Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red” Review & Swatch-
I have loved each & every Nars lip product I have tried till now & wanted a darker shade for the fall/winter so browsed through online swatches & zeroed on this beautiful rich berry shade called “Endangered Red”.
What Nars Says-
Beautifully bold, seriously chic and incredibly high-performing, NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is everything we love about this cult classic brand – living up to its title by providing the most velvety matte your lips are likely to experience. Uniting confident colour with covetable comfort, this highly pigmented formula glides on from its convenient jumbo crayon design, instantly saturating lips with rich pigments and a rich velvety finish. Supremely long-lasting, the non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures seamless colour for hours. The smooth-glide formula nourishes lips and keeps them superbly smooth – no cracks or creases here! The collection of shades has been specially curated by Cult Beauty’s crack team of beauty fanatics – and we’re not sure which to snap up first. There’s scarlet red ‘Cruella’, dusty rose ‘Dolce Vita’ and burnt coral red ‘Walkyrie’, to name but a few!
C12-13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate • Synthetic Candelilla Wax • Polyethylene • Caprylyl Methicone • Cyclopentasiloxane • Silica • Dimethicone • Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate • Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides • Disteardimonium Hectorite • Propylene Carbonate • Lecithin • Methylparaben • Propylparaben • Flavor (Aroma) • Tocopherol • Ascorbyl Palmitate • Dicalcium Phosphate • Citric Acid • Bht • Anise Alcohol • [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Mica • Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) • Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) • Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) • Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) • Red 6 (Ci 15850) • Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) • Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)] •
Price: 22 GBP for 2.4 gm in UK.
My take on the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red”-
The packaging is a very regular chubby crayon with the typical matte NARS finish body & a black cap which shuts tightly. It is easy to use & carry & has a colored end to distinguish between shades.
The texture of the lip pencil is very lovely & smooth, exactly like their lipsticks & they glide on to lips easily & evenly in a single-stroke application without any pulling/tugging 🙂 It does not accentuate any fine lines/lip flaws & settles into a soft, demi-matte finish without needing any lip balm underneath even though I have very dry lips.
Pigmentation is amazing & it only needs a couple of swipes for saturated color.
The shade “Endangered Red” is not really a red, but a rich, cool toned reddish berry which screams fall/winter weather ^_^ I love shades like these which brighten up the dreary days instantly & work on every complexion!
The staying power is great as well & lasts on my lips easily for 5-6 hours without needing any touch ups or drying out my lips.
Pros of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red”:
1> Chubby crayon packaging- easy to use & carry.
2> Soft, smooth texture- very easy to apply evenly on lips.
3> Top- notch single stroke pigmentation.
4> Does not accentuate dryness or any lip flaws.
5> The shade “Endangered Red” is a rich, cool-toned berry red which looks amazing on all complexions.
6> Staying power is great & easily lasts for 5-6 hours.
7> Is not at all drying on lips.
Cons of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red”:
Availability in India.
Swatch of the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red”-
My Rating: 5/5!
Do I recommend the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red”?
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Endangered Red” is a lovely cool toned red berry shade which is easy to apply, non-drying & works especially for the upcoming winter months. I would recommend this definitely just like every other Nars lip product I have tried.
Review by- Agni