Saturday, May 8th, 2010

NARS Schiap Lipstick
NARS Schiap Lipstick

The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia-pink with a semi-matte finish. It has no shimmer, but it does have a slightly glossy sheen, so it doesn’t a completely matte finish. Schiap applies beautifully–soft, smooth, and the color looks even with little effort. I like that it’s not totally matte, because I think if it was, this shade might be drying. The slight creaminess and glisten to it give it enough moisture to keep from drying your lips out (but if you have really dry lips, I recommend prepping well before wearing this). NARS lipsticks are scent-free and taste-free (though you might detect a wax-y scent). I got about four hours of wear before it started fading, but it held on pretty well.

Is this the right pink lipstick 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 Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick

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53 thoughts on “The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

  1. WOW! Now I want it even more

  2. so beautiful! i have been digging bright lips lately, and this color seems perfect :D

  3. Wilcoa

    Wow that’s quite the bright pink! Bright it really brightens up the face beautifully!

  4. this is one of the best pink shades I’ve seen

  5. JustMe

    Really pretty color, but if I have show orchid, do I need this one, too? :)

  6. Natalie

    One of my favorite pinks! Love this and Funny Face.

  7. Yvonne

    This is actually dry.

  8. Kirsten

    Would you say this color is comparable to MAC’s Petals and Peacocks?

  9. Schiap – my fave Nars lipstick! :)

  10. Jackie

    This is my only Nars lipstick! When I saw it, I just had to have it even though this doesn’t flatter my skin so much.
    SUCHHHH a pretty color but so drying! :( Plus, it smells like the stuff I use to bleach my hair.

  11. amy

    I have this shade and I love it. It is so vibrant and pigmented and it stays on forever. I never need to touch up because by the end of the day, it clings on like a lip stain. However, I do find Schiap quite drying on my lips.

  12. cool

    wow it looks just like milani’s rose hip

  13. MArlene

    omg i love this color. im buying it right now!

  14. Dianna

    Looks like Show Orchid without the purple sheen (on my computer screen, at least). Hot pink lipsticks always look amazing on you :)

  15. I love the fact that this hot pink lippie from NARS doesn’t have any blue tone on it. It’s perfect for my color, especially when I wanna be unique from all the rest! :)

  16. Lorna

    i don’t really do bright colors but i love this color and have been holding out on buying it. maybe i’ll just get it for the summer…

  17. Avatar of Victoria Victoria

    wow I want this so badly!! Definitely can’t afford NARS lippies though, any good dupes for this? Is Milani Rose Hip a good dupe?

  18. LetĂ­cia

    Wow such a gorgeous color!! Would you say MAC Pink Nouveau comes a bit closer to that? Maybe less bright than this one.

  19. Hend

    what a beautiful pink ! I wish I could pull this off .. but i need a warmer shade of this

  20. Jennifer

    Brilliant name for this “shocking” color. ;)

  21. jaspreet

    One of my favorite pinks!

  22. Kate B

    I used to wear this in my ’20s and I loved it; on me it was edgy and oh so cool. I don’t know if I could pull it off any more but it’s one of my favourites

  23. ellie

    This is one of my fave hot pink lipsticks along with petals & peacocks and impassioned. I just find schiap drying on my lips you really need to put a lip conditioner first before applying this. One thing i discovered also is to layer schiap and pink nouveau it really tones down the brightness of the color and the outcome is a beautiful bubblegum/barbie pink color.
    By the way, i think of all the hot pink lipsticks you featured here i like this one on you the most. Also, i really love this lipstick review you do. The photos are very clear. Thanks Christine … i really enjoy your site.

  24. Monique

    Hi Christine, this is nice! But what would you say is your favorite bright pink lipstick shade? :-)

    • Oh, wow… so hard to say! MAC Fabulously Fuchsia would be it, even though that IS limited, lol. Maybe Frenzy or Indulgent by Illamasqua!

  25. tracythestar

    i own it and i love it!!!

  26. Carolynn

    ok i have this and it is not as pigmented as shown here

    • We all have different natural lip colors, which may make lipsticks look slightly different or for one to be seemingly more pigmented/less pigmented :)

  27. Ms. E

    Im Asian and have a yellow skin tone. Will this shade be ok with my skin tone?

  28. This color is so beautiful on me! I must say :) but it is too drying and didnt last an hour. Not sure if they changed the formula?? It is still a creamy texure but matte at the same time. So upset I had to send this back. Still looking for replacement….

  29. Avatar of vikaki vikaki

    you look great!!:):)

    is it similar to mac girl about town or any other lipstick from mac???
    PLEASEEEEEEE…cause we don’t have nars in my country!

  30. Maui

    Christine! i really need your help with this! I’m an olive skin tone with black hair. I’ve been researching with lipstick colors and getting really into it. I want a lilac color (so i thought of MAC’s love forever!), pink (MAC pink nouveau), and a fuschia color (this one – NARS schiap OR MAC girl about town?) but i’m not so sure if all these lipstick colors are too similar? This color is so pretty but it looks so intimidating!

  31. Avatar of Chiara Chiara

    Love it! I’m getting this for sure! Thanks so much Christine, you’re swatches are THE best!

  32. i bought this lipstick two days ago and loved a lot!!! thanks for the swatches :)

  33. Hazel

    Will this shade suit NC15? Will pigmented lips alter the color? How does it compare to MAC’s Candy Yum-yum?

    • I think it’d work! It’s not as bright as Candy Yum Yum, and it’s pretty opaque, so it should still work out on pigmented lips.

      • Dharie

        This is gorgeous.:) I’m torn between this and Illamasqua Frenzy. If you were to choose between them, who would win?:)

  34. Urmi

    How similar would you say this is to Illamasqua Welt? =)

  35. Cristina, I’d like to know if the Schiap Nars looks like the MAC Pink Pigeon, and also with MAC lipstick looks like Carthage. Thank you!

  36. Melody

    Any dupes?

  37. cherilyn

    is pink pigeon lipstick similar to NArs Schiap lipstick