NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches


NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rose pink.” It’s a soft pink with just a hint of coral to me–it has the warmth and lightness of pink but not the brightness of your typical coral. Montego Bay is muted without being dull or overly dusty and pale. It is, though, on the lighter side, so the creaminess in the texture is more noticeable.  I can see this color looking a little different depending on skin tone and natural pigmentation of the lips–it may look pinker on some, more coral on others.  It’s a little darker than MAC Ever Hip, pinker than MAC Gem of Roses, darker than Giorgio Armani #507, and more opaque than Shiseido PK327.

The Pure Matte formula is designed to be opaque and long-wearing in a base that glides on and wears comfortably–it also contains wild mango butter to moisturize lips. I found this particular shade to be creamier than most of the Pure Mattes, and this resulted in a noticeable sheen to the finish, though these are supposed to be “perfectly matte.” It helps the color glide on and apply evenly, but it wears four hours or so before it really begins to fade. The color itself is nearly opaque and delivers good color coverage without a lot of product.

Pure Mattes are mostly matte without being drying or uncomfortable to wear and deliver excellent color coverage with little product. It could be a touch more moisturizing over the time it wears, but for a matte, achieving “not drying” status is good.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Montego Bay
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
88%

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NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick


NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick


NARS Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick

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The Good
  • Long-wearing (22)
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  • Smooth (18)
  • Creamy (12)
  • Blendable (8)
  • Travel-friendly (6)
  • Moisturizing (5)
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  • Dry (4)
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