NARS released a new hybrid lip formula this week ((although no longer available online – coming back October 1st)) called the Velvet Lip Glide. The Sephora site describes them as “an innovative, long-lasting lip color with a smooth, semi-matte finish that provides ultimate hydration. This highly-saturated lip color combines covetable comfort and confident shades in one smooth move. Its wand coats like a lipstick, yet glides on like a gloss. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration.”
Any lip product description that reads vibrant, long-lasting, AND hydrating is totally my jam!! I ordered the shade ‘bound’ – a soft rosy mauve ((swatched below)), and OH. MY. GOSH!! Can’t stop, won’t stop!! Babes, these might just be the MOST COMFORTABLE LIP COLORS EVER!!
THE FORMULA: Just as the name implies, these literally glide like velvet across your lips!! The color effortlessly applies with one swipe of the wand. It has a cream finish and smoothed over my lips beautifully without settling into any lines. The feeling is glide-y but NOT sticky – it completely becomes one with your lips! It is definitely hydrating and has a vanilla-y scent! Long lasting? I don’t know if wears any longer than a tube lipstick, which doesn’t phase me one bit. You could even wear these as an opaque lipgloss, which would totally work!
SHADE RANGE: 12 shades ranging from nude to vampy. The shade pictures on the Sephora site look SCARY – super inaccurate! Check out swatches on Temptalia!
PACKAGING: It’s housed in a sturdy but lightweight clear plastic tube with a matte black lid. It has a non-flexible doe foot wand that ensures a smooth application.
PRICE: $26.00 for 0.2 oz of product
FINAL THOUGHTS: These are incredible!! I really hope they expand the shade range to include more pinky/peachy shades! I will 100% buy more and recommend them to EVERYONE!! A total win!! Buy them HERE when they’re released again!
“Velvet lip glide is soft, yet strong. Effortless and intense. Polished and provocative. It encourages you not to compromise. Glide on strength. Go with it. See where it takes you.”—François Nars
Nars Velvet Lip Glide in ‘Bound’ on my NC15 skintone- a soft rosy mauve