Round-up: NARS Velvet Lip Glide Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glides
NARS Velvet Lip Glides

Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

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NARS Le Palace

Permanent. $26.00/0.20 oz.

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
A+

02. NARS Deviant

NARS Deviant Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

04. NARS Unspeakable

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

05. NARS Danceteria

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

06. NARS Mineshaft

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. NARS No. 54

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. Read full review.

A-

08. NARS Playpen

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

09. NARS Area

NARS Area Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B+

10. NARS Toy

NARS Toy Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. Read full review.

B

11. NARS Bound

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

12. NARS Stripped

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

13. NARS Unlaced

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
9
B
4
C
0
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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NARS Unspeakable, Toy, Area, Deviant Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Bound, Danceteria, La Main Bleue Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Mineshaft, No. 54, Le Palace Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and light-to-medium in weight; it sat well on lips for the most part with just the faintest settling that was visible in the close-up but not in person (without a magnifying mirror). The color was richly pigmented and lasted for five hours while it felt hydrating over time. NARS No. 54 (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Maybelline Signature Scarlet (020) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #402 Red to Go (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Poppy (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Revlon Fire (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Forever Darling (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Anthurium (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Revlon HD Fire Opal (560) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Milani Red My Lips (12) (P, $5.49) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Le Palace (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Stripped, Unlaced, Playpen Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and while it didn’t appear streaky, the color settled into lip lines noticeably. This was one of the worst performers in the range as a result, even though it felt comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours it lasted. Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Art of Seduction (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $15.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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