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review: NARS pure matte lipstick in Valparaiso

Posted on: March 9, 2012

NARS’ description:

Pure Matte Lipsticks: Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. This super-rich lipstick provides high-impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.

Valparaiso: Rich raspberry

if you are a regular reader, you’d know that im obsessed with bold lip colors! :D

i wasnt really planning to purchase this lipstick (because i seriously have too much lipsticks!!!) but when i tried it, i immediately said “yes!”

isn’t it preeetyyyy??? :) i don’t think i own anything like it. the nearest i can think of is NARS funny face, but that’s more fuschia and this is a true raspberry color!

swatch:

here’s me wearing it:

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what i like:

- love the color! bold yet not too bright. really wearable. will suit most skin types

- i like the packaging. unlike most lipsticks, this comes in a tiny (thin) packaging that is perfect to carry around

- a true matte lipstick, if you’re a matte fan, you will definitely love this

- the lipstick has very tiny subtle silver specks in it which makes it look like it has a sheen when you put it on

- very opaque and long lasting

- color is build-able depending on your taste (sheer to opaque)

what i don’t like:

- tends to emphasize the lines and flakes in my lips. i dont have dry lips but i feel that i need to apply balm before applying this lipstick.

- expensive @ P1450 each :(

- it’s limited edition. came out as part of the Spring 2012 collection

mrskendz verdict: ****

a bit conflicted… dont know if i want to give a 3 or 4 star rating… i admit im NOT a fan of matte lipsticks but i sooo love the color. but, for P1450, i think it’s a wee too expensive.

overall, i think because of the color, the opaque-ness and the longevity, i will give it a 4 star.

since this is really a “splurge”, i urge you to try it on at NARS counters prior to buying. but it really is truly a nice color :)

 

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4 Responses to "review: NARS pure matte lipstick in Valparaiso"

color looks great on you! :)

It’s expensive nga. But since I’m not a lip product junkie, I’ll consider buying one. I’m thinking of getting one with a strong color. But maybe not this one, medyo olden-ing itong color on my skin tone.

P.S. I love it when people match their lipstick to their dress.

what color are you looking for? :)

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