review: NARS pure matte lipstick in Valparaiso
Posted March 9, 2012on:
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!
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!
here’s me wearing it:
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