If you've never tried NARS' famed Velvet Matte Lip Pencils—Dragon Girl and Red Square, especially—take a moment to brush up on our interviews with Élodie Bouchez, Emerald, Melissa, Natalie Joos, Steffy (worth revisiting regardless—such a cool girl), Marina, Kate Young, Lori Goldstein, and Irina, and tell us you don't want to give one a go. The colors are gorgeous, the pigment density is insane, and the stuff does. not. move. If longwear is your aim, then welcome to your game.
Let's say, though, that matte is not for you. You're more of a sensual lip kind of gal, and that more-than-a-glaze, not-quite-a-lipstick zone is your happy place. Give a warm welcome to Satin Lip, the creamy, moisturizing kid sister to Velvet Matte. We partnered with NARS to create an original video and photo campaign featuring fashion-industry fave Laurel Pantin (who might just have the best lips in the biz...or ever...right?), wearing nine of our favorite Satin Lip shades (and her signature septum chain by J. Colby Smith).
And, in honor of the launch, we're giving away a complete set of all thirteen colors (!!!) to one lucky reader. The contest has closed!
Laurel Pantin shot by Emily Weiss for NARS Satin Lip Pencil X ITG in New York on March 17th, 2012.