After falling in love with the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, I vowed to try Train Bleu which has been on my wishlist for forever. A friend of mine that works at Sephora sent me a 20% off code for the Employee Appreciation Sale, so I ordered the infamous Train Bleu along with a few other goodies that was on my wish list. It’s all that I hoped it would be and more.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are lipsticks in jumbo crayon form. The pencils are extremely pigmented and as the name suggests, have a velvet matte finish. Enriched with Vitamin E and silicones, the creamy texture glides on smooth leaving long lasting color that doesn’t dry out the lips.
Train Bleu is described as a deep aubergine, and it’s just that- a deep eggplant purple that is perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons (or anytime in my book.) Here are a few similar shades that I have in my collection…
NARS Train Bleu, MAC Nightmoth, MAC Talk That Talk, Milani Black Cherry
None are exact dupes, but Train Bleu is exactly what I expected Talk That Talk to be. Nightmoth is a little darker than Train Bleu but very similar. Talk That Talk could be a dupe if it had better pigmentation. Nigthmoth + Talk That Talk would probably be the perfect dupe. Black Cherry is close, but obviously has a completely different finish.
Train Bleu has great pigmentation and wears well for hours. As with a lot of vamp shades, when it begins to fade it starts in the inner lip area. This doesn’t look good at all so it needs to be touched up immediately. It’s extremely comfortable on the lips, especially over a lip balm. I just put a dab of Bite Agave Lip Mask on my lips before applying. I am so glad that I finally added Train Bleu to my collection. If I could only own one Vamp shade then this would be it!
Available at NARS and Sephora $26
Erica the lipstick and glam QUEEN….u make everything look effortless. Thanks for all the hard work u do to help other women look their best ????????✈?
Awww thank you so much, and it’s my pleasure! ☺️?
It’s funny because I recently returned Train Bleu!!! I just couldn’t get an even color payoff and when I did it just didn’t last long enough for me sadly! I didn’t find Cruella or Dragon Girl nearly as difficult to work with, but it is what it is. Glad u made it work for u though!
I’ve seen a few people say that, but I didn’t have any issues. I still have Dragon Girl on my wish list!
I had to end up adding another vampy lippy to it and it just became too much work! Dragon girl is beautiful and ur gonna love it! It has slightly pink tones to it and can be worn as a stain or as a full on lipcolor ?
Beautiful. I love Nars Trans bleau. Slowed down like crazy on mu buying, but love playing in the goodies
Girl I can relate. I barely buy anything at all, I have way too much stuff lol
Milani fearless is pretty close dupe
Thanks for adding this one!