Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

One Vibrant Fuchsia in Pencil Form

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant fuchsia-red with the barest flecks of iridescent blue sparkle that just peek through the color. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is less matte and has no sparkle. MAC Moxie is similar, but it is completely matte and less blue-based. Illamasqua Atomic is extremely comparable–it even has the iridescent shimmer; it appears to have more of it.

NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is supposed to combine the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick . The formula is meant to be rich in color, long-wearing, non-drying, and have a “velvety matte finish.” It can be used for lining, all-over lip color, or paired with another lip product.  It has opaque color coverage, and the finish is definitely matte–there’s a tiny sheen from the sparkle, but it really looks rather matte on.  I found this particular shade a wee bit drying.  It wore for six hours on and left behind a slight stain, but my lips were parched after wearing it.  The pencil itself did tug and pull at lips during application, so getting even color took more effort than your typical lipstick would have.

The Glossover

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product

413 BLKR

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The consistency was on the drier side, and the formula itself was somewhat drying when I tested it. It wears long, and it has good color payoff, it just doesn't feel as comfortable to wear or as easy to use as expected.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is less matte and has no sparkle. MAC Moxie is similar, but it is completely matte and less blue-based. Illamasqua Atomic is extremely comparable--it even has the iridescent shimmer; it appears to have more of it.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Burberry Gold Trench Eyeshadow, Tom Ford Exotic Teal Eyeliner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On cheeks: bareMinerals The Faux Pas Blush.

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32 thoughts on “NARS 413BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The dryness in texture is evident. You look lovely in florals, I’ve rarely seen you wear prints!

    • I usually wear black for photos, since it puts the emphasis on the makeup so doesn’t get pulled at all by the clothing, but I was on my way out and wanted to snap this one ;)

  2. Aww, you’re wearing a Ted Baker dress aren’t u?:-) The colour suits you. Unfortunately, makes ME look pale :-(

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    That color is pretty, but this would totally kill my normally dry lips!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

    Eeek, this makes your lips look a but dry! That’s too bad that this pencil is drying and tugs, since I know this formula is usually pretty awesome.

  5. Sarah

    Neat and lovely dress/top! You look like a respectable married woman now, haha! ;) xx

  6. Flashy! But I kinda like it… :-)

  7. Your lips do look dry! I use these for layering when I want a really long lasting lip. They are perfect as a base with a touch of similar lip colour.

  8. Rebecca

    I’ve never tried NARS before! I’ll have to give it a go, the color is just beautiful!

  9. Kathleen

    Seriously, stop posting, you’re making me feel lazy for taking a break! Aren’t you supposed to be on your honeymoon or something??
    But thanks for reviewing, I had a major lemming for this and the eyeshadow duo/single but now that I’ve seen it on a skintone similar to mine I no longer want it. I think it’s one of the rare times you’ve saved me money instead of convinced me to spend more, lol!

  10. stephanie

    So pretty!

  11. Yellowlantern

    My lips are in pain just looking at yours. If you find these dry, it’ll probably make my lips bleed. :O

  12. Courtney

    I’m not in love with the look of the texture, but the sheen is kinda neat.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    This *looks* dry and uncomfortable to wear – the color’s nice, but it’d kill my lips. Pass, thanks.

  14. Espe

    :O you’re not wearing earrings!

  15. Avi

    Love the color and don’t mind a more dry texture, but glad you mentioned Atomic as a dupe because they do look very, very similar and I already have that one!

  16. Love the color but hate those errant bits of glitter. Why put it in a product like this in such a small amount? It only looks like it’s fallen from your eyes or another product or something (no offense)!

  17. breyerchic04

    I’ve always wanted to try NARS but I haven’t found the right product.

    • Erin

      Their blushes are incredible. I’d start there. I have Orgasm, Dolce Vita and Sin. I also picked up a Larger Than Life Eyeliner recently and absolutely love it.

  18. Mietta

    This kind of reminds me of Illamasqua’s Atomic..I don’t have it, but I will certainly be comparing. I love those colours like Illa’s Underworld lipstick where another colour shows through, in this case, the purple underneath the fuschia. Def worth a look for me!

  19. Chloe

    Oops! I think in your Product & Review FAQ, you still have the “Any Dupes?” listed for that blue Wet & Wild nail polish you reviewed a couple days ago.

    The color looks great on you though!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    ugh, it’s so dry. your poor lips :( it’d be a D for me or less. plus, it’s expensive. doesn’t worth it.

  21. kim

    This reminds me of Milani Flashy Lip Flash.

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dana Dana

    Maybe it would be better if used with MAC P + P lip?…

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn kathi

    This is a beautiful color on. I have this and it looks great with tan skin!

  24. Jesse

    Hi the dupe for this is the Sonia Kahuck matte velvet lip pencil. Same size too and the only wierd is the names are wierd for my cruella red the closest match is rose nude its not nude its a cruella red 8$ at target