NARS Blindfold & London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Blindfold

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark, berry red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly on the lips. The pencil felt smooth, velvety, and thin, which gave it a lightweight feel but made it “cling” a little compared to the typical lipstick. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, though it started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear. This shade also left a stain 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.

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, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Aroma (Flavor), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

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01/06

NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

London Clinic

NARS London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly on the lips. The texture was smooth, velvety, and thin, so it never dragged on the lips but felt lightweight on. This particular shade seemed slightly chalky on the lips and “cracked” faintly along my deeper lip lines. It wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly drying after four hours of wear.

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, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Aroma (Flavor), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • NARS Jeanette Multiple Tint
On eyes:
  • NARS Rue Allent Eyeshadow Duo
  • NARS Old Church Street Duo
  • NARS Cours du Soir Kohliner

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Both look very velvety in their finish, so I’m not surprised to read that they feel drying after several hours. Even so, I really love how London Clinic looks!

I actually love London Clinic, although it’s not getting the best grade! It’s such a perfect color for spring.

I’m kind of into both though of course Blindfold is more my speed. The drying part really deters me but at the same time, the colors are sooo good 🙁

I’m not sure which shade you’re referring to, but I don’t normally layer two lipsticks that are opaque myself so I’m not sure!

I was speaking of Nars Blindfold. I have paired this colour with Chanel Cassis for moisture and a little shine. They wear well together. Thank you for keeping us up to date and educated.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!