November 5, 2015
Lipstick Brand: Nars
Lipstick Colour: Catharge
Lipcote Rating: 3/5
Despite my obvious love of lipstick I recently noticed a didn’t have a hot pink lipstick in my stash, which obviously meant it was time to shop! I decided to give Nars lipsticks a go as I have no previous experience using any of their lip colour; only their cult bronzer and blush combo (Laguna & Orgasm respectively).
I selected one of their Pure Matte formulas as I am a sucker for a matte finish. I chose the hue in Carthage; a bright, almost fluro pink hue, which popped against my (currently) tan-less, pale complexion. I initially wanted to go for a sheer, blotted application, but with this formula it was impossible as the texture is quite thick. Instead I went for full, opaque coverage and glad I did because the colour really packed a fruity punch! This pink really is DARRLING when it’s used to its full effect!
The lipstick has a sharp, angled yet slim nib, which made a precision application a breeze. I blotted twice and followed with some Lipcote to seal the deal. I always take a huge bag of popcorn with me to the theatre and wanted to make sure the lippy stayed on through 2 curtain calls and an intermission martini!
Nars Pure Matte is, pure matte. I found despite the description on the website, there was no moisture so make sure you moisturise your lips beforehand, so your lip canvas is all prepped for painting. I recommend Nuxe Reve de Miel, which is one of the only true matte, yet fully moisturising lip balms I have come across. You need to build this colour to get full the colour intensity, but it’s worth it because this is a beautiful shade of fuchsia! X
With thanks to our guest reviewer, Style Lobster.
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