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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 5 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 3 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 3 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 4 years ago
dreamyone
(SPRING HAS ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH)
answer 4
i use the nars sharpener and it works just fine +)
answered 4 years ago
jxw200
answer 5
I bought a Wet n' Wild dual sharpener and it fits the pencil perfectly and it wastes VERY little.
answered 4 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 5 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 5 years, 2 months ago
sls414
(Mississippi)
Question
i have always wanted to try these. do the pencils dry out your lips? also, is the finish extremely matt?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
jennyelizabeth
(Greensboro, NC)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
5 answers
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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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
5 answers
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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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 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 3 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 4 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 4 years, 1 month ago
Jade4NJ
(Parsippany, NJ)
Question
How do you "sharpen" it?
I purchased on of these recently at the Sephora in Dedham but forgot to ask how to sharpen it when it gets worn down.
asked 6 months ago
barbsmith
(Boston, MA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
5 answers
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answer 1
Hi There! I did the same thing when I bought these many years ago and continue to buy BAHAMA today. You need to purchase the NARS sharpener. That is the only one I was able to get to sharpen the pencil. I tried many others. Hope this helps! Link to purchase is here or you can pick one up in store:

http://www.sephora.com/pencil-sharpener-P84818?skuId=804070
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answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
karenmabeza
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
U MUST sharpen them w/a sharpener--they r NOT twist up. I bought the $6 NARS sharpener which sharpens both small & large pencils. These fit perfectly in the large side of the sharpener. HTH!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
CKaiden
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
You'll need a pencil sharpener in a larger size. NARS sells the two barrel sharpeners, and the Urban Decay two barrel sharpener also works for NARS crayons.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Australia)
answer 4
With a pencil sharpener. It wastes A LOT of product, which is actually the reason I stopped buying it (it's great otherwise).

If you must have a stick gloss/lipstick, you may want to look at Soap & Glory's stick gloss next time. It's self sharpening, has a nice little bit of shine, and leaves a pretty stained color after fading. Also, it smells like vanilla!
answered 6 months ago
MissRose
(New York, NY)
answer 5
They sell sharpeners for bigger pencils. I just use tone of those and it is fine.
answered 6 months ago
mythoughts1
(Boston)
Question
Cruella vs. Dragon Girl
Which red shade is better for paler skin, and has bluer undertones, Cruella or Dragon Girl?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Waterville, ME)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
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answer 1
I think Dragon Girl! I have fair skin with cool undertones and red hair. Some deeper reds I've worn in the past (like Cruella) have been a bit too intense. Dragon Girl is cool toned and my absolute fave red lipstick.
answered 8 months ago
torontogirl23
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Definitely Cruella. Cruella has Blue Undertones while Dragon Girl is a vivid bright siren red.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
thatswhatsup
(Charleston, SC)
answer 3
Definitely Cruella. Cool, pale skin looks best with a blue-based red and that's definitely Cruella.
answered 4 years ago
MrsNAV
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 4
I'm not sure which would be best for your skin tone, but I am a huge fan of Dolce Vita. I am fair skinned with auburn hair, and it is very natural looking with a little spiciness.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jasmine73
(IN)
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can it be layered for a darker color?
and will it affect the pencil's staying power/bleeding or anything?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
rmcm89
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
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answer 1
In my opinion, it has such great color pay off that i don't think layering it would make much of a difference. Hope that helped!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
tab9
(New York)
answer 2
I layer it all the time and it looks great! The only thing I'd recommend is using a lip balm first because sometimes the color gets darker in any creases in your lips with the more layers you put on, but it's perfect either way!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
murrk8
(Cambridge, ma)
answer 3
Yes it can be layered and it does not bleed and stays on for a long time.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sophiemae333
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 4
With one quick application, it is pretty light/sheer. More product applied deepens the color. I added a darker lipstain on top and it didn't affect the staying power, just the smoothness of the lipstick (the stain made my lips dryer). It's easy to modify the color with other products. I used a sheer gloss on top and it did affect staying power, but made the product look completely different. Very versatile!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
Question
where can i buy sharpener for welvet matte lip pencil?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
matej
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
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answer 1
I have the Sephora brand duo sharpener. It works great with the NARS pencil. I did have the Urban Decay sharpener too, but I leave that one in my train case for use with just the 24/7 Glide On eye pencils.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
taniak
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 2
I believe NARS sells one of its own.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Cleojane
answer 3
I highly recommend Nars pencil sharpener. I use for all my pencils and it's always sharp and has 2 sizes - one of this lipstick pencil and one for eyeliners and whatnot. The only product it has trouble working with are Sephora brand pencils, but I don't really use them anyway.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Misseses
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 4
The woman at the Sephora store recommended I buy the NARS pencil sharpener, because it is apparently a very specific size. It was $6- not cheap but not ridiculous.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
QueenCouth
(Cincinnati, OH)
Question
How to you sharpen or do you just peel back for more lipcolor? I know, probably a stupid question but I'm used to tube lipstick
asked 7 months ago
divapees
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
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answer 1
You have to sharpen it. It's a "jumbo' size (wider than a normal pencil) so you have to use a special sharpener. You can buy one at Sephora and sometimes they have them at the Dollar Store.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Marthamks
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
You need a pencil sharpener. NARS sells their own, and I have the two barrel Urban Decay one, which fits these pencils too.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Australia)
answer 3
You sharpen with a make-up pencil sharpener (the kind that has one side for eyeliner and then a chubbier side for anything else). Nars also sells their own compatible sharpener for $6.
answered 6 months ago
cgiannops
(Boston)
answer 4
Hi Divapees,

