Matte revamp: Nars Velvet Lip Glide

Matte revamp: Nars Velvet Lip Glide

Hybrid dream

Text: Weiqi Yap

Serving up the comfort of a gloss and the coverage of a lipstick, Nars is changing the game of matte lippies with this new must-have product

Matte lipsticks are all the rage — they’re hyper-pigmented, they last all day, and matte finishes give any look the right dose of glamour. But with pros, come cons — they can also be extremely drying and when it flakes, it ain't pretty. Fortunately, Nars has the answer to our matte lip woes and has come up with the new Velvet Lip Glide, a liquid lipstick that has the fluidity of a gloss and the coverage of a lipstick. The best part? It dries matte, giving you that chic veneer you desire. 

A major throwback to the ‘70s, the shades were named after iconic venues that emerged from the revolutionary era. Offering a full range of colours, we sussed out three different shades you might find yourself gravitating towards (as did we): 

For that sun-kissed peachy nude, try the shade Unlaced
Look delectable and absolutely radiant with an effortless peach shade, just like how Selena Gomez does with natural makeup and beachy waves.
Selena Gomez
For an infallible bold red, try the shade La Palace 
You can never go wrong with a classic crimson on your lips — take a leaf out of it-girl Alexa Chung's book and turn heads with this timeless shade. 

Alexa Chung 
For an understatedly chic mauve, try the shade Bound 
If you're craving something a little more subtle, this shade is perfect for you. We're head over heels with Chloë Grace Moretz's take — wispy waves and a dusty pink make for a flawless ensemble.
Chloë Grace Moretz

View the full range below:

$40. Available at Nars counters in October