NARS recently released a new lip product that is quite different than other lip products that are on the market right now.
Their velvet lip glides are said to be a hybrid between a lip gloss and a lipstick, having the pigmentation of a lipstick but the thin, light formula of a gloss. Designed to have a semi-matte finish, NARS also claims that these are very moisturizing as the ingredients include water lily flowers and white tea abstract.
These are some pretty pricey lippies at $34 each on Sephora, and are available in 12 different shades.
I knew I wanted to try these out because I don’t have any lip products like this in my collection. I have liquid lipsticks, regular lipsticks and glosses, and personally I think this product combines elements of all three. It’s not quite a liquid lipstick since it doesn’t dry down and “stick” onto the lips, but it does have the same feel as one when you’re applying the color onto your lips with the wand. It is similar to a lipstick because it does have decent color payoff, and it most resembles a gloss in the way that it feels on your lips.
The color that I have is called Bound, a light mauve/rosy pink.
Here is what it looks like on my lips:
I do really love the color and am happy that I purchased this, however I won’t be purchasing any more colors from this range.
I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation of this product, although this could be attributed to the fact that I did choose one of the lighter colors. It is a lot sheerer than I was expecting, but that may make it appealing to anyone who is looking for a natural looking lip product. It is definitely wearable and looks pretty but I would say that this is more of a daytime/work lippie where you don’t want a lot of attention on your lips.
It is definitely more moisturizing than a liquid lipstick and a lot of regular lipsticks that I have tried, but this is not the most moisturizing lip product in my opinion. I think that my maybelline color elixir glosses give me longer lasting moisturization than this does.
Keeping on the topic of longevity, I also find that this doesn’t last a very long time on the lips. It stays wet feeling and a little gooey. If you’re planning on wearing this for a long time you must be prepared to reapply!
I hope that this review does not come off as extremely negative. I do think that this is a good, but not a amazing, product. I love the color that I have and will continue to use it, just not as often as I thought I would. I bought this with the intention of it being a go-to, everyday lip product, but considering that I have other glosses that I find to be more moisturizing, last a little longer and pack more pigmentation I will likely reach for those before this.
If you have tried these out, let me know your thoughts on them!
Thanks for reading 🙂