Get Glossy Gorgeousness AND a Creamy Finish With the NARS Velvet Lip Glides

Published in: Lips, Makeup, NARS, Product Reviews

nars velvet lip glide

The $26 NARS Velvet Lip Glides

You know what happens when you say to Siri, “Yo, Siri, take me to the nexus of liquid lipstick and gloss!” and you hop into your Honda Civic (that you lovingly refer to as “Murray”), and Siri keeps saying nonsensical things like, “Keep right, then keep right,” and even though you’re thinking, “Siri, you WACK, girl,” you listen to her anyway, because you have a feeling that you’ll still end up someplace good?

And then you roll up to this little slice of NARS heaven known as the NARS Velvet Lip Glides, and you think to yourself, THANK YOU, LAWD, FOR HOOP EARRINGS, PIZZA SLICES AND THE NEW NARS VELVET LIP GLIDES?

nars velvet lip glide doe foot

The NARS Velvet Lip Glide doe-foot

Yup, NARS did it again.

Just plunge an arrow — and don’t even bother with the bow — straight into my makeup-loving heart, because these liquid lipsticks (Or are they glosses? It’s hard to tell…) are true love. Like, I could dance with them at a wedding, and I’d see our entire future together.

nars velvet lip glide danceteria

Wearing NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Danceteria

Basically, these are… Honestly, I can’t figure out how to classify them. They feel like medium-weight, non-sticky glosses similar to the MAC Cremesheens, but they pack a lot of pigment and look like liquid lipsticks…except that they have a creamy finish, so they don’t dry up like liquid lipsticks, which means that your lips don’t end up looking like a cat butt. 🙂

They start off moderately shiny and stay that way for about an hour before wearing down to a soft matte finish. I find that I usually have to reapply them after about three hours.

nars velvet lip glide bound

Wearing NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound

Lately, everything makes me think of food, and that includes these lipstick/lipgloss hybrid thingamabobs. Every time I sloosh one across my lips with the soft, flocked doe-foot (nice touch, François, baby), I think, “Mmm… Vanilla ice cream…” and before I know it, I’m hella hungry for vanilla ice cream, which is what these taste and smell like to me, but it’s faint. If you aren’t a sweets person (which I totally don’t get… HOW COULD YOU NOT BE INTO SWEETS!?), it’s very subtle.

nars velvet lip glide swatches 2

They come in 13 shades that range from nudes to reds to plums and browns, and they’re $26 each.

nars velvet lip glide swatches

Don’t even ask me to pick a fave, because there are just so many…but if I had, HAD to…I’d choose Bound (the rosy pink) or Danceteria (the fuchsia). They’re the ones that keep finding their way onto my lips and into my purse.

Pinks all day, errr day, baby cakes. 🙂

nars velvet lip glide swatches 3

They’re kind of pricey at $26, but I still think you’ll like them. Make your way down to a NARS boutique or the NARS website starting on September 1 to take a closer took. Hail a cab, Uber it — heck, take a horse and buggy, because I think they’re that boss.

Or…wait until October 1, which is when they also arrive at Sephora and department stores.


The NARS Velvet Lip Glides

  • Stripped, a beige pink
  • Unlaced, a nude pink
  • Playpen, a pink coral
  • Bound, a rosy pink
  • Danceteria, a fuchsia
  • La Main Bleue, a rich berry
  • Mineshaft, a poppy red
  • No. 54, a raspberry red
  • Le Palace, a deep cherry red
  • Unspeakable, a garnet
  • Toy, a deep aubergine
  • Area, a rich chestnut
  • Deviant, a deep burgundy (exclusive to NARS boutiques and

Speaking of NARS…

Should you happen to have an extra 50 million tacos in your bank account, François is selling his private island in Bora Bora!

For the record, if you happen to buy that island, homegirl would love an invitation. Please? 🙂

Also, there’s a new NARS book coming out next month that I’m looking forward to, and if I ever get to meet François again and can ask him to autograph it, I will try my hardest to NOT sing, “Did you ever know that you’re my hero?” from Wind Beneath My Wings.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Like this post? Tell your friends!

So far, 32 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Divina says:

    Karen, you look GORGEOUS. These suit you to a T!

  2. Chelsea says:

    So pretty! Matte stuff can be so drying.

