Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by NARS

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


Overall Score

3388 Reviews
pigmentation: sheer
Overall Neutral Ingredients
Selected ShadeBad Girl

What the reviews are saying

staying powerlonglasting
"anyway, it was the best gift ever bc it looks amazing and stays all day"
- Sephora User
"i am loving this long-lasting velvet matte lip pencil from nars called cruella"
- Sephora User
"the texture is smooth, non-sticky, and just heavy enough that you know you're wearing it, but you don't feel like you're wearing a ton of it"
- Sephora User
"if you are new to nars, their lip pencils stay on beautifully-the closest to a full day of any brand i've tried, plus they're lightweight and easy to carry"
- Nordstrom User
Mira is powered by you.These product reviews get better every time with your feedback. How would you rate this breakdown?
Not helpful Very helpful
What can be improved?
"i bought and loved my new nars velvet lip pencil, in 'new lover' the texture is creamy and the color very pretty"
- Ebay User
"the texture is very nice and smooth, it gives a subtle glow to your lips and is very moisturizing"
- Sephora User
"although the name suggests that the lip pencil is matte, don't expect it to dry your lips out because the soft waxy texture keeps lips feeling softer than any other lip pencil i have ever experienced"
- Mecca User
"as the description states, it has a buttery texture and it goes on like a dream and keeps your lips nice and moist"
- Sephora User
"i loved how natural and sheer this lip pencil is"
- Sephora User
"i'm revamping my lip wardrobe with this, ysl's vernis à lèvres glossy stain, dior addict extreme, and lipstick queen sheers - hello beautiful, comfortable, moisturized lips"
- Sephora User


Sephora User
Pigmented, lightweight, longlasting
I had my first experience with the Velvet Matte pencils when I received my free birthday gift a few months ago. At first I was weary of trying the red (Cruella) because I didn't think red looked good on me. I finally worked up the courage to try it today to also try to get myself in the mood for the holidays. I am in love. I like the mattes because they don't tend to feather as much as satin shades and for me the color shows up better in matte. This is the first matte that didn't feel like I was wearing anything! Very lightweight and highly pigmented. This IS a pencil you have to sharpen, but a lot of products are and this one is totally worth the extra few seconds every 5-7 days. I also have problems with most mattes drying up my lips and putting on lip balm just ruins the color. As it's so lightweight it won't dry you out. Some people comment that the product doesn't stay on well. I have yet to find a lipstick that will outlast a day of eating and drinking. The difference is that some may transfer but you'll always have the same color, same intensity, all day. One app, no feathering either! I recommend this to ANYBODY!! It's the lowest maintenance product I've tried. Works also as a liner and there's no need for primer. I just recommended this to my best friend who also had the same concerns as I did and she's excited! Definitely try this out, you'll see why I really give this pencil 6 stars. Way to go NARS!!!!
Sephora User
Pigmented, lightweight, longlasting
This product is one of THE mattest finishes on a lip product I've ever used. It is not creamy looking at all, it is purely matte. Another plus is that it is not drying at all. It's not moisturizing but definitely does not suck any moisture up. It also doesn't feather and stains your lips so if you eat and it rubs off, the colour stays with you all day. It also applies easily with great pigmentation & pay off. It isn't at all thick and heavy but it applies quite a thin layer without being sheer. I honestly love this lip product and have three of the colours so far and am looking to purchase most of the other ones that I don't have. User
Pigmented, longlasting
I have used the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella for a couple of years now, and I consider it an absolute staple in my makeup bag. I am a fan of matte, fulled coloured lips, so this pencil is amazing. The colour is deep and opaque, and stays on for hours - as opposed to sheer or sticky lipstick. The consistancy is great too - it glides over your lips easily and is great for making precise lines because it's a pencil and easy to control. The feeling is definately matte and does dry the lips slightly, but isn't uncomfortable.This red is beatuful by itself, or you can wear it with a red liner underneath to give your lips even more volume and colour. My favourite thing to do though, is to wear brown lip liner undernath, so that the colour becomes even more deep and more brick red.If you don't want full on colour, a handy trick is to smudge the colour with your fingertips so that it becomes more like a stain and isn't so obnoxious. You can also use the colour left on your fingers as a blush.The other great thing is that Nars prices have been reduced. When I bought my first pencil it was about $52, now it's $39 at Mecca - which means that I can now afford to buy more colours!I highly reccomend this product. It's great if your are into full on, loud colour that gives you confidence and makes you feel very old hollywood! « less


Compared to other lipsticks, the ingredients in this product are about as safe as the average product.
31 ingredients

Top video reviews

Similar products