Mini-Review: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Bettina)

Matte lips have been a huge trend for a couple of years now. Tons of brands release new shades and formulas every season. More or less matte lipsticks, lip pencils, liquid lipsticks – there is a huge choice of products on the market. But my personal favorite for matte lips remains the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26.00) is a combination of a lipstick and a pencil in one. 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.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina Review
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil has a very nice formula that is matte but feels very creamy on the lips. The best part of this matte lip pencil is that it is absolutely non-drying even when layer heavily. It delivers quite a lot of pigment in one swipe but it is biuldable from semi-opaque and lightweight coverage to full opacity. The fact that it comes in a form of a jumbo pencil allows you to use it both as a lip pencil and a lipstick and it is a nice lip product to use together with a lip gloss or to mix it with other lipsticks to get your own unique shade. It lasts for at least six hours on my lips with minor fading by the beginning of the sixth hour.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina (swatches) Review
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina (swatches)

The shade Bettina is officially described as ‘a natural beige with wisp of pink‘ and it is a medium-dark warm-toned beige with slightly pink undertones and finely milled silver shimmer that translates into velvet matte metallic sheen on the lips. It is a unique matte lipstick because it combines a warm-toned base with a cool-toned shimmer and undertones in it that makes it lean warm or cool-toned depending on the skin tone of lighting. On my lips it seems to be a bit more pinker but it still distinctively beige.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bettina has been a favorite of mine for quite a long time and is my go-to matte neutral lipstick for Fall. I find it very flattering on my lips and it looks very appropriate with any outfit and suits any makeup look I do. The formula is definitely one of the best on the market as it has matte or almost matte finish but does not dry out your lips. Nars has a very good selection of shades from neutrals to reds and deep berries and fuchsias so everyone can find a shade to one’s liking. And it will also last you for a very long time as the usage is moderate and there is a lot of product in a pencil. It is also very long-wearing and very convenient to use.

If you are looking for a matte lipstick that is not drying and last for a long time – I can totally recommend checking out the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. If you have any questions – feel free to leave them in the comments down below!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

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Price and description are taken from the Nars Cosmetics official website

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