NARS Velvet Lip Glide Review and Swatches

nars-velvet-lip-gloss-swatches-reviewNARS latest lippie, Velvet Lip Glide is the perfect marriage between a liquid lip and gloss in one. It goes on smooth with great pigment and high shine. The color range features 13 phenomenal shades which ranges from pretty nudes, bright pinks and reds to a range of wines to plums with a brown thrown in.


Swatched left to right here are the shades:

  • Stripped – beige pink
  • Unlaced – nude pink
  • Playpen – pink coral
  • Bound – rose pink
  • Danceteria – fuchsia
  • La Main Bleue – rich berry
  • Mineshaft – poppy red
  • No. 54 – raspberry red
  • Le Palace – deep cherry red
  • Unspeakable – garnet
  • Toy – deep aubergine
  • Area – rich chestnut
  • Devaint – deep burgundy


I assume the “velvet” is more directed to the sheen, since the finish is smooth and not textured like you would see from a matte. It’s great on it’s own and mixes beautifully with lipsticks and other lip products to adjust the shade should you want to or extend the wear. On it’s own it does have some staying power but like most gloss finishes diminishes as you drink, eat… My suggestion though if you want longer stay power is to put a matching lip liner or longwear lipstick under it and then apply on top. It will help keep it put and last longer then a glass of wine (or several). Plus whatever is underneath doesn’t mess with it’s brilliant finish on top, which makes lips look smooth and hydrated.

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