NARS Paint It Black is a moderately warm-toned, dark black with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $26.00 and contains 0.18 oz.
NARS Paint It Black Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark black with warmer undertones--it almost appeared more like a blackened plum on the lips as a result. The consistency was thin, fluid, but it ran a little watery in comparison to most of the shades in the same formula. This made it harder to apply the color evenly and made the product prone to pulling into lip lines. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that lasted for four and a half hours. The formula felt non-drying to me.
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.