Nars Mandore

It’s very rare that I’m the designated gift buyer when it comes to a colleagues birthday, but this month at work the birthday girl has a perchant for things that are, what some would consider, my specialty. I was shipped off to Space NK with a few gift ideas and my N.Dulge card and the idea that I wouldn’t veer off plan at all. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.

A few things fell in to my basket. Shock and horror. I know. But the real star of my spendy moment was one of the new additions to the Nars Satin Lip Pencil range – Mandore. A dark oxblood red that doesn’t give any hint of a “berry” undertone like every other autumnal shade out there. Hallelujah. It’s the right side of browny red and has a lovely sheen thanks to it’s satin properties – although I do think this would be absolutely gorgeous as a velvet matte pencil too. Unless you get down to some blotting I wouldn’t chow down on a pizza with this formula as things could get smudgy, but over the course of the day the formula will matte down and the colour will stay. And that my friends is why the Nars lip pencils are just the bomb.

This discovery also illustrates the importance of implementing the “one for you, one for me” system in gift buying – non?


  1. 09 Sep 2014 / 7:12 am

    Such a pretty colour, perfect for A/W! I love the look of the Nars satin pencils, this one suits you so much Suzie! x


  2. 09 Sep 2014 / 7:44 am

    That's such a pretty color, I really love how it looks on you! x

  3. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:24 am

    Beautiful colour & looks great on you! xxx

  4. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:28 am

    I love their lip pencils, sadly my favourite colour they make is limited edition *sobs and stocks up*

  5. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:30 am

    Holy crap YES. You have no idea how long I have been looking for a colour like this – it's so hard to find really deep reds like this without any berry in them. *A* Hello, NARS.

    x Nicole Isabella

  6. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:32 am

    I love the finish of this. Is it easy to apply?

  7. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:45 am

    Very pretty colour. I'm excited to see all of the dark reds coming back in for winter.

  8. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:53 am

    I much prefer lip pencils to traditional lipsticks for the precision, and NARS hasn't disappointed me yet – definitely one I'll have to try out!

    Madame Raptor x

  9. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:01 am

    Oh yes, this shade is definitely up my street! Damn you Suzie you are a terrible enabler haha ๐Ÿ™‚
    xxx Claire

  10. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:07 am

    That shade is just perfect for fall! Love it!

  11. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:18 am

    This shade is SO GORGEOUS! I really need to get my hands on one of these lip pencils.

  12. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:41 am

    Awesome shade – if I can pluck up the courage to rock a bolder lip this winter this will definitely be one of the picks I opt for. Amazing winged liner as always, too!

  13. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:48 am

    This shade is so lovely on you! This type of shades I choose most of the time! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  14. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:49 am

    Suzie this looks perfect on you! Absolutely gorgeous

  15. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:58 am

    It suits you perfectly ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

  16. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:04 am

    Your make up is always so perfect!!! This colour is beautiful, I realy want to try a lip product from NARS

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  17. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:13 am

    Love all your makeup looks!

  18. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:27 am

    This is gorgeous! Definitely need to find a space NK soon! Also, what's on your nails? ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  19. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:37 am

    This looks absolutely beautiful!!!! I need it!! x

    Alex | PinkElephantBlog

  20. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:41 am

    Oh my! Thankfully I've learned my lesson – I much prefer the traditional lipstick – otherwise this would make it's way into my purse sooner than you could ask "Do you accept Master card?"

  21. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:48 am

    Wowie that lip pencil is stunning! So gorgeous x

  22. 09 Sep 2014 / 11:04 am

    I always end up buying something for myself as well when I go gift shopping (especially when it's beauty related, then it's just unavoidable!). You look stunning and this whole look is extremely pretty. This shade suits you really well ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. 09 Sep 2014 / 11:15 am

    Gorgeous colour – love your tattoo as well! xx

  24. 09 Sep 2014 / 11:35 am

    What a gorgeous shade for Autumn/Winter! Absolutely love it, and it looks stunning on you!


