If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know I’m not a big fan of the matte liquid lipstick trend that is happening right now. It seems almost every beauty brand has released their own variation of, what I consider to be, a very unflattering formula. I have even heard several very prominent beauty vloggers admit that they wear them for videos but it’s not something they actually leave the house in. While there absolutely are some perfect lipped, beautiful women out there who can rock the uber long-wearing matte lip trend, I do not happen to be one of them. I find them very drying and unflattering. When I first heard NARS was releasing a liquid lipstick I assumed it would be of this variation. I was relieved to discover that the new NARS Velvet Lip Glide is not a long-wearing matte formula. It is actually a more traditional liquid lipstick formula. A formula I can fall in love with.
As the name implies, the NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($34 CAD) lipsticks have a smooth velvety texture. They offer full colour coverage with a lightweight, comfortable feel. They feature NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex for a smooth gliding, effortless application and nourishing wear.
The flat shaped, doe foot applicator applies these beautifully. Coverage is smooth and even with no extra effort required. They glide on for a softly glossy, colour saturated pout. The formula is not transfer proof or long wearing. The highlight of this product is that they offer an absolutely gorgeous colour and finish with comfortable wear.
There are 13 shades available:
- STRIPPED Beige pink (shown)
- UNLACED Nude pink (shown)
- PLAYPEN Pink coral
- BOUND Rose pink (shown)
- DANCETERIA Fuchsia
- LA MAIN BLEUE Rich berry (shown)
- MINESHAFT Poppy red (shown)
- NO. 54 Raspberry red
- LE PALACE Deep cherry red
- UNSPEAKABLE Garnet
- TOY Deep aubergine
- AREA Rich chestnut
- DEVIANT Deep burgundy (Exclusive to NARS Boutiques & narscosmetics.com)
The five colours I’ve tried are a perfect sampling of the wonderfully varied shade offering. There is a beautiful range of shades with everything from nudes, to my lips but better hues, fun brights, vampy shades, and reds.
The new NARS Velvet Lip Glide will be available October 1st, 2016 at all NARS retailers (Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Murale) and they are already available at www.narscosmetics.com.
What shades are you most excited to try?