Love it: NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment perfection

It feels like Liquid lipsticks are everywhere at the moment, and the little tubes of pigment have become a rather polarising beauty pick, depending on who you ask. People either love a good matte liquid lipstick regardless of how much it dries out their lips, and those who prefer to not have their lips feel like day old bread. That has always seemed to be the trade off – you either get long-wear super-pigmented matte or you have comfortable lips – but not any longer. All hail the indomitable NARS, and their most perfect Powermatte Lip Pigment
These matte liquid lipsticks have upset all the aforementioned theories and created one hell of a long lasting AND comfortable matte lip. Upon first application I loved the fact that the texture is verrrry light, and very liquid. It is thin but powerful and swipes on very quickly with the narrow doe-foot applicator, which softly pointed to make edging more precise. It feels as though it sinks into your lips in a very natural way, as opposed to just sitting atop the skin — which lends itself quite nicely to a more natural-looking wear.
I was lucky enough to receive a few samples of this beauty that I took to Fiji last week with me, where I definitely tried them out in all manner of situations! I only needed a single swipe to coat my entire lips, I didn't have to touch it up during the day, and this was after doing the likes of hiking, swimming off a boat to a remote island and drinking a LOT of fruity cocktails. Pretty damn impressive. What was most surprising is how comfortable this matte is – the lightweight formula literally moves with your lips to the point where you forget it’s on until you look in the mirror! This also makes it perfect for touch ups – which are rarely required – as you aren’t loading thick product upon think product.
It goes without saying that I love the choice of Bella Hadid modelling the campaign, reportedly hand-picked by François Nars himself. "I love Bella. She has a very strong and powerful look that I think is very well-suited to a bold product, like Powermatte,” said the founder and creative director of Nars. Since the collection is inspired by the rebellious nature of rock n’ roll - each of the 20 PowerMatte Lip Pigments are named after classic rock songs – the sultry imagery to support it is a match made in heaven.
With colours that range from nudes, pinks, violets, reds (five reds, to be exact), and deeper gothic-leaning shades like a deep mahogany and pitch black, NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment really does have something for everyone, and at RRP $41 will definitely not break the bank too much. They are quite honestly, awesome.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment is available come August 29 from Mecca Maxima, Mecca Cosmetica and at Get saving, as one is simply not enough!


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