Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Spring 2012: Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich raspberry.” It’s a rich raspberry with a slight emphasis on the berry portion. It has a very slightly frosted sheen. The color provides full coverage in a single pass. Guerlain Nuit d’Amour is redder, less pink. MAC Red Dwarf is less red, pinker. MAC Rebel is more berry-like. Guerlain Bee is purpler. MAC Wild ‘Bout You is redder, less pink.

Pure Matte lipsticks are supposed to be long-wearing and opaque with a consistency that glides on and wears comfortably. They also contain wild mango butter to better hydrate lips. What’s nice about the formula is there enough creaminess for even application, easy glide, but not so much that it slips around the lips or causes bleeding or feathering. Valparaiso is definitely opaque in one pass, and it wore for six and a half hours for me and left behind a slight stain. It’s not the most moisturizing formula I’ve tried, but it’s definitely one of the more hydrating matte (or nearly matte) lipstick formulas. I’ve had the best luck with the darker shades in this range, while lighter ones tend to be a little less forgiving.

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It's actually a surprising shade to see for spring! It does coordinate well with the eyeshadow trio NARS Has for spring, though! It has nice color payoff, long-wear, and feels comfortable on.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

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NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS on January 13th, $25.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Guerlain Nuit d'Amour is redder, less pink. MAC Red Dwarf is less red, pinker. MAC Rebel is more berry-like. Guerlain Bee is purpler. MAC Wild 'Bout You is redder, less pink.

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29 thoughts on “NARS Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Makes me wonder if I should get this or MAC Rebel!

  2. Thessa

    Looks good on you :)

  3. Raspberries. My one weakness.

  4. KT

    Nice colour, but definitely not a matte finish!

  5. Josiane

    It is pretty but I wish it was more pink

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    i like it
    berries are nice

  7. Wow, this is even prettier than I thought it would be- exactly my kind of shade. It looks lovely with the other colours you have on as well- I’m guessing that might be the eye shadow trio…

  8. Doll

    I love this! I already have some NARS Pure Matte lipsticks but I don’t like the formula. Maybe I’ll give them another try.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Christine like always, you look stunning, you can pull off any look. That is a beautiful look. What blush are you wearing, I am sorry but I am a blush lover. Thanks a lot.

  10. Christine, what blush are you using, and do you mind to share the breakdown of your eye makeup?
    Thank you.

    You look really gorgeous!

  11. SO PRETTY! I want a darker matte shade, I bought Tonkin from last falls collection, and I agree on the lighter shades. It’s really dry, but this looks amazing.

  12. Francois Nars knows that the way to a girl’s heart is through a pretty raspberry lipstick. :)

  13. Pola

    It’s so nice to see a lipstick called Valparaiso, to those who don’t know Valparaiso is one of the most beautiful cities in Chile, full of colorful mountains and wonderful people. (I am from Chile, by the way :D)

    Here I give you some pictures. http://www.happytellus.com/valparaiso-vina-del-mar/chile/spanish

    I LOVE the lipstick!

  14. C

    its a gorgeous colour, i really like it

  15. I love this color! Kinda looks like the NARS “Damned” Velvet Matte lip pencil.

  16. Ginny

    Love your look here!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    This is really pretty on you – i like these colours with my blonde hair and blue eyes but they do bring out the red in my skintone especially in photos!!

  18. Allie

    Can we say gorgeous? Definitely something I would gravitate towards!

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cathy Angelcat47

    Christine,you look aahhh mazing in this lipcolor!!

  20. Being Chilean, gotta love the shade name :D

  21. Lark

    Beautiful!
    Nars is pushing the envelope on a modern make up aesthetic constantly! And what’s really amazing is that it’s all investment make up, like an expensive but perfect pair of black trousers you’ll wear forever. MAC is doing truly cutting edge work too, but in the US people get hysterical because it isn’t like their high school make up… Anyway I’ll be buying this! After the Pink Pigeon debacle I bought a Schiap Pink Lipstick and am through with that game.
    And that new blush will be mine too. Looks like a good year for blue girls, the cosmetics world admits we exist again.

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Gorgeous. A rich red is always a red worth having in my book. :D

    On a sidenote, you’ve been nailing it with the makeup lately in these posts. I can’t think of a single look you’ve done this month that I haven’t liked or wanted to try myself!