NARS Consuming Red & Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26.00 for 0.086 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage that applied with smooth, even color. The pencil felt smooth and velvety along the lips, and it was easy to maneuver around the edge of the lips as well as to fill in the color. The texture is thin, and if my lips are at all dry or flaky, I find the formula can highlight those imperfections noticeably, but if you exfoliate prior to applying, it should look much smoother. The color wore well for six hours, but it was somewhat drying after four and a half hours. MAC Viva Glam I (P, $20.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tarte Vibin' (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Currant (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (DC, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (P, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Nahz Fur Atoo (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $20.00) is warmer, glossier (80% similar). MAC Kiss Me Quick (P, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26.00 for 0.086 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a smooth, velvety consistency that glided on easily and didn’t tug on the lips. The texture is thin, so it feels clingier on the lips than some formulas, but it didn’t feel tight or drying initially. The color wore for six hours, and at the four-hour mark, it felt a bit drying. NARS Vain (P, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Avenue (P, $6.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $20.00) is glossier (95% similar). Milani I Am Motivated (P, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impassioned (P, $55.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Anastasia Currant (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Experimente (154) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Shanghai Express (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lisa Eldridge Velvet Jazz (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Cruel Ruby (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Goldie (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Just Push Play (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (PiP, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Vibin' (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Consuming Red (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lee Hi (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow
  • NARS Kaliste Velvet Liner
  • NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
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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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These are gorgeous! I love the Velvet Matte pencils. I’m glad they got a good rating, and they look so nice on you, Christine. I am putting them in my NARS shopping bag as we speak. πŸ™‚

Haha, those look really, really similar to me! Do you think they might pull different colors on other skintones and undertones? Or are they just that similar? πŸ™‚

I thought the same thing Christine.Especially since I feel Nars has so many reds already.At least do 1 red and one of some other color!!

Having MAC VG I satisfies my darker red cravings perfectly! Also, UD Bad Blood in the Revolution formula does too.
Gotta say, though, that these both look fabulous on you, Christine! Then again, reds just do light up your whole face in a lovely, glam way! ❀

I love these Nars lip pencils. They’re very versatile. They’re great for layering and making another shade a bit darker, or as a base and applying a lighter shade. These two colors look a bit dry, but I never wear my matte ones solo. I always combine them with something. They add depth and longevity to any other lippies.

Yeah. Back on my street. But it seems those streets are Lincoln street and Lincoln avenue. Kind of too close for comfort, as C noted. Idk why any collection would release 90% dupes in the same collection with the same formula. Most Y chromes would not see the difference at all, unless they were artists/MUAs. Given that Nars is trying to sell product, idk why they would do this: most people would only choose one. This is a tough no buy for me, even with ~3 dupes. Often wondered how I have not gotten Amsterdam. Must appeal to my inner behavioral rigidity: if you like it, buy it in every iteration. Btw, 413 bleeker is a Nars online exclusive, rather than LE.

It’s strange to have two similar shades in the same launch, particularly when NARS does smaller collections to begin with!

Wow so similar!!!! But both really gorgeous reds! I think I like the first one better? Which is your fave Christine?

Hey! I was wondering how buildable the color is. I’m not used to wearing such opaque reds – I usually blot the lipstick if I feel it’s the color is too strong – so I wanted to know if it is possible to reduce the intensity the color(hopefully this makes sense ahah) especially since the formula of these lip pencils is a little dry and probably doesn’t release color just by patting it on the lips, like a normal lipstick would do.
Anyhow, thanks for the great review, as always πŸ™‚

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