Review: NARS Dragon Girl Lip Pencil

Hi, loves. Today I'm reviewing one of my favorite red lipsticks: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. I got this back in November and every time I use it I fall in love with it even more! This is my second favorite red (my absolute favorite being NARS's Mascate.)

Color & Finish
Dragon Girl is a really bright and vibrant red. It's really blue toned and will make your teeth look amazing. The finish is a true matte. Flat with no shine whatsoever. I love it, it looks very modern.
Longevity
This is not a long-wearing lipstick, so when you drink or blot there will be some transferring. It lasts really long though because it sets to a powdery-feeling finish. It's the perfect red for dinners or parties because it fades evenly. Patchy lipstick is not a good look!
Formula
It applies soft and creamy. Once it's on your lips, it sets in a way that resembles a powder. I do feel a little tightness while it's on, but I have to stress that it's not drying at all. It doesn't crack or accentuate imperfections. The formula is excellent.
Packaging
Gorgeous but terrible. The pencil doesn't twist up so you will need a sharpener with a wide opening. Some product will be wasted when you sharpen it (which is heart breaking considering it costs $24 USD/£17.50)
This is a previous FOTD I had posted wearing Dragon Girl on my lips. Should have used lip liner on the close up shot! :)

Bottom line: I wish every matte lipstick was like this one. It's 100% matte yet I don't find it the slightest bit drying. I think blue toned reds suit everyone, not just people with cool undertones. I can't rave about this enough! If you love mattes, this is for you.

P.S. I hope you had some amazing holidays with your family and friends! Merry Christmas!


35 comments

  1. Love this :) I love Red Lizard too :)

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  2. Could you avoid sharpening by using a lip brush or is it too dry? Gorgeous colour! X

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    1. On the tube it's quite creamy so I can use a brush. It makes sharpening less frequent but still unavoidable xxx

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  3. This is a beautiful colour but it's a shame that it's in a pencil form :(

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  4. This looks great on you Coc! Totally agree, blue toned matte reds suit everyone! (Warm toned reds make teeth look yellow!)
    <3, Mel

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    1. Thank you :) I love blue toned reds xx

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  5. Ohmygosh I am so in love with this. It looks beautiful!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  6. amazing colour, this and mascate are both on my wishlist x

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  7. This is a beautiful color. It's sad that didn't come in a tube. I hate sharpening lip pencils.

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  8. I have been wanting this but I didn't realise it doesn't twist up D:
    x

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    1. It's still worth it though, annoying packaging and all! xx

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  9. Beautiful colour! Shame about the packaging!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  10. Awesome...thats amazing that its matte and not drying. I have lips that dry out very easily and I'd love a stain that isnt drying. You look beauituful with the minimalistic make up and bold lips!

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  11. This is just so so pretty! Today is the first day in my life that I wore a red lipstick, I've always been shy about that color but today I got the courage, and I felt great! I'd love to get this one! xx

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar

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    1. I'm so glad, you must have looked amazing! xx

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  12. SO ironic because I was actually just talking with my friend today who works at Sephora and he was telling me I had to try this out since I love red lips but despise matte finishes! Definitely will have to try it now. Such a shame about the sharpening though ;(

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, then I agree. You have to try it for sure! xxx

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  13. This looks amazing on you. The colour really suits you. I always have trouble with lipsticks but this sounds perfect :)

    xxx

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  14. It looks so amazing! I must purchase!

    http://thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  15. Thanks for the helpful review! This looks absolutely gorgeous and it's great to hear the formula is lip-friendly. Not all matte lipsticks are! I have NARS Cruella Velvet Matte pencil and it's one of my favourites as well :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. Wow, what an amazing colour! It looks great on you :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  17. I like this shade because it looks like a hi-def pink red on me.

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  18. Beautiful shade! I'm now tempted to make this my first ever NARS purchase. :)

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  19. This looks amazing! It really suits you as well

    Louminous

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  20. I've wanted this for soooo long! Looks amazing on you! xx

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  21. Wow this red looks amazing on you ^^ I love red lip colours but I don't usually wear them hehe xx

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  22. Just came across your blog and it's lovely! This colour is beautiful and suits you perfectly! Great post!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com

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  23. Such an amazing red! I agree that blue-toned reds suit everyone, I have recently fallen in love with red lips and especially the red lip/pin-up look. :) It looks super beautiful on you, by the way, you have an amazing lip shape! ~ Happy new year!

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  24. Lovely colour, you should try the shade Bettina, its my favourite from this line :)

    http://stellar-makeup.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I just looked it up and it seems stunning. Thank you for the suggestion xx

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  25. Oh this is beautiful! It's going on my wish list right now!

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