Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

NARS Falbala Lipstick
NARS Falbala Lipstick

NARS Falbala Lipstick

NARS Falbala Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering rose.” It’s a a berry-rose with gold shimmer. MAC Offshoot is more plum. Chanel Bel Ami is redder. MAC Oh Oh Oh is a little more plum. MAC Fun Bathing is a little darker with a more golden sheen. Clarins Blackberry is more plum. Chanel Impertinente is browner. Bobbi Brown Plumberry is redder. Chanel Etole is a little darker. Guerlain Gracia is a bit lighter.

It’s part of the Sheer lipstick family, so it’s designed to be “sheer, long-lasting” with a “sophisticated shine” and contains hydrating ingredients. It’s more semi-opaque than sheer, but there is a distinguishable translucency where you can see the natural lip color coming through. There’s also a glossy sheen in the finish. Falbala actually reminds me of a sheerer, more muted version of NARS Christina.

I really like NARS’ line of Sheer Lipsticks, though they tend to be more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than sheer.  They have this really great lightweight feel that’s comfortable to wear, and they look almost like a stain–they sit very naturally against the lips.  It’s scent- and taste-free–good news for those more sensitive to scents and tastes!  Falbala wears just over five hours, while the glossy sheen does fade away after three to four hours.  The only downside is that it’s not moisturizing (and it’s supposed to be), though it is not drying.

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I really like NARS' line of Sheer Lipsticks, though they tend to be more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than sheer.  They have this really great lightweight feel that's comfortable to wear, and they look almost like a stain--they sit very naturally against the lips.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Offshoot is more plum. Chanel Bel Ami is redder. MAC Oh Oh Oh is a little more plum. MAC Fun Bathing is a little darker with a more golden sheen. Clarins Blackberry is more plum. Chanel Impertinente is browner. Bobbi Brown Plumberry is redder. Chanel Etole is a little darker. Guerlain Gracia is a bit lighter.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Make Up For Ever #32E, 20E, and 2E Aqua Shadow Pencils. On cheeks: Sleek Peach Shimmer.

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17 thoughts on “NARS Falbala Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is SO beautiful! Putting it on the wish list!

  2. Caitlin Mary

    Very pretty! I love those rose lipsticks >.< but I already have two that are similar!

  3. that color REALLY suits you! such a nice shade, love the gold to it

  4. E

    I’m actually really surprised by this one, since in the tube it doesn’t look that interesting.
     
     

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

    I like the base color but the gold shimmer seem to be be very subtle. I like my shimmer to show more :P

  6. shellie

    i love the color!! i don’t need any  more nars lipsticks / lip pencils but they are the best lip products i have ever owned.  i’m still awaiting 3 lip pencils’ arrivals but i’m watching for this one at the store too. super lovely color!! perfect for summer. :)

  7. This is similar to Inglot 276 except Inglot’s gold shimmer is more pronounced.  Nars Falbala is a good one for everyday and Inglot 276 is good for special occassions or those who love shimmer.

  8. It’s a very pretty colour!

  9. Britt Chapman

    Oooh I’ll have to dig mine out again but pretty sure it doesn’t look as good on me! :)

  10. Irina Johnson

    I’ve been looking for a color just like this one – thanks!!! I never would have tried it, if it wasn’t for the swatches…

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela spamela74

    Christine, I think that’s one of the best lipstick colors I’ve ever seen on you!

  12. Such a gorgeous color! I love NARS’ lipstick formula, it is very comfortable on me. 

  13. This one looks so gorgeous on you! I was afraid it was going to be too bronze based on how it looks in the tube, but it isn’t at all!

  14. Kimberly

    Christine, how does this color compare to NARS Bilbao? Thanks!

  15. Maribeth

    Love this color!  I’m a NARS lipstick fanatic anyway.  Love their formulas!