Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Possible drugstore dupe for the new NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

NARS just released a new Velvet Gloss lip pencil, which is a glossy version of the Velvet Matte pencil.  Available in six shades, on narscosmetics.com, retailing for $24USD.  

When I read this description of the pencils "the new pencils impart a non-sticky luminosity to lips, while featuring a lightweight formula enriched with Vitamin E"  I immediately thought of something I had recently bought, that sounded very similar.  Which was this....

The Visibly Wet Shockingly Glossy Lip Pencil by Hard Candy

I got this recently at Walmart when I was fruitlessly searching for Glamoflauge.  These caught my eye and I decided to try one.  I got the one in shade 240 'beauty'.  

If you look on the Hard Candy website you will see these come in 15 different shades.  I didn't see 15 of them at my Walmart, but they did have at least 6 or 7 different ones there.  They are about the same size as the NYX jumbo pencils, so you will need to keep that in mind for sharpening them.  

Anyway, I would describe this as a cross between a lip liner, lip gloss and lip balm.  They go on creamy smooth, and feel so moisturizing on my lips.  Not at all sticky, to me it feels almost like a tinted lip balm but with more of a color payoff.  Super easy to apply & lasts as long as any similar product on me.  

The color of this pencil isn't showing up as vibrant in these pictures, it's actually a much deeper pink.  I think if you wanted a product like the NARS pencil, but didn't want to shell out the money you might want to try this Hard Candy pencil first.  I bought mine for under $8CAD, which is a big savings!  

Has anyone else tried these?  What are your thoughts?


  1. I love the color of your lip liner. I haven't tried any Hard Candy products yet, we just got them at Walmart but they don't offer the whole line. I've heard great things about their concealer but I can't find it!

  2. Thanks Marie! Unfortunately us Canadians don't get the same selection as those in the States, so far Glamoflauge isn't available in Canada..at least that I've found. Such a bummer.

  3. wow, those look great! i want to try out the hard candy ones, definitely would be a great savings if they are comparable :D


  4. I actually just bought one over the weekend in glamazon. I was torn between that and beauty! I have been testing it before I do a post on it :)

  5. Amber - Yay, I'm excited to hear your thoughts. On the website they have a lighter pink one I think it's called cupcake. It looks so pretty but I didn't see that at my Walmart.

  6. Vonnie - For such an affordable price I think they are definitely worth a shot :)

  7. I actually have one of these (in a hot coral colour) and love the way it feels on my lips. I would never have thought about it being a dupe for the NARS ones but you are right, I think they are a great dupe. Thanks for sharing. The colour you have is gorgeous.

  8. Alicia - I agree, these feel so great on the lips. Today I successfully wore this pencil for about 4 hours - which is a feat for me, given how much water, coffee, etc I drink :)

  9. I have one of these too, I haven't had a chance to write a review on it or anything but I love the feeling of it on my lips!

  10. Julianne - I know, they are so incredibly soft & moisturizing yet it stays on..glad you love it too!


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