The Summer Season: NARS Funny Face Lipstick

NARS Funny Face Lipstick
NARS Funny Face Lipstick

The Summer Season: NARS Funny Face Lipstick

NARS Funny Face Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened cherry-fuchsia with an iridescent fuchsia sheen.  It’s an opaque, rich color that’s bright and pink and red and fuchsia all at the same time.  It wears well and leaves behind a stain after two to three hours as it begins to fade, because it is so pigmented.  It’s scent- and taste-free, though there was a slight waxy scent (but I don’t attribute that as fragrance).  Not ultra moisturizing but not drying either–smooth application and no bleeding.

Is this the right pink for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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NARS Funny Face Lipstick

NARS Funny Face Lipstick

NARS Funny Face Lipstick

NARS Funny Face Lipstick

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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It’s bold! But somehow, I see it as being pretty wearable (maybe not at work), if you had the confidence to show it off.

Oooh, I like it! I’ve just discovered the bright lipsticks (when in the red or pink range) actually look really good on me. Yay!
Is thee anything from MAC close to it?

thank you for reviewing this! i’ve been thinking about buying this for a while but never had the chance to try it on cause the counter has always been busy! this would also suit a pale skinned person I think. also love the name!

I have this but I haven’t worn it in ages. This post has inspired me to pull it out of my stash and put it to use though.
It is definitely bright, but you can tone down the color by just dabbing on a light layer of it.

Sounds like people either love it or hate it from the comments. I kinda like it but if I owned it my mother would be sure to find someway to steal it from me. She thinks this color looks good on her but she had too much yellow in her skin to pull it off. Looks good on your Christine.

In the summer, I wear a really light neutral eye and a bright lip. I think I would love this one. Do you know if this is anything like my beloved MAC Made With Love or Lustering?

I have this one. It looks very artificial and “painted” on me (full strength). I think I’d prefer it in a sheerer concentration, like my fave Nars Fast Ride. Very pretty on you, though.

Never been crazy about purples/pinks with blue flashes. When I see something extremely often, I start to dislike it. Ha ha. I do like the name, though! xD

I really like this colour. I had a similar colour a few years ago and it looked awesome. Especially when paired with very understated eyes.

This lipstick was featured in JCREW’s fall preview catalog. The fashion editor for the collection singled it out as one of her favorite things to accent a neutral palette. I agree completely.

Hi Christine, i was wondering if you could tell me a blush colour that would go this lipstick so that it wouldn’t look “too much”, any example is fine!

I would like to know that too.  Nars had a lip liner with the same name in the past, but I don’t think they make it anymore 🙁

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