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There’s a brand new matte liquid lipstick from NARS and it’s all about high comfort and a soft focus finish. Check out the NARS Air Matte Lip Color. I have all the shades here with swatches and lip swatches.
So we may not be wearing lipstick quite as much as before, but when we do, we know it needs to be comfortable. And this is comfortable. I swatched all ten shades, one after the other, and my lips felt absolutely fine.
What is NARS Air Matte Lip Color?
This is dubbed as a matte that moves with you.
- Cushiony, light as air pigments deliver featherweight colour
- Colour Diffusion Complex creates a soft-focus finish with a creamy feel
- Weightless blend of silky polymers and micropowders
- Instantly diffuses colour for a soft-focus finish and comfortable feel
- Formula glides on to the lips
- Delivers a longwear matte finish
- Features a custom-designed applicator that makes building and blending effortless
- Available in 10 shades at Selfridges*
NARS Air Matte Lip Color Shades & Swatches
There are ten shades available in this collection and they are all really wearable. It includes some fabulous nudes and some stunning bold shades too:
- All Yours – Pink Nude
- Shag – Rose Nude
- Chaser – Mauve
- Thrust – Warm Beige
- Joy Ride – Warm Pink
- Pin Up – Brick Red
- Knockout – Coral
- Mad Rush – Orange Red
- Total Domination – Bright Red
- Power Trip – Deep Red
All Yours, Shag, Chaser, Thrust, Joy Ride:
Pin Up, Knockout, Mad Rush, Total Domination, Power Trip:
NARS Air Matte Lip Swatches
This is a really lovely formula. It is super creamy and actually feels so bouncy and cushiony on the lips, which really adds to the feeling of comfort.
The doe-foot applicator makes the colour really easy to apply and you can go for a light, diffused layer, or build up the colour for more impact.
I absolutely love the range of shades. Shag and Chaser are my favourite nudes, Joyride is a really easy to wear pink, and Mad Rush is the most amazing Orangey Red.
Although the formula promises to be longwearing, I think it performs in a fairly average way on that front. I think that is down to how creamy and hydrating the finish is on the lips. It never really dries down to set the colour. This is actually a plus for me, as I would rather reapply, than deal with the dryness that some longwearing matte formulas can deliver.
I love the packaging. It has some gorgeous soft-touch finish that NARS is famous for.
If you are looking for something with a similar diffused finish but longer wear time, check out the MAC Powder Kiss Liquid Lipsticks.*
Where to buy NARS Air Matte Lip Color in the UK
The full collection is available now at Selfridges* for £23. They will be available nationwide from 1st March 2021.
If you are looking for something with a glossy finish, check out Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic HappiKiss.
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