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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Nars Barbarella Lipstick

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Nars Barbarella Sheer Lipstick: Nars / John Lewis (£17.50) 

Nars Barbarella is a really odd shade for me to pick out off a makeup counter. I think it's fairly obviously I gravitate towards colours like pinks or corals or a mixture of the two. In the tube Barbarella looks like a pretty peachy orange, but on my super pigmented lips it looks a mid tone peach that enhances my natural lip colour. It's one of those lipsticks that is best described as "my lips but better". The formula is very sheer but the formulation of Nars Barbarella is described as Sheer (Nars's Lipstick formulas are Semi Matte, Sheer and Satin). It's slightly glossy and gives a nice soft pop of colour.  I was a bit disappointed at first that it didn't come out as the tube looks, but once I applied it properly I was very happy with the way it looked.

Nars Barbarella looks very juicy, subtle and really warms up my face. When worn it feels very smooth and moisturising on the lips which makes a change from my obsession with matte lipsticks which completely dry my lips out. It looks very pretty paired with a gold eye and glowy cheeks, definitely a lipstick to wear this summer! I actually like how it looks when Im pale too, it brightens my face and brings out my eyes! This lipstick is described as long wearing, but I don't think it lives up to those claims, I get around 2-3 hours of wear before the colour has faded. Although it does keep them slightly moisturised once the colour has gone. It's pricey, like all Nars stuff, definitely not a must have but a nice addition to my makeup collection!

24 comments

  1. I have the same taste in lipstick shades as you. This is beautiful, don't think i can justify the price though, such a shame!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. That colour is lovely! I have never tried a NARS lipstick but I'm sure they are amazing! Xx.

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  3. Looks such a gorgeous colour!

    Sarah xx

    http://flowersatdawn.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this colour , looks so good on your skin tone too! xo

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  5. Really lovely and subtle!
    xx

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  6. I adore this colour, and it looks amazing on you!xo

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  7. This colour looks amazing on you! I'd never pick out an orange lippie but this has certainly changed my mind. :) xx

    brighton-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Looks lovely and summery :) x

    www.thebeauty-mix.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. That looks gorgey! I'm currently hooked on BarryM Peachy Pink so I'll definitely take a look at this! x

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  10. Gorgeous colour, it really does suit you! Should have be a tad longer wearing for the price though in my opinion xxx

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  11. The colour really does suit you x

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  12. The colour looks lovely on you, perfect for summer!

    www.littlekjf.blogspot.com

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  13. beautiful colour. looks gorgeous!

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  14. This looks like a lovely shade on you! I'd love to try NARS lipsticks but they're so pricey :( I love matte and satin finishes!

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. What a gorgeous colour, just wish it weren't so darn expensive.
    Love, pins.
    pinsprettythings.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I really love this colour, not sure about the price tag though! x

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  17. I love peachy colours, although I'm too afraid to dabble in makeup products that are peachy as I'm afraid they'll wash me out. The cons of being pale.
    x

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  18. this is such a lovely colour! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  19. Lovely colour!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  20. This is gorgeous, might have a look for a dupe somewhere! x

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  21. looks beautiful on the lips! never actually tried a nars lipstick, may have to take a look

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. That is such a gorgeous colour! Ive never tried NARS lipsticks before.

    http://AllThePrettyThingsx.blogspot.com

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  23. love the colour, both on your lips and in the tube. i always get annoyed when lipsticks aren't the colour you expected, though xx

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