In honor of the introduction of a new Pure Matte Lipstick (Madere) in NARS’ spring collection, I thought it would be useful to swatch the whole shade range.
NARS has two different matte lip options: Pure Matte Lipsticks (skinny lipstick tubes, $25) and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (a chubby lip “crayon,” $24). I asked a NARS sales associate what the difference was (aside from packaging), and the impression I got was that the Velvet Matte pencil has more glide in its application, but the Pure Matte lipstick might be longer wearing. But the Pure Matte webpage also alludes to hydrating matte-ness with a formula that includes mango butter.
Has anyone tried both? Can you elaborate on the differences between formulas?
Madere is a pale, milky pink. Tashkent is pale peach. Tonkin is a dusty, terracotta rose. Bangkok is a cool rose pink. Vesuvio is aptly named, a bright cherry red. Terre de Feu is red plum. Volga is deep, vampy purple-wine.
Since these lipsticks are $25 each, they ship for free from NARScosmetics.com.