NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

When I think of everyday colors, I immediately think of soft pinks, easy going nudes and muted purples. But it seems as if I’ve finally come across a red that can easily slip into my everyday routine. Which is pretty shocking because me and red lips don’t usually mix.

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

But the Mandore Satin Lip Pencil just seems to work for me. It’s not one of those intimidating reds where it needs a full face of makeup to look its fiercest. Nah. Mandore is more easy going and less in your face. It’s a muted brick red with a slight warm undertone and creamy satin finish. The perfect everyday red for red lip junkie or red newbies, like myself.

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

Like the color, the formula is pretty easy to wear. Thanks to the chubby pencil design application is a breeze and always precise–even for my full lips. Mandore effortlessly glides across the lips with a smooth, creamy lightweight texture and full coverage in a single swipe. The formula is lightly moisturizing so it feels good upon application and wears comfortably throughout the day. The color is also rather easy on the lips as it doesn’t seem to settle into lip lines or emphasize flakes. I didn’t really experience any bleeding or feathering either. Mandore wears quite well for around 3-5 hours before fading into a light stain that likes to linger for a couple hours.

Red is usually the last color in my stash that I reach for but lately I’ve been keeping Mandore in my work bag because: 1) it goes with just about everything and 2) it’s so darn fuss free. And who doesn’t want a red lipstick that’s low maintenance? Whether you’re a hardcore red lip junkie or just branching out I think the NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil is an excellent lipstick to have in your stash!

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Mandore Satin Lip Pencil

  • Zovesta

    As a red lip junkie, I thoroughly approve. <3 What a gorgeous colour.

    • fancie

      Glad you approve! 🙂

  • Katherine T.

    Fancie, that color is absolutely stunning on you!! You look totally ready for summer, and the formula makes your lips look so hydrated and plump! I can see why you love it so much. I have this lip pencil in Golshan, and it’s one of my all time favorite reds – a bold, deep brick red. And the pencil makes it so much easier to apply

    • fancie

      Yesss! I haven’t tried one of these in forever and this makes me want to grab a few more shades. I REALLY like this formula! I may have to swatch Golshan soon. It sounds like my kind of red!

  • Wait a minute wait a minute! OMG WHY HAVE I NEVER PAID ATTENTION TO THIS SHADE BEFORE? IT’S SO PRETTY ON YOU! *calms down* OK seriously, I love NARS Satin Lip Pencils. Can’t get over just how stunning Mandore is on you!

    • fancie

      Lmao!! It’s not just you! When I received it, I knew the name didn’t sound familiar. I don’t remember seeing this in any of my local Sephoras either. I probably would have been snatched it up. It’s my new favorite red. I love it so much! And thank you!

  • Deedee

    Beautiful Red. I am the same way when it comes to wearing red lip color but that one is subtle. I like it.

    Deedee

    http://madeupgirl-madeupgirl.blogspot.com/

    • fancie

      I’m glad it’s not just me that feels this way about reds lol. This is a great shade to start with for gals like us