NARS Stripped, Unlaced, Playpen Velvet Lip Glides Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and while it didn’t appear streaky, the color settled into lip lines noticeably. This was one of the worst performers in the range as a result, even though it felt comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours it lasted. MAC Obviously Bare (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Art of Seduction (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Tease (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Liquid Passion (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied without streaking, but some of the color gathered into lip lines. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky. The color lasted for three hours on me, but there was more color visible in my lip lines at that point as well. MAC C-Thru (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Barista (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Odalisque (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Hella (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink-a-boo (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Reve (189) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom White Russian (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Boy Bait (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Curvii (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Creamsicle (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Life's a Peach (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Ideale (22) (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and spread easily across the lips. The formula was hydrating, comfortable on the lips, and lasted for four hours on me. There was a slight amount of visible color in lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. Too Faced Peach Tease (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Pure Peach (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Rapture (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Lemonade (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Snitch (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ravishing (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Nebulous (LE, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Bad B (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Candy Coral (-, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Rieuse (373) (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Maui (-, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. Overall, the formula was lightly to moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

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NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide