NARS Velvet Lip Glides Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and MARS

April 15, 2018

NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars review + swatches

NARS lip lovers rejoice because there are five new shades of NARS Velvet Lip Glides ($26 each for 0.2 oz/ 5.9 mL). The colors include Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars. I ordered all sight unseen since the online stock swatches seemed to in the same color family as Bound which I think is one of the best neutral mauves. The colors indeed are all in the neutral category and are beautiful additions to the current lineup. If you love Bound I think you’re definitely going to like at least a few of the new launches.

Colors include non-shimmers. As with all the other Velvet Lip Glides the formula is smooth, lightweight, almost whipped feeling and has medium but buildable natural looking coverage. These aren’t as opaque or matte as the Power Matte Lip Pigments. The NARS Velvet Lip Glides have a soft velvety finish with a tiny bit of sheen. Lasting power is like a regular lipstick, you’re going to have to reapply every few hours or anytime you drink or eat something, but I like that the formula is soft and weightless and non-drying.

  • Swing neutral soft rose peach
  • Roseland medium pink
  • Xenon neutral medium pink brown
  • Paradise Garage dusty mauve with plum
  • Mars dusty neutral brown

NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars review + swatches


NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars swatches via The Beauty Look Book

NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars review via The Beauty Look BookLip swatches, as always done on bare lips, Bound added since the last time I swatched it on the blog I was probably a different skin tone:

NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars lip swatches via The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons to Stripped, Bound, Unlaced, Suck and Playpen. Previous review + more swatches here.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Swatch Comparisons via The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons Set 2 to the Ulta x NARS Mini Velvet Lip Glide Set reviewed here. Colors include Night Together, Rapture, Staying Alive, Californication, Immoral and Burning Love. All reviewed + swatched in this post here.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide New Shades Swing, Roseland, Xenon, Paradise Garage and Mars review + swatches

Bottom line love and well worth the splurge sight unseen. My favorite color is still Bound, but from the new colors I’m smitten with Xenon and Roseland. If you like soft neutrals that are easy to wear for everyday there are a few options in this lineup that are great. In the event that you want more pigment or shine you can check out the Neutral Lip Testing post I did last summer with some swatches of other great formulas including the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick (Whip and Chutney are the best colors), NARS Power Matte Lip Pigments and Anastasia Lip Gloss to name a few.

You can find the new NARS Velvet Lip Glide shades at Sephora, Nordstrom and NARS Cosmetics right now. If you’re a Sephora Beauty Insider don’t forget to use your code for their Spring Bonus Event! Details below:

  • Rouge Members: receive 15% off 4/13 through 4/16 and 4/20 through 4/23, use code YAYROUGE
  • VIB Members: receive 15% off 4/20 through 4/23, use code YAYVIB
  • BI Members: receive 10% off 4/20 through 4/23, use code YAYINSIDER

Do you like the Velvet Lip Glide formula? What shades have you tried?

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  • stephanieamccoy April 15, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Not into the Lip Glides but Nars blush and eye primer are so so good!

  • Megan April 15, 2018 at 11:05 am

    I completely agree with you, Bound is the best color in this range and I’m convinced – i’ll be picking this up in the sale at Sephora today 🙂

  • Jane S April 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I think Xenon looks amazing on you!! I’ve tried the velvet lip glides in stores but haven’t found the right shade yet. I’m eying Swing though…

  • Amelia Cad April 15, 2018 at 11:16 am

    I have never tried the Nars Velvet lip glides but am a fan of the audacious lip colors.

  • Alicia April 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I love Bound…. although I do think Xenon would be a beautiful nude for my skin tone – NC50. BTW – your swatch pics are awesome! So true to color. Love love!

  • Tatiana April 15, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I bought Roseland, Xenon and Paradise Garage from the Sephora sale. I have Bound, but sometimes I wish it would be a bit less gray/cool on my lips, so I’m hoping I’ll love one of these new colors as much if not more. Night Together seems like it would be my perfect neutral color, but I wasn’t willing to buy the whole set for just one color. I like Playpen but it doesn’t have enough depth to stand out against my skin tone, so maybe I’ll test swing once these are available at more counters.

    • BeautyLookBook April 15, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Playpen was a little off on my skintone too but I’ve held onto it for mixing.

  • Daisy April 15, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for sharing. I think this is one of those few instances that I won’t be tempted since I am more a lipstick kinda gal! My wallet will thank me

  • KK April 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Cannot wait to try Paradise Garage. Haven’t tried this formula yet!

  • conniets April 15, 2018 at 11:34 am

    So glad you posted these swatches! All the shades look great on you and I’m excited to try Swing and Xenon. Bound has been the only shade I own for a while so im excited to see something new that I think I’d like!

  • Nellie April 15, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Never tried NARS but Night Together looks awesome.

  • Erika Stryker April 15, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I haven’t tried these nut I love NARS blushes and eyeshadows. The eyeliners seem to hold up very well too. All in all, a quality makeup line.

  • Leann April 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Paradise Garage looks like it’s right up my alley

    • Leann April 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      Ugh – Paradise Garage was a major fail for me. It looked very muddy on me, so it went back immediately. Going to have to stick with Bound for now.

  • Meghan M April 15, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for a great post! I haven’t tried the velvet lip glides. My favorite NARS products are their liquid blushes!

  • Mary April 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Roseland looks beautiful. I really like the Velvet Lip Glide formula.

  • C. Brown April 15, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    looking forward to trying these and the VIB sale is perfectly timed..xx

  • Claudia C. April 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! There was originally a lot of hype around this formula but I couldn’t commit to a color from the original collection. These shades are definitely up my alley! Thank you for the lovely swatches!

  • aurora evan April 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for reviewing these! Perfect timing with the rouge sale. I think I am going to pick up paradise garage and roseland.

  • Kimberly G April 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I have ever tried NARS.

  • chiceverywhere April 15, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I generally love Nars anything but I haven’t tried these yet! My fave on you is Roseland.

  • Anna April 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Your timing is perfect, Sabrina. I was going to place another Sephora order today and I will add xenon.

  • TheLuxeMinimalist April 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I haven’t tried the Lip Glides but they are on my list! My favorite Nars product is the Tinted Moisturizer! It’s so good and works with my oily skin.

  • 03050abcd April 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I’m curious to try the lip glides but also really tempted to try the new highlighters!

  • Rachel C. April 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the swatches! I have paradise garage in my Sephora cart and I’m definitely getting it.

  • Sandie April 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I have ‘Bound’ and love it! My favourite Nars product is the Audacious lipstick in Raquel.

  • Michel J. April 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I haven’t but I would love to try it

  • Neha Kaul April 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman is one of my go-tos for a night out.

  • Alix April 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I’ve tried the formula (agree that Bound is perfection), but don’t care for the vanilla scent; I feel it cheapens the product somehow.

  • Colleen April 15, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    The shade Bound looks AMAZING and they look not glossy per say but not matte either. The matte lip products dry out my lips so badly anymore I stopped trying to make them work! I def need to give these a whirl!

  • Valerie Sasaki April 15, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I love the look of all of these but I agree that Bound looks amazing. I will need to pick this up at the Sephora sale!

  • Maven April 15, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    My favorite is Bound & second is Xenon.

  • MBAMommy April 15, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I tried Bound but found a tensy bit too dark – roseland looks like the absolute perfect choice for me. Wil have to try it.. bittersweet 😂

    • BeautyLookBook April 15, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Hope it works better for you!

  • Amanda April 15, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Xenon is such a beautiful color on you!

  • Lisa C April 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I have Bound and love it! I’m thinking of picking up Xenon, it looks so pretty!

  • Jeanie M. April 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    These look really nice. I have yet to try any Nars lip products. So far I have only tried their blush.

  • Pang Lee April 15, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Have always wanted to try Nars!

  • Petunia April 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I have Bound and LOVE it. Love the formula. I think Roseland might be the perfect nude pink for me!

  • teadivamuse April 15, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I like Swing and Roseland but not sure if I love them enough to purchase sight unseen. Love being in a smaller city but access to cosmetic counters and in-person swatching is the downside. All the more I appreciate the quality of pics on Beauty Look Book.

