NARS Christina Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Christina Lipstick
NARS Christina Lipstick

NARS Christina Lipstick

NARS Christina Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “shimmering golden raspberry.” It has a satin finish, so it’s supposed to be long-wearing, comfortable to wear, and moisturizing. It’s a pink-tinted red with golden shimmer and sheen. It yields opaque color coverage and a natural sheen. It’s a more frosted lipstick, but it didn’t feel clingy or drying, like some really frosty shades can be. NARS Petit Monstre is a less red, more orange variation. Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink is much lighter in pink but has a similar golden shimmer.

Christina wore for five and a half hours, and it felt moisturizing; my lips still felt supple after I removed it. I didn’t have any feathering or bleeding issues with this shade, despite its deeper hue. It’s creamy enough to apply on the lips without dragging or pulling, but it doesn’t slip around afterward either. NARS lipsticks seem unscented and taste-free to me.

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NARS Christina Lipstick
NARS Christina Lipstick

NARS Christina Lipstick
NARS Christina Lipstick

NARS Christina Lipstick
NARS Christina Lipstick

NARS Christina Lipstick
NARS Christina Lipstick

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Ria Avatar

Wow. That is BEYOND gorgeous. NARS really does know how to use gold. I love the sheen in this, the flecks in Torrid, and the frosty gold in Versailles. Amazing. NARS, you’ve done it again. Got to get my hands on this!!

Chelsea Avatar

I’ve owned this one forever and I don’t know that I’ve ever worn it! But now those pics are making me want to dig it out of my stash.

Ashley Avatar

It looks so different from tube to your lips! I was expecting a bronze / orange color and it’s almost red! Looks good on though, I like the subtle glimmer.

Mrs Crna Gora Avatar

I have a question and it may be off topic… How do you know what cheek color to pair with your lippies? I love this color but get stuck with coordinating my blush. I just bought guerlain gwen and gigolo and tried some of my current blushes with no luck. Could you suggest something pretty please:) I’m a little more yellow toned than you but lingerie depeau 03 is my perfect winter match. both shades are almost too cool toned for me so pink blushes with them made me look terrible and I oh so desperately want to make them work. They are so pretty:) I put fiord rouge d’or over gigolo and loved it! Thank you a ton Christine, it is truley appreciated

Heather Avatar

Wow – thanks for the review of this! I never would’ve even considered this shade, because it looks like such a light color in the tube! Now I want it!

helen Avatar

Wow, the difference between the colour of the tube of lipstick and the swatches (on my computer) are not even close in colour comparison. Lovely colour on you but i prefer the colour of the (tube of) lipstick (which leans towards corally-peach). Strange…

helen Avatar

And i just read all the comments before my own. I see that we are all saying the same thing. The value of a swatch. Thanks Christine for all your hard work.

Melissa F Avatar

Christina is my favorite NARS lipstick because it truly is moisturizing. It’s not overly golden or copper for my tanned skin. This will always be a staple in my lipstick collection.

Lauren Avatar

Oh my gosh, I think I just found a new love. I literally just threw my favorite lipstick out the other day because it didnt smell to hot, and this is basically the exact same thing! Totally buying it!

dom Avatar

OH wow, do mine eyes deceive me? I thought it was going to be a burnt gold color from the first photo and suddenly a beautiful, wearable everyday red appears!

Veronica Avatar

And thus NARS exemplifies to us the importance of swatching, haha!

That’s a really fantastic color. It reminds me of Covergirl’s Soulmate, which is my current grab-and-go lipstick. 😀 I’ll have to give it a go next time I head out to Sephora.

divinem (Melissa) Avatar

WOW! I am shocked at how beautiful this shade is! It looks nothing like what’s in the tube. A must have for me.

Christine, I love your weekly Love & Lipgloss Newsletter. It’s great for catching things (like this) that I missed through the week. Thank you for all your hard work!

Andreea Avatar

This suits you really great! I will get my hands on this, for sure, though NARS lipsticks feel a bit drying to me. The colour ist just great.
I bought Shiseido RD305 which is raspberry-red without shimmer, wonder if they are similar, since NARS is owned by Shiseido.BB Raspberry Pink is also one of the sahdes I used to wear, but it’s not that pigmented.

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