October 22, 2014

NARS Hardwired Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

NARS Hardwired Lipsticks

NARS Femme Fleur Lipstick ($26) is one of three new, limited edition NARS Hardwired Lipstick shades that launched with the new NARS Holiday 2014 Collection. The NARS Hardwired Lipstick formula is actually a newly released formulation which I hope to see released outside of the Holiday Collection since it is something to rave on.

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The NARS Hardwired Lipstick is marketed as a glossy shine lipstick with full coverage. The formula is an improvement on the original NARS Lipstick formula in terms of texture and finish. Don’t get me wrong but the original NARS Lipstick formula can prove quite heavy and the Audacious Lipsticks although creamy with more of a slickness still are quite a heavy formulation when compared the the new NARS Hardwired Lipstick.

If you put all three formulas on a tier and judged them you’d have the original formula at the top of the list for pigmentation as well as the Audacious sliding in at a very close first part mark. I think the Hardwired formula are a little less pigmented, not by much mind you but it is noticeable if you’re familiar with NARS Lipstick! I also find the formula considerably more pleasant as it is little lighter in texture with a certain moistness and a hint of a glossy finish I like this formula a lot. It applies well with a bit of slickness and a nice even finish on lips.

NARS Femme Fleur Lipstick

NARS Hardwired Lipstick (Femme Fleur)

NARS Hardwired Lipstick swatches

NARS Hardwired Lipstick Swatches (Femme Fleur)

The color I got, Femme Fleur, is a lovely peach copper with hints gold shimmer. It wore for a solid five hours and felt very comfortable through the wear with a nice moist feel and no migration or feathering.

If I had to choose the Hardwired Lipstick formula definitely tops my list with Audacious sliding in very close behind. And the original formula? Really great but not nearly as nice as these two formulas!

All in all NARS Hardwired Lipstick is a promising formula which I hope will extend outside of the Holiday 2014 Collection!

NARS Hardwired Lipstick fotd

The NARS Holiday 2014 Collection is available now at sephora.com.


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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