NARS Blackheart & Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigments Reviews & Swatches

01/07

NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Blackheart

NARS Blackheart Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a deep, blackened purple with a matte-metallic finish–flat and matte but with a metallic sheen (no glossiness). The color appeared more black than purple until put against true black hues, then it looked decidedly plummy! The texture was lightweight, thin without being watery, and spread easily across my lips. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and dried down without emphasizing my lip texture too much (in the close-up photos, I can see it emphasizing my very deep lip lines on the center of my lower lip but couldn’t detect this in person). The dry down left it mostly transfer-resistant, but there was a bit of tackiness present if I pressed my lips together though no color lifted away. It wore well for five hours and was non-drying.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage color in one swipe" with an "ultra-flexible, lightweight feel" with "brushed-metal" finishes and "lasting, smudge-resistant wear." The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, with fairly even, smooth application with a very smooth, fluid texture that was rather thin but not watery. After a few applications using this formula (or the original Powermattes), I don't have any issues navigating along the edges of my lips, but the first few I ever did gave me the sensation that it was too fluid--too easy to spread. They dry down to a transfer-resistant but not transfer-proof, finish, where if I blot, I get a touch of color coming away, but the lip color doesn't move or slide around on my lips. They lasted between four and six hours on me and were, generally, non-drying. There was a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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01/07

NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Combat

NARS Combat Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark plum with cooler pink and violet pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid layer, which applied evenly and smoothly over my lips. The texture was slightly creamier than other shades, and it took longer to dry down; even after it seemed to do the bulk of its drying down, it had a touch of shine, in additional to the metallic finish. The liquid lipstick remained tacky when I pressed my lips together but did not lift any color away, and it did not slide or move around. It stayed on well for six hours, left a faint stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.18 oz. - $144.44 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage color in one swipe" with an "ultra-flexible, lightweight feel" with "brushed-metal" finishes and "lasting, smudge-resistant wear." The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, with fairly even, smooth application with a very smooth, fluid texture that was rather thin but not watery. After a few applications using this formula (or the original Powermattes), I don't have any issues navigating along the edges of my lips, but the first few I ever did gave me the sensation that it was too fluid--too easy to spread. They dry down to a transfer-resistant but not transfer-proof, finish, where if I blot, I get a touch of color coming away, but the lip color doesn't move or slide around on my lips. They lasted between four and six hours on me and were, generally, non-drying. There was a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light/Medium (3) Hollywood Flawless Filter
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
  • NARS Bowery Blush
  • NARS Kings Road Blush
On eyes:
  • NARS Provoacteur Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Overdrive 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Love both of these! Especially as an old Joan Jett and the Blackhearts fan, I feel like I may need Blackheart. ♥️
Where on earth I could wear it is another question entirely!

If Blackheart leaned more bricky-red instead of purple it would be basically the color I’m constantly searching for in a good formula. A-?? Hell yeah I’ll pick it up!

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