  25. 09 Sep 2014 / 11:39 am

    Oh man, I've been meaning to buy a NARS lip pencil for aaages, what perfect timing!

    Bramble & Thorn

  26. 09 Sep 2014 / 1:00 pm

    The perfect red color I love lip pencils so I have to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for a great blog!

  27. 09 Sep 2014 / 1:56 pm

    This colour is just A M A Z I N G!

  28. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Well, I think i've just found my perfect red! Sorry bank balance…hellooo Nars!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

  29. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:13 pm

    This colour looks great on you! Also, every time I see a photo of you with your nose ring in, it just makes me want one so much more. I even sent a photo of you with it in to my mum to show her nose rings can really look lovely haha! xxx

  30. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:16 pm

    If my work colleagues bought me that, I'd be well chuffed ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:37 pm

    This shade compliments your skin tone very nicely!

  32. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:43 pm

    You are so pretty! The colour is lovely – really suits you <3

  33. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:51 pm

    holy freaking cannoly! that looks STUNNING on you!

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  34. 09 Sep 2014 / 2:58 pm

    This shade looks perfect !

    Distant Dreamer

  35. 09 Sep 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Love that shade on you! You look stunning x

    elรญn x |

  36. 09 Sep 2014 / 3:21 pm

    This is stunning on you Suzie! Have you tried any from their Audacious collection yet? I love the formula and already own two.


  37. 09 Sep 2014 / 3:41 pm

    Amazing winter shade!

  38. 09 Sep 2014 / 4:01 pm

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  39. 09 Sep 2014 / 4:26 pm

    These are the kinds of shades I wait all year to wear for fall!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  40. 09 Sep 2014 / 4:41 pm

    It's a beautiful color! You're right, it is difficult to find dark reds without the berry undertones. Thanks for sharing with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. 09 Sep 2014 / 4:46 pm

    That colour is beautiful on you! I've never tried a NARS lip product, but this has me curious towards trying one!

    M – Mocha and Moccasins

  42. 09 Sep 2014 / 5:12 pm

    such a gorgeous shade x

  43. 09 Sep 2014 / 5:36 pm

    beautiful as always!

  44. 09 Sep 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Such a beautiful autumnal color!

    Sophia |

  45. 09 Sep 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Gah I just love the NARS Satin Lip Pencils so much, I already want one in every colour and now this is another shade for me to fall in love with and wear to death! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  46. 09 Sep 2014 / 6:33 pm

    That colour is gorgeous!

  47. 09 Sep 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Omg…beautiful shade! xo


  48. 09 Sep 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Love this colour, it looks amazing on you!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  49. 09 Sep 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Beautiful*-*โ™ฅ x

  50. 09 Sep 2014 / 7:19 pm

    This shade looks so beautiful on you, gorgeous.

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  51. 09 Sep 2014 / 7:39 pm

    I was always a fan of Nars Satin Lip Pencils but this one just blew me away! Such a gorgeous colour and looks absolutely stunning on you!

  52. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:07 pm

    The shade is divine, ooh wow a perfect autumn shade! (can you tell I'm excited?)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  53. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Oh damn, the colour looks so goregous on you … WOW.

  54. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:11 pm

    This is simply gorgeous and looks stunning on you!!!

    Gyudyโ€™s Notes Of Beauty

  55. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:20 pm

    i tried out one of the nars satin lip range and the staying power is so good its ridiculous!! this colour really suits you!
    alice x

  56. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:30 pm

    This entire makeup look looks amazing on you!

  57. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful makeup. You look stunning!

  58. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:39 pm

    This looks really nice on you I'm currently looking for a darker red so will have to try this out xx

  59. 09 Sep 2014 / 8:58 pm

    You're so beautiful! Love that lip colour on you x

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  60. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Wow, the color looks very good on you and you're so pretty. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lovely greets Nessa

  61. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Gorgeous colour. You are so pretty!! xx

    I just started my own fashion/beauty/lifestyle blog so if anyone would like to check that out I would really appreciate it!! xx

  62. 09 Sep 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Such a sophisticated look!

