Tuesday, 3 April 2012

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent

I bought this lipstick from a blog sale quite recently and finally got around to wearing it yesterday. I'm not a huge fan of matte lipsticks as I often find them uncomfortable to wear alone. This is one of the nicest matte lipsticks I've ever tried.

NARS describe Tashkent as a 'nude beige' and I'd say that's an okay description. It looks quite peach in the swatch but on the lips it is more nude. 

These lipsticks cost £18.50 from NARS online or at a counter (link).

I applied a little lip balm under this and at first I thought it looked quite chalky when applied straight from the tube. After I worked it in a little with my finger it looked a lot more even.

Whilst this lipstick is not moisturising at all, I don't find it to be terribly drying. The formula feels quite light on my lips.

The best thing about this lipstick, however, is the epic staying power. I ate my lunch and dinner and it hardly moved. It did fade a little but that was it. I topped it up at around 4pm and there was still some there when I took my make up off at night. This is my far my longest wearing nude lipstick and I'm now pondering which shade to try next...the only downside is the price!

Any suggestions? Leave them in the comments!

Stace xx


  1. The staying power sounds good but its not my kind of colour as it will wash me out xx


    1. There are loads of other shades available :) xx

  2. I too, love the staying power of the Pure Matte lipsticks. I have 'Muscate' and 'Valparaiso'. :-)

    1. I've been looking at those shades! Especially Mascate...it looks amazing!xx

  3. Great color =)

    ♥ Shia

  4. GReat color. Staying power is always a plus. I love NARS products.