Velvet Matte Lip Pencil


I used this a few times when I went into Sephora. I LOVE it. I dont know why I havent bought it yet, maybe because I already have so many lip products Ive purchased which I havent used yet. But I think I will definitely invest in this lip pencil very soon because I love the color pay off, the way it looks and feels, and the smooth application.


I never bought it before, but I always go to Sephora to try it and ever since then I started to really like it. It gives the best matte finish ever and there's amazing colors to choose from, I used Damned because it was one of the darker shades and I feel that the darker shades suit my skin tone and lips better. I use lip pencils, but it could never compare with this. My lips aren't chapped after at all, it feels smooth at all time! Even when you take it off. It was interesting to find out that it's a combination of a lipstick and a lip liner. If you want matte lips, I recommend this! NARS has the best lip products!

Sabrina B.'s Review Image
love love love.

i absolutely LOVE this lip pencil. it's long lasting, very pigmented, and it just looks amazing on the lips. they have bold colors like cruella (as i'm wearing in the picture) and dragon girl, but also colors for everyday wear. i'm definitely going back to sephora and purchasing more.

Ivana C.'s Review Image
Red Hot Cruella

I love this Red pencil, it's a true red that is sexy and deep. It lasts a long time and flatters most skin complexions. The texture is smooth and the application is very pigmented. This has become my go-to red lip color.


This goes with me everywhere now. It's easy to carry and the color is very wearable. If you don't like the matte finish then just put a gloss on top. The matte finish isn't drying like some matte products can be. When layered over a lip balm, it gives a nice tint to the lips when used lightly but can also be built for a stronger color.


i purchased 3 pencils: Damned (rich magenta), Belle de Jour (sheer beige) and Dragon Girl (vivid, siren red). each has a creamy texture and feels quite smooth when you rub your lips together. despite these pencils being matte, they are anything but drying...guess the Vitamin E works. as far as staying power goes, these easily lasted 6 hours, even through lunch. i just needed to reapply gloss to add shine. my only complaint is that the lighter shades tend to show every line, crevice and imperfection in your lips, so it's important that you exfoliate your lips before wearing these in order to minimize that effect. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are a great option if you're looking for a lip color with staying power, but without the drying effects that a lot of lip stains have. i'll definitely be buying more of these :-)

Great For Fall

Red lips are in for Fall and Dolce Vita is perfect for those who don't want a red that's too shocking. It's a full rich color that applies matte and doesn't rub off!! This is one of my newest purchases and I love it! I even reviewed it on my new blog.. I'm wearing this lip pencil in Dolce Vita in my profile picture!

Great buy!

I love the way these feel! Not dry and cakey like a normal lip pencil. It glides on smooth and soft. I like the thick barrel to it for all-over application. I also like how they have bold and neutral options which I have in both. The bold colors are vibrant while the neutrals make for a great day time look!

Makes my lips look ah- mazing

Ok first off, I honestly love mattes, so I go this as a birthday present from sephora and I definitely love it, it's super smooth and vivid. It smells super delicious and it makes my lips look super nice, even without lip liner which is a plus, the only bad thing is it kinda smears a bit, but you learn to not mess with it after a while

Awesome go-to lip color

Somehow I've already accumulated four of these pencils. Dolce Vita and Dragon Girl are probably my favorites. Dolce Vita is a perfect everyday color; I find it to be a little bit sheer and can take a bit to build up full color, but lasts a long time. Dragon Girl is also a great one, as everyday a color as red can be, and low maintenance at that. I also have Cruella and Train Bleu. All the colors have a great matte finish (velvet is a great descriptor) and don't feel too drying to me. The only problems I have with this product are the slight sheerness and occasional patchiness, mostly with Train Bleu. I find this is easily remedied by layering the pencil over a lip liner (I use MAC Currant with Train Bleu) or a liquid lipstick. It just gives the color a little extra punch and probably makes it last longer.