Gorgeously glossy color in a jumbo lip pencil. Spectacular shine in an innovative, lightweight formula and enriched with Vitamin E plus a blend of moisture-rich hyaluronic spheres that make lips appear fuller.
This review is for NARS’ Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in More, which the company describes as an auburn color. This color is released with NARs’ Fall 2012 collection.
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils come in standard pencil form, have medium thickness, and need to be sharpened.
More is a mahogany-auburn color and leaves a glossy finish. The color is absolutely opaque and strongly pigmented. It will fully cover the color of your lips unless you dab the color off to make it sheer.
Although this color is very warm-toned, it doesn’t look very flattering on my yellow-based skin. It’s too brown/orange for my taste. And I definitely think people with light skin (NC/W 25 and lighter) will have a much harder time pulling this color off than darker-skinned people.
The formula does skip a bit on the skin, even though the pencil has a noticeable level of creaminess. The formula also has a bit of tackiness to it. It’s not sticky like a lip gloss, but it’s not smooth on the lips either.
This lip product will transfer if you eat, drink, or kiss. But the formula lasts longer than your traditional lipstick and definitely longer than a lipgloss. The color lasted about 3 hours on my lips (with eating and drinking) and left some color behind afterward.
The formula doesn’t emphasize lip lines. In fact, it fills them in and creases a smooth finish to your lips.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
This formula skips a little on the lips and it will leave small streaks behind if you don’t completely cover each patch of skin on your lips. The formula’s tacky quality prevents you from evening out the product by pressing your lips together.
For $24.00 you get 2.8 grams (0.09 ounces). Urban Decay’s Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors are $19.00 each and contain 0.1 ounce of product. Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Matte Pencils cost $24.00 and contain 0.09 ounces of product.
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