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

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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.

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, 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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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.

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, 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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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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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!