Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pigmented and longwearing
I first purchased Light My Fre (bright orange red) and I loved it so much I bought two more more neutral shades (and have my eye one a few more shades). What impressed me about this product is both the applicator and of course the formula. I've had a chance to try many different liquid lipstick formulas and must say that if you enjoy a pigmented, longwearing, matte lipstick you should give this guy a shot.
I have found that for the most flattering outcome, it's important to have hydrated, non-flaky lips (but I would say that's the case for almost all matte lipsticks). One coat is more than enough, otherwise it can feel drying. The amount that is on the wand is enough to cover my entire lips! It took me a minute to get used to the applicator because it's sort of pointed. Once I did, it quickly became my favorite liquid lipstick applicator because I can be precise with it. I don't find that I need to use a lipliner because it's just that precise and the formula doesn't bleed on me.
One thing to note is that the formula is very thin and can actually spill and stain, so please be careful. Another thing is that Nars recommends shaking the bottle before use. I've forgotten to do this a couple times and I think the product separates a little.
One of my colors transfers the teeniest bit after it has set... One quick blot and then it seems to be fully matte/transfer resistant. As with any makeup, oils remove this lip product so eating greasy foods does wear it down. That being said I've always found these guys to last me through an entire work day.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with all the shades I've picked out and would recommend to anyone who loves a lightweight feeling, fully pigmented matte liquid lipstick.
Most Helpful Critical Review Pretty, but not the best formula
I got the "Rock With You" deep vampy purple color, and this was my first liquid lipstick purchase, so maybe this is the case for most liquid lipsticks, but as much as I love the color I can't commit to babysitting my lips often enough to feel the product was worth it. This lipstick transfers like crazy, wears really easily, is a bit too drying for my liking, and somehow always ended up on my teeth. It's a gorgeous fall color, and the stain it leaves behind is 10/10. I absolutely LOVE what my lips look like after I've given up on wearing the lipstick for the rest of the day and wipe off the excess. I do get compliments every time I wear it because it is such a statement color, but it requires more maintenance than I'd like.
Reviewed by 375 customers Gorgeous Color 😍
M from Austin, TX
This is a beautiful shade of matte red lip color. I wish it was long wear and didn't rub off, but I like it so much, I'm ok with having to reapply!
Love this Lip Pigment
CrystalCake from New York, NY
Love the color, feels really nice on. Can't wait to get other colors!
Jesus Saves from Fresno, ca
I use the nars lip pencil color bettina and love that color been using that color for 2-3 years now but I've been looking for something thats long-wear and matte and I saw this powermatte lip stick so I decided to try it. Now I only use NARS brand because other brands for some reason my lips get dried within a couple hours of wearing it and NARS seems to work better for me. So once I received my order I tried it out and applied during work and I work 9hrs and my lips didn't get tried and the color lasted pretty much the whole day, I did have to reapply during my lunch but it looked pretty good still, no cracks it just fades very seemingly to my lip color. I love this brand whatever is used in the ingredients works for my lips. Thank you
Peppercorning from Undisclosed
I received the color vain as a sample, and am impressed with how long it stays on. There is a learning curve to putting it on since it is very runny, but it is worth it if you are looking for something that lasts for hours. The only thing I do not like is that it makes my lips feel dried out after I put it on. It is very drying. I put a thin layer of chapstick on after...I dont know if that is what your supposed to do but it works for me.
It will lightly come off onto your cups when you drink. But overall the color still remains on your lips after.
Love Love Love!!!
Holly from Santa Ana CA
This is by far my favorite long wear lipstick. It doesn't dry out your lips nor does it take a scrub brush to remove. It has wonderful pigment and lasts a good 4 hours. No bleeding into the lip lines either. You can also apply as a mild smudge lipstain. The Best!!!
I want more
Sj from Philadelphia
Wore this to dinner - had a cheeseburger and 3 drinks - and it still looked perfect at the end of the night. I love that I paint it on, let it dry, and it's set for the night. Already have 'slow ride' and 'starwoman,' but I plan on getting another color or two.
Don't do it
Chrissye from Texas
This lipstick was such a beautiful color, but it's performance was lacking. It went on patchy on first swipe, but after a second coat; it was opaque. It felt comfortable to wear too. Note, I didn't have anything else on my lips. 10 minutes after wearing, I noticed that the lipstick started to bleed, and then it seemed to start to melt, and got everywhere. No, don't buy this.