You will need to sharpen the pencil, we suggest the NARS
Pencil Sharpener http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=NARS%20Pencil%20Sharpener%20P84818&skuId=804070&productId=P84818&_requestid=64418 for optimal results.
answered 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
non glittery nars lip pencil
are any of the narsvelvet matte lip pencils non glittery
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(chattanooga, tn)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
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answer 1
None of the shades are what I would consider to be glittery, although a couple of shades have a slight velvety sheen to them. One of them isn't even available here on Sephora (Toundra, which is metallic). S*x Machine has a a subtle sheen. Bettina does, as well, if I recall correctly. But most of these are fairly flat matte colors.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sharrk
(Metro Washington DC)
answer 2
None of these are glittery at all -- are you thinking of the glitter eye pencils? These are all highly pigmented with a matte finish.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I have tried sexmachine and it has pieces of glitter in it. I also looked at a few in the store and they all looked frosty. So obviously HayleyDiane has never tried these.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
spazi
(chattanooga, tn)
answer 4
Actually none of the Nars Velvet matte Pencils are glittery. They are all matte.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
hayleydiane
(Troup, Tx)
Question
How do you sharpen it
I bought the two-in-one sharpener by NARS but this pencil does not fit in the large hole. How am I suppose to sharpen it?
asked 5 years ago
GlamorGal
(San Francisco, CA)
on Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have found the best way to avoid product loss when sharpening is to stick the pencil in the freezer for about two hours prior and then sharpen with the NARS sharpener. Make sure the sharpener is specifically used for that product only.
answered 9 months ago
breenoelpurdy
(Flagstaff, Ariz.)
answer 2
Wet n Wild sharpener for $0.99 at the drugstore works perfectly for me!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
emilyask8er
(Madison, Wisconsin)
answer 3
Even though I already had an Estee Lauder two-size lip pencil sharpener in the back of my makeup drawer, I thought a new sharpener for my NARS VMLP would be, well, nice. Wrong! After shopping around I went home and dug out the EL sharpener, and it's a PERFECT fit.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lolamoth
(Asheville NC)
answer 4
I use a lip pencil sharpener by covergirl
answered 5 years ago
colleen2
(Boston, MA)
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