Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Nars Powermatte Pigment Liquid Lipstick


As a lover of Nars, when I saw they launched a new line of liquid lipsticks quite a few months ago now, it truly took every ounce of willpower to restrain myself from buying every shade. 

With some of the money I got for my 21st birthday, I picked up a handful of shades which I've been trying for the past couple of weeks. 

The first thing I noticed about the formula is that it has a very thin consistency, it's really very watery. Surprisingly though it's actually not runny and, thanks to the very fine and skinny applicator. As applicators go it's quite rigid and tough, but this is probably deliberate to be able to precisely apply such a thin liquid. Personally I really like the applicator. 
Another surprise is that they're incredibly opaque. With just one swipe it's super opaque. I didn't expect such an intense colour payoff from such a thin product. But I was proved wrong. They're totally, 100% opaque, all the whilst still living up to it's claim of being "zero-gravity feel". While offering ultra rich colour, it provides a formula that you can barely feel you're wearing but also doesn't cling to your lips, and does't sink into the fine lines etc. 
Now, as for the wear, if you're just going about your day and you're unlikely to have a bite to eat (night out, shopping, etc) you'll be fine. It doesn't smudge or bleed, and it's kiss proof (my boyfriend can verify this). No issues whatsoever. But sadly this does not pass "the food test". I wore it out to dinner one evening and the entire centre of my lips were naked very suddenly. So, although I love the lipsticks, they're out of the question for dinner dates. 
The colour selection is nice but I'll be honest it's not as broad as I hoped. I walked up to the Nars counter with the sleeve on my swatching arm rolled up, ready to spend a lot of money on some lipsticks. I walked away with just four of them which, believe me, for me isn't a lot. There just wasn't a lot of shades that appealed to me, and there was a lot of variations of the same shade, i.e a mauve, a slightly darker mauve, a slightly lighter mauve, then a plum shade, a slighter redder plum shade, a slightly purple-er plum shade, etc. With not a huge amount in between, and, given there's only 20 shades (including the two Nars online exclusives), that's kind of a waste of variety. So yeah, I was definitely disappointed in the colour selection. 
L-R: Under My Thumb, American Woman, Walk This Way, Get It On 

Overall, I do recommend these little gems from Nars. They're not the best liquid lipsticks I've ever tried, although close, but I'd suggest that you'd love them if you have very wrinkly lips (not necessarily old age wrinkles) and really want to stray away from lipsticks that will emphasise fine lines, and if you really cannot stand the feel of product on your lips. These truly are light weight, more so than any other liquid lipsticks I've tried. 



To finish, I just wanted to share this photo. I never used the 'real' version in this post but whilst editing it, I accidentally clicked the wrong action on photoshop, and look at this super cool result!

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58 comments

  1. Lovely i would love to try these out

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  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's good to know all the details about a product.

    Interesting how it didn't past the food test.

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  3. Oooh they look really good, I'll have to try them xXx

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  4. Some great colours but yes disappointing with such a small selection would definitely like to test these out though.

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  5. Love the colours even if the selection of options is small. I love the last picture as well I think it looks awesome!

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    1. Wow some amazing shades which will suit lot of skintones.

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  6. I was disappointed at the colour selection too and actually the formula didn’t work for me. So I totally skipped those and invested in the new Bobbi Brown semi matte lipsticks which feel super moisturising. Saying that, my most favourite liquid lip formula is By Terry. Give them a go next time you’re after a liquid lipstick, you might be pleasantly surprised!
    www.rougenapples.com

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  7. I've always been more of a Mac girl so never tried Nars - defo on my list though. shame about the colour choice but I think I'll be going for your average red anyways! x

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  8. I’m LIVING for the “under my thumb” shade, not that I need any more red lipsticks.. ever.

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  9. I love NARS lipsticks, is a great brand.

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  10. These products, look a great brand.

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  11. I do love me some NARS! Great review!

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  12. Hmmm after seeing this review and the skinny applicator, I think it may finally be time for my adventure into Nars products...

    Melanie-Jessica || www.melaniewithanie.com

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  13. I've never tried nars,i think these are going on my list to try

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  14. That photo at the end! Looks like it could be part of an editorial <3
    Quite disappointed that the liquid lips are food-proof, I just tend to prefer liquid lips that last through everything

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  15. I have always wanted to try Nars

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  16. Have you tried their creamy concealer ? It’s packaged the same as those lip glosses , it’s definitely the best I’ve tried , it’s so smooth and creamy and also doesn’t sit in those fine lines .

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  17. Love the under my thumb colour. They look great.

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  18. I love NARS - so many shades to choose from

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  19. I've been debating moving from mac to Nars - your review certainly made a good campaign.

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  20. Love NARS ...don't often see it in the UK!

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  21. Hmmmm, being nearly 40 now my main source of nights out are dinner dates usually either with friends or family or just me and the other half, so it doesn't sound like this Nars liquid lipstick would be the best choice for me does it! Shame really but maybe i will give in anyway and get one.....just in case i have a wild night out anytime soon!

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  22. Loving the post a great selection of colours here not tried this brand before

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  23. Nice colours, I think I want something that lasts and is not drying, that looks dewy, a holy grail of lipsticks!

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  24. American Woman is my favourite, beautiful nude colour!

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  25. I am lipstick crazy so I love this post. x

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  26. Love the lip colours! Second shade is my fave. Need a good long lasting lipstick. Busy mum of 3!

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  27. ive never tried this companys products but they look good x

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  28. great review, I fancy trying under my thumb!

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  29. The food test is so important!! 😂😂

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  30. Love the selection of colours even if the selection of options is reduced. The last photo looks awesome!

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  31. Must try some Nars lip products.

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  32. Loving the warm winter tones....

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  33. I like the colour 'Walk this Way' on your wrist.

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  34. Bold shades! my type of lippy!!! gawjus

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  35. I've been disappointed with lipsticks in the past which is why I now love to read a good review. I think I'll have to try one or two of these lippy's.

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  36. These look amazing, I'm a big fan of liquid lipsticks so want to try these xx

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  37. it's an interesting and honest review. Thanks for the info

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  38. like the tip about wrinkly lips which is really handy at this time of year when lips get dried and cracked

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  39. I've bought one of these. I love the colour but the applicator isn't great - I find it's hard to create a good shape with it! Love your swatches though!x

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  40. I've never tried any lip product that lasts through food! These colours are really nice though.

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  41. I've never used NARS but desperate to try it!!

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  42. which was your favourite shade?

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  43. I've never used Nar's make-up, but I'd really like to.

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  44. I've never tried but looks amazing

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