I have to say that the NARS lip products are very interesting aesthetic wise. Although it’s just black, but I love the almost velvety feel of the NARS Lipstick cover. In fact, I almost couldn’t bear to use it. And the NARS Lip Lacquer I received is definitely too pretty in terms of its color. On my lips however, I definitely love the NARS Lipstick more.
NARS Lipstick in Sheer Mitzi
NARS Lipstick comes in a wide selection of shades in satin, semi-matt and sheer. I didn’t pick Mitzi in sheer but the color suits me perfectly. It’s a translucent formula that is almost nude, mind you. So if you’re looking for a rich lip color, then this wouldn’t fit you. But because I like the natural look, so a nude minimalist sort of color works well for me. The vitamin E makes it very moisturizing so I don’t need to use a lip balm prior to applying this lipstick. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t dry or flake up on me. Definitely my current favorite for the moment!
NARS Lip Lacquer in Hot Wired
On the other hand, while I like the look of NARS Lip Lacquer in Hot Wired, but I reckon the pretty fuchsia is too bright for my pale skin. Wearing it in the night is probably better. It’s described as a high shine formula with sheer pigments of color. Indeed. I found it easier to apply on top of a lip balm as it is quite sticky to apply on its own with my finger. Perhaps using a lip brush might be easier though. Once on the lips however, it is glossy without being overly sticky like a lip gloss. Product wise, I think this lip lacquer is fine but I definitely need to get use to the color. If I have a choice, I’ll probably would have picked Sweet Charity, Vagabond or Butterfield 8 over this.
NARS lip products seem to have quite a following. Ratings at Makeupalley are at least 3.5 and above out of 5. Personally, I wouldn’t mind trying out more of their lipsticks when I get the chance again! And for those in Singapore, you can find NARS products at True Colors, Ngee Ann City B1-13A.
*Update: It seems NARS is no longer available at True Colors although it is still reflected on their website at www.truecolours.com.sg