NARS Velvet Gloss and Matte Lip Pencil Decoded

You know a good thing when you see it. But when you see two good things, how do you pick? I love both the Velvet Matte and Velvet Gloss Lipstick Pencils from NARS, but it is good to know the difference.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is highly glossy and moisturizing. Hyaluronic spheres nurture lips, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t long wear. This stuff does not budge. And Mexican Rose, below on the top, is a universally flattering, bold pink with a shiny finish. Like the Matte version, the chubby sticks are easy to apply.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil applies just like a lipstick. The matte formula isn’t drying and has an opaque, rich color. Dragon Girl, below on the bottom, is is that perfect, cool red. Unique silicones ensures long-lasting, velvety finish. But… don’t believe this is longer wearing just because it is matte. The gloss version was actually harder to remove from the back of my hand.

Which do you prefer? I thought I loved the glossy more, but these days I am all about the matte.

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  1. i have BOTH! matte in sex machine and glossy in new lover.

    Published 11.16.12
    • Lindsay wrote:

      oooh! I think I need those colors too, right? I love these so much. I can’t believe how long the pigment lasts.

      Published 11.18.12