    • BeautyLookBook April 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you! Temptalia has swatches too 🙂 I’d recommend checking her site out!

  • Beautyalamode April 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I think the Nars ‘bound’ color is a classic. Luv it <3

  • Dana Li April 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    These are so gorgeous – straight up juicy looking. Especially into the idea of pairing Swing with a more dramatic eye.

  • Jennifer Thorn April 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I agree, Sabrina, Roseland and Xenon are gorgeous!

  • Katherine T. April 15, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Oh squee!! I was waffling between colors, glad I held off on ordering until I saw your swatches. Looks like Xenon is the winner for me, seems like it will go well with everything

  • Collar Wilson April 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I like Swing and Roseland the best on you. Swing looks like the perfect nude shade for you!

  • Julie (julimi) April 15, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I love the nars glide

  • Alexiel Grim April 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Paradise garage looks great

  • Liz April 15, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I have never tried these lip products before but there are so many new formulas out to try! I can’t decide on which i need!

  • Jina Jung April 15, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Love Nars but particularly obsessed with their lip products. Swing and Xenon also look amazing on you. I might just have to grab those today.

  • Holly April 15, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I love the shade, “Roseland”!

  • Manda Barry April 15, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I love roseland! And I love your blog!! I am constantly online shopping and using your blog as a more accurate colour/product referral reference! <3

  • Jessica April 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    I haven`t had a chance to try these, but I love Nars roseland shade! I also love their bronzers and all nighter foundations.

  • lawler April 15, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Bound used to be my favorite. But I think Paradise Garage is a contender! I’d like it for fall regardless.

  • binabug April 15, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I have not tried them , but I am captivated by the colors

  • Laura Schmaltz April 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I am old school I guess – NARS blushes are still my favorite. But their audacious lipsticks are very nice too.

  • Kate W April 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I recently bought Bound and absolutely love it! It’s the perfect my lips but better in an amazing formula.

  • Laurie M. April 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve tried the Lip Glides and I love how they feel, but they seem messy to me – the messiness of a lip gloss but with so much pigment. I worry they’ll end up all over my face and clothes!

  • Stephanie April 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I’m making one more purchase from the Sephora sale, and I may have to include Roseland…

  • Erin April 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I’m loving the Xenon shade.

  • Hannah Burke April 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    need them all!!!! love your page!

  • Laura Cruz April 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I love Bound! Would love to try more!

  • roscoemom April 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    These shades are awesome!

  • Jody Su April 15, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Great swatches!

  • Barbara Riffe April 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I don’t think I have ever tried NARS Products but, love the colors and want to try.

  • Gail A April 15, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Haven’t tried these but I used to love their shadows. But the packaging turns so tacky in florida so I haven’t bought anything in a while and I like their eye pencils too

  • Sara Theresa April 15, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I really enjoy the formula of the NARS Velvet Lip Glides – my favorite is Californication from the mini set — I wish it was outside of the set for a future purchase!

  • Face to Curls April 15, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I love swing and roseland. They’re so pretty.

  • Kayla Klontz April 15, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I have never tried any NARS products before, but would love to.

  • Carolyn April 15, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for the review! Bound is my favorite Lip Glide as well, but I just ordered Xenon from the Sephora sale and am hoping I’ll love it just as much!

  • Robyn April 15, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I haven’t tried NARS lip glides but the swatches are gorgeous i totally want to now

  • debbie wilson April 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Never Tried your Products Love 2 Win !!!

  • Jennifer Williams April 15, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    i haven’t yet, but I want to! They look fantastic! I do like their regular lipstick.

  • Victoria Lo April 16, 2018 at 12:06 am

    i rarely ware anything other than a gloss, but these lip guides are really tempting me

  • zesty77777 April 16, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Love to try your products. Thanks!

  • Carly April 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I haven’t tried any of the NARS Velvet Lip Glides yet, but I love the NARS Bord de Plage palette! 🙂

  • Calvin F. April 16, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Nope never heard of them, I think they would make a good gift to my mom though

  • Rachel April 16, 2018 at 12:59 am

    I really like the colours of these new Nars lip gloss, have never tried any of them!

