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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
29 varieties available

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

BY NARS #61 in Lipstick

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.58 / 5 based on 3,710 Reviews
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Product Description

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
Ali W.
University Cy, MO
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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 🌹.
46 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 :)
193 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.
220 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.  
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!
Christian A.
Rocky Mount
6 reviews
Review for: Other more...
I enjoy the convenience of a pencil, and usually I love Nars lipstick formulas, but these just didn’t do it for me. I don’t know if it was the color I got or if I purchased an old one, but so just can’t get the color to show up well on my lips. The color itself is gorgeous, I only wish it would translate to my lips just as gorgeous! And mine wasn’t long wearing, either..like, at all. I may have gotten a bit more than an hour or so wear time before I had to reapply. Overall, not exactly thrilled with this one but I will continue trying Nars products.
Noa M.
11 reviews
Review for: Cruella, ENDANGERED RED more...
I think these are my new favorite lip products. Their formula is creamy, rich and smooth but they dry down to matte, so it feels nice your lips. The shape of the pencil makes it easy to apply as a precise lip liner but also to color the whole lips in two swipe. Usually darker colors tend to apply patchy and feel dry on the lips, but these pencils don't do this. If you're having a problem to get your lipstick even and precise this would be a great product for you.
Elizabeth C.
Louisville, KY
838 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: NARS NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set 4 x 0.08 oz/ 2.4 g more...
I can't imagine that this is for the sponge bob super villain man ray. So I'm not sure who the name pertains to because I hadn't researched it yet. I have pretty thin lips that need more lining the older I get with matte Lipstick that sinks into lines like most do. Nars Velvet matte lip pencils. The colors are usually very pigmented, a little goes a long way, easy to sharpen, easy to line the lips and has decent lasting power. The price is a bit steep but they are of amazing quality. This specific set is not as great as I was hoping for. The bag picks up fingerprints and dirt in no time but works well. The Lipsticks are unique colors but unfortunately 2 of them have no pigment at all no matter how much you layer. Because of this I returned them. Its a good deal if you love the other 2 still but the formula seems different. Less smooth and more sinking into lines in and around lips that I didn't even know I had. I can't recommend these unless the two darker colors are colors you would purchase separately. Available at sephora exclusively for approx 49 dollars. Will be available to the public in Oct/Nov of this year.
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
66 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