Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

NARS Mitzi Lipstick
NARS Mitzi Lipstick

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NARS Mitzi Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer muted strawberry pink with soft shimmer.” It’s a soft, rosy brown with a natural sheen. Chanel Superstition looks similar on the lips, though it more golden-shimmered and less pink-toned. Clarins Rosewood is more opaque. MAC Viva Glam V is pinker. Guerlani Rose Ensoleille is darker, pinker.

This shade is part of NARS’ Sheer lipstick range, which is designed as sheer color with long-wear and has a hydrating formula. Mitzi is lightweight, sheer, and wears three and a half hours on me, which isn’t bad for such a sheer shade. This particular lipstick imparts more shimmer than actual color, so the more pigmented your lips are, the less you’ll notice your lip color changing, but you will see a soft, frosted sheen/shimmer on them instead. It was lightly hydrating but not a full-on moisturizing lipstick; after wearing it twice in a row, I needed lip balm an hour later. ┬áIt is scent- and taste-free.

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Mitzi

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Depending on your natural lip color, this might be a great everyday shade or may just get lost.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Mitzi Lipstick
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NARS Mitzi Lipstick
NARS Mitzi Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Superstition looks similar on the lips, though it more golden-shimmered and less pink-toned. Clarins Rosewood is more opaque. MAC Viva Glam V is pinker. Guerlani Rose Ensoleille is darker, pinker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Liquid Diamond, Glistening Garnet, Perpetual Purple; Burberry Trench Eyeshadow; Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner. On cheeks: NARS Gaiety.

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24 thoughts on “NARS Mitzi Sheer Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    You look lovely in this lipstick! Won’t work for me though, my lips are too pigmented. May I know what blush are you wearing?

  2. I would rather wear Korres lip butters to achieve a look like this and also keep my lips well moisturized and conditioned at the same time.

  3. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Mitzi was one of the first lipsticks I ever bought. The color is really nice, but it looks so frosty on me. Completely unwearable.

  4. I like it! Then again, the more nude/neutral, the better for me :-)

  5. This is lovely on you! A very soft and feminine shade. I could see a color like this replacing a nude lipstick (which I find so difficult to make work) in my makeup routine.

  6. Liz

    You are so lucky because I feel that your coloring makes it easy for you to look nice in a lot of colors. Still, I think colors like this complement you more than any others.

  7. This is exactly my kind of lipstick–sheer, pinky-nude, easy. :D

  8. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    I like the colour of the bullet but it is so sheer on the lips I almost don’t understand….

    • It is a sheer lipstick – that’s the whole point! :)

      • Avatar of Brenda Brenda

        LOL – I know, I know. I do have a few sheers. Due to budget limitations I think extra hard about practicality of a product now.

    • Jessi G

      It is, but on someone like me, very pale with lips with very little color, the sheer pink in it is perfect. I get more compliments. But if you have pigmented lips you probably won’t like it. As I said above, I keep backups of this shade. Most lipsticks that people describe as MLBB on me look ridiculous, as bright as a red or wine…

      • Avatar of Brenda Brenda

        Agreed Jessi, that is a very good point.

        I was having a moment of “mom-ness” thinking why on earth would I pay that much for something a lip balm would do? I do have some pigment so it would get lost on my lips i think.

  9. Avatar of Whitney Whitney

    It seems to me that this is somewhat of an extravagant purchase for a lipstick that looks like a simple shimmery lip balm!

  10. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    i like it, but it’s really basic. I feel like somewhere I have to have a fairly sheer neutral lipstick, and I’m thinking maybe I have a Revlon that’s similar or something.

  11. Jane

    This shade looks so beautiful on you. But unfortunately will become invisible on my lips.

  12. Jessi G

    This has been my everyday shade forever-I have very pale lips, and it’s perfect for me on my fair skin. This is one lipstick I keep back ups of, and other than Chanel Metallic Vamp (dc’ed) the only tube I have ever completed.

  13. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    No wonder I like this one- I like MAC’s Viva Glam 5 too. Is Mitzi sold at Sephora? I just looked through Sephora’s Nars lipsticks and although I could have missed it, I didn’t see Mitzi.

  14. Avatar of T Violet Lee

    Heh, that’s my mom’s name and I think she might like this color. This’ll be a good extra Christmas present.

  15. Mitzi

    You know this lipstick caught my eyes…Mitzi is a rare name especially for an Asian American girl. I think this color would also look great with my skin color….Will be purchasing this…