NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is the most recent product from the brand’s stable. Wait! They already launched some new shades in their coveted Audacious lipsticks too.
Note to self – Go check them out! 🙂
I love liquid lipsticks and I love matte finishes! They are so low maintenance and great to wear any day! In fact, its been ages since I used some of my regular bullet lipsticks.
NARS POWERMATTE LIP PIGMENT (WARM LEATHERETTE)
Though NARS is late to the liquid lipstick party, they absolutely made an entry with a bang!
The general belief is matte and dryness go together. Not many were comfortable with “The Mummy” lips and NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is here to disprove that theory!
I was so excited about their launch as with any other liquid lip products and grabbed a shade for myself recently. And boy! I am blown off!
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is available in 18 shades ranging from neutrals, pinks, corals, reds, burgundy and browns. There is a shade for everyone!
I chose the shade Warm Leatherette for myself which NARS describes as a “rich berry pink”. Perfecto! I liked this shade instantly when I swatched it.
Fluid-y is the word! Its quite liquid-y for a liquid lipstick – its almost watery. The texture makes it so easy to apply without any heaviness, but the downside is you have to be really precise during application.
The doe foot applicator of the lipstick helps a lot here. Its quite narrow and thin but firm, to help with application around the edges and cupid bow.
One swipe is just enough since its bursting with pigments. I know, we have heard this “just one swipe” a lot many times, but trust me – NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment seriously needs just one to blow your mind!
You may go ahead with another coat to deepen the color (Warm Leatherette gets deepened with a second coat at least), but its not required.
It kind of sinks into the lips immediately upon application into a matte finish. Like the lower lip is dry even before you finish applying the upper lip and edges.
It doesn’t feel dry at all and you won’t actually feel you are wearing anything! Its like “apply and forget” in true sense.
Looks very natural without accentuating lip lines, something I love. This makes it suitable even for dry lips. You need to take care of pre-exfoliation though!
This is where I went mad over this lipstick of all things! I wore this for a day trip around 10 am in the morning and had this lipstick quite intact when we were back home by midnight.
I had all kinds of food you can imagine including pizza and icecream and this lipstick still held good with only minimal fading of its intensity. No touchup the whole day (neither did I have the time to!)
Never did it fade off completely leaving behind just a stain or gave me the “lipliner” effect with fading in the center of the lips.
On another occasion, when I actually wanted to do some touch up to intensify the color at the end of a long day, it didn’t get blotchy or pile up on my lips and it was a breeze to re-apply on an existing coat.
The second coat sinks into the lips too – so you won’t be able to make out any patchiness or streaks on the lips.
Its almost transfer proof I would say, but not 100% percent. Much better definitely when compare to liquid lipsticks from other brands that you are used to spotting in your cups and burger bites.
Total love & salute!
This is a blue-based berry pink that would suit all skin tones. Not an “on your face” kind of shade making it wearable to work too. It has a retro vibe about it, that got me sold.
Here is how NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in the shade Warm Leatherette looks on me –
PRICE – USD 26
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is one of the best I have tried so far and totally worth its bucks!
This makes for a great gift and the person will thank you with all their heart!
Do check out my review on NARS Dolce Vita Blush if interested.
While I contemplate to pick one more shade or not from this range, you tell me whether you tried or plan to get one NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment for yourself in the comments section below.