Winter Red Perfection! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015


Brand Name: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick

Colour: Mascate

Price: £18.50

Lipcote Rating: 5 / 5

Nars is our go-to brand for trend-led colours and fail-proof formulas with just a bit more of a luxury feeling than some other brands around the same price point…

Well they’ve done it again! Mascate is a deep, rich red shade, which makes a big impact without being bright. It’s slightly cool toned, but really mostly appears quite neutral, so it suits most skin tones, and we’d have to say it’s our ideal winter red, as it’s a touch darker than reds we’d use in the summer, but its lack of pink or purple keeps it from veering into berry territory. The formula is as matte as can be, but is remarkably comfortable to wear – we can’t quite work out how they’ve managed to create it with mango butter and acai oil and still keep it looking so beautifully velvet-matte! It glides on smoothly, and is so intensely pigmented that you only need a small amount of product to get full colour pay-off, and worn with Lipcote it lasted us well over 8 hours. The tube is slim and sleek, in the classic Nars black rubberised casing with white logo. And finally, the lipstick bullet itself is ingeniously shaped with a flat, circular top, to seamlessly fit the contours of the lips for ease of application.

This has instantly become our go-to red for this season, and possibly even the next few, as we can’t see ourselves giving it up any time soon! And as usual, look out for it in our lipstick giveaway over on our Facebook page.

Good luck!

Love, Lipcote x