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The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick
NARS Schiap Lipstick

The Summer Season: NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia-pink with a semi-matte finish. It has no shimmer, but it does have a slightly glossy sheen, so it doesn’t a completely matte finish. Schiap applies beautifully–soft, smooth, and the color looks even with little effort. I like that it’s not totally matte, because I think if it was, this shade might be drying. The slight creaminess and glisten to it give it enough moisture to keep from drying your lips out (but if you have really dry lips, I recommend prepping well before wearing this). NARS lipsticks are scent-free and taste-free (though you might detect a wax-y scent). I got about four hours of wear before it started fading, but it held on pretty well.

Is this the right pink lipstick 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 Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick

NARS Schiap Lipstick


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Jackie Avatar

This is my only Nars lipstick! When I saw it, I just had to have it even though this doesn’t flatter my skin so much.
SUCHHHH a pretty color but so drying! 🙁 Plus, it smells like the stuff I use to bleach my hair.

amy Avatar

I have this shade and I love it. It is so vibrant and pigmented and it stays on forever. I never need to touch up because by the end of the day, it clings on like a lip stain. However, I do find Schiap quite drying on my lips.

S. Avatar

Is it worth having both? I have Milani’s Rose Hip, but I am addicted to ultra bright pinks like this. Is this a near dupe or a few shades brighter?

Dianna Avatar

Looks like Show Orchid without the purple sheen (on my computer screen, at least). Hot pink lipsticks always look amazing on you 🙂

Rica Avatar

I love the fact that this hot pink lippie from NARS doesn’t have any blue tone on it. It’s perfect for my color, especially when I wanna be unique from all the rest! 🙂

Lorna Avatar

i don’t really do bright colors but i love this color and have been holding out on buying it. maybe i’ll just get it for the summer…

Victoria Avatar

wow I want this so badly!! Definitely can’t afford NARS lippies though, any good dupes for this? Is Milani Rose Hip a good dupe?

Letícia Avatar

Wow such a gorgeous color!! Would you say MAC Pink Nouveau comes a bit closer to that? Maybe less bright than this one.

Kate B Avatar

I used to wear this in my ’20s and I loved it; on me it was edgy and oh so cool. I don’t know if I could pull it off any more but it’s one of my favourites

ellie Avatar

This is one of my fave hot pink lipsticks along with petals & peacocks and impassioned. I just find schiap drying on my lips you really need to put a lip conditioner first before applying this. One thing i discovered also is to layer schiap and pink nouveau it really tones down the brightness of the color and the outcome is a beautiful bubblegum/barbie pink color.
By the way, i think of all the hot pink lipsticks you featured here i like this one on you the most. Also, i really love this lipstick review you do. The photos are very clear. Thanks Christine … i really enjoy your site.

loveletters Avatar

This color is so beautiful on me! I must say 🙂 but it is too drying and didnt last an hour. Not sure if they changed the formula?? It is still a creamy texure but matte at the same time. So upset I had to send this back. Still looking for replacement….

vikaki Avatar

you look great!!:):)

is it similar to mac girl about town or any other lipstick from mac???
PLEASEEEEEEE…cause we don’t have nars in my country!

Maui Avatar

Christine! i really need your help with this! I’m an olive skin tone with black hair. I’ve been researching with lipstick colors and getting really into it. I want a lilac color (so i thought of MAC’s love forever!), pink (MAC pink nouveau), and a fuschia color (this one – NARS schiap OR MAC girl about town?) but i’m not so sure if all these lipstick colors are too similar? This color is so pretty but it looks so intimidating!

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