NARS Firecracker is a very warm-toned, very dark peach with a matte finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.18 oz.
NARS Firecracker Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a deep, peachy-coral with warm, orange undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the dry down was less-than-flattering on my lips as the color pulled away along my deeper lip lines. The texture felt very fluid and lightweight--almost thin and watery, yet it still packed quite a bit of pigment and dried down evenly. The dry down took about 30 seconds for "mostly dry," but there a bit of tackiness present when I pressed my lips together but, thankfully, that did not lift color away. It wore well for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Potency and precision-the new power couple. An innovative concentrate of our most powerful matte yet. Fluid Pigment Complex, liquefied pigment with a zero-gravity feel, introduces infinite matte color saturation with ultra-flexible longwear. Sensorial, lightweight texture that applies like an ink on lips. Dries down to lock in formula for a smudge-resistant, carefree wear. Matte. Empowered.