LIPS | REVIEW – Make Mine Matte.
Today’s post is something I have wanted to do for a while, I have a to-do list longer than my desk right now with ideas being added to the scribble daily.
Without realising I seem to favour wearing matte lipsticks rather than creme finishes or glosses. I counted 4 of the Nars Pure Matte lipsticks in my everyday makeup bag so decided to write a post on why I seem to have this little obsession, how they look on and what lipliner would look best with them.
Firstly it’s worth noting that these are 4 completely different colours which with probably benefit a wider spectrum of people as there should be at least one that will suit everyone.
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In image 5 you will see I have placed the co-ordinating lipliner alongside the lipstick,
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage.
This is a show stopping intense pink, definitely not for the faint hearted this is more on the cooler side of fuchsia I’d say it’s teetering on the edge of highlighter pink! Looks great with grey smoky eyes or graphic eyeliner. I line my lips with NYX pinky then fill with Carthage. Perfect marriage.
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick Val Paraiso
This shade may be more suited to winter I hear you say, actually this is an every season colour in my opinion as it has the modern but mature sexiness that begs for simple make-up or you can go all out vixen with darker eyes. I love this with buffed up highlighted skin and a silk wash across the eyes for uber sophistication.
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick Moscow
Moscow is on of those colours that may be a good introduction to reds for those a little intimated by a statement lip. It makes lips stand out but doesn’t scream “look at my lippie” it’s quite understated but assertive enough to show you aren’t afraid of a little colour. It also wears quite well so you don’t need to be on constant lip watch.
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick Montego Bay
This is hands down my favourite everyday lipstick, well this and Dolce Vita which is also a Nars Lipstick. This just looks so natural but gives my lips the definition they need. I feel they look fuller in comparison to using other nude lipsticks and look great with heavier or sweetheart( as I call it) style makeup. I will wear this mostly with MyFace nude lipliner or if I want that 90’s supermodel or Bardot look I use MAC spice for a slightly more defined lip line.
Matte lipsticks have this stigma attached to them that they make lips dry and fall off, ok slight exaggeration but people do think it makes lips chapped. True for some formulas but I find these have the matte finish but keep the lips feeling hydrated, I have Moscow on as I write this and as I press my lips together I can feel the creaminess of the product rather than a tight chalky sensation. These are made with Wild Mango Butter so your lips are taken care of.
I do find they feel less hydrating than usual creme finish lipsticks but that’s a given and the beauty with Matte’s is they last longer on the lips. Invest in one that’s more hydrating even if it is more expensive as the cheaper mattes don’t contain the extra moisturising ingredients.
These are around £18.50 and can be found in Selfridges, SpaceNK, House Of Frazer and more