Lisag from Newark
I love the color of this lipstick. Even the name screams power!
Nery from Clark, NJ
Although a bit pricey for a lip pigment, it's well worth it! It last for hours, and it's silky. It's perfect for a natural look or a natural lippie for bright, popping makeup. American Woman is the color I purchased. It's the color I wore on my wedding day and I wish I had bought it then for touch ups. Add gloss to it for some shine, but it's also an excellent matte choice.
Mrs Chavez from LasVegas, NV
All in all I love it and it's perfect for me
Not for mask wearers
Clictoship from Phoenix AZ
So disappointed this did not work for me. Even when dry, it did smear in my mask and bled outside lip lines. Would recommend if not wearing mask.
Best liquid lip color!
Ohsherry from Pittsburgh
Love the color American Girl
DO NOT BUY
deb from TX
This purchase was a BIG MISTAKE and it's expensive. So sorry I bought it.
Ali from North Carolina
I got this to wear for my wedding in the shade walk this way (also a huge Aerosmith fan so I love the names) I thought it might be too pink at first but it dries down to a pretty medium pink. It does make your lips feel dry because it is really matte so I'd wear something under it. Otherwise this is my favorite matte liquid lipstick. It is similar to the smashbox liquid matte. It does take a bit to dry down but once it does you're golden.
Why didn't I know about this magical lipstick before?
Angel aka Miss Panda from Minnesota
Omg this lipstick is amazing!! The lady at the store told me to make sure I shook it really well and to never tilt it sideways otherwise it will leak. I was so use to Anastasia and have all the shades but I wanted to try something new. This didn't dry my lips like Anastasia can do from time to time. It went on so smooth and lasted. It lasted through dinner (a burger and fries), through one strong margarita, some crown peach and sprite (tastes like summer) and through some late night pizza. It also is kiss proof. That lipstick isn't going anywhere!! I would highly recommend this. I plan on going back and buying more shades because I am sold!'
Elizabeth from Virginia
I used don't stop, a deep red. at first I honestly didn't care for it but I gave it a second chance and fell in love. stays on for a bit
Give it a try!
Ashi from Paramount, CA
I got a sample size of this product in my Ipsy bag. The shade I got was Starwoman and it looks beautiful! It isn't a super bright red, however it is a very wearable one even for different skin tones. I love how it applies like a regular liquid lipstick and dries down to a matte powder finish. No need to reapply it throughout the day unless you are planning on eating or drinking perhaps. I wore it for a few hours and it did not feather or budge. Love this product!
Theatrediva1078 from Florida
I got a sample in my Ipsy bag and wore it on a job entertaining. I immediately ran out and got the full size product because no shade of red has ever complimented me better! It stayed in place all night and no reapplication was necessary!
Emale from North Carolina
Great long lasting liquid lipstick! I have American Woman and it's the perfect pink.
Love Love loveee
Jenny from Fort Worth, TX
This is my second time purchasing this product. I absolutely recommend, everyone needs the classic red lips in their lives.
Lali from Houston, tX
I started using stains during this Covid and believe me this is the best
Busy Working Mom from Lakeland, FL
This lipstick goes on smithy and has a vibrant, beautiful color. It does last for 8 hours without cracking or clumping on the lips. However, the color transfers to everything. When taking a sip of a drink, the glass has a red imprint. When eating, the lipstick smeared outside the lip. When giving my husband a quick peck, he had red lips left behind. For these reasons, this is not an going out or long event lipstick. It would be great for work from home Zoom calls or sorter events where you won't be eating or drinking much.
This is my new favorite color!!!
Pammy from Lodi
A little goes a long way
The color is amazing
Ana from Delray Beach
Love the color! It doesn't wear off!
Best Matte Lipstick
Tashina M from Apple Valley CA
I have American Woman, Rock With Me, Under My Thumb and Starwoman. I love every one of them. They are the best matte formula I've tried. The colors are amazing. American woman is such a pretty neutral pink nude color. They wear for a long time. The applicator is perfect for coating your whole lip and the getting the precise edges. If you like Fenty Uncuffed this is almost the exact same color but it is less runny and the applicator is way better.