NARS Bound, Danceteria, La Main Bleue Velvet Lip Glides Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip GlideNARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a smooth, lightweight texture that was comfortable to wear and non-tacky. The only issue I had with this one was how the color gathered in lip lines noticeably. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Heartmelter (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Sarah (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Haley (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Mauve Wives (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Santo Domingo (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Flying Horses (P, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC Love Child (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Chanel Bourgeoisie (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Me (340) (P, $29.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Sweet Tooth (LE, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Bliss (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Vintage (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Raisin (-, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Lots of Laughs (P, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip GlideNARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. The gloss had a smooth, gel-like texture that wasn’t heavy, so it was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly, and the color didn’t pull into lip lines either. The formula felt moisturizing while I wore it. Maybelline Sassy (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spiked Cherry (LE, $54.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Soft Dream (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cherry Mochi (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Barbie Pink (-, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Trinkets (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Cartagena (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Hot Hot (332) (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Erotic (P, $54.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Not Sorry (378) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Charm (LE, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Imaginarium (P, $6.00) is less pigmented (85% similar). Anastasia Weekend Barbie (-, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Infamy (P, $54.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Ultra Violet (18) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS La Maine Bleue Velvet Lip GlideNARS La Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation–just slight translucency that allowed my lip freckle to peek through–that covered evenly and smoothly. I found that this shade applied particularly well and did not emphasize lip lines like some of the other shades have in this range. The color wore well for just over five hours and was moisturizing while worn. Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Electro (-, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Madison (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Tango (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Obsessed (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Little Thing (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom (306) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). NARS Spike (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Spice Cake (P, $5.99) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Pony Up (P, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Urban Decay Vice (DC, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip GlideNARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

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NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Le Maine Bleue Velvet Lip Glide

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Becca Champagne Pop/Hyacinth Duo
On eyes:
  • Marc Jacobs About Last Night Palette
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Looks like I will have to break my no buy on gloss to get Bound! It looks like the perfect color to wear with a smoky eye during fall/winter and with pastel shadows in spring, and the dupes aren’t even close.

your blush….LOVELY!!

These are looking up to be something to buy and I’m not a NARS fan but these may bring me to their side. they look so comfortable.

I’m joining the bandwagon – Bound is my pick of the 3 too. I like all of them and personally gravitate toward Le Maine Bleue but I don’t think I have a dupe of Bound in my collection. It looks like the perfect compliment to a Fall/Winter eye.

What a lovely trio! I really like them all. How to chose from all the lovely lip products! I will absolutely check all three out when I go to Sephora next.

This year has been pretty overwhelming in the cavalcade of great lipstick releases. And like most, I guess, I’m trying really hard not to turn this into a lippy version of Pokemon Go.

Le Maine Bleu is a stunner!!! Especially for all us purple lovers out here. I still want it even though I just literally bought UD Revolution Lipgloss in Vice!
I also am taken by Bound, but because I intend to get the Arianna Grande 2 Lipglass, I will likely pass on Bound.

All three of these colors are very pretty but Bound is my favorite. It reminds me of a glossy, deeper version of Adacious Anna (which I love).

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