Round-up: NARS Velvet Lip Glide Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glides
NARS Velvet Lip Glides

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. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. 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. 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 Le Palace

PPermanent. $26.00/0.20 oz.

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity

02. NARS Deviant

A+

02. NARS Deviant

NARS Deviant Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A+

04. NARS Unspeakable

Unspeakable is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. Read full review.

A

05. NARS Impossible Red

NARS Impossible Red Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, coral-red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. Read full review.

A

06. NARS Paradise Garage

NARS Paradise Garage Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. NARS Chez Claude

Chez Claude is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and very light, fine pearl. Read full review.

A

08. NARS Danceteria

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

09. NARS Mineshaft

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

10. NARS No. 54

A

10. NARS No. 54

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

11. NARS No. 675

A

11. NARS No. 675

No. 675 is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

12. NARS Mars

A

12. NARS Mars

NARS Mars Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

13. NARS Disruptor

NARS Disruptor Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, meidum red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

A

14. NARS Staying Alive

Staying Alive is a bright, dark berry with cooler undertones and a natural shine. The gloss was nearly opaque in a single layer, though I could see my lip freckle for sure. Read full review.

A

15. NARS Plato's

A-

15. NARS Plato's

Plato's is a muted, dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the gloss itself spread easily across the lips and left an even layer of color. Read full review.

A-

16. NARS Night Together

Night Together is a muted, medium rosy plum with warmer undertones and a cream finish. There was an almost imperceptible pearl in it, which I could see in the photos but not in person. Read full review.

A-

17. NARS Xenon

A-

17. NARS Xenon

NARS Xenon Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a soft, rosy mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

18. NARS Burning Love

Burning Love is a bright, medium red with cool, pink undertones and a glossy sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly across the lips without visible streaks. Read full review.

A-

19. NARS Playpen

A-

19. NARS Playpen

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. Read full review.

A-

20. NARS Area

A-

20. NARS Area

NARS Area Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

21. NARS Toy

B+

21. NARS Toy

Toy is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was even for the most part with minor color pulling into lip lines (this was a case where the color was so dark that it was hard to tell from afar). Read full review.

B+

22. NARS Suck

B+

22. NARS Suck

NARS Suck Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. Read full review.

B+

23. NARS Bait

B+

23. NARS Bait

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

B+

24. NARS Immoral

B+

24. NARS Immoral

Immoral is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool undertones and faint shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and did not appear streaky, though there was a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines. Read full review.

B+

25. NARS Rapture

B

25. NARS Rapture

Rapture is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish with faint pearl. It had good color payoff, though it was not opaque, that applied evenly to the lips. Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

86%

Average Score
A
20
B
7
C
0
D
0
F
4
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
92%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
92%

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Based on 0 Reviews, 3 Quick Reviews

The Good: Creamy (2), Easy To Apply (2), Moisturizing (2), Smooth (1), Long-wearing (1), Great Value (1), Travel-friendly (1)

The In-Between: Non-sticky (2), Buildable (1), Highly Pigmented (1)

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The Good: Creamy (2), Easy To Apply (2), Moisturizing (2), Smooth (1), Long-wearing (1), Great Value (1), Travel-friendly (1)

The In-Between: Non-sticky (2), Buildable (1), Highly Pigmented (1)