NARS 413 BLKR, Let's Go Crazy, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

413 BLKR

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine, lavender pearl. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly across the lips. The lip pencil felt smooth, velvety, and glided on without dragging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear. There was a faint fuchsia stain left behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.08 oz. - $337.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

Browse all of our NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

C12-13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Flavor (Aroma), Dicalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Anise Alcohol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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Let's Go Crazy

NARS Let’s Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though it took a second layer to get full coverage. The texture was thin, lightweight, but velvety and smooth, so it did not feel clingy or uncomfortable to wear. This shade wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, and it also left a subtle stain behind.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.08 oz. - $337.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

Browse all of our NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

C12-13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Flavor (Aroma), Dicalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Anise Alcohol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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Red Square

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that was almost creamy compared to most shades, though I would not say it felt wet or emollient. The lip color glided on and did not tug or drag on my lips. The color stayed on nicely for over six hours and was slightly drying toward the end.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$27.00/0.08 oz. - $337.50 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

Browse all of our NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil swatches.

Ingredients

C12-13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Methicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Flavor (Aroma), Dicalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Anise Alcohol. [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Let's Go Crazy Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Could you be more specific with respect to which link? There are half a dozen links on the page at least! 🙂 The links I clicked on were the links in each review, and the “where to buy” button for each product reviewed to Sephora, and all six worked for me.

Sephora is updating their website. I had problems signing on yesterday and today! I was trying to print a return label and it was a real nuisance.

Let’s Go Crazy looks very appealing, as does Red Square! Perfect spring/summer shades. ?
I will need to check both against my tubes of Mac Diva-ish and Taraji VG, plus Morange, just so I don’t buy something too close to those.

Wow, I love all of these. I know the blushes are marketed as being the star product in their lineup, and they are pretty nice, but in my opinion, their lip products even better.

Well, to follow up, a department store that carries Nars here was having a 12% rebate day for their members, so I popped in to check these out. I ended up going home with Red Square, and I love it! I probably wouldn’t have been drawn to the color if I hadn’t already seen your swatches, Christine, so thank you very much for helping me find this perfect (for me) orange!

413 BLKR is stunning. It’s high up on my wishlist.
The other’s are almost as lovely. I doubt a vibrant orange like Red Square would look good on me, but I love it.

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