This lipstick comes in a matte black plastic tube that corresponds to its effect, with transparent bars through which you can see the lipstick color. The brand name is marked on the cap that closes tightly to prevent spillage. Whereas the applicator is a thin doe-foot wand. Read More
This lipstick comes in a matte black plastic tube that corresponds to its effect, with transparent bars through which you can see the lipstick color. The brand name is marked on the cap that closes tightly to prevent spillage. Whereas the applicator is a thin doe-foot wand.
This lipstick has a lightweight liquefied pigment.
There are 20 different colors of this lipstick, varying between nudes, pinks, violets, and reds. There is also a collection of dark shades like pitch black. The reds are quite similar in color though, so you better test them before picking the one for you. Each color has been inspired from a classic Rock song such as “American woman” (Chestnut), “Get up Stand up” (Bright pink coral), and “Light My Fire” (Vivid orange red).
“Get It On” (Tan rose), “Save the Queen” (Dusty mauve), “Walk This Way” (Rose pink), and “Don’t Stop” (Geranium).
This lipstick smells like sweet vanilla.
It is easy to swipe this lipstick on the lips due to its liquid formula, and it turns matte quickly without drying out the lips like other matte lipsticks do. What drew us was its high color consistency and full coverage, for only one layer is enough to cover the lips and bring out the desired color. If you shall need to apply another layer, it will smoothly lie on top of the former one. It is noteworthy that the color does not change upon application, but stays the same as it appears in the tube.
Regarding its lasting power, the brand indicates that it is long-lasting. When we tried it, we noticed that it fades out with time, naturally nonetheless. It turns one or two shades brighter, so you can either reapply it or leave it as is. The brand also indicates that it does not stain, but the truth is that it leaves a mark on any cup whether it is water, tea, or coffee that you’re drinking.
You might as well exfoliate your lips before applying this lipstick so they wouldn’t look flakey. Next, shake the bottle well then pull out the applicator. Here, we must warn you that the applicator is very precise so you might find it challenging to use and you will need a few times to perfect it. We advise you to use a lip-defining pencil first in order to facilitate application.
The lipstick retails at 26 USD on Nars official website (for a size of 0.18oz or 5.5ml). This price is relatively comparable although lower than other matte lipsticks from brands such as Huda Beauty (27 USD for 0.17oz) or Urban Decay (17USD for 0.11oz). If you consider the MAC matte lipsticks, they retail at 17.5 USD for nearly half the size (0.1oz). You can find a competitive alternative with Kat von D offering a lightly bigger lipstick weight (0.22oz) for a lower price (25USD).