I’ve had this NARS Lip Gloss Pencil for quite some time, even tried many other colors out as well. Frivolous is my favorite of the current selection of colors. NARS Velvet Gloss Pencils are typical stick gloss pencils that you sharpen to expose more product. I’m not really a fan of the design as you waste so much product sharpening, I like the ones that are plastic where you roll up the stick gloss product.
These are glossy, slightly sticky, thicker for a gloss, and sheer. They have average lasting power maybe 2-3 hours. Frivolous is a sheer shimmery pink. The rubbery cap does start to peel after time as you can see in the top photo. They have no discernible smell or taste. NARS describes this one as an iridescent seashell pink. Which is pretty accurate. It retails for $26 for 0.09 oz. It’s a pricey gloss pencil, especially for how fast it goes having to sharpen it frequently and the waste product. It’s sheer, pricey and sticky. So whether it’s for you depends on how much you love those aspects, NARS or the specific color.