  • Chelsea April 16, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Such beautiful colours. Xenon suits you so much. Another discovery I would love to try❤️🌹💸

  • Whitney Lau April 16, 2018 at 1:24 am

    I won a bright red lip glide from NARS and I really love the color, but it does bleed on me! I need to try it with some lip liner.

  • Anne Capitant April 16, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I really love this formula and have a bunch (though I forget which shades as I’ve mostly bought sets!) but the one I use the most is Impossible Red which is this amazing raspberry red that makes my lips POP. Of these lot, I quite like the look of Swing, Roseland and Xenon (and the science nerd in me loves the naming of the last one!)

  • talker blogger April 16, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Surely loving the new colors!! I have the Dancetaria and I cannot be more excited to wear a fuchsia color on my lips !

  • Amy Deeter April 16, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I have never tried the NARS Velvet Lip Glides. This is my first time hearing about the products

  • Jenny Ham April 16, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I have not tried any of the Nars yet but always love the bright colors

  • The December Dame April 16, 2018 at 2:12 am

    I love these colours. Can’t wait to try them out


  • starzine April 16, 2018 at 2:23 am

    I really like the eyeshadow palette by Nars. I have not tried any Nars products before.

  • Makeup Remastered April 16, 2018 at 2:24 am

    These look great-Bound is on my birthday wish list!

  • dollfeis April 16, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Nars Velvet Lip Glides are one of my fav lip products ever! I’m so excited they added more colours!

  • nstl April 16, 2018 at 3:07 am

    These look fantastic. I’m actively looking to replace my decades long love of Chanel glossimers since I hate (really hate) the new formulation.

  • Jackie Mirek April 16, 2018 at 3:08 am

    They ALL look so much better on than in the swatch… goes to show that it pays to try on!

  • Justine R April 16, 2018 at 3:39 am

    I haven’t tried these yet (too many liquid lipsticks to count) but my favourite NARS product are the multiple tints they released several summers ago – I rediscovered them while organizing my stash, and they are just as good years later!

  • Nicole Pazmino April 16, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I absolutely love Nars lip glides, looks like my wallet will be hurting!

  • CanInLux April 16, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Love these! The mini set looks amazing

  • Joan Kubes April 16, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I haven’t tried but I love the color roseland.

  • Natalie Redman April 16, 2018 at 6:30 am

    These look so pretty. Not sure whether I like a glossy finish but they are still beautiful.

  • Kimmy Ripley April 16, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I have never tried these but I sure would love to give them a whirl~!

  • Lisa Santos April 16, 2018 at 7:23 am

    They look beautiful, supper pigmented and smooth on the lips. Need to try them!

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  • rachlovespenguins April 16, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I haven’t tried these yet either, though I’m a huge fan of Nars foundations, concealers, and blush. And the Cruella lip pencil. That’s a red I always have to keep on hand!

  • lisamhampton April 16, 2018 at 7:47 am

    have only tried the lip pencils

  • Tessa April 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

    I’ve never tried these (they are a little glossy for my personal taste) but I think I have to now. I am eyeing Xenon for the Sephora sale! Or maybe your favorite Bound.

  • Natalie April 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I have not tried the lip glides yet but I want to! My favorite NARS product is their lipstick in Voodoo Lily.

  • Carla Rene April 16, 2018 at 4:47 am

    Those look really pretty! Haven’t tried these but I love the new highlights and blushes.

  • sylvia April 16, 2018 at 9:04 am

    NARS Dolce Vita lipstick was my first love – I definitely want to try some of these lip glides, though!

  • Valerie Manke April 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I haven’t tried them yet but I love NARS orgasm lip gloss!

  • Mandy Curry April 16, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Roseland is calling my name!

  • Ellie | PetiteElliee April 16, 2018 at 10:22 am

    OMG these look SO GORGEOUS!! MIght just have to get my hands on them

    Ellie xx

  • jell0 April 17, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    These feel way too dark / dull for spring/summer

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