NARS Pure Matte Lipsticks

Last week I was invited to Selfridges in London to celebrate the launch of NARS new range of Pure Matte lipsticks, which is the newest collection to the NARS lip category.

We were treated to slurp a mini bottle of champers or Evian (with a handy straw) whilst we had our consultation with one of the NARS makeup artists, who suggested the best colour lipstick to suit our colouring and preference.

In the words of NARS themselves, “This innovative, matte lipstick has intense, stay-true colour so lips look lush and vibrant. This exquisitely blended formula strikes the perfect harmony between optimal colour, an ultra-matte finish and a hydrating lip treatment.”

There are 6 shades in the range, varying from your nude to your show-stopping red.

At first perusal I was unsure if I liked any of the colours. There definitely wasn’t a “me” shade jumping out at me, but the MUA matched me with ‘Bangkok’ described as a Soft Rose, and I definitely liked it once it was applied to my lips.

I would describe it as a mature dusky-pinky, and I am pleased that my boundaries were stretched, and I have momentarily navigated away from my nudes and baby pinks.

Despite the lipsticks being matte, I do not find them drying, as I had initially thought they may be. I prepped my lips with a smidgen of vaseline and that definitely prevented the lipstick becoming too drying during the day.
The colour is definitely long-wearing and stays intensively on your lips for an impressive length of time.
NARS state that the formulation also offers lip treatment properties due to its ingredients of Vitamin E, Acai oil and wild mango butter. The lipstick is rich and creamy and does feel like a real treat on your lips.

The Pure Matte lipsticks are £18 and are available now.

Let me know what you think my fellow lippie lovers, and if you are going to dabbling in any of them?
I am already eyeing up Vesuvio, which is the ‘full-bodied red’ in the press picture above.

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  1. 11th September 2010 / 10:37 am

    oh wow these look so nice!bangkok does look pretty on you,i think i might have to take a look at these:)

  2. 11th September 2010 / 10:40 am

    Im still in love with mine,Bangkok looks lovely too.x

  3. 11th September 2010 / 10:45 am

    Love the press picture red and your one, suits your skin tone amazingly x

  4. 11th September 2010 / 10:49 am

    love that colour on you! x x

  5. 11th September 2010 / 11:03 am

    Lovely colour and the range seems quite good. I will be keeping my eyes and purse open for one!

  6. 11th September 2010 / 11:12 am

    they look gorgeous! xx

  7. 11th September 2010 / 11:13 am

    Such a gorgeous color!!!!! They are a little expensive as everything NARS but I'm loving the color you got and it looks so pretty!

  8. 11th September 2010 / 11:14 am

    Looks gorgeous on you!
    Such a pretty dolly pink (: xox

  9. 11th September 2010 / 11:26 am

    That colour looks gorgeous on u!

  10. 11th September 2010 / 11:34 am

    simply stunning!

  11. 11th September 2010 / 12:04 pm

    I really like that, like you say it's mature- in a good way. I'd like to see it in a FOTD soon xx

  12. 11th September 2010 / 12:45 pm

    Bangkok looks gorgeous on you! I might even prefer it to the super baby pinks 🙂 xo

  13. 11th September 2010 / 1:14 pm

    oooh that looks lovely on you. I will have to try one of these soon!

  14. 11th September 2010 / 1:40 pm

    ooooh milly that looks a beautiful colour! Would like to see it in a fotd xx

  15. 11th September 2010 / 2:19 pm

    they stil have a bit of shimmer in though dont they? looks nice though! xx

  16. 11th September 2010 / 2:30 pm

    Lovely colour on you, the press photo red does look pretty hot though, perfect for winter!


  17. 11th September 2010 / 4:43 pm

    Love Bangkok. May have to check it out. It look so pretty on you. xx

  18. 11th September 2010 / 7:15 pm

    This was the shade that caught my eye in Selfridges the other day but I didn't have time to stop and swatch. Definitely going back for a second look after seeing this! xoxo

  19. 11th September 2010 / 8:00 pm

    They're lovely – I'll definitely be taking a look! x

  20. 12th September 2010 / 8:23 pm

    They look lovely! Might have to get one of those as I could do with a new lipstick 🙂


  21. 14th September 2010 / 12:36 pm

    That colour is fab on you!