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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Nancy T Avatar

Definitely will if the Sephora up the street puts them out on the display! But that store, despite being a heavy traffic Sephora, seems to get a bit behind when it comes to displaying new products, it seems. And yet, that’s the easiest one to get to, so…I just *try* to be patient. The larger one up by the Airpark seems to have it together, but that’s one long ride!

kjh Avatar

I hope these feather like crazy on me, bec otherwise, I have a significant acquisition problem. Nars does the colors I prefer so well. Then he loads up the collections with them. Just take all my fall pay checks, Francois. Already in trouble with at least 2 new Audacious. Good thing I have def color preferences, but they pop up with a vengeance in fall. Trouble ahead for the debit. I forget. Are these Nars exclusives or will they be at big S? After I went to S today, went to Trader Joe’s and asked if the ginger turmeric tea was LE or perm. ‘What are you talking about? I don’t know what you mean.’ That’s when you know your m/u addiction has gone too far!

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