I posted about my NARS Spring lemmings a few weeks ago, and I ended up buying two things from the “Final Cut Collection,” or which we have come to know as the pink collection. NARS came out with 4 pink-toned blushes with matching 4 satin lip pencils, as well as a pinky highlighter.
I ended up picking a satin lip pencil (Decanso) and a blush (Final Cut), my third NARS blush. How did I resist for so long, right? Well, I absolutely fell in love with Sin so I didn’t think to pick up another NARS shade until now, about a year later.
Anyway, the satin lip pencil is my first one, and the shade I picked was kind of a no-brainer for me. Decanso is a “tea rose,” but it definitely has a lot of peach in it. This was the only shade that I wanted from the collection, and it was the “color I was waiting for” from the Satin Lip Pencil range. This is the perfect warm light pink shade for me.
I love the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils already, but I was eager to try out the Satin Lip Pencils as soon as they came out but couldn’t settle on a shade. This is the perfect one, but sadly it is limited edition. The Satin Lip Pencils are “High-impact color with a rich satin finish. A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula for lips that look sumptuously saturated and dramatically defined.” I have to say the formula is amazing, though I prefer the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. Still mad about having to sharpen these, however.
The pencil is smooth and applies like a dream—super pigment in 1 coat. It also wears off to a lovely stain, but it will cling to dry patches you may have once it wears off. Upon application and during the first few hours of wear, though, it’s no problem.
I had a harder time picking a blush.
Honestly… I don’t know what made me settle with Final Cut. I think I would have liked Love a lot more. Final Cut is a sort of warm, slightly pinky peach. It might be a coral, but it is very certainly a peach. It’s my first matte NARS blush, and I’m happy to report that it’s silky-smooth and easy to blend.
Don’t get me wrong, I rather like it, but… I like the other blushes, too. So I don’t know what happened and why I picked this out of all the shades. It is very wearable, though, so I’ll get a lot of use out of this, especially this spring/summer. I think it goes well with a sun-kissed complexion. I think this is limited edition as well.
Are you planning to pick up anything from any of the NARS Spring Collections? Do tell!
I purchased these over at Nordstrom.
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