Nars is celebrating its 25 years! And to celebrate the brand reintroduced their entire Iconic Lipstick Collection line with 60 captivating shades in Matte, Satin and Sheer (C$34.00 for 0.12 oz./ 3.5 g). I have been a true lover for the Nars Lipstick line especially their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and Velvet Lip Glides are my favorite formulas. They come in their signature black and white tubes with a soft velvet finish. I was really excited to try out these new reformulated lipsticks in four beautiful shades:
- Belle De Jour which is a beautiful nude beige in Sheer
- Pour Toujours is a gorgeous nice warm dusty pink in Matte
- Jolie Mome is a perfect red plum in Matte
- Soul Train is a nice deep purple in Matte
I have had tried couple of other shades from the brand which were limited edition and I have loved the formula. The new formula seems to be a bit different from the originals with new finishes. They’re infused with Passion Fruit Seed Oil which is keeps the lips hydrated. The collection comes in three finishes Sheer, Matte and Satin. The four shades I received three are in matte and one in sheer. I already had Orgasm shade which is in Satin. I was able to take a look all over the collection over their finishes. The pigment is medium with all textures yet buildable to full coverage. Matte texture ones have a better coverage over the Sheers but overall the formulas seems pretty consistent across each finish.
Sheer ones caries a nice glossy finish and feels comfortable on lips. Satin one have a very classic lipstick finish with a good coverage but not too heavy yet it feels a bit thick on the lips. Mattes ones are lightweight, full coverage and carries a feather like feel with a soft finish that doesn’t look dry on the lips. It also glides quite nicely on the lips than most of other matte finish lipsticks.
I have been a long time lover for the Orgasm shade and it looks really nice when wear it with a nice coral pink lip liner. The wide color selection is impressive yet definitely overwhelming to look through all of them at once. I find its easier if you set your mind on its texture and color range before you go over the whole collection, that way you get to find your perfect shade your looking for and believe me there is some thing for every one.
There is a slight twist or change in the packaging. The packaging looks sleek with a stream line and the brans log appears in the bottom part of the lipstick.
Overall the collection is Impressive! I loved how it stays nice and comfortable on the lips while I truly appreciate the wide range of color selection of 60. Its really hard to chose a favorite ones but I think the shades I received are truly wearable and perfect for Fall season. I can really see myself wearing them all for the next couple of months without giving a second thought. You can find the new collection available in Sephora.
Press sample provided and courtesy of Nars Cosmetics.