NARS Lipstick Review

NARS was the first higher-end make-up brand that I fell in love with. Once I tried their Orgasm blush, I was hooked. Their lipsticks do not disappoint. They have a wide range of colors and come in three finishes: sheer, satin and semi-matte. I personally don’t notice much of a taste or scent to these lipsticks but I have heard some people say that they have a waxy scent and taste. The only finish that has a decent wear time is semi-matte. The sheer and satin finishes wear off almost immediately.

Many will find the NARS packaging very classy and expensive looking. Indeed it is both those things but it also collects dust, make-up or anything else like crazy so it is very hard to keep them looking clean. I love the rubberized finish of their packaging but after a while, as all longtime NARS owners will attest to, the packaging seems to start breaking down. The finish starts to peel off at the edges and then it just looks gross. I am NOT happy with that considering their prices.

Belle de Jour

Dolce Vita

Fast Ride

Fire Down Below

Funny Face

Hot Voodoo

Little Darling

Petit Monstre

Pigalle

Señorita

Tanganyka

I don’t like all of these colors. Some of them look kinda hideous on me. Yes, I’m looking at you Belle de Jour. No matter how much I wear this one, I am never going to be Catherine Deneuve. That is a good example of a lipstick that I would mix with another lipstick, lip gloss or lip pencil. Funny Face is my favorite bold color of the bunch. Unfortunately, I recently read that Funny Face landed on a list of lipsticks with high levels of lead! Dolce Vita was the first NARS lipstick I ever bought and I still say it is the most versatile lipstick that I own. It’s just gorgeous and looks so natural on anyone. There is also a Dolce Vita lip gloss and blush…but more on those another time. These lipsticks retails for $24 each and can be purchased at many places so you won’t have any problem finding them if you’re interested. I purchase mine at Sephora and Narscosmetics.com

So which color do you like best? Do you own any NARS lipsticks?

9 thoughts on “NARS Lipstick Review

  1. 4 March, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I love the soft look of Little Darling and Dolce Vita. I love soft colored lips and now Im wanting to try out these two. I have to mention I ended up buying Make Up Forever #36 after seeing your other post. Its crazy bold and bright, but it surprisingly looks good on me :). Now I need to balance it out with Dolce VIta 😉

    1. 4 March, 2012 at 4:54 am

      I love enabling! 🙂 I'm glad you got a color that ended up looking good on you. A lot of people are scared of #36! Dolce Vita looks great on everyone so you won't be disappointed.

  2. 4 March, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I love the soft look of Little Darling and Dolce Vita. I love soft colored lips and now Im wanting to try out these two. I have to mention I ended up buying Make Up Forever #36 after seeing your other post. Its crazy bold and bright, but it surprisingly looks good on me :). Now I need to balance it out with Dolce VIta 😉

    1. 4 March, 2012 at 11:54 am

      I love enabling! 🙂 I’m glad you got a color that ended up looking good on you. A lot of people are scared of #36! Dolce Vita looks great on everyone so you won’t be disappointed.

  3. Renku
    23 April, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I am new to nars, at Christmas I got Joyous Red and I adore it! It is the nicest colour, and has great wear.. I also recently purchased Beautiful Liar, Mindgame and Senorita.. Needless to say I am a total Nars lippie convert now!

    1. 23 April, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Those are great choices! I love NARS lipsticks and their lipglosses too. Have you tried any of them? I really got started with NARS because of their fabulous blushes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. 🙂

  4. Renku
    23 April, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I am new to nars, at Christmas I got Joyous Red and I adore it! It is the nicest colour, and has great wear.. I also recently purchased Beautiful Liar, Mindgame and Senorita.. Needless to say I am a total Nars lippie convert now!

    1. 23 April, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Those are great choices! I love NARS lipsticks and their lipglosses too. Have you tried any of them? I really got started with NARS because of their fabulous blushes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. 🙂

  5. 20 January, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Love Fire Down Below.

    Lisa | lisawoodbeauty.com

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