-This post is in collaboration with 0.8L-
I first mentioned the new NARS Velvet Lip Glides back in my NARS Neutrals post - I tried the shade Bound, fell in love, and immediately went back and bought Area. I raved about them then, and I'm going to rave about them now - I still have all the love for them that I had a few weeks ago.
NARS has come out with yet another revolutionary lip product, putting their own spin on the ever-popular liquid lipstick trend. The Velvet Lip Glides are meant to be a hybrid between a lipstick and a gloss, giving the highly-saturated pigment payoff of a lipstick while applying effortlessly like a gloss.
As with all NARS products, the packaging is gorgeous - the lip glides are housed in sturdy acrylic tubes with NARS's signature rubbery black matte material on the lid. They apply with a doe-foot applicator that is more flat and paddle shaped. This helps the product glide evenly onto the lips, and the thin shape helps to define the lip line. It actually reminds me of those super soothing paint-mixing videos in the way that it spreads the product so evenly over the lips.
When first applied, the Velvet Lip Glides appear quite glossy, but they only feel creamy and hydrating on the lips, never sticky. Over time, the gloss wears away, leaving a beautiful semi-matte stain. I take it this is where they came up with the "velvet" portion of the product name. These have a really impressive longevity on the lips, lasting a good five to six hours on me before I need to reapply. And because the gloss wears away over time, it's easy to reapply without things getting chunky or crumbly. They come in such a beautiful range of colors that I'm going to need to try more from - I've got my eye on Stripped, the beige-y nude, and Toy, the deep plum, to try next.
If you want to try the Velvet Lip Glides for yourself, you should head over to 0.8L - it's a website kind of like Influenster that lets you apply for campaigns to try and review products for free. Their NARS Velvet Lip Glide campaign opens today at 10am EST, so be sure to go check it out! And let me know if you apply.
This post has been in collaboration with 0.8L, but all opinions are my own. Both Velvet Lip Glides pictured were purchased by me, although 0.8L sent me a duplicate of the shade Bound as well as some other products from NARS (used in picture of me applying the Lip Glide). Please see my disclaimer for more information.