Nars Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Swatch, FOTD

nars velvet matte lip pencil dolce vita review, swatch, fotd

Claims :

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

Price : Rs 1400 approx

Tips : To give lips a long-lasting, natural rosy hue, apply Dolce Vita Velvet Matte to the entire lip, then blot. Top with Turkish Delight Lip Gloss for a delicate soft-pink finish. –Uzo, International Makeup Stylist

Nars Dolce Vita lip pencil


At NARS website Dolce Vita is described as Dusty Rose. I guess I’d have to agree on that. It is a dusty rose fat lip pencil. For my skin tone (NC 35), it is just like my lips but better. It is just the right combination of rust brown and pink and I love the colour. The colour is almost neutral toned and would work across various skin tones.

 Texture is smooth velvet matte . It goes smoothly on lips. It is not overly drying or uncomfortable on lips. It does not bleed or smear. And best, it does not settle ion the fine lines. Don’t expect it to be moisturizing. People who are not used to of wearing matte lipsticks might find it drying for their lips.

It does not have any shine or glossiness to it. So if you are are someone who likes creamy or glossy finishes, this may not be the product for you.

It goes opaque on lips.

It does not settle in the fine lines of the lips but honestly on chapped lips days, this is not a best product to wear. Your lips really need to be exfoliated well to make this look pretty on lips.

You can wear this underneath your lipstick or lipbalm or just a clear gloss. It works. 

Does not have any funny smell or taste to it.

The lip pencil is easy to carry around . Does not take any space in your bag.

The staying power is not impressive. Mostly matte lip products go on for more than 3 hours. This barely lasts for around 2 hours. It does not last a full meal as well.  It pretty much survives the snacks and drinks.

Non transferable. Love this thing about it.

Looks cute . 🙂

Dolce Vita Lip PencilSwatch : nars dolce vita lip pencil swatch

It sharpens just fine with the Lakme Duo sharpener but look at the amount of product wastage happening. 🙁

lakme sharpener

And then `since the outer covering is made up of plastic (I think), the peel while sharpening does not break on its own. You have to pull out the pencil  and break the peel. And then the pencil never stays as cute as ever. 😥dolce-vita-02

FOTD: It just like my lips but better . On fair skin tones the colour would show up much brighter. It goes fab with warm toned blushes. Not too well with cool toned pinks I’d say.


I also used NARS Lip pencil in this post HERE

Overall I really like this pencil. It gives beautiful stained lips. I am 100% picking up more of these as and when I can.  Infact Dolce Vita is the kind of shade I can buy all my life. 🙂 I just wish it had more staying power but really who minds using this cute little thing again and again. 🙂

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 4/5

Have you used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vita ? Please rate in the box below

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61 thoughts on “Nars Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Swatch, FOTD

  1. this is what id get.these sort of muted pink.acha hain sundari.u wearing floral print top and pinki lips ;)meri phabourate stuff :thumbsup:

  2. I loveeee the looks so pretty on you ,it actually brightens up your face :love:
    But I feel so sad seeing the product wastage..40-50 Rs to dustbin mein hi chale jaayenge :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  3. this shade is so so pretty! i would love to buy such a lip pencil with similar shade ! just bad that so much product wastage while sharpening and its pricy too!

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  4. I like the color..although dont know how it will look on me(NC42)…stay power has always been issue with NARS whether it is their jumbo eye pencil or lip….I love the way you have done your face..simple n elegant 🙂

    1. thanks GG. 🙂 This is for the first time i am trying nars lip product. Their blushes stay on so well. I wonder why such is not the case with their pencils. 🙂

  5. i love ur top!!! its cute!! 😀 m sure this lipcolour also must have gone well with it…
    i like the colour..
    but o much wastage while sharpening..
    dats one of the reasons i hate sharpenable pencils and prefer mechanical 😐 😐 😐

  6. You looking lovely Rati. :heart: :heart: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: …it looks like your natural lips only……OMG…there is so much in the sharpener………

  7. the color is so pretty for fair skinnies….looks pretty on you. :teddy: :teddy:
    but so much wastage in sharpening :nababana:
    wish it was self sharpened one….but I guess they cant be such jumbo pencils ?:)
    best thing is its non-transferable 😉

  8. wowww such a pretty color… looks awesome 🙂 liking ur top too… and whats the blush? its complementing with ur entire look!!!! mast mast

    Even I got one lip pencil from MAC which was haunting me since last month…. because of u :P:P:P
    If you guess- one puchhi to u…

  9. Gorgeous shade Rati!!! But as a pencil I expected it to stay long…. You looking pweeeeettyyy!! :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

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