Christmas is that time of the year where cosmetic brands release special collections full of colors and christmas sparkles. The good thing about this is that you get to try different products, in a smaller size for a more affordable price. I only allow myself to get one piece all brands combined from holidays collections. Last year was the Chanel Holidays Palette, this year is the DIgital World Lip Pencil Coffret from Nars. It is 39 Euros for 5 lips pencils..
1 – One full size is sold 25 Euros, so even if those are smaller, you get to try out 5 colours, 2 textures of the Nars lip pencil (3 Satin and two Mattes). The Mattes in the coffret are 0,06 Oz or 1,8g when full sizes are 0,08 Oz or 2,4 g. The three satin in the coffret are 0,05 Oz each (1,7gr) instead of 2,2g /0,07 Oz. Not too Bad. Who finishes full-sized lipsticks anyway?
2- The array of colours in the coffret are gorgeous: for the satin: the lighter two are Torre Del Paine who is a limited-edition sheer warm coraly-peachy orange and Descanso warm pink brown tea rose kind of shade, definitely a gorgeous nude colour. those two are quite sheer on me, but keep in mind that my lips are very pigmented as it is. The colours still show up, but the good things about this satin lip pencils is that you can build them up to the intensity that you would like. (I already noticed that on another I have (Rikugien which a gorgeous pink shade). The Brightest of the Satin is definitely Yu, which is from the permanent collection, and it could be best described by blue-based bright fushia. The brightest of the matte ones is Iberico, a matte orange which kind of crazy in your face, and Cruella, which is a blue toned red, perfect for winter).
The quality of those lip pencils shall not even be questioned,I have owned and loved one pencil of each formula before, and it is fab! Now if you are looking for a cheaper alternative/dupe, head over to this article, about the Maybelline dupe, however if you are willing to treat yourself, this coffret is very complete (2 easy day to day nud-ish colours, two more sophisticated options and this bright fun fushia colours) and it would make a very good christmas present to yourself, or for a someone who’s into beauty, it would also be a great stocking fillers if you slip them!!!