I haven’t really talked about NARS on this blog, but I have been using their products ever since I attended Glamour Beauty Festival in 2016. If I am not mistaken, it was then when I received my first ever NARS product and my collection has been growing since. However, I do have to admit that my collection is nothing spectacular, but I do love the brand and I tend to get one of their products every few month to try.
The NARS Powermatte lip pigment is actually the first product in the Harrods beauty advent calendar – I told you I had something planned this Christmas season – and it was quite a welcome surprise. I honestly did no think that I would find a NARS product in this specific calendar, but I am more than happy I did, especially one product that I have been meaning to try for a while. It is quite popular among bloggers and beauty junkies, but also it looked really intriguing in magazines alike and all that made me more curious to try it out and see what I thought of it and if it was really worth the hype.
The one that I got is in colour Starwoman which is very appropriate for this festive season and in a way, the name is empowering dare I say? The colour itself is one that I do not really tend to go after – it is just too red for my taste or my comfort actually. The last time I wore it it turned out to be a disaster – basically no graduation photos to share, ever! Okay, my facial expression did have something to do with it, but that is the point actually, you need to be in the right state of mind and in the mood in order to be able to pull off the colour. It is all about attitude.
As for the product itself, I absolutely love it! I love the packaging, but more than that, I love the applicator. A good applicator is hard to find which is why I often use a brush. I am curious to see whether I will think the same if I were to get a full size version of the product! The quality of the product is also really great, but that is what you usually get with NARS. Yet again, NARS did not disappoint me. The colour is riche, the texture is beautiful and it feels incredibly comfortable on my lips even after I had it on for several hours and drank or ate something. Some lip products begin to feel really uncomfortable after eating or drinking or even talking for long periods of time, but not this one. Some of the product does tend to come off, but it is a lip pigment and it tends to stain the lips so you are left with colour without having to necessarily retouch. Of course you might want to and that is okay, but if there is an emergency and you simply cannot reach your product, you will also be fine. That is more than can be said for many other red lip products.
Another thing that I love about the NARS Powermatte lip pigment is that it does not smudge, at least not like a regular red lipstick. I am curious whether this is the same for everyone, but I honestly did not wear a wax liner around the lip contour and it still stayed where it was supposed to. I hate those wax lip products that are meant to protect the lipstick from smudging! They are great, but ewww.
I think I diverged a little throughout this post, but the idea is that I think that the NARS powermatte lip pigment is absolutely amazing, it feels like you are painting your lips in a way, if that makes sense. I honestly wish to get one in a different colour, however that might not be as easy as it sounds. I had a quick look at them in Selfridges, but the colours seem to be too bold for my taste. I found a few online that look a bit tamer, but those tend to be out of stock everywhere I look. I will definitely keep looking as the product is so good that it makes me want to play with other colours as well. Overall, I love it and I understand why it has so many fans around the world and why it will have many more.
If you are interested in getting the product, you can buy it here.
Other NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments that I would love to try
What do you guys think of the NARS Powermatte lip pigment?
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