Hello everyone! I have been wanting to review the NARS Velvet lip pencil for ages. I got this as a gift well over a year ago and it was love at first swipe! The formula is amazing!
Usually I shy away from matte lip products since I have dry lips and don’t feel like torturing them any further. This one however feels like nothing on the lips and when you press your lips together there is no dry feeling either. I do still use a lip balm before applying this since that is the way I roll with any lip product 🙂
The wear time is pretty decent. I don’t find it as long lasting as many of the other matte lip products but I guess that is the price you have to pay for comfort! The plus side is that it fades away evenly and can survive some light snacking and drinking.
The picture above is the how my lip pencil looks like right now 😉 When it was brand new it had a pointed tip like an actual pencil. Now the main gripe I have with this product is that it needs to be sharpened and when I am in a hurry (which is most days) I have no time to hunt down my sharper and sharpen the pencil. For the price of this lip pencil I feel I should have gotten a twist up with a sharpener attached to the other end of the pencil to maintain the tip! Mine looks so busted right now 😀
The shade Bahama is a Brown nude and pulls a bit darker than my actual lip color. It would be a perfect nude for anyone above an NC30 skintone. Take a look at the swatch below:
I am not a huge fan of the packaging of this product. The lid which has that rubberized feel to touch, does not stay put securely unless you carefully place it. Just a pointer to keep in mind if you plan to carry this around in your purse!
Overall I really like the formula and will try out some more shades. Do you have any shade recommendations in this line?
Until next time, ciao!!