NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Fall 2011: Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “deep aubergine.” Velvet Matte Lip Pencils deliver rich pigment with a “velvet matte finish.” It’s supposed to be creamy and long-wearing without being drying. This shade is new and now part of NARS’ permanent range.

If this looks familiar to you that means 1) you’re a regular Temptalia reader and 2) you have an excellent eye. It looks nearly identical to MAC Smoked Purple. Train Bleu is a vampy purpled-burgundy with a near-matte finish. It has a subtle hint of sheen when you look at it close-up, but it is fairly matte when viewed at a normal distance.

Train Bleu wears a solid six hours on me, but my lips start to feel the need for added moisture by the fourth hour. The pencil formula makes it easier to apply, because you can easily edge around the lips, but you will lose product when you go to sharpen it. The color coverage is opaque and lush–much better than Smoked Purple–and the texture is creamier and has a lot less tug and drag in comparison. Of course, the price is nearly double.

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total
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NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Mariella Avatar

I guess because it’s a matte sort of finish, it looks dry and seems to emphasize those natural lines in the lips. Not for me – just a bit harsh looking because of the finish.

Mia Avatar

You look so good in like bright colors and dark colors like these.So jealous.I’m so pale,red lipstick should look good but it doesn’t. 🙁 You look great in these colors.Jealousy…

Teresa Avatar

How do you sharpen these Nars Lip Pencils? I have one in Sex Machine and I can’t sharpen it. It seems to crack and break ad splinter. So frustrating.

Dormouse Avatar

I love this color, but I feel I’m a bit old for dark, matte lipcolors. Though I wore them, say, 15 years ago and got compliments on them all the time.

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