Velvet Matte Lip Pencil  by NARS Cosmetics

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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CLAIM TO FAME: Award-winning lipstick and lip liner in one

FAST FACTS: Crayon-like tip; creamy-matte texture; ultra pigmented lip color; jumbo size crayon makes application easy; budge-proof and long-lasting; non-drying; Allure Beauty Awards winner 2011 and 2012

PERFECT FOR: Statement lips

Winner: Allure Best of Beauty 2011 (Lips)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Line and color lips from the outside-in.

Founded by makeup magnate and French artist, Francois Nars, this brand is well-loved by professional makeup artists, designers and beauty junkies alike. Francois is an innovator and creates products instinctively instead of following trends. The result: bold and sophisticated makeup and skincare that are runway to real-way ready. Infamous for provocative shade names like the best-selling blush, Orgasm, this cult brand is a staple for the fashionable set or for anyone looking to add a pop of color in her look.

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Top Reviewer

Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

I have this is the shade Dragon Girl and it is gorgeous! Despite it's velvety matte finish, Dragon Girl never makes my lips dry and peel. It may not be as moisturizing as the Velvet Gloss line, but the formula of this one is way better than your average matte lipsticks (err.. Mac Ruby Woo). It's very comfortable to wear and lasts decently (4-6 hrs) on the lips. You could get away with a good number of bites and drinks, and still see the color evenly faded on your lips. So f you have plans on going hardcore on partying and needs a reliable lip color, make sure to tuck this in your purse!

12 months ago
Top Reviewer


This velvet matte lip pencil is definitely a must in any girl's growing lip pencil collection. These aren't just any other lip pencil. They are extremely pigmented and have so many beautiful shades to choose from. They are long wearing and moisturising to the lips, as well. Dolce Vita is my fave!

almost 1 year ago

Love at first swipe!

I first got this in a sample size, in the shade Cruella. I loved it! the shade is a prefect red. Since I have dry lips, I like how it doesn't make my lips dry even though it is matte. It's super pigmented, one swipe is enough. I'm almost done with the sample size and I am planning to buy it! Fell in love with it.

18 days ago

Love it!

Super love this velvet matte pencil!! This is my first makeup product from Nars and I'm really impressed. I got the shade never say never, it's on the purple side and it has small specks of glitter but it's super pretty and flattering!! I just wish it was twistable because sharpening the pencil is such a waste of product and money :(

2 months ago
Top Reviewer

Beautiful puckers that reflects your every mood!!

Okay so I'm just going to put my foot down and say I have several of this (Thanks so much Mom!) and I am addicted to each and every one of them! Haha. I have this in Bahama, Bettina, Consuming Red, Infatuated Red, Red Square and Walkyrie. And yes, I still want more. It's sooooo addicting! *sighs* I love this because of how it's a liner and a lipstick in one (duh!). It lines my lips perfectly and fills it with a smack of color! It barely transfers once it sets to matte and lasts fort a good 8 hours on me without retouch! It is such an amazing lip pencil and definitely a must have for every girl out there!

3 months ago


I never quite understood why this has been raved when it was released. So when my friend got me a deluxe size, I decided to try it out and see if the raves were real. True enough, I fell in love on first swipe. It's very creamy, yet matte and doesn't dry my lips. I found my perfect red in Cruella. I am not more than willing to buy more shades from this line.

4 months ago
Top Reviewer

The Must-Try Nars Product!

Being a member of the Church of Red Lips, I have the shades Dragon Girl & Cruella, & I love them with all of my heart. Dragon Girl is more pinky-red while Cruella is more of a deep, blue-toned red. The formula is superb, the colors vivid & although matte, feels comfortable on the lips. Only downsides are: The need to sharpen, I feel it wastes so much product; & the steep price. But the quality supercedes the downsides, & I'll definitely repurchase!

4 months ago
Certified Buyer

It's 5 stars times 2!

