Friday, June 18th, 2010

NARS Niagara Lipstick
NARS Niagara Lipstick

The Summer Season: NARS Niagara Lipstick

NARS Niagara Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a smooth shade of lightly brightened coral-pink with a frost-gloss sheen.  It’s not a fully glossy look, but it’s not quite frosty, either.  Thus, frost-gloss sheen texture is born!  The shade is quite pigmented, giving pretty much full, opaque color without having to layer heaps on.  NARS Lipsticks are scent- and taste-free, though they have a little waxy scent to them (which is more of the “natural” scent, e.g. from the ingredients themselves, rather than infused with fragrance).  It’s lighter and not as shimmery as MAC Crosswires, which runs a little more coral, and this one leans a little pinker.

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

NARS Niagara Lipstick

NARS Niagara Lipstick

NARS Niagara Lipstick

NARS Niagara Lipstick

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34 thoughts on “The Summer Season: NARS Niagara Lipstick

  1. Oh my god, I’d LOVE to wear it!

  2. Annika

    it looks similar to Mac Ever Hip

  3. Crissy

    I have Niagara and it’s one of my favorites!!! I use it more often than my Crosswires (which I also love). Looks great on you :)

  4. Hilana

    Love this colour. Wish we got it here so I could test it on my own skin though…. I have a yellow undertone Christine. Very pale with a yellowish undertone. You think this shade will suit me?

  5. Andrea

    This is just beautiful on you. It’s going on my ever growing wish list!

  6. Katie

    This looks very similar to MAC’s See Sheer, except that, this is a little pinkier and possibly more pigmented / opaque? Maybe it’s just me lol

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  8. Dianna

    Lovely! Do you prefer coral or pinkish hue for yourself?

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! :)

  10. Emily

    Is this like Ever Hip at all? That’s my HG color, I need a plan for when I run out! =)

  11. Kathy

    I’ve never been excited about a NARS product until now.

    That color is *gorgeous*!

  12. amy

    this is very pretty but i have never noticed it at Nars before. I will have to be on the look out for this one. I really like the semi-gloss lipsticks from NARS, their texture and feel on my lips are great!

  13. PeachBellini

    I’m so glad you post so many photos:) At first glance I wouldn’t have thought this would suit me but I’m maybe a shade lighter than you in terms of skin tone and it looks SO GOOD on you. Very tempted to try this or a similar colour.

  14. Darrien

    I love Niagra, I wear it a lot!

  15. baby in a corner

    i tried this on the store but they didn’t have it in stock! it looks more coral on me but its a really pretty colour

  16. ilmy

    oh my go this color looks beautiful on you!!1
    love it

  17. Christine, this colour is amazing on your lips! Oh boy, you’re enabling me..

  18. j e n

    I love this lipstick!
    I’m a lipstick girl 100%!!

  19. chandini

    Reminds me a lot of MAC’s L.E Red full stop! lipstick, love that l.s, so now I have an alternative, thanks

  20. Riki

    it looks so yummy!

  21. cheska

    my all time fave lipstick shade! a pink based coral; looks like rosy pink coral too. my everyday shade when going to work. In few swipes you can easily see the color. It’s really a keeper! my other fave is the lancome l’absolu in voile de rose. a rosy medium pink shade.

  22. Cristina

    One of my favorite lipstick shades! I either wear it alone, or I top it off with Prrr lipglass :)

  23. Suzy R

    I’m paler and pinker than you, and bought it this past weekend — my NEW FAVORITE summer color! SO pretty with everything! It’s not sheer! Yea! A little bright on me, but not overwhelmingly so… And it FEELS so good on my lips! Smooth and soft, without being slippery. Hubby likes it too! :)

  24. I know I’m so late but I just bought this color. it is soooo beautiful. it looks good on you and it also looks good on me…nw40 in mac! I think Cadiz in Nars sheer glow. or maybe new guinea….loving nars so much i got belle de jour and schiap!

  25. Rowena

    Love this color!