All Aboard! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015

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Brand Name: Nars

Colour: Shanghai Express

Price: £18.50

Lipcote Rating: 5 / 5

Nars is a well-loved brand by us here at Lipcote, along with many other beauty geeks around the world, for its great formulas, extensive shade ranges, and luxury-level products…

We chose the shade Shanghai Express, a rich brick red. With its earthy red-wine tones and hints of brown, we think this red is the ultimate femme fatale lippie! It has a matte finish and is excellently pigmented (we’ve come to expect nothing less from Nars!), so just one layer gives you full colour pay-off. Part of the reason we’ve got so much love for this colour is that it’s a really versatile shade. With fair skin it can look sexy and vampy, but with darker skins it turns into a kind of earthy, natural red – a bit muted and not as loud as brighter reds – meaning that it looks sophisticated and polished. It wears really well, partly because it’s so matte, so with a coat of Lipcote on top it lasted all day and evening on our tester. And as usual, the packaging is classic Nars; black and white rubberised case, which looks simple, chic and understated.

Overall this lipstick is definitely a winner for us, with a full 5 stars! And as always, don’t forget to enter our giveaway over on the app on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning it, plus a Lipcote!

Love, Lipcote x