Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Micky from GA
I have been looking for a lip color that won't smear, smudge or transfer. When I stopped into Ulta, the sales consultant said this was the one. I've tried it twice and it's decent but those claims aren't accurate on my lips. I will probably return
Het from Knoxville Tennessee
I wanted to try something different for lip color. I do love the color. However it does not stay and really dries my lips.
Shikha from Jonesboro Arkansas
Sp spft on lips and stays on forverr
Liz from Hubert NC
This is hands down the BEST lipstick I've ever tried. I can out this on at 7am and it last all day and night without having to reapply! Even at 10pm it's still amazing!
Mercy from California
Great quality, of course. I mean it is Nars! Purchased this after recieving sample, love the color tiney bit goes a long way…. Lips can dry during winter so i maake sure to put my lipliner on, followed by Burt's bees chapstick…. Let that set. Then apply this! You wont be sorry , happy to spend my money on this product. Buy good stuff ladies, dont buy a bunch of sub par products that you inevitably toss in the back of your makeup drawer. 😘
Rumbaker from NJ
color is no where close to the description or picture. Also Ulta. you are deceptive. My free gift with purchase was to be another Nars lipstick-chubby pencil. packing slip said it was included and it,was not! You instead included a Fekkai hair product. Very deceptive
Mommy_Dahmer from Bardstown, KY
Nothing budges this lipstick. It stays all day with no need to re-apply. Weightless and non drying, fast dry once applied and easy enough to remove at the end of the day. 100% recommend.
Nat from guam
I ordered shade le freak, and I was not a fan. its very chalky, and matt, almost dry looking. I have 2 other shades and they are not like that, I will still use it.. Also very frustrated that ulta does false advertising. I was supposed to get a specific free gift with my nars purchase and I didn't although it was listed on a packing slip. the gift is still advertised on a website, even few weeks after my order, so its a false advertisement - promising smth that customers are not going to receive.
Carina from Washington DC
I loved the idea of a rich red matte lipstick but this product is a nightmare. It goes on easily enough but it will end up all over your teeth while it dries. It looks quite dry and wrinkly within a few minutes yet has zero staying power. It smears, transfers, and feathers easily. I felt like I spent the day reapplying to my lips and removing from everything I touched.
Raych from Olympia, WA
I love a good matte long wear lip, the ultimate test is the kiss , with this me and my date looked like the joker after a rough day.
Abby from Orlando, FL
PEOPLE LISTEN UP!! i am a lip LOVER i used to get made fun of for my big lips but over time i grew to love them and care for them. i have tried COUNTLESS lipstick formulas and finishes and this one, THIS ONE is IMMACULATE. i have never put on such a smooth matte lipstick in all my life. i am in utter love with the pillow talk shade from CT however the lipstick doesnt stay long and the liquid lipstick dries my lips out. i bought the shade Le Freak and it is a little lighter than the one from CT but its so worth it when it comes to the texture, finish, and moisture. if you are hesitant. dont be this is an absolute yes and i will be buying this for the rest of my life.
Lucia from Flagstaff, Arizona
I was looking for the perfect natural matte pink lip shade for my skin tone and this is it! I love it! It doesn't feel dry and the color is spot on..
Madjac from MN
Im surprised by some of the comments on this product. I bought it reccomened to me as a long lasting formula. It is SO GOOD. No transfer or feathering for me. I can wear it all day long while eating and drinking and no need to re-apply. The product is so pigmented and ia such a great formula. No cracking or drying on my end. Ive tried alot of larger named brands and they dont hold up to this quality.
Silver from Texas
Dont care for the applicator. Makes it hard to put on with going over the lips. Easy to line the lips unevenly. Needs a lipliner. Extremely pigmented tho.
Cherri from Lakeland
I bought it recommended to me. I love how it feels but it does not stay on very long
Azizam from Houston TX
Gorgeous pigment yes, however once dry it transfers to your cup. I've always used maybelline matte ink and was curious to try name brands like Nars and Chanel but nothing compares to Maybelline.
Yvonne from Rialto, ca
Chaps lips and do not like color
Jlee from Kansas City, MO
The texture and feel of this lipstick is so gross. Like chicken grease then it's suppeeeeeer drying. Disappointing for sure.
Babzie from Mesa, AZ
I was looking more of a lip stain, you know, a natural look on the go. This product surprised me on how well it went on. It's also concentrated, so I needed just a little to achieve my au natural look. It lasted most of the day and I was able to put some lipgloss over it without any issues.
Jeannine from Colorado
I love the Nars matte lipsticks. They do not dry out my lips like other brands I have tried. Love their colors and that they last long on your lips.
Meg from Denver
The color is vibrant and beautiful but doesn't stay put. It rubs off on everything. For what this cost, I'm pretty disappointed
JoJo from Camarillo
The consistency can make it a little challenging to apply but I have been using this long enough to have mastered the application process. Pair Le Freak with the KVD lipliner in Lolita and you will have maximum staying power (thank me later). I love that it doesn't flake off as I have noticed with many other long lasting liquid lipsticks. I also love the shade American Woman. These will last forever because you don't need to apply a lot of product to achieve long-lasting results.
Found this from a YouTube video. Gave it a try. It's a beautiful red. But, it does make that inner line where your lips connect really stand out if you don't reapply. In all pretty color for short term wear!
Jetsetter from Jacksonville, FL
I don't know why I bought this lipstick. For me, it is the worst has the formula changed? I bought this years ago in another color, that is discontinued, and it was great. What happened? This mess has no real coverage or pigmentation and migrated all over my face. I will return this and just bypass NARS liquid lipsticks. There are drugstore liquid lipsticks with better quality than this. Such a disappointment and too much money to waste.
Debi from Jessup, MD
This lipstick is not easy to apply. It can be very messy, especially if you do not allow enough time for it to dry after applying. I plan to return the item.