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NARS Undressed I Lip Set

01/03

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set
NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set
NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set

Undressed I

NARS Undressed I Endless Summer Lip Set ($49.00 for 0.58 oz.) is a new, limited edition set available exclusively at Nordstrom. It includes two Velvet Lip Glides and two Powermatte Lip Pigments; two shades are part of the permanent range (noted below). The set contains $52 worth of lip gloss and $52 worth of liquid lipstick for a total value of $104, so it’s a great deal if you like the formula and shades included.

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Stripped

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Cozumel

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Antigua

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Best & Worst of NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers

01/01

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer  

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer  

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer  

NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is supposed to have “patent shine” and “high-octane color,” which is further translated into “mirror-like shine” and “intense color” and has a “moisturizing feel.” The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side “features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color” (it’s slightly indented) and the other side “evenly distributes the formula.” I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I’d expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best–more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips–while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn’t as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny–dare I say, mirror-like!–and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn’t seem to have a discernible taste to me.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments: Vain & You’re No Good

01/06

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment

Vain

NARS Vain Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a rich red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. The consistency was lightweight and fluid, though it seemed creamier and a little “denser” than other shades in the range, which may have resulted in the less-matte finish. It took two to three hours before the sheen and formula felt matte and totally set as there was slight transfer until that point. It was more comfortable to wear, as it had more flexible hold, though. On me, it stayed on well for six and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer.

The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups.

There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments: Call Me, Somebody to Love, Spin Me

01/06

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment

Call Me

NARS Call Me Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips and dried down to a mostly transfer-resistant finish (there was a smidgen of tackiness when I pressed my lips together, but the color did not lift up). The color stayed on well for six and a half hours and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer.

The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups.

There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers: Red District, Santo Domingo, Valencia

01/06

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

Red District

NARS Red District Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, deep red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy shine. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without settling in my lip lines. It was one of the best-applying cream finish shades in the range. The texture was smooth, light-medium in thickness with light tackiness, but it was very comfortable to wear. The gloss wore well for six hours and was lightly moisturizing on me.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. - $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "patent shine" and "high-octane color," which is further translated into "mirror-like shine" and "intense color" and has a "moisturizing feel." The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side "features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color" (it's slightly indented) and the other side "evenly distributes the formula." I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I'd expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best--more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips--while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn't as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny--dare I say, mirror-like!--and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn't seem to have a discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer swatches.

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Santo Domingo

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Valencia

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NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquers: Conquest, Everglades, Mississippi

01/06

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer
NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

Conquest

NARS Conquest Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but I felt like the applicator actually over-applied the product so the texture felt a bit heavier and a little closer to glue-like, though not quite. I was able to spread the color well across my lips, and there was very little settling into my lip lines (which wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance), but there were slight “bubbles” across my lips where I could see through the coverage. I had to be careful getting this on my teeth, too, as it took awhile before that stopped happening. The gloss lasted well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.17 oz. - $152.94 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "patent shine" and "high-octane color," which is further translated into "mirror-like shine" and "intense color" and has a "moisturizing feel." The applicator is made with two distinct sides; one side "features a reservoir to deposit the ideal amount of color" (it's slightly indented) and the other side "evenly distributes the formula." I actually felt that the applicator often over-applied the product, and I'd expect someone with thinner lips may find they need to wipe some off prior to applying to their lips.

The texture was plush, moderate in thickness but lighter weight (not heavy but I knew I was wearing gloss) and had light to moderate tackiness, which became more noticeable over time. I felt that the shimmery shades applied the best--more even, better coverage, and sat well on my lips--while the cream shades were inconsistent though often quite pigmented. The lighter cream shades (like Santo Domingo) almost appeared bubbled on my lips, not streaky or uneven per se, but the finish wasn't as flattering or as smooth as it was for deeper, richer hues (like Red District). Both finishes were very shiny--dare I say, mirror-like!--and glossy.

Most shades were pigmented, and the majority lasted at least four hours with some lasting as long as six hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear and lightly to moderately hydrating over time. They were scented with something sweet and syrupy, not typical vanilla, but didn't seem to have a discernible taste to me.

Browse all of our NARS Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer swatches.

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Everglades

Limited Edition
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Mississippi

Limited Edition
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