NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review: Get Off, Intriguing, Famous Red, & Lonely Heart

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One of my biggest vices is lipstick. Whenever I step into Sephora, even when I am on a mission for a specific product, it’s rare that I walk out without purchasing at least one lip colour. It’s almost impossible for me to watch by NARS, in particular, without spotting a lip pencil or two that I need to try… and buy.

For that reason, I’ve put myself on a strict Sephora-ban. But, that didn’t stop these four NARS matte lip pencils from showing up at my door! Today’s lipsticks were sent to me in a PR package a few weeks ago, and I wanted to share my full review with you.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Review: Get Off, Intriguing, Famous Red, & Lonely Heart

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Get Off:

NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Get Off is a super light peach-beige lipstick. While I like the idea of a really light peach-tone nude lipstick, I found this lipstick too light for me. Since I have really fair skin, I was surprised to find just how fair it applied. I also found this lipsticks matte formula looked quite patchy on my lips and highlighted dry spots.


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NARS Lip pencil in Intriguing is described as a rose pink, which is very accurate. It’s a very soft and rosy pink tone lipstick with a matte formula. Unlike “Get Off” I found this formula to appear and feel more hydrating on my lips, and it did not accentuate the look of dry spots. Out of the colours, I am reviewing today, this was my favourite. It looks quite natural on my lips and is comfortable to wear throughout the day. I also found that this colour faded very naturally, and didn’t cling to drier spots. So, even if you forget to reapply this lipstick – you won’t find that your lips appear patchy.


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Famous Red:

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is described as a bright coral pink. The name of this lipstick seems a bit off to me as it’s not a red and when I think of a “famous red” I think of a more classic blue-tone red lipstick. But, the description provided by NARS for this lipstick is accurate. It is super bright and pigmented, and it definitely has an almost neon pink/coral look to it. I’ve worn this colour a handful of times now, and I have found it’s quite comfortable to wear but it can show some drier spots as it fades off. This is a colour you’ll want to check on to reapply throughout the day since it does fade unevenly, and it does stain your lips. Famous Red is a really bold and beautiful colour and I especially like it for spring and summer. (I keep thinking it would look adorable when worn with a little white dress)


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Lonely Heart:

NARS Lonely Heart is described as a chocolate brown. It’s a super warm, dark, and rich brown tone lipstick that is very wearable. While it’s described as a matte lipstick, I actually found that it had a bit of a sheen to it and was quite hydrating on my lips. Since it is such a dark lipstick, it can appear patchy and it can bleed, which is why I would recommend wearing a lip liner and possibly a smudge-proof topcoat with this lipstick.


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These lipsticks were sent to me in a PR package. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.


  1. April 14, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Ouuu love the Famous Red color!

  2. April 14, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Nice post, My fave is Dolce Vita I used to recommend this all the time when I used to work at a cosmetics store 🙂


  3. The Adored Life
    April 17, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I have that red color too from Nars and I’ve had the same issue with the reds drying out my lips! It’s so strange!

    The Adored Life

  4. April 17, 2017 / 9:54 am

    I swear by NARS lip products and a few weeks ago I switched from their normal lipsticks to these matte sticks. Overall I love them, but I like the normal lip products more!


  5. April 17, 2017 / 10:00 am

    I’ve been wanting to try these for awhile! Thank you for reviewing them! I love the red and the color intriguing! That’s a great color for summer!

  6. April 17, 2017 / 10:13 am

    Really helps to see the colors on you. I love intriguing, not too bright or too pale. The texture looks pretty luxurious!

  7. April 17, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    That red is beautiful, maybe one day I will treat myself xx

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