Nars Velvet Lip Glide – Bound. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Neither of Both!

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Today we are going to discuss a lip product from Nars Cosmetics-Velvet Lip Glide in the shade Bound.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide – Bound Review

Nars Velvet Lip Glide Bound

Certainly, I was surprised at the color range. I counted 22 different shades of NARS Velvet Lip Glide – a pretty big selection for lip gloss. Or lipstick? Let’s talk about this further.

Features and benefits

NARS claims that its Velvet Lip Glide offers the following features and benefits:

  • Intense color with semi-matte finish.
  • Smooth glide effect.
  • Extreme comfort.
  • Wand features a plush, doe-foot applicator for smooth product application.


This lip glide comes in a high quality transparent plastic case with square edges. I like the fact that you can see the through color – it’s easy to pick up the right color from vanity in a hurry. On the picture it way be not so obvious, but the packaging looks worthy of its price. A matte top has NARS brand letters on all four sides. You can also find the ingredients of the product on the packaging.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide Bound

My experience with NARS Velvet Lip Glide

Is a matter of fact that Velvet Lip Glide was my first product from the NARS, I bought it online without any test. So I had nothing to compare with, except of some enthusiastic reviews from another bloggers. However, I had a completely neutral attitude to this makeup brand. Its further use depended on whether I liked the product or not.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide Bound

Texture and fragrance

The formula of NARS Velvet Lip Glide has a soft texture of whipped cream, similar to matte liquid lipstick. When you start to apply it on your lips, it feels like a lip gloss, but not sticky at all. In my opinion, the name of the product fully corresponds to it due to a special texture formula. Super easy to apply, sponge doing a really good job on the lips.

These Velvet Lip Glides have a kind of a sweet vanilla smell. It doesn’t bother me, I even don’t feel it at all.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide Bound

Pigmentation and performance

I must go along, not only the pigmentation is very high, also as well the effect of smoothing your lips. I can see the plumping effect too. It is not about minty lip glosses, as Dior Lip Maximizer and other dupes. It is more about giving a special texture.

I have noticed that the color “Bound” was for me the most special when I was scrolling down through the swatches. Juicy lips – that’s what you’ll get with this color. Was for me hard to resist 🙂

You can easily put your lips together to refresh the color in the next hours after applying – nothing would smudge around the contour of your lips.

Staying power 

It stays on around 2-2.5 hours on my lips. But I am one of those people who drinks ofter lots of water. With every touch I lose  color step by step, but it’s going away softly. And after the lips don’t dry out, I feel that they get a conditioning effect with this product.

Nars Lip Glide Bound Swatch

My opinion and recommendation

After all, if you are looking for a good lip product for every day use with high pigmentation and ready to pay a higher price – it is the best. It will never let you down, you’ll get a quick application, good color range, quick beautiful result in a stylish statement packaging.

If you are more interested in something inexpensive, you can try to find something similar. Bit I personally can say that it may be nor easy to find a dupe, because have never experienced this formula before and would like to buy more colors of NARS Velvet Lip Glide.

Do you have favourite NARS products? What would you recommend?

Thanks for reading!

Maria x

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