NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien Review & Swatches


NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien

This is the third Satin Lip Pencil review am sharing with you, earlier you have seen TIMANFAYA, MAJELLA and HET LOO. Rikugien was part of my Birthday gift kit from SEPHORA and trust me this shade is not something I would pick on my own, love me all the bright shades and this is just opposite to what I like or wear.

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Size- 2.2 gm

Price- INR 1775 Available at

Shade: RIKUGIEN is described as Rose Pink, it is very soft and subtle shade of warm rosy pink with frosty finish to it, the shimmer adds a touch of sophistication and it is not out of the place. I personally don’t wear a lot of frosty lipsticks nor buy them but it is always good to try new shades and I personally find this shade will flatter lighter skin tone a lot.

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Texture and Staying Power: The texture is same, soft , light weight and creamy but has frosty finish to it , still the pearly shimmer was so fine that it was easy to wear. The lasting power is not that great and it stayed on my lips for 2 hrs with mild eating and then faded away.

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Pigmentation: The pigmentation is average and it required a lot of layering to get opaque coverage.

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What I like about NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien:

  • The shade is beautiful for lighter skin tone and is very easy to wear kinds.
  • The texture is smooth and glides easily.

What I don’t like about NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien:

  • The frosty finish is little too much for my liking.
  • The staying power could have been better.
  • The lip pencils are not easily available in India.
  • The sharpening leads to a lot of wastage.
  • The price is too steep for the size you get.

Ratings: 3.5/5

Recommendations: If you are fair skinned then this will flatter you a lot and if you love frosty pink shades then this is just the right shade for you. I tried a lot but on my NC 40 skin tone this color was not at all flattering.

Have you tried NARS Satin Lip Pencil Rikugien?

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  1. I would have loved the shade more if it was not frosty… anyway you being the diva carried this shade very well!!


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