NARS Satin Lip Pencils

With the boom in chunky lip pencils, sometimes we wonder if lipsticks aren’t an endangered species.  A five-year-old could probably apply them with great results. And devoted as we are to Clinique Chubby Sticks, NARS’s silky-soft offering has claimed a place in our hearts (and our make-up kits).  They’re very creamy, delivering a really satiny lipstick finish - and are sensationally comfortable on the lips.

10 divine shades to choose from (think:  deep plummy Majella to classic nude Het Loo.  (The slightly baffling shade names come from global landmarks, FYI.)

Once swiped onto the lips, they’re good at staying put - and if the darker tones look scary, you can blot for a long-lasting stain, then add a gloss over the top.

We’re smacking our lips at the though of more new shades, to be added in due course…

UK readers find NARS Satin Lip Pencils at£17.50 – buy here