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

Cruella

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip PencilNARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The texture was thin, velvety, and smooth enough to glide on without tugging on the lips but still appear flat and matte. This shade wore well for six hours, was somewhat drying, and 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, 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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Infatuated Red

NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip PencilNARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was nearly opaque, and it was easily built up to full coverage with just a touch more (not even a full layer). The pencil felt smooth going on–thin and velvety but not clingy–and was fairly comfortable to wear over the six hours it lasted for. I found this particularly shade to be just a smidgen drying after five 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, 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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Consuming Red

NARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip PencilNARS Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was creamier, not quite as thin as most shades in the range, but it did seem to sit better on the lips and was non-drying while it was worn. It had good color coverage, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers. This shade wore well for six hours and left a slight stain behind.

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)].

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NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella 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 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

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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$27.00/0.08 oz.

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I love Cruella. Cat Marnell name dropped it in her memoir and literally 10 minutes later I was on Sephora ordering it. And I don’t regret it at all, it’s become one of my go-to reds. It always has a place in my purse!

But I noticed it has a weird sickly-sweet scent…does anyone else notice that or just me?

Cruella is a favorite of mine and it’s one of my top choices for going out. It wears very well even with eating and drinking. I find it drying if I wear it a few days in a row. I’ve gotten past the drying effects for a single wear mostly by using an oil remover and a coat of balm after. I’ve yet to find someone who looks bad in it too. It pulls warmer on me than some people due to my odd coloring but it’s still pretty perfect.

I fondly remember Cruella as my first statement lip: the resistance to fading and bleeding of the formula gave me the confidence to wear a stronger lip. It really sucks that over the years, my lips developed a reaction to the formula so I can no longer wear it. I am really glad this shade is now in the swatch gallery: makes it easier to go dupe hunting.

Last night’s question? Haha! I am not only duped to the gills with MAC VG I and Chanel Rouge Vie, but received Cruella as a BD gift a couple of years ago! (I may possibly have a red lipstick addiction?)
That said, I definitely love how well Consuming Red applies. It is a gorgeous shade!

Looking at the dupe lists, I have dupes for all three, add in the slightly drying texture of these, I’m not buying. So I’m good!!

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