A couple of weeks ago, thanks to Joce, I got my hands on NARS’ Powermatte Lip Pigment, with the most perfect shade for the fall – Rock With You.
I know, I know, it’s been out since the Summer, but remember that I’m always broke so I get it when I get it, okay?
The series is described (by NARS) as its ‘most powerful matte yet’. NARS claimed that it’s ultra-flexible and long lasting, very pigmented, lightweight as well as smudge resistant. This kinda sound too good to be true, but I thought, alright, let’s see how it fares.
I got it on a Friday, and after my KVD Lolita’s gone with my lunch, I decided to try my NARS Rock With You on. My first impression was, wow, this is damn runny. You must be super careful when opening it, because it really stains on pretty much anything it touches – which is probably a good sign that it would be quite long lasting.
It is also probably worth noting that this shit takes a while to dry, and because the colour is so dark, I had to be extra careful when putting it on.
I wore it all evening; I had coffee, then dinner, and lots of water. The good news that it really was long lasting, because the colour stays even after a few hours of stuffing my face. However, it definitely smudges. A lot. Even yesterday, when I’ve had the lipstick all morning, it dried up and everything, it still somehow smudged.
Then again, it is recommended that you get the lip liner along with the lipstick, so perhaps had I gotten the liner it wouldn’t have smudged quite as much. Also, if you look at the website, it is actually advisable that you shake it first before using, kind of like what you do with your cough syrup and bottled milk tea. So then as I’m writing this, I shook the lipstick and I can actually hear the liquid moving. Y’all………. when they say it’s a liquid lipstick, they really mean it.
Despite all that, I still really like the lipstick, mainly because of the colour and how it looks on my lips. I’ve been really into dark lipstick shades, so I’ll definitely wear this a lot. Plus, it’s really lightweight and non drying, although it does break down (very) noticeably after meals.
Overall, I give this a 3.5/5, because for the retail price of SGD40 (!!!!! according to Sephora), you can get matte lipstick that doesn’t smudge as much or breaks down in patches, but it’s really non-drying and the colour is gorgeous. If you’re going out and about with minimal food consumption, then this product should be fine.
Side rant: Sometimes I feel like a lot of cosmetics aren’t worth it because of how they’re priced in Singapore as opposed to because the product really isn’t good.
It’s really hard to not like a product that makes your lips look good, eh?