Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review

Beauty Product Review Time!

I hope all my sparklers are doing well and enjoying the return of my regularly scheduled blogging again!  Today, I wanted to review something I have been totally obsessed with lately:  NARS's Velvet Matte Lip Pencils*.  They are totally a splurge product but it really delivers.

The NARS website claims that: The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.

  • Rich, vivid shades
  • Enriched with Vitamin E
  • Convenient, easy application

Retail Price: $26 USD

Ms. Sparkles think that these are sent from heaven.  I have the shade and "Cruella" (a sultry red) in the Matte format. I have included a swatch of "Rikugien" (a brownish nude) which is a NARS Satin Lip Pencil.  The satin formula of Rikugien is more sheer in color and does not have the same staying power as the matte so I think the bold colors of the NARS velvet matte lip pencils shine and sparkle the most!  I did want to throw in a quick comparison for the curious Sparkler since I have both formulas.

Overall, I love the pencil format because it is great for precise application of bright colors.  These are such a great and hassle free way of wearing bright and bold lip colors.  Much easier than a regular bold color lipstick, however, if you want to know how to keep a bold regular lipstick looking fab, check on my Make-Up 101 post on How To Wear a Dark Lipstick.

These pencils glide on ridiculously smooth.  They also dry completely matte and feel like you are wearing nothing on your lips--even though they are bright with whatever color you choose!  Did I also mention the staying power?  I wear my bright red one through eating and drinking and only need minimal touch ups.  If you are no eating and drinking, expect your lips to stay looking perfect!

I hope you enjoyed this product review.  Let me know if there is a product you are curious about me reviewing.  I would be more than happy to!

Shine & Sparkle!

*I am not paid or contacted by any of the companies mentioned in this post.  These are my honest feelings and opinions.


  1. I love mine in Cruella. One of the few red colors that look good on redheads....

    1. Thanks so much for reading Just Squirrelly! It really is a fantastic red color. Hope to see you back here soon.

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