A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Friday, November 23, 2012

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

One of my favourite things about Fall/Winter is the vampy lipcolours! I'm sure many of you agree. Some of my favourite shades for this season come in the form of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

I really love the formulation of these pencils. They have a gorgeous matte finish without looking dry and they wear for HOURS. They come in a wide range of colours and they apply like a dream! NARS also offers Velvet Gloss lip pencils which I have not tried yet if you prefer a more glossy finish.  They are somewhat pricey at $30 CAD but I feel that these are very good quality.


From left to right: Dragon Girl, Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu.
My only complaint about these is that the darker shades (Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu) seem to lean a bit BROWNISH to me. In the 90's when I was a tween and first got my hands on some makeup to mess about with, BROWN lipstick was fashionable.I am pretty sure I recall having a lipstick that was the colour of a terra-cotta flower pot but more brown. *SHUDDER*  All I have to say with regard to brown lipstick is NEVER AGAIN. I think the colours are flattering on me but whenever something seems a little brown-y it makes me freak out a bit!
Do you see the brown tinge to these colours or am I just losing it? Have you ever the Velvet Gloss pencils? I'd love to hear what you think of them!


  1. You're losing it :P But then, I'm a horrific freak and I love me a brown!

  2. Hmm, I have all of these but Dragon Girl and I haven't noticed any brown in them... Maybe it's your undertones peeking through or changing the coloring? I have a couple of the Velvet Gloss pencils, and they're ok. I prefer the Velvet Matte; the Gloss ones are a little tacky and kind of taste metallic when you first apply them. Maybe it's just me... I don't love them, but I certainly don't hate them, either.

    Waaah I can't find Train Bleu, I don't know where I put it :'( This is making me miss it terribly. Come to think of it, I haven't seen Cruella in a couple of years, either... Oh boy. My last several moves have not been good to my stash.

  3. They don't seem that brown...but perhaps a little bit? Haha I can't tell anymore, I've been staring at my screen too long trying to do some shopping. I hate the holidays, hahaha.

    I do love vampy shades though, and I love matte shades as well. Perfect season for them!

  4. Perhaps it's the light? They are rather warm toned, but I wouldn't call it brown.
    Maybe try adding a cooler pink toned gloss or tinted balm on top?

    I have a revlon lipstick similar to train blue and love it, I really wear it constantly lately :) These look really nice, but for that price I'd love to swatch them irl first and they don't sell nars in belgium..

  5. I loooove Dragon Girl! I had been wanting to pick up Cruella but after reading your review I'll pass. I do not like anything leaning towards brown, I'm already brown myself, yo!

  6. Uuuugh these are so nice. I got one of the glossy versions free from Sephora and it leaves a weird white ring around my mouth EVERY time I wear it. Do these do that too? I want one but that has made me hesitant!