NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo Review & Swatches

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NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo

Chaos

NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) includes two full-sized jumbo-sized lip pencils in dusty coral and deep berry hues. Depending on one’s tolerance for slightly non-drying to slightly drying products, the set may or may not be worth putting on the wish list. I think that these two are not the best of the brand’s formula, though they are not the worst.

A full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails for $27.00 and contains 0.08 oz., so this set contains two full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencils giving it a total value of $54.00.

Chaos

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Decibel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Decibel

Decibel is a muted, medium dusty, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across my lips, but it separated a bit along my deeper lip lines. The texture was smooth and velvety, so it was comfortable to apply and glided across my lips, but there was a powderiness present to the finish that gave it a more textured, though matte, finish on my lips. It wore well for three hours and was 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)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Decibel

LELimited Edition. $27.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
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NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Zipped Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Zipped

Zipped is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips and did not tug. The texture felt lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had a velvety glide to the pencil as it skated across my lips. The color stayed on well for five hours, left a faint stain behind, and was slightly drying over time.

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)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Zipped

LELimited Edition. $27.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Thank goodness for my having ABH Kiss for Decibel, but apparently I don’t have anything to dupe Zipped. Well, not so far, anyway. These do have a very dry look to them. Not lip texturing level of dry, but still too dry for me.

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