Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nars Created My Perfect Red Lipstick!

I think Nars has been following me around the world this year. Seriously, their latest eye pencils have names like "Via Appia" and "Via Veneto" and you know I was JUST there...  And of course they announced this little beauty around the time of my previous trip out of the US...

Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam

Seriously... I need to start following Nars more closely to see where I'm traveling next. If they come out with a product named "Maryland" or "Baltimore" or even "Rockfort" you'll know something's really up and they actually ARE following me. But I doubt it. Right?

Let me preface this review by saying these images were taken with a "loaner" camera while my baby gets fixed so the color is not as great as I'd like.

See that swatch? It's just a little more "berry" than it should be. Grr.

I've been hanging onto this one for a while. My last day of "Summer Hours" at work I took myself to see the Dark Knight Rises for the second time by myself. I was feeling a little down, so I popped into Sephora and BAM, this baby walked home with me.

Because of the color on this beauty, I can put it on at the beginning of the evening and by the end of the night I still have some color to the my lips. It's not staining them, but it's close. The other reason I love this color is because it's a bit like Goldilocks and the Three Bears in terms of reds - it's "just right". It's not too dark. It's not too light. It's not too red. It's not too pink. It's not too orange. It's not too blue. It's really very neutral, wearable, and great for people like me who sometimes are frightened of dark reds. And yes, you CAN make this one darker. Just play with liners and base shades.

You know I love my Nars Pure Matte Lipsticks. This has to be my 3rd or 4th one now. Maybe 5th. The reason I like them, and Amsterdam in particular, is because they last. For me that is just fantastic.

Bottom Line
If you like red lipsticks that aren't too red, then Amsterdam is definitely for you. And I get compliments every time I wear it. That rarely happens, especially so consistently.

I made my purchase at Sephora. But you can also get it at Nars of course.