This is a glycerin base formulation.
It is highly concentrated; also cream base; creamier than the Aqua because of the carrier and manufacturing processes. This formulation works very well with all different types of machines. However, it does work best with the hand method due to it being a thicker consistency. Some techs find it too thick for machine use especially if a single needle is being used. As mentioned Aqua is not a quick dry formula but Velvet will stay wet longer.
Velvet works well on all skin types; however, it does NOT work as well on oily skin types because of the glycerin base. Velvet’s formulation works best on dry skin because of the glycerin base. Due to the added glycerin in Velvet and the fact Li uses an expensive high-grade glycerin…Velvet is more expensive than Aqua.