Rated 4.28 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 Great formula but it LEAKS!!!
I love the actual lip formula, however, no matter what I tried (keeping it upright, only in cool conditions, making sure it was securely sealed), it kept leaking all over my handbag and stained it permanently. I returned the product. If NARS will update the container so that it doesn't leak, this is all that I would wear. But until then, I wouldn't recommend it.
Reviewed by 489 customers Best Matte Lip Out There
anonymous from Texas
Starwoman is the best red I have ever bought. The color is stunning on all skin tones and the staying power of these matte liquid lip is like no other. It does not come off and does not flake. Keeps a powdered look all night.
Lightweight and comfortable
Flamingo from Washington
So comfortable to wear! Not drying and not crumbly. It's like I'm not wearing anything on my lips. Transfer proof but sadly not greasy food proof. They need to continue to come out with more colours! Honestly, the best liquid lipstick in the prestige brand category.
Brenda from Houston
Little transferring, beautiful color
anonymous from Honolulu, HI
This product lasts all day, even when wearing mask periodically throughout day!
anonymous from South East
I have used this lip stain for several years now. I wear it all the time. It's long lasting, matte finish and not drying.
Smudges with Mask
anonymous from undisclosed
Purchased this "pigment" based on the reviews of a non-smudge lip color. I do like the feel and ease with which it glides on my lips but a bit disappointed when wearing a mask, it does smudge. I had applied it hours before and bought this product specifically for its non smudge reviews, an almost lip stain property. It is a nice product but did not serve my needs.
I'm not sure
Jo from IL
Wrong color , I wasn't able to put it on my skin.
Worse pigment ever
Faby from El Paso Tx.
I bought this product about a month ago, yesterday was my first time using it, about 20 min after I apply this to my lips I start feeling a tingling sensation, 30 min my lips were burning, after I remove the product my lips were full of blisters and all swollen, not recommended to anybody. Worst lip product ever
Love love love!!!!
Britt from Lemars IA
I loved this lipstick! I want to buy alllll the colors! Perfect matte! Ugh obsessed
Finally—a lip color I can use
CarolinaGirl73 from Mount Holly, NC
I have something called perioral dermatitis, which means that I can use very little makeup. Most of it upsets my skin—including most lipsticks and lip glosses. I have used this for months, however, with no problems.
Felecia lips and lashes from Tracy,CA
Love love love this lip pigment. I wore it over the lip crayon and it stayed for hours Full pigmented color. I will be getting more colors. This is not a glossy finish so if that is what you are looking for this isn't it. This is a smooth finish similar to lipstick without the weight of lipstick.
FABULOUS, Stays on for hours even under a MASK!
floridagrrl from undisclosed
I typically can't wear matte or long lasting lip products, because my lips are too dry. Tried it because I got a sample of VAIN with another purchase, (beatiful shade, btw.) This stuff is amazing. The colors are rich and beautiful, nice matte finish, doesn't dry me out, and best of all LONG LASTING! Stays on even under a mask! I now have four shades, and plan to purchase more.
Definitely buying more of these!
Cynthia from Indio, Ca
It applies soo smoothly! It is soo creamy almost liquid but has soo much pigment. You need just one swipe for color...this color (chesnut) was the perfect nudeish pink...perfect for everyday!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this formula!
SueEllen the Lipstick Lover from Gramd Rapids
I love this line so much, I own almost every color!
Ginger Curl Queen from Harrisburg, PA
This is my favorite NARS products and by far my favorite liquid lip. My go-to shade is Spin Me. Right now it makes little sense putting a full liquid lip while I'm wearing a mask so I mix it with some lip balm and I get a subtle shade. Alone I find the colors highly pigmented and they don't leave my lips dry. Always recommend, just with ULTA carried for shades.
Didn't like the color - was more of a deep purple vs a red/b
Lisa from NOVA
I like this lip product ... just didn't like this color. I returned it and got what I know ... American Woman (dame product bit different color)... and I'm happy!! : )
Spin was not the color that appeared on the color sample picture ... putting it on was more like a deep purple color (not what I wanted).
mooinky from Louisville, Ky
The absolute best lip product ever made! Long lasting not drying!!
Cordova from New Mexico
So happy to find this color in stock. Only to get home and open the box to see my product had the tester sticker on it!! I cant believe this was on the shelf in a box for sale. You would think with all the pandemic that this would be checked. So disappointed.
Love This Color !
KS from Richmond Va
My go to matte lipsticks are StarWomen & Under My Thumb .
It goes will with my caramel completion, and I have gotten tons of compliments .
Tee star from Augusta, Georgia
I got this yesterday and wore it today, although the color is more orange red on me, I love it, this stuff has staying power. Love nars.
Transfers really bad
Chelsea from PA
It was the perfect color classic red. I didn't like the application brush as much as some others I tried. Within an hour I realized it had transferred every time I rubbed my face or rested my head on my hand, and gotten all over my face.
Best Matte Pigment Ever!!!
Veggie Grl from Richmond VA
This is my go to red matte lippie.
When I want to feel good about my self during this (stay at home order) I pull out this lippie and I'm able to face my day through my zoom meetings.
Love that this matte does not dry out a lot and I can wear it all day!
Even though it's a little pricey, I keep this matte stocked.
Much darker than virtual try on
EmmaM from undisclosed
The formula is nice, lasts a long time, and has a very nice slight scent. However, the color is much darker than it shows on virtual try on, so I was a bit disappointed.
Nars just stays on !!
Yvonne0406 from Seattle Wa
I bought this as a replacement for another color for another brand , but OMG !! this is far more superior then my other lipstcik , not only does this stay on all day untill you take it off but it does not feather , does not crossover to a mask if your wearing one , and if you eat well if you eat carefully this does not feather not a bit , I buying back ups of my favorites just in case of low stock or out of stock , by the way Im a professional baker , I always like to look amazing and Nars is the makeup that does it !
Waste of money
BASmith from Etown ky
I recently bought this and very disappointed, doesn't last long and cracks. Didn't expect that especially paying almost $30.