    All the babies say hi, but they are a massive pain right now! They got fleas since we moved into our new place, ughhh. I treated both the cats last night, and cleaned everything, and I took QB to the vet today (he also needs a molar trim, so he’ll get that next week. And I psychologically itch everywhere thinking about it!

    • Karen says:

      I was wondering where you’ve been! Sorry you’ve been having to deal with fleas, that sucks. 🙁 Are you guys at least settled into the new place? Is everything out of boxes and where it needs to be?

      Love to the furbabies.

  3. kellly says:

    They need to have one in “Banned Red”

  4. Abby says:

    These look really nice. I especially love Toy!

  5. Chris25 says:

    Cat butt lips are a big no-no. Lol. I see several shades I want here!
    Chris25 recently posted … Do You Have Personal Beauty Idols?

  6. Agata says:

    Dancentria and Bound are my two favorite, judging from your swatches! Nars lip products are always amazing so I am looking forward to checking these out.

    Btw, how is your secret project coming?
    Agata recently posted … Are Beauty Subscriptions Boxes Worth The Money??

  7. Ehrin says:

    These just popped into my radar today and I’m sooooo happy that you’ve written a post about them!! I’m dying to see you post pics of you wearing each color–specifically the reds (hint hint) since we have very similar skin tones. Love your blog❤️

  8. Ashleigh says:

    I don’t have an extra 50 million tacos, but if I did I would totes share that island with you! <3

    These look fabulous, and the texture seems right up my alley.
    I also clicked on the link to that interview and info on his book, and I love that last photo of his mother. The interviewer points out that NARS uses older women in their campaigns, and it's nice to see someone in the beauty industry really respecting the beauty in everyone!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ashleigh,

      Aww, that’s nice of you! Can I bring Tabs and Connor? *crosses fingers*

      Reading that interview made me love Francois even more. If he does do the book after this one with the mature ladies I’m definitely going to get it! Let’s celebrate all ages in beauty. 😀

      • Ashleigh says:

        Of course! My pup might harass Tabs a little at first (infringing upon his personal kitty supermodel space), but I’m sure a proper swat or two would keep him away. 🙂
        You can teach baby Coy Wolf to swim! I was a very small toddler when I gleefully dove into the hotel pool, my mother had to dive in after me. I was laughing, giggling… properly scared her to death!

  9. Lulle says:

    They look really pretty, with just a soft sheen on your lips. I love MAC Cremesheen formula so if they feel any similar I’d probably enjoy them too.
    Lulle recently posted … MAKE Beauty: Moonlight Primer and Marine Salve, review in black and white

  10. Becky says:

    I need those two nudey pinks! Oh man these look amazing! I’ve never really jumped on the liquid lipstick train (except for Colourpop’s Ultra Satin Lips-probably because they’re not matte!) but these look like perfection! NARS does it again!
    Becky recently posted … The One With All The Italian Makeup

  11. Danceteria looks so pretty on you! I think I’ll go for Playpen myself.
    Kiss & Make-up recently posted … Make-up look | The Make-up Philosopher

  12. Mimi says:

    Oh they’re gorgeous. Mineshaft especially, love how bright and happy the colour makes me!

  13. Mimi says:

    Oh they’re gorgeous. Mineshaft especially, love how bright and happy the colour makes me!
    Mimi recently posted … Summer Colour Crush: Revlon Nail Enamel in 161 Teak Rose

  14. Kim says:

    These look fabulous but, in fairness, all lip color does on you! I had the weirdest flashback/thought this AM about Maybelline Kiss Potion (I had to look it up because I couldn’t remember anything except how the bottle looked and the flavor… thank you Internet). Do you remember those?

    PS Francois is really disappointing me. Hadn’t we agreed that now was not the time to sell all our $50 million islands? Where is the solidarity? 😉

  15. Ha, if I buy that island, I will fly you and Tabs and Ms Connor Claire in. But sadly I don’t really see that happening anytime soon.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Hairloss after pregnancy – The nightmare continues

  16. hanna says:

    These are all so pretty, lately I’ve been just wearing matte lip colors
    hanna recently posted … Outfit: Grey Dress at the White River

  17. Adia says:

    So excited for these. Bound is my fav!

  18. CrystalCandy says:

    You had me at vanilla ice cream! ♥ Did you notice if the darker shades tend to feather?
    CrystalCandy recently posted … Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge