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NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

What it is: A combination lipstick and lip pencil. What it does: Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and silicone, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.What else you need to know: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.
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Questions & Answers for NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Question
How do you get Nars crayon lip pencil to fit into sharpener.
I have bought a couple of the pencils and just bought the sharpener. I cannot get the crayon into the device deep enough to make it work.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
efaunt
(Fayetteville Arkansas)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used a Sue Devitt sharpener with this product and it works great!
answered 4 years ago
brds85
answer 2
sls14 is perfectly right, I could not figure it out at first but if you pull out the bulky adaptor on the larger hole, the lip pencil fits perfectly!
answered 4 years ago
marinaanne147
(NYC, NY)
answer 3
Hi,

Make sure you have the right sharpener. Some sharpeners have guards inside that make them adjustable for different sized pencils and some may be too small. If the sharpener doesn't fit correctly, you'll have too much product loss. If it's even a tiny bit too big, the crayon may be gouged as it rotates, resulting in loss.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 4
i use the nars sharpener and it works just fine +)
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
jxw200
answer 5
I bought a Wet n' Wild dual sharpener and it fits the pencil perfectly and it wastes VERY little.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
gingergirl13
answer 6
Okay... I had that problem at first too. But there is a removable adaptor on the larger side, and the pencil fits perfectly if that's taken off. Hope that helps!!!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
sls414
(Mississippi)
answer 7
I just purchased the nars sharpener, so I will let you know if I have any luck!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
sls414
(Mississippi)
Question
How do you sharpen the lip pencil? Thanks in advance!
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
catieeeee
(Princeton, NJ)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You'll need to sharpen it once it loses it's shape.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
claiream
(San Francisco)
answer 2
The pencil is actually a wind-up pencil. No sharpening needed!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
claiream
(San Francisco)
answer 3
I get the Lancôme double size pencil sharpener. It fits into the larger one. Most brands also make their own. They're around 5$!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
xoerinxo204
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 4
They sell NARS sharpeners! They fit exactly the same size of the Lip Pencil!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Daninoell
(Moreno Valley, CA)
answer 5
I use the Nars pencil sharpener.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
KKat07
(San Marcos,TX)
answer 6
Sephora has a sharpener with both small and a large sharener in it for cheap lol like 4$
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
johnal
answer 7
buy the bars sharpener
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
orlando09
(Cambridge, MA)
Question
sharpening?
Dumbest question ever, just bought and love, but how do I advance the pencil? I don't see that it twists any where but the outer pencil feels plastic, like it wouldn't be used with a sharpener.
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Wadsworth, Ohio)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
you need a sharpener. I use a makeup forever one as its the only one of the sharpeners I own thats large enough to fit the pencil in. Nars sell one as well but I havent used it.
answered 7 months ago
Sarahm91
answer 2
You do sharpen it with a regular makeup pencil sharpener.
answered 11 months ago
teemo4
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 3
Hi there,

We recommend the NARS Pencil Sharpener http://www.sephora.com/pencil-sharpener-P84818?skuId=804070
answered 1 year ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
You just pair it, don't worry about the plastically feel
answered 1 year ago
esthermit
(NY)
answer 5
You need the Nars sharpener
answered 1 year ago
mirabellesmom
(Sacramento)
answer 6
You can sharpen it with a large sharpener. I love this pencil!
answered 1 year ago
MakeupTee
(Deptford, NJ)
Question
What color pencils come in the birthday gift?
What color pencils come in the birthday gift?
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
rosacean
(Boca Raton, FL)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cruella and Walkyrie
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
ashleymalfaro
(Manteca, CA)
answer 2
Cruella-the deep red one (matte) and Rikugien - a rosey pink (satin)
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
SammiiCatt
(Hanover, MD)
answer 3
Cruella in velvet matte and Rikugien in satin
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Krisztal24
answer 4
Rikugien ( satin ) Cruella ( matte )
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Yass1
(Tyler,TX)
answer 5
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, and Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I believe cruelly and rikugien!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
xoerinxo204
(Winnipeg, MB)
Question
What if I have dry lips?
I live in the desert and always have dry lips. If I layer this over a lip balm will it look chalky and uneven or could I pull that off?
Thanks,
Jacinda
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
jfayeirwin
(Santa Fe, NM)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a tad drying, so lip balm underneath and on top would be the best bet to keep it from drying out. I don't find this chalky at all,
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
KimikoS
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
It's pretty great without lip balm because it's creamy & not to matte . But you could put a little lip balm over it
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Yass1
(Tyler,TX)
answer 3
I tried that and the color didn't stay as long or look as pigmented. It worked...but was not the look I wanted. I live in the desert too, good luck!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
OMGICFANN
(Phx, AZ)
answer 4
I usually apply a lip balm and then this product. If my lips are super dry, I'll apply lip balm over it, but it looks fine. :)
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Arin13
answer 5
It will work, I wear mine over balm a lot. Be advised the color will go on a little lighter than over dry lips, but still very even.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
neoqueen17
(hudson, new york)
answer 6
I would say no, but you should exfoliate your lips and then apply a thick balm to help with the dryness. Drinking lots of water helps also. I have dry lips also and one of the associates at Sephora recommended Bite Lip Mask and it works! It's thick and meant to be worn over nite, but sometimes I use it during the day by itself. Lipsticks over this tend to slide off. Hope this helps
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
mea7397
(Moorpark, CA)
Question
Color
My mum got the Cruella lip colour for her birthday and she hated it so she gave it to me. I was wondering if this colour would be okay for my skin tone. I'm a "light" skin tone (white. I don't tan.) With dirty blonde hair and slight roseaca (am I spelling this correctly?) that gives me a blushed look even though I barely wear mascara.
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Redondo Beach, CA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I always love red lips on pale skin. It always looks so fantastic, so snow white like. Just make sure you use concealer to cover up your rosacea and you'll be good to go!
answered 1 week, 4 days ago
ReneeSnap
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I have the same skin colour/rosacea as you, and I personally love Cruella. It didn't make my red cheeks stand out, but keep in mind it's super pigmented; a very deep red. Almost vampy on me. It's not an everyday lip colour for me, but it's gorgeous and I wear it for nights out. It could very easily make you look more pale, so if you want to avoid that, this colour might not be for you. Hope that helps!
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
TamaraLindsy
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
I think Cruella would look great on most skin tones. It's a rich berry red--on me at least. Give it a shot.
answered 3 weeks, 6 days ago
MarieAF
answer 4
I think this red is more of a deep bluish you may need a different red
answered 1 month ago
nikkivikkimom
(NJ/NY)
answer 5
I am fair skinned and I personally like the look of a dark lip on light skin, but I think the easier way to find if it works for you is just to try it out.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
isisveiled
(Canton, OH)
answer 6
I have rosy pink skin that does not tan, either, and I feel like this shade of red works perfectly for my coloring. Highly recommend.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
AbbyCee
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Question
Can this pencil be sharpened?
asked 2 months ago
Dizmommy
(Orange County, CA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you need a larger sharpener though. NARS sells one it fits in and I believe it fits in the UD grindhouse one. I recommend putting it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes prior to sharpening.
answered 5 days ago
seraglioss
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Yes, but you need a makeup sharpener with a pencil bore big enough for the pencil. Nars sells one if you cant find one or don't have one.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
Kathareen
(Bakersfield, CA.)
answer 3
This is a chubby pencil and will require the larger sharpener that Nars and Sephora both sell
answered 1 month ago
nikkivikkimom
(NJ/NY)
answer 4
Yes it can.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
NVie
answer 5
yes you can sharpen this.
answered 2 months ago
Syah
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 6
Yes! It is a sharpen only pencil
answered 2 months ago
alexisarcher7
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Question
Do you need a lip liner under this?
The color on these, while fabulously pigmented, doesn't tend to last on me very long. Would a lip liner all over my lips under this help that, like with other lipsticks? If so, which lip liner would be recommended?
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
Rinnian
(Springfield, IL)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, this pencil lasts at least 4 hours, it lasts through a snack but I re-apply after a meal.
answered 1 day ago
LRW123
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I have used a few different liners with the Cruella color, both nude and one that closely matches. I use lots of different brands in different price ranges for liners, so I don't have one to recommend specifically. The lipstick lasts a good while for me no matter which liner I use.
answered 2 days ago
MsRene
answer 3
I would absolutely use a lip liner under this pencil. The lip liner extends the wear and keeps the moisture locked in! I brought the red NARs liner to compliement my color pencil which was cruella.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
Bremsy
answer 4
I don't seem to have the same problem you do since on me it tends to stain really easily but I would say that the MUFE aqua lip liners are fantastic and do not move at all.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
ReneeSnap
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
I do not think a lip liner is needed at all for this!
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
MMGW
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Have you tried a lip primer?
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
farmchick
Question
i have always wanted to try these. do the pencils dry out your lips? also, is the finish extremely matt?
asked 6 years, 6 months ago
jennyelizabeth
(Greensboro, NC)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
my advice would be to apply a lip moisturizer/ balm 1- 2 minutes before applying any lip pencil. that will smoothen out the application and help against drying out.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
chronike247
answer 2
Yes, it does dry out my lips a little. That is what I don't like about it, I prefer the lipstick version over the pencil version. And yes, the finish is very matte and velvety.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 3
The pencils do not dry out your lips, but your lips will not feel moist. So you get a matte finish. What is nice is that you can either have the matte finsh or add a gloss and it wont bleed on you. These are great in that way, they are versitile.
answered 5 years ago
bluegal
(California)
answer 4
I love these. It is not drying. The color stays in place for a very long time, and has a nice finish. Even when the color is gone (after about three hours) my lips still feel moist.

Hope this helps.
answered 5 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 5
it is not drying on your lips. It is a very nice product. I am a repeat buyer!
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
madonna
(Columbia, MO)
Question
Why does Cruella look hot pink on me?
i love love love Cruella....when it isn't on my lips. I am 19 and have very fair skin. My natural lip color is a very very light pink. When i apply this to my lips, it looks hot pink! I have this problem with a lot of reds. Why does this happen and how do i fix it?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try applying concealer on your lips before using Cruella. That should neutralize your natural lip color and allow the red to stand on its own. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kirando
(CT)
answer 2
This also happens to me with every red lipstick I've tried. Dragon Girl looks bright fuchsia on me! Like Jade4NJ said, it must have something to do with warm undertones -- I suppose it's now time to shop for the perfect primer!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
llixx
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Try only applying it in the center of your top and bottom lip, and then blending it out with your finger or a q-tip. It'll make the color less intense and concentrated. Or put a layer of chapstick on before you use it. That usually works for me!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
jalloyd
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
yea its just from your lips natural pigment. to fix it you can put a lip primer, concealer, or foundation on your lips. it blanks them out and creates a base for your lipstick.
answered 5 years ago
hellohealthyhair
(Indiana)
answer 5
Same thing happens to me. I've been told its because of my "yellow" undertones. I am medium to light skin African American
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Jade4NJ
(Parsippany, NJ)
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