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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
40 varieties available

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

BY NARS #25 in Lipstick

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars70%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.59 / 5 based on 4,345 Reviews


Cult-favorite Velvet Matte Lip Pencil instantly delivers the impact of a matte lipstick with the spontaneity of a pencil. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with Vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte color for hours. Lips are instantly saturated with rich, vivid pigments and a velvety matte finish. Its jumbo size provides the application of a lipstick with the convenience of an artist pencil, and the tapered end is perfect for lining, defining, and filling in lips. This versatile formula also makes it easy to pair with another lip product for added dimension or as a tinted base. Whether it’s soft and neutral or bold and edgy, this lip pencil is ideal for making a lip statement. Works best with NARS Pencil Sharpener. Other sharpeners may be harmful or damaging.

A repeat winner in all the top beauty books, this cult-favorite comes in a diverse range of highly pigmented colors with a velvety matte finish.
Unique silicones ensure long-lasting color while emollients provide a creamy feel. Smooth comfortable texture keeps the matte finish looking fresh all day.
The original jumbo pencil provides quick, easy convenient application. Its tapered end is ideal for lining, defining and filling in lips.

To create a long-lasting lip look, use as a base to lip color and layer additional lip products on top.
To create dimension, try one shade as a liner and another to fill in the lips.
For three-dimensional definition, follow with a Lip Liner in a slightly deeper shade.

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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  • "I had been looking for a long lasting lip stick for a while. This is amazing the color lasts for a very long time. It is easy to put in and it is very smooth. " in 266 reviews
  • "These are great as eyeshadow bases! Very rich, creamy and blendable! I would really recommend this for anyone who wants that extra pop of color when doing their makeup" in 261 reviews
Megan P.
Delaware, OH
151 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Cruella more...
I am not much of a lip stick person, it often sets oddly on my top lip and almost looks like I have a different lipstick or shade around my cupids bow (I think I've used too much chapstick and now when I dont constantly put it on my lips are dry). I also dont often wear lipstick because of this so I have a hard time feeling comfortable in bold colors, especially red. I have a hard time finding a red I feel good in (I'm into darker shades with a more purple tint) This shade of red is absolutely stunning and goes well with many different skin tones, I was shocked at how effortlessly this glided on the lips (thinking since it was more like a chunky pencil it would be dry and hard to get on, not at all!) The formula is very light, almost like you have nothing on your lips and doesnt feel drying at all. This made my lips look so much smoother too. I am actually excited to wear this out!

Also I think this may have been one of the Sephora birthday gifts one year? Otherwise not sure how I got it because its not something I would usually pick up lol but Im so glad I have it.
Ali W.
University Cy, MO
151 reviews
Review for: LET'S GO CRAZY more...
Great color!! I got the Let’s go Crazy as a free sample from Sephora. I feel like it weirdly makes me eyes look more green! I tried wiping this off to try a different shade and it didn’t come off.... this will definitely last you through the night without the worry of re-applying. He only thing I don’t like is the thickness of the crayon. I like more precision. I had to use foundation around the edges to clean it up a bit.
Angela 🌹.
Lexington, SC
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: DOLCE VITA more...
Nars Matte Lip pencils are some of my favorite lipsticks. They're very long wearing and the formula is very smooth. Nars has a wide variety to choose from which is a bonus. It has a decent shelf life but you'll know when you have it too long because it starts to smell like crayons. Overall, I'd recommend - I completely forgot about this product. I'm headed to buy a new one now :)
Thee S.
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Tortola more...
These are by far my favorite lip liners Such an amazing brand. The formula is super comfortable no matter which products your using. The lip liners are so amazing. The pigmentation of the lipliners are to die for. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to buy an amzing lip product that wouldnt disappoint. The formula is super comfortable. The shade range is so gorgeous their is literally a shade for every skin color. The packaging is something amazing to proudly display on your vanity. If you dont own any nars lip liners your missing out formula is consistent and so creamy.
196 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Cruella more...
When I want to wear a red lip I tend to reach for this lip pencil. I like that it is a pencil because it makes lining your lips so much easier - which is important for red or other bold colors. I love the consistency of this product as well because it is matte so it stays on your lips for a while but it's not a drying matte that you could see every texture on your lips, it's very comfortable. The shade is beautiful as well, it's a true red with a more neutral to cool undertone so it helps to whiten the teeth. 
April D.
223 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Cruella more...
The most beautiful velvety smooth, blue-toned red. Perfect for making your teeth look pearly white. My only con to this product is that they are difficult to sharpen. You have to stick them in your freezer, then sharpen. It’s not good if you’re in a pinch. You also need a good, quality, large sharpener for this. I wish this had an automatic built in sharpener inside. I could give it 5 stars!
Olivia M.
Minden, LA
255 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Cruella more...
I got a set of 2 from Sephora for my birthday gift.  I really liked the pink shade and the red shade.  The pink shade matches many different skin tones.  I have fair skin and it looks like a nudey pink on my skin. It is very creamy, easy to apply, not drying, and lasts a good amount of time. I do have to retouch after eating or drinking, but it does fade nicely before I have tp reapply. The red is very pretty too.  I also get asked what shade I'm wearing with this one. It has a blue undertone. It is a little more drying so make sure your lips are hydrated and not flakey. I would say it does last longer on the lips than the pink shade, but it does tend to get crumbly towards the end of the day if your lips are not prepped and hydrated beforehand.
The only thing I don't like is having to sharpen them. It makes it hard to carry them in purse because they do need sharpening quite often. Overall, these are great lip pencils and I would highly recommend then.  
Yvette A.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Cruella more...
This is an amazing formula for a lipstick!! As a lip liner, definitely a NO. It’s too “chubby” to get a precise lining of the lips, but if you use another lip liner and then use this as a lipstick: you. are. golden! This shade is everything too! It’s a deep red that makes your teeth look so white! And it really looks and feels like velvet on your lips!!
Brandi N.
6 reviews
Review for: BOLERO more...
I love love love this pencil as a liner or for layering underneath a lipstick. It’s a little too dry for me to wear as a stand alone which is why it’s not a 5/5 for me. Such a pretty color! Peachy pink nude. My favorite combo is this with Nars Barbarella lipstick over the top...good staying power when you layer them up. I always have this in my purse...
Bridget M.
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: DOLCE VITA, DAMNED, Cruella, WALKYRIE more...
I purchased two sets of the mini NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils from Sephora after being told by a coworker how amazing they are. She was right! They glide on nicely and have great staying power. Damned is my favorite color, but Dolce Vita is a great "your lips but better" shade. Cruella is a classic red. Walkyrie is my least favorite of the four. It had some brown undertones that didn't work with my skin tone. I definitely plan on purchasing full-sized versions and trying more colors!
Paige C.
Winter Spgs, FL
63 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this stay all day? Or do you have to touch up frequently?
Anne W.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been looking for the perfect red, matte lip. I've heard good things about this one and I love Nars products! How long does this stay on with average wear?
Patricia G.
2 reviews
What's your favourite shade?
ali l.
Gainesville, FL
12 reviews
Is it similar to a lipstick? I was looking for a nice red lipstick for new year's eve. I was recommended this but it seems more like a pencil.
Sarah M.
Chamblee, GA
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Is there a base I need to use before putting this NARS lip pencil on? The color fades rather quickly.

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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil