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NARS Save the Queen, London Calling, Wild Night Powermatte Lip Pigments

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NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

Save the Queen

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly on the lips in a single coat. The texture was lightweight, thin but not watery, and so fluid that I had to be careful about over-applying product in the corners of my lips. This shade wore really well for a solid five hours, but it started to transfer and fade as soon as I took a sip of water, so it only lasted two more hours after that. The formula felt non-drying to me.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Save the Queen

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Sneak Peek: NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments Photos & Swatches

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a new liquid lipstick formula that debuts on Sephora’s mobile app on July 5th, then on NARS’ website on July 6th, and at Sephora on July 13th. There are 20 shades in the range, and the formula is supposed to have “infinite matte color saturation with ultra-flexible long-wear.” Here are swatches:

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

NARS Luster & Torrid Liquid Blushes

01/05

NARS Luster Liquid Blush

NARS Luster Liquid Blush

NARS Luster Liquid Blush

NARS Luster Liquid Blush

NARS Luster Liquid Blush

Luster

NARS Luster Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. I expected a lot more shimmer, since the powder version of this shade has it. It had a thin, spreadable consistency that was a little runny but ended up being a lot easier to blend out and apply to the skin than I expected. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

The new formula is supposed to “effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow” where “one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color.” It’s supposed to have “buildable” coverage that’s “blendable” and “lasting.” It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though. I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.

NARS Liquid Blush Luster
Luster

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NARS Orgasm & Dolce Vita Liquid Blushes

01/05

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush

Orgasm

NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer and sparkle. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque (two to three layers). The consistency was lightweight, thin but not so watery that it sheered out to nothingness, and spread easily across the skin without disturbing base products. For a liquid blush, I found it easy to work with, especially around the edges. The finish was more shimmery swatched than when I applied it to the skin, though there was still subtle shimmer when I tried it on bare skin as a blush. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The new formula is supposed to “effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow” where “one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color.” It’s supposed to have “buildable” coverage that’s “blendable” and “lasting.” It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though. I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm
Orgasm

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NARS Orgasm Lipstick

01/06

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

NARS Orgasm Lipstick

Orgasm

NARS Orgasm Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium pink base with warmer undertones and fine, gold pearl with a few larger, gold sparkles. It’s a new, permanent shade that’s part of the Satin Lipstick formula, which is described as a “lustrous, long-wearing lipstick infused with conditioners to provide comfortable wear and sumptuously, silky color.” In particular, this shade was described as “sheer provocation” and as a “pink color with a translucent touch” — seemed like code for sheer.

I found the formula to be thin, emollient but not slippery–it applied without tugging on my lips but did not slide around on my lips, though there was a smidgen of color that gathered in my deeper lip lines on my bottom lip. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage. The lipstick lasted for three hours on my lips and seemed very lightly hydrating. There was no discernible taste or smell.

NARS Lipstick Orgasm
Orgasm

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