I've tried different matte lip pencils in the past, and this surely tops them all! I've received my order today, in Red Square, and it absolutely fabulous. My lips have always been so easy to chap, making matte lipstick applications quite nasty, BUT this gem of a lip product felt so comfortable and non-drying. It is amazing, and will surely buy this baby again. Nars surely did an amazing job with this.

5 months ago

A must buy!!!

Applying this lippie feels like a dream! It's super creamy with a sheer coverage at first but you can build it up. Just sucks that you need to sharpen it. Some of the product gets wasted. It's matte but not drying. One of my favorite formulas from Nars. Fave shades: dolce vita, never say never and damned.

9 months ago
Top Reviewer

high quality!

I have this Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Dolce Vita and it is one of the prettiest my lips but better shade in my opinion. I like how this glides very smoothly on the lips. It has opaque color and pigmentation. I also like how it stays on the lips for hours without smudging.

9 months ago
Certified Buyer

Perfect MLBB!

Finally caved in to buy Dolce Vita and it is amazing! The pigmentation is great and the formula is to die for. It's the perfect MLBB as far as I'm convinced. It glides so easily on the lips and stays beautifully matte for hours. Wear time is about 4-6 hours, non-drying. Pretty great, y/y?

11 months ago
Top Reviewer


I love the NARS velvet matte lip pencils for the comfortable matte finish (doesn't leave your lips feeling like the Sahara as some matte lippies) and for the density of the color. The only thing I don't like is they seem to bleed just a little when compared to regular lip pencils. Could be it's just because they're chunkier than regular pencils. The color lasts a long time too and they're great under NARS lip glosses.

11 months ago
Top Reviewer


I have several of these lip pencils and they are probably one of my favorite lipsticks ever. I am a big fan of a matte lip and these go on so smoothly and all the colors I've tried are flattering. I love blotting the excess moisture off with a tissue paper as I find that this still gives quite a sheen but nonetheless amazing product!

11 months ago
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer

Super worth it!

I love my affordable drugstore lipsticks, but I don't regret splurging on this at all. It glides on like a dream, feels creamy and comfortable but lasts for hours, and comes in the handiest little pencil you can just grab and stash into your purse when you're rushing out the door. Dolce Vita is the prettiest earthy rose shade—a notch brighter than MLBB—that totally gives any minimal makeup look that extra, effortless punch. Get this for yourself for Christmas!

11 months ago

Sex Machine

I love this in the shade "Sex Machine"! Try pairing it with the Nars "Orgasm" blush and be prepared to die of embarrassment when people ask you what you have on your lips and cheeks (because they most definitely would, as that combo is absolute perfection). LOL. But seriously, the formulation of this Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is great. It's matte, but since it's a velvet-type of matte, it isn't drying as say, MAC's Retro Matte lipsticks i.e. "Ruby Woo".

12 months ago
Certified Buyer

Dolce Vita indeed!

NARS Dolce Vita is the best lipstick I've ever tried! Unlike other matte lippies, this can stay on its own, even without pre-applying lip balm. It also lasts long compared to others. I use this alternately with Mega Last Lip Color Wet n’ Wild In the Flesh but I still prefer NARS in terms of longevity. It isn't that affordable compared to others but it's worth it! I just wish BeautyMNL will also inclue the NARS sharpener for this lip pencil.

12 months ago
Top Reviewer

Dolce Vita & Damned

Nars Cosmetics deserves all the raves. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is great enough to stand on its own or can be used before lipstick. I love Dolce Vita with its dusty rose shade and Damned because of the berry shade. Perfect for all skin color and does not leave my lips dry.

12 months ago
Top Reviewer


Good coverage, amazing drying up on the lips and it lasts a good amount of time.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


Makes the lipstick last so much longer and it adds to the pigmentation as well. It's not drying on the lips, either.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Love the colors

I love crayon lipstick and for me this is the most pricy but worth the price

about 1 year ago