Red Lips: NARS Matte Lipstick

Apologies that this isn’t the greatest picture in the world but the pic below is of me with full on red-lips, courtesy of the new NARS Pure Matte lipstick (£18 exclusive to Selfridges).

Applied by a professional (if I had done it myself it would be all over the place) I really like the red lips look – it’s a great way to look instantly polished, even if the only other thing on your face is a slick of mascara. I will be trying this look again, as soon as I have found a lip-liner that I like and will work with everything – suggestions welcome!

On the lips I was surprised how light and non-drying it felt as usually I’m not keen on matte lipsticks but this one is matte, without being too matte – if you know what I mean. It’s a nice bright lippie

Rubbish photo…taken on the lifts in Selfridges immediately post application 
(if I had left it any longer I would have made a mess of it!)

**The Small Print**
Lippie provided for review although I haven’t been brave enough to try it out since…


  1. Primp and Preen
    September 12, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    I love this on you- it’s nice to see you with such a strong lip. It’s a great red with blonde hair.

  2. September 13, 2010 / 8:23 am

    Beautiful! You look sooo different – it’s unbelievable how a bright lip changes the face, isn’t it? x

  3. September 13, 2010 / 8:27 am

    I love it – I think everyone suits a bright red lip, just need to find the perfect shade and be brave enough to wear it!

  4. August 9, 2012 / 8:28 am

    I love it! I’ve been meaning to try red lipsticks from NARS, but I’m a little confused on which to try. Eyeing on Vesuvio though.
    Looks great on you! 🙂

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