NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit Review & Swatches

01/03

NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit
NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit

Hot Reds

NARS Hot Reds NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit ($22.00 for 0.18 oz.) brings together a very cool-toned, pinky red and a brighter, more neutral-toned red. Both shades were nice and quite comfortable for matte liquid lipstick. They are miniature in size–half the size of a full tube–and together the kit offers $26 in value for $22. It’s a nice way to try the formula cross two shades, and it sure makes it easier to actually finish one of them sooner rather than later!


01/06

NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Cherry Bomb Powermatte Lip Pigment

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is a bright, medium red with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly across my lips. Despite being the dry-down kind of liquid lipstick, it dried to a very smooth, even finish that smoothed out my lip lines. The consistency was very fluid and thin, almost watery, but it was still controllable for precise, even edges. It dried down and was mostly transfer-resistant, but it took about an hour before it was truly dry/flat matte. It wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, 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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01/06

NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment
NARS Don't Stop Powermatte Lip Pigment

Don't Stop

Don’t Stop is a bright, medium red with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, fluid consistency that was thin but not runny. The liquid lipstick dried down within five minutes for the most part, though it was very slightly tacky for the first half hour to hour of wear. The color stayed on well for six hours and was non-drying from what I could tell.

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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Product Availability

NARS NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit $22.00/0.18 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • ColourPop Whirl Blush
  • ColourPop Zip Blush
  • ColourPop Swirl Highlighter
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in Ladybird
  • Exo
  • Buzzing; ColourPop Super Star Loose Shadows in Typhoon
  • Lifted
  • Mulholland
  • Urban Decay Scorch 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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This set looks fabulous for dry-down liquid mattes! I would gladly buy it if not for the fact that I only just recently bought Fenty Uncensored and MAC Blue Blood. But I’m sure others who do get this set will love it.

They are two great shades to try and the mini size is perfect. Although I wasn’t too keen when I read about Don’t Stop being tacky for awhile.

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