NARS Velvet Lip Glide | Photos & Swatches

NARS Fall 2016

It’s always a spectacular affair these NARS previews. There’s always something to get everyone buzzing with excitement. And this fall, the biggest deal were the new Velvet Lip Glides that will be launching this October (applicable to Singapore).

Velvet Lip Glide

As always I come armed with loads of preview pics as well as a set of swatches just for you. Do read on!

NARS Fall 2016

According to the NARS press release,

These new lipsticks strike a perfect balance between softness & strength, coverage and comfort in a full range of colours. Laced with NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex, this hybrid lip colour combines the fluidity & effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick. Oil Infusion Complex also allows for a smooth-glide effect, instantly delivering saturated colour with sensorial comfort.

Formula & Texture

I found these to be lightly scented, highly pigmented, with the texture of a nourishing lip gloss/cream hybrid. Even the paler shades provided pretty much opaque coverage without having to layer on. Something I did not anticipate.

Additionally these Velvet Lip Glides feel lightweight on the lips and never overly slippery or sticky as a traditional gloss, these feel more like lipsticks with a velvety cushion-y feel.

Here’s a line up of the shade range.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide

On to some swatches from the preview. All done in a single swipe.

NARS Velvet lip glide swatches


*Note, although the swatches look rather wet and glossy, the finish on the lips is more of a creamy, soft look.

Bottom Line

The formula is divine. Think Audacious lipstick in a liquid cream format. Intensely pigmented, lightweight and comfortable. If you are tired of the matte liquid lipstick trend, it’s time to hop onto the Velvet Lip Glide bandwagon. You won’t regret it.

Pricing and Availability

Available at all NARS counters (Tangs, Robinsons at Heeran). Retail price SGD45 for 5.7ml


18 thoughts on “NARS Velvet Lip Glide | Photos & Swatches

      1. Amazing, thank you!

        Do you have any favorites? I’m in love with the look of Area 🙂

      2. You are welcome 🙂
        My top favourite was Bound. I wore it right after the preview and fell in love with the colour. Toy and Deviant also looks nice, but I feel the darker shades are high maintenance given these aren’t matte and can smudge easily >.< I need to test out my samples before I can really recommend shades tbh 🙂

      3. Oh, good to know.

        Bound was actually one that stood out to me too, but I worried how it would look with my skintone. You have a similar skintone to me though, so that gives me hope 🙂

  1. Love the three shades from right! Those are my shades and I’m glad these are permanent i don’t have to rush out and get them lol great post Michelle 🙂

  2. OMG! These are sick!! Love Toy, Bound & La Main Bleue. Thanks for the preview & swatches Michelle. Now I have to keep my eyes peel for these to launch 🙂

  3. Oh these look so gorgeous Michelle! I’m glad you were able to test them for us! I wonder if they get messy, slip and slide a lot if these aren’t matte? Playpen looks like a cute coral shade I’d be most interested in. Can’t wait to see more!

    1. Hi Laura,
      Yes! They are super gorg! I’ve tested them a few times and I didn’t see a real need for a lip liner. They kinda hug the lips but do migrate slightly. Maybe the darker shades will need a liner. Anyways i’ll have a detailed review up by early next week! Still blogging the Clé de Peau liquid lipsticks haha. Almost done though. Been insanely busy this past week.


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