NARS Pussy Control, Dolce Vita, Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Pussy Control

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not quite opaque without building up the color in layers. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and glided on easily, while the lip color sat fairly well on the lips but some texture was emphasized. This shade wore for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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.

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 Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Dolce Vita

NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium coverage, which I could build up to semi-opaque but could never manage full coverage from this particular shade. The consistency was lightweight and glided on without tugging, but it seemed to feel and look more powdery on the lips. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours but some color pulled into my lip lines 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)].

01/06

NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Pop Life

NARS Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly, despite not building up to full coverage. The consistency was lightweight, thin but velvety in feel, so it was comfortable to apply. It lasted 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)].

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Product Availability

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil $27.00/0.08 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush
On eyes:
  • Cle de Peau #101 Eye Color Duo
  • Cle de Peau #102 Eye Colour Duo
  • Cle de Peau #104 Eye Color Duo

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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Just as I was afraid of…..these are great. During the swatchfest, found at least 6 I really like. Thank god the old shades I like are already home. PC is quite nice. Most purple people will love it. Just send the display to my house, and I’ll rehome the ones I wouldn’t wear, or have already. Lips & cheeks, FN will get me almost every season. Go swatch these, guys. There is something for everyone to love.

Me too, Stephanie. Well, it might be popular with President Trump…perhaps he’ll buy a case of it for his wife (or maybe not….). I was hoping that the positive and inspiring names of the new Hourglass lip crayons might herald a change in makeup names, away from the vulgar and negative….I am still hoping!

Pop life looks really great on you but I think I’d choose Pussy Control for myself. I only find Cruella drying if I wear it a few days in a row. I think certain ones are more drying than others though.

Pussy Control is exactly my kind of color and also one of my fav Prince songs, buuuuut NARS products tend to not work on me, so I might go into the nearest Sephora this weekend and try it out before I buy it.

I really love Pop Life and Pussy Control! Beautiful shades! For Pussy Control, I do have 2 Colourpop dupes with Cheap Thrills and Bijou, but I still think that this one might still just be different enough. As for Pop Life, I’d much prefer to get Smashbox LA Sunset (or is it Sunrise?) in it’s place, as it looks the same shade but glossier and a bit brighter.

I’m really loving Pussy Control. I only got it a couple of days ago, but I’ve found that it’s one of the very few lavenders that don’t turn bright pink/fuschia on me. Bonus point for the Velvet Matte lip pencil formula working on my lips (NARS’ Pure Matte lipstick formula dries out my lips in less than one hour).

I”m quite surprised with how Dolce Vita performed. I don’t have this shade in any formula, but if I’m not mistaken, it had a higher rating when it was part of the LE set(s).

To the Canadians – can anyone else see Pop Life as an option on Sephora.ca? HBC seems to sell it (though they have the wrong colour swatch) but it’s not an option for me to buy…?

Heeeelllp…

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