NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Swatches: Hey there beautiful! Hope you’re having a fabulous day 🙂 Today I want to tell you guys about a special product. Now this lip pencil was my first introduction to the brand NARS, and possibly one of my first high end lip product purchases. Two years ago, I only dreamt of owning the brands I have today. Praise the lord, wishes do come true. Let me tell you all about this little lippie!
About NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
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
How to Use NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
- Apply a lip balm to make sure your lips are hydrated prior to application
- Start outlining your lips with the pencil, before the top gets stubby
- Fill in the color with back and forth swiping motions to achieve maximum coverage
From the NARS Official Website
Using these as a base for any other lip product makes your color wear much longer. They glide on super easy and stay put! –Lisa LeSeur, National Makeup Stylist
I love using Velvet Matte Lip Pencils together to create dimension on the lip – try one shade for lining and another for filling in. –Shayna Shapiro, Lead Trainer
Ingredients of NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
C12-13 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Synthetic Candelilla Wax, Polyethylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Silica, Dimethicone, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Aroma (Flavor), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Citric Acid; May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 47005 (Yellow 10 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).
Price of NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Nars Velvet Lip Pencils retail for $ 26.00 at Sephora USA and NARS website (Ships worldwide).
Its available in Canada for $ 30-35, as well as Australia at Mecca Maxima stores and website for A$ 37.00
In Detail NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Review, Swatches and My Experience
A Friend of mine went to Canada and asked me if I wanted to get anything from Sephora. Since I had a little money saved I took her up on that offer. I saw her wearing this lip shade multiple times, and I loved the way it looked so I knew it was on my wish list. So I told her to get this and a couple of more things for me. Sadly Canadian prices are a little higher than US ones. Finally I got my hands on this beauty!
The color is STUNNING! Later it became one of Taylor Swift’s most used lip products and every girl wanted to own it.
Initially when I got it, I remember it being a little drying on my lips, but lately that feeling has gone away and it’s quite comfortable on my lips. Buying this encouraged me to later on, invest in more Nars velvet matte lip pencils!
There are 2 things I don’t like about this pencil. First you have to sharpen it, and it is a jumbo pencil so you need a specific sharpener for it and also a bunch of the product get wasted whilst sharpening!
Secondly, it’s not fully opaque on my lips. I really hate that my natural lip color peeps through! However I do feel they have improved this with other shades. I do feel that it should be consistent though!
Here is the wear test. Now since it’s a lip pencil, the lasting power isn’t meant to be super amazing!
Freshly applied and a swatch!
After 6-7 hours of wear
(including eating and drinking)
Its faded quite a bit, but it’s not meant to be long lasting, nor does NARS claim it to be!
More Photos, Swatches, MBF Makeup Look
Pros of NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
- Gorgeous pink based red – Beautiful color that would suit multiple skin tones
- Smooth application
- Very comfortable and lightweight. I forget I’m even wearing anything
- Completely matte
- Easy application with jumbo pencil format
- Easily available
- Multi-purpose – Lip liner and lipstick
- Easy to travel with
Cons of NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
- Not retractable but needs to be sharpened so needs a larger sharpener and product gets wasted in doing so
- Tip becomes blunt making it harder for precise application
- Not fully opaque – Even after multiple layers applied
- Best way to apply it is to outline your lips and then fill them in
- A sharpened tip makes for precise application
- Layer the product for more coverage
- It can also be used as a lip liner underneath a regular lipstick
3.75 / 5
This is one of my favourite reds to use. Considering it is a regular lippie, not a liquid one, it performed pretty decently. I love especially pairing it with simple gold/bronzy eyes and a classic winged liner!
Hope this review was helpful! Feel free to ask any further questions. Have you tried this product? Let me know your thoughts!
Have a great day beautiful 🙂