Need to Have It: NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

Updated 12/08/17
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Think about all the makeup sitting on your vanity: You’ve got your eye products, lip collection, and skin goods, as well as your everyday picks and special-occasion go-tos. But if you were tasked to pick one item to use forever, it’d be lipstick, right? That’s our answer, anyway. After all, nothing is as versatile or as easy to use; one swipe and your look has gone from basic to bold in a matter of seconds. What other product has the same ability? Not one. So when a new lipstick launch happens, we notice, especially when it’s from a cult-favorite brand like NARS. Its new Powermatte Lip Pigment ($25) collection launched in July, and we found a new essential. Each tube is everything we hoped it’d be (and more): a long-lasting, non-drying, and pigment-rich formula you’ll wear all season long.

NARS lipstick launch

A game-changing line of liquid lipsticks. They might be matte, but the lightweight texture is anything but drying. The custom doe-foot applicator makes for a smooth and precise lip look, going on silky like ink and quickly drying down. Plus, it's highly saturated, smudge-resistant, and full-coverage. 

For starters, there are so many colors to choose from—18, to be exact, ranging from nudes and pinks to berries and browns. And there are plenty of variations within each category, so you can find the exact right shade for your skin tone. Another standout feature is the versatile applicator, which you can use two different ways. For more color payoff, use the brush as you normally would to distribute the formula, and for a more defined look, use the brush as a liner, then lightly dab the remaining product on the brush to fill in your lips. With a $25 price tag, this liquid lipstick is just begging to be given a permanent place on your vanity.  

NARS lipstick launch

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment ($25) is available in-store and online at If you know NARS, then you know that when new items launch, they sell out fast. Don’t wait to get yours—stock up now.

Can’t decide on just one shade? You don’t need to. Shop the entire collection at NARS.


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