Health & Beauty

Lip Color of the Month: Nars Satin Lip Pencil

Makeup artist Melissa Korn gives us the skinny on spring's best lip shade.

By Melissa Korn May 9, 2013

We enlisted the help of Melissa Korn, hair and makeup artist at Barneys New York, in picking an official pop of lip color for May. Check out her professional selection below. 


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These days nothing sounds more appealing to me than cutting down my daily makeup application time—but looking pulled together and spending less time in front of the mirror isn't always so simple. The answer? A touch of sheer foundation, a coat or two of mascara, and May’s must-have lip color: the instantly addicting Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg.

Vivid, punchy and perfect for spring, the newly-launched (but already wildly popular) vitamin-enriched formula glides on smoothly with the ease of a pencil, impact of a lipstick, and the comforting hydration of a gloss. Its creamy texture is designed to last throughout the day, minimizing touch ups.

Get the Luxembourg look.
Photographer Laine Bowen, hair by Jaclyn Beith, styling by Anna Wong, and makeup by Melissa Korn

Worn with light makeup the saturated watermelon hue still makes a maximum statement. To keep it subtle gently dab the pencil over a layer of lip balm with your fingers. The result is a sheer berry shade that gives even the most conservative of cosmetic wearers a fresh pop of color. For rich, notice-me lips wear it straight from the pencil, carefully lining the lips and filling in the center.

And if the pencil/lipstick/gloss combo wasn't enough, a well-blended dab of color on the apples of the cheeks makes skipping blush a breeze.

Get this spring all-in-one at the downtown Barneys for $25 and cut down on application time in favor of more fun in the May sun.






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