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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.

04.

04. Unspeakable NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A
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07. Cartagena NARS

NARS

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A

Cartagena is a deep, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips.

Cartagena is a deep, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips.

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15. Staying Alive NARS

NARS

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A

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.

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.

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17. Plato's NARS

NARS

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A-

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.

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.

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18. Night Together NARS

NARS

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A-

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.

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.

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22. Burning Love NARS

NARS

LELimited Edition. $26.00/0.20 oz.

A-

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.

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.

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
25
B
12
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
91%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
91%

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Based on 0 Reviews, 4 Quick Reviews

The Good: Creamy (3), Moisturizing (3), Easy To Apply (2), Smooth (1), Long-wearing (1), Great Value (1), Travel-friendly (1)

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

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The Good: Creamy (3), Moisturizing (3), Easy To Apply (2), Smooth (1), Long-wearing (1), Great Value (1), Travel-friendly (1)

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

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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!

When I first heard about this new formula I assumed that they would be matte liquid lipsticks, because of the Velvet name. They look very nice, but I can’t say I’m particularly excited about the colors.

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!

LOL! Let me know if they end up feathering on you. They are at Sephora and NARS’ websites. They are on Sephora now, though it might be VIB/VIB Rouge only at the moment.

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