What it is: A cult-favorite, matte lip pencil that instantly delivers the impact of a matte lipstick with the spontaneity of a pencil.
What it does: The NARS Velvet Pencil ensures that lips are instantly saturated with rich, vivid pigments and a velvety matte finish. Its jumbo size provides the application of a lipstick with the convenience of an artist pencil, and the tapered end is perfect for lining, defining, and filling in lips. Its non-drying formula is enriched with vitamin E and emollients for a creamy texture, while a blend of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless matte color for hours. Just pair it with another lip product for added dimension or as a tinted base. Whether it’s soft and neutral or bold and edgy, this lip pencil is ideal for making a lip statement.
What else you need to know: This product works best with the NARS Pencil Sharpener; other sharpeners may be harmful or damaging.
"I wanted to create a modern way to wear a very classic matte lip. The creaminess of the texture makes them very easy to wear."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
"Lips are all about fun. Virtually every color can work on everyone. Paired with a soft eye, even the darkest or brightest shade of lip color can create a striking makeup look on its own. With lips more than any other features, I follow a no rules approach."François Nars
"Using these as a base for any other lip product makes your color wear much longer. They glide on super easy and stay put!"Lisa LeSeur, NARS National Makeup Stylist
"I love using Velvet Matte Lip Pencils together to create dimension on the liptry one shade for lining and another for filling in."Shayna Shapiro, NARS Lead Trainer
Suggested Usage: -Properly moisturize lips before you begin. Light colors can exaggerate dehydrated lips.
Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. Creative visionary François Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 cult-favorite lipsticks in 1994, inspiring self-expression, creativity, and artistry with uncompromising pigment purity and imaginative color. Today, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach manifests from the pigments to the products to the photographed campaigns, shot by François himself—bringing high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty.
“Play and try to be a little bit daring. Break the rules.”
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF NARS Cosmetics