areas: texture, formula, finish, moisturizing abilities, and longevity.
As mentioned previously, this shade doesn’t look flattering swatched. But the peachy-nude tone of this color is nice and a different kind of nude for since I always lean towards pink. I think for olive and medium skintones, this would be the perfect nude shade without looking like a corpse. :)
The formula is impressive and I like the convenience of the pencil since you can avoid using lip liner with this. Much like my review about the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Roman Holiday,” I like the idea of these pencil lip products — even though sharpening them would be a pain and wasteful. If this product was self-sharpening, then it would be perfect!
Retails for $25.00 USD.
Made in Italy.