I have reviewed for you a series of lip pencils from the NARS Velvet Matte range (Intriguing, Famous Red, Endangered, Let’s Go Crazy) over the past two days. I have been trying to get my hands on this particular shade “413 BLKR” for ages now and finally, I ordered it off the NARS website, but I wasn’t sure that I will like it or not, but I am glad that I have it. So, let’s find out what makes it so popular.
The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product. Rich, vivid shades. Enriched with Vitamin E. Convenient, easy application. Works best with NARS Pencil Sharpener. Other sharpeners may be harmful or damaging.
My Experience with NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil:
NARS velvet matte lip pencil comes housed in a matte black chubby stick packaging. It is not retractable, so you have to sharpen it whenever it’s required. The end of the pencil is colour coded to the shade of the lip pencil. The name of the brand and the shade details are printed in white around the pencil.
NARS lip pencil formula is one of my favourite lip products. It comes in a jumbo pencil packaging which covers a large area in a single swipe and takes less time to cover the entire lips unlike regular lip pencils.
“413 BLKR” is a bright pink shade with pearlescent finish and it’s a straight up matte but has a sheen to it. The shade contains fine micro glitter particles which do not feel gritty on the lips. The glitters are not chunky and you don’t feel them on your lips, but it mimics fuller and plump lips. This shade would suit almost everyone. Not only the formula is stunning but the staying power is also great. I get full 5 to 6 hours of wear time without any drinking or eating. It does not fade away when you eat or drink, but it leaves a stain behind so your lips won’t look flat even when the color has worn off a little bit.
The formulation of NARS lip velvet matte lip pencil is just stunning. It offers matte finish without drying out lips. It just glides on very easily and feels very lightweight and comfortable on the lips. I do not notice any bleeding or feathering, which is a major concern for some people.
This pencil makes your lips appear fuller and smooth and does not settle into the fine lines of the lips, but you do need to scrub your lips before applying this since it clings on to the dry patches of the lips.
Pros of NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil:
- Beautiful shade range.
- Glides on easily.
- Feels non-drying on the lips.
- Doesn’t settle into fine lines.
- Makes your lips appear fuller.
- Staying power is great.
- Feels lightweight and comfortable on the lips.
- Color-coded end.
- It covers more area of the lips than a regular lip pencil.
Cons of NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil:
- For some people, sharpening the pencil frequently can be an issue.
- Clings on to dry patches.
Do I Recommend/Would I Repurchase NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil?
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NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Endangered Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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NARS Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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