April 27, 2012

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Moscow Summer 2012 Review & Swatches

Here’s an unexpected must have for Summer, the new NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow.

I thought for sure the matte finish would be too heavy for Summer and that the loud shade would be unwearable.

Proven wrong!

You NEED it.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick has always had the most forgivable matte lipstick formula I’ve tried. The texture is smooth and velvety without looking cracked and dry on lips. It wears very comfortably, has a lightweight texture, incredible pigment, and a smooth, easily glide across lips.

I’ve reviewed it in past posts and have always been terribly pleased with the quality of the lipstick. I’m not a fond fan of a matte finish in most any product including shadows, foundation, blushes, etc…so when I do find a matte that works I’m every so delighted.

This formula doesn’t migrate on me (rare for a matte which typically has a tendency to take an adventure around my lip line and across my mouth and face) and is richly pigmented.

Of course, the real joy here is Moscow. In the tube it’s a bit frightening but on lips I was terribly surprised how wearable it turned out. It’s a fiery, burnt orange with a reddish twist that’s very fitting for the Summer Pantone trend. It’s an extremely warm shade that will work well on deeper, darker skin tones or sun goddesses who love a nicely tanned look with popping lips.

I happen to avoid the sun like the plague but it still manages to look lovely on my medium fair skin without looking gaudy or clown-like.

Overall, Moscow proved a very successful shade for me. I recommend checking it out as the color is intimidating but looks amazing once in place. Heck, I didn’t even apply gloss on top which is rare when it comes to a matte finish for me.

Loved this one and really felt it deserved a Muse Approval.

Get it now at your fav NARS counter or online at www.narscosmetics.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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    • the Muse

      aw thanks! it’s not really red though, fiery, burnt orange ;-D hehe!

  • midori

    Hi Muse! This looks great on you : ) Now I’m tempted to try this…you are really an enabler!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks midori ;-D check it out, it’s actually a surprising shade!

  • Karyn

    And there it goes, the last bit of willpower I had to get this! 😀

  • Annie

    Oh my, this is gorgeous! On you it’s especially so! Definitely adding this to my wish list pronto.

  • Kat

    Ah this color looks so good against your skintone!! Btw what eye shadow are you wearing here?

    • the Muse

      aw thanks kat! <3! one of the new milani powder eyeshadows ;-D caramel something...that second part of the name is escaping me at the moment lol!

  • Majick

    That truly is a lovely color and it works great on you! I just hope I can make it through without ordering.

  • mentalista stylista

    you do look lovely with red lips, esp this shade.. 🙂