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NARS Lipstick Review

NARS Lipstick
NARS Lipstick in Roman Holiday, Dolce Vita, Barbarella, and Pago Pago

NARS Lipstick is one of my favourite lip products out there.  It isn’t the most natural or eco friendly of formulas or brands (although they are cruelty free), but boy do they make good lipstick.  My favourite shades are the sheer ones, I’m less fond of super opaque lip colours.  I also really like the packaging.  NARS products all have fantastic packaging, I love the minimalist black.  It’s not super fancy or high end feeling, but it’s solid and it lasts.

The four shades I have are Roman Holiday, Dolce Vita, Barbarella, and Pago Pago.  Roman Holiday is a bright cool toned pink, with light coverage.  Dolce Vita is a sheer dusty rose (it’s a perfect daytime/work shade and my favourite lipstick ever).  Barbarella is a sheer, warm toned peach.   And Pago Pago is a satin finish, neutral light pink shade with a bit of sparkle, which honestly makes it feel a little on the gritty side (it’s my least favourite of the four).  Other than Pago Pago, the other three shades are all really lovely sheer colours with a very smooth texture.  They are also fairly hydrating, partly due to the hyaluronic acid and beeswax in the formula.  In my experience, they don’t dry out my lips at all.  The formula contains quite a few fragrant essential oils, but no synthetic fragrance and I have never had any kind of reaction or breakout from using these lipsticks.

Swatches of NARS Lipstick

Ingredients: Heptylundecyl Hydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diisostearyl Malate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Nylon-12, Polysilicone-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methicone, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Tetradecene, Tocopherol, Citrus Sinensis [Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil], Citrus Nobilis [Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil], Glycerin, Citrus Reticulata [Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil], Linseed Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Euterpe Oleracea (Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil), Aniba Rosaeodora [Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil], Citrus Aurantium Amara [Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil], Citrus Aurantium Bergamia [Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil], Dimethicone, Aqua (Water), Coriandrum Sativum [Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil], Plumeria Alba (Plumeria Alba Flower Extract), Anthemis Nobilis (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil), Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Linalool, Limonene; May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake).

I am a big fan of NARS Lipstick, and there are so many shades available there must be at least one for everyone.  I definitely lean more towards pink/peach/rose shades, but their selection of red shades is really quite remarkable.

NARS Lipstick is widely available, at $28USD for 0.12oz, from Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and  Neiman Marcus.

Swatches of the full range of shades are available HERE.

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