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NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Pencil Set

01/05

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

Mustang

NARS Mustang Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in four new, limited edition shades. This is one of two sets that are available exclusively at Nordstrom for their Anniversary sale. The Velvet Matte Lipstick formula is supposed to have “rich, vivid pigments” with a “velvety matte finish” that is “non-drying.” I liked this set better than the Tribulation set, as the shades were more pigmented, longer-wearing, and more flattering applied to the lips.

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Bonifacio

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Lesbos

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Rouge Immortel

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Rouge Palatin

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NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set

01/05

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set (Nordstrom 2017)

Tribulation

NARS Tribulation Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Set ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in four new, limited edition shades. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish testing the shades for wear before this set sold out online, but it may still be available at your local Nordstrom (it is an Anniversary sale exclusive). The Velvet Matte Lipstick formula is supposed to have “rich, vivid pigments” with a “velvety matte finish” that is “non-drying.”

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B

Maria Carla

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Melody N

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Soleil de Pluie

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Justine

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NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

01/08

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

Angel Pride

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette ($59.00) includes four limited edition blushes (Angel Pride I through IV) along with permanent shades Hot Sand (blush) and Laguna (bronzer). The palette itself contained quite a bit of product, so there’s no worry about it not being value-packed. My concern was that the texture of the palette throughout felt stiffer, thinner, and drier compared to most of NARS’ standalone powder blushes/bronzers. All but one shade (Angel Pride III) applied fairly well to my cheeks and were not difficult to blend out, but I was expecting a more refined texture from NARS.

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D-

Angel Pride I

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B-

Angel Pride II

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B+

Angel Pride III

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B

Angel Pride IV

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A-

Hot Sand

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C

Laguna

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NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set for Summer/Fall 2017 (Ulta Exclusive)

NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set
NARS NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set

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Lip locked and loaded. Glide and go with new, limited edition NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set. Confident color now in six new shades: Rapture, Night Together, Californication, Immoral, Staying Alive, and Burning Love.

Velvet Lip Glide is an innovative hybrid lip formula that delivers highly saturated color with extraordinary comfort. Designed to glide like a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. Opaque semi-matte finish ensures long-lasting color that stays supple, and never sticky. Oil Infusion Complex delivers saturated pigment with extraordinary comfort. Water Lily Flowers and White Tea Extract work together to provide antioxidant protection. The plush, doe-foot applicator allows for smooth product application.

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NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set, $45.00 (New, Limited Edition (Ulta Exclusive))

  • Rapture Pink coral
  • Night Together Rose pink
  • Californiacation Pink mauve
  • Immoral Fuchsia pink
  • Staying Alive Orchid pink
  • Burning Love Cherry red

The Best & Worst of NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) 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.

NARS Rock with You & Paint It Black Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

Rock with You

NARS Rock With You Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was not fully opaque in one layer. The liquid lipstick felt smooth going on with a very thin, fluid quality that did not veer into watery territory, so the coverage was more even despite not being opaque. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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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