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NARS Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo Review & Swatches

01/03

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.


01/06

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.

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 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.

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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Chanel Le Lion de Chanel Illuminating Powder
  • Chanel Jersey Joues Contraste Blush
On eyes:
  • Chanel Rose Lame Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Electrum Lame Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Cuivre Lame Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Vert Lame Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadow
  • Chanel Noir Lame Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Product Availability

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo
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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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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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