NARS Hardcore & Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigments Reviews & Swatches

01/07

NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Hardcore

NARS Hardcore Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a light-medium, golden copper with warm, rosy undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The lighter color seemed to make the shimmer/metallic finish really pop in this particular shade, as a lot of the shades in the formula have been deeper. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, and it applied better with more even, more pigmented coverage on my lips than when I tried swatching it on my arm. A second layer can be applied for full coverage if preferred. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and a little more watery than other shades in the formula. It dried down to a transfer-resistant finish, and it didn’t slide around, but I could tell it wasn’t 100% flat/dry after the initial dry down. This particular shade did emphasize my lip lines/texture a bit more after it finished drying. It lasted for four and a half hours on me 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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01/07

NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment
NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment

Shatter

NARS Shatter Powermatte Lip Luster Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a pale, bronze sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which could be made opaque with a second layer (just make sure to let the first layer dry completely before adding more product). It had a lightweight consistency that was quite fluid but shy of being watery, so it was manageable along the edges of my lips without too much worry. The color stayed on 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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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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Wow, looks great on you! It doesn’t look heavy yet it’s very metallic and subtil. I really like the texture on your lips. Might have to try if I can find a unique color. Thanks!

Both are simply gorgeous with their shimmery finish, and not too ridiculously dry and crunchy looking like the vast majority of this particular type of metallic liquid lipsticks tend to! Lovely surprise!

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