NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Pencil Set Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)
NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

Mustang

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in four new, limited edition shades. This is one of two sets that are available exclusively at Nordstrom for their Anniversary sale. The Velvet Matte Lipstick formula is supposed to have “rich, vivid pigments” with a “velvety matte finish” that is “non-drying.” I liked this set better than the Tribulation set, as the shades were more pigmented, longer-wearing, and more flattering applied to the lips.

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01/06

NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Bonifacio Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Bonifacio

Bonifacio is a muted, medium rosy red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. It had a velvety texture that was thin, a bit clingy, but easy to apply and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and felt 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 Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Lesbos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Lesbos

Lesbos is a bright, medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth and velvety, which helped it glide on easily and never tug. It also applied the color evenly across the lips. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, and this particular shade was more flattering on and made my lips look slightly smoother. The lipstick stayed on for six hours, left a subtle stain behind, and was only a bit drying after four hours of wear.

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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01/06

NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Immortel Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Rouge Immortel

Rouge Immortel is a vibrant, medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, and the color applied evenly on the lips. The pencil was velvety, wax-like going on, so it never dragged or tugged on the lips, and it felt very fluid to use. The finish could have been more flattering, as there was some emphasis along my upper lip of imperfections. It wore well for five hours and was slightly 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 Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Rouge Palatin Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Rouge Palatin

Rouge Palatin is a bright, medium pink-coral with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth on the lips, but it was moderately unflattering as it exacerbated the look of imperfections on my lips (despite exfoliating prior!). It had good pigmentation, though, that lasted for five hours. I found the formula to be on the drying side while worn but had no lasting drying effects.

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:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Juvia's Place The Magic Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Fine(wine) Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Turns out this wasn’t maybe the best pick for me, as I’m really not a coral person. Can’t return it unopened to store, so might just gift the two. Not that anybody described the colors….. First m/u mistake in years. Whatever. Should have waited for the review, of course. Thought they’d all be reds.

Love this set!!! It is utter summer perfection. Hopefully, it’ll still be available later this week. But I’m not holding out hope. Too beautiful for it to stick around much longer, me think.

Lesbos, is a Greek island, sometimes referred to as Mytilini after its capital, but, do not bother… even our Greek prime minister Tsipras, does not know the difference…

Rats.. None of these shades are really doing it for me. I’m a bit disappointed as I am wearing this formula and the Bobbi Brown matte pencils to death this summer. Weird. They have both been around forever, but somehow clicking with the type of finish I want.

Electric Pink and Hot Berry (dc’d). They are very bright, but beautiffly matte. I’m rooted blondish now (step one of two so a bit brassy and gold… I’m toning these out a bit until I can lift again in 4 weeks). Anyhow..despite hair being warmer than where we want it to be, I’m liking the effect and contrast of bright lips and little to no eye makeup. Also like the convenience of pencil and lipstick in one product.

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