NARS Bettina, Intriguing, Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Bettina

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is soft, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl “matte” finish. It had the flat, shine-free look of a true matte finish but definitely had shimmer. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable, that applied without tugging or dragging on the lips. The texture felt thinner and a bit clingy on my lips, and I found the formula somewhat drying over the four hours it lasted.

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.

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)].

01/06

NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Intriguing

NARS Intriguing Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dark pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. There was very fine pearl that was almost undetectable at a normal viewing distance. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and went on smoothly without tugging on my lips as the texture was velvety. It did feel clingier and was a thinner formula, which helped it wear longer–five hours–but was just a touch drying overall.

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)].

01/06

NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Walkyrie

NARS Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dark, reddish plum with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The pencil felt smooth, velvety, and did not drag on the lips as it went on, even though it had a shine-free finish. It wore well for almost six hours on me and was non-drying.

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 Velvet Matte Lip Pencil $27.00/0.08 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush
On eyes:
  • Cle de Peau #101 Eye Color Duo
  • Cle de Peau #102 Eye Colour Duo
  • Cle de Peau #104 Eye Color Duo

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Interested in trying out Walkyrie. I’m on the fence about this formula; I find the texture really dry and unforgiving on the lips, but it also lasts longer on me than any other lipstick I’ve tried with no transfer or messiness when eating or whatever.
The brightness of the one I have, Dragon Girl stops the dryness of the texture being noticeable, but I’m not sure how a more understated colour would work.

I find the lighter shades to be more unforgiving on me, but some of the deeper ones are better. The ones with some shimmer seem more drying to me as well 🙁 I feel like Dragon Girl has gotten a little smoother over time, though.

Thanks for describing Walkyrie as a warm reddish plum. Nars calls it a burnt coral red, now, and formerly called it a dusty coral. Respectfully disagree with Nars. Somehow, that always bugged me, and led me to a thorough mistrust of their shade descriptions. You can always count on Temptalia for correct shade descriptions; the brands, not so much. Nevertheless, a great shade; think I’ll wear it to night job today.

Walkyrie (Valkyrie reference?) because the beautiful almost sunset-y tone to it and the name. I think I need this one! ?

I really like them, especially Red Square, which is a colour that is unique in my collection. The only quibble I have is that I wish these were twist up pencils instead, especially at Nar’s price point.

They are all pretty, but the one I’d like to try is Walkyrie. I don’t have any dupes and I think it’s a lovely colour.

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