NARS Original Lipstick vs. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick. What’s the difference? Well both are high color lipsticks with full shades to create the perfect lip for everyday and evening. NARS lipsticks are most famous for their sexy red, pinks, and every neutrals.
In this post: overview of both lipsticks and ingredients, texture, price, lasting power, and photos of shades available.
NARS Lipstick: ($24) This is a traditional square tube form lipstick that is a pure and creamy lipstick formula for bold color. NARS Lipstick is Vitamin E enriched to increase wearability and keep true color. Provides a Creamy silky color that lasts for hours.
Available in three textures:
Satin- (creamy, moist-looking lips)
Semi-Matte- (velvety, full-bodied lips)
Sheer- (most natural, stained-looking lip)
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick: ($25) This is in a slender round soft touch slim stick with a more precise application. Ultra-matte, super-rich lipstick with the supple feel of a hydrating lip treatment.The formula includes mango butter to provide additional comfort and moisture. This matte lipstick moisturizes and sooths lips while adding dramatic color onto the lips.
Lipstick- 13 see swatches below (more colors on sephora.com)
Pure Matte Lipstick- 6 see swatches below
Lipstick- smooth application consistency, great for layering alone or with gloss, doesn’t fade feather or clump, color remains true when applied
Pure Matte Lipstick- highly pigmented, velvety smooth, non-drying, not glossy but moist
Lipstick- typically 4-6 hours
Pure Matte- long wearing formula, comes off minimally with food and drink
Lipstick- $24 narscosmetics.com
Pure Matte- $25 narscosmetics.com
My Top Picks:
Red- NARS Pure Matte in Vesuvio (pure full bodied red) A matte red lip is always so classic, and it’s always so hard to find a modern matte texture. Thumbs up to NARS for formulating a beautiful and flattering red.
Nude- NARS Lipstick in Blonde Venus (cool natural beige)
Pink- NARS Lipstick in Niagara (satin pinkish coral)