    Cindy |

  63. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:11 pm

    This is such a lovely colour!!
    Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle

  64. 09 Sep 2014 / 10:26 pm

    OMG this color is so amazing!!
    Allison from

  65. 10 Sep 2014 / 12:38 am

    looks good

  66. 10 Sep 2014 / 12:50 am

    This is such a flattering red, especially on you Suzie! NARS lip pencils look so, so amazing.

  67. 10 Sep 2014 / 1:38 am

    Your eyebrows are perfection! The nose ring looks great with the red lips

  68. 10 Sep 2014 / 7:37 am

    beautiful color!โ™ฅ

  69. 10 Sep 2014 / 9:16 am

    This lip colour look gorgeous on you and perfect for fall! Great post and pictures!

  70. 10 Sep 2014 / 9:44 am

    This shade is perfection for wintery red lips. Love it. Need it. Thanks for sharing Suzie.
    Xx, Alexandra
    Glam Oโ€™Clock | Beauty Blog

  71. 10 Sep 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Omg, thatยดs gorgeous! I hope theyยดll make it permanent. you look stunning btw. :

  72. 10 Sep 2014 / 7:08 pm

    This lip colour look absolutely gorgeous on you!! (Your eyebrows are also so on point, i'm so jealous haha) x

  73. 10 Sep 2014 / 7:32 pm

    I can't wait for the real Autumn so I can wear all those berry dark colors on my lips! This one looks perfect on you!

  74. 10 Sep 2014 / 7:39 pm

    LOVE the formula of these Nars pencils and this color looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Hopefully me with my red hair can pull it off, haha!

  75. 10 Sep 2014 / 7:51 pm

    such a gorgeous shade on you! I have yet to invest in a nars lip pencil but this might have to be my first!

    Rose and Weston x

  76. 10 Sep 2014 / 8:31 pm

    This looks beautiful Suzie! Perfect for A/W!

  77. 10 Sep 2014 / 10:28 pm

    This shade looks incredible on you!

  78. 11 Sep 2014 / 12:30 am

    You look stunning! this shade of lip pencil really suits your coloring.

  79. 11 Sep 2014 / 6:49 pm

    Ahh, that's such a stunning colour! I still have yet to try the Nars lip pencils, I can't wait to get my hands on one though ๐Ÿ˜€

  80. 11 Sep 2014 / 7:19 pm

    The shade looks amazing on you ! All I've seen is love for those pencils, I'll definitely look into buying one of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andrea //

  81. 11 Sep 2014 / 9:11 pm

    I feel in LOVE with the NARS lip pencils on my first purchase of Rikugien. When I went back to Sephora to get more I, just as you did, lusted after Mandore. Once again, I approve Suzie. I approve!!

    Yours, Haley xx

  82. 12 Sep 2014 / 6:20 am

    This is gorgeous on you, not sure how well I could pull it off though!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  83. 12 Sep 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Like I needed another excuse to buy more of the Nars lip pencils… ๐Ÿ™‚
    Seriously need to add this to the list.

    Beth. x

    Sometimes The Stars

  84. 12 Sep 2014 / 4:53 pm

    I've wanted a berry red lip colour for Autumn and this may be the one! Never bought a Nars product before x

  85. 12 Sep 2014 / 5:09 pm

    That color looks amazing on you!! I'll have to check out the Nars counter.
    xo, Connie

  86. 15 Sep 2014 / 2:23 am

    Beautiful color!

  87. 17 Sep 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Aha! Your lips looked like something I know and like really much too…in fact it was a Nars pencil!

  88. 25 Sep 2014 / 4:46 am

    Love this! Definitely trying it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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