Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman review and comparisons.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman.

I do believe every cosmetics brand has now come out with their version of the matte liquid lipstick.  Understandably, these types of lipsticks are very big sellers. With that being said, Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments Get It On and American Woman ($26 USD/ 5.5mL.) is one of the newer releases that certainly proves somethings are worth the wait.  Everything from the formula, to the applicator head, packaging, amount, etc. is done well.  To boot, who could resist lipsticks named after classic rock songs?  Well played Monsieur Nars.

Nars Get It On

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman.

Nars Get It On

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On.

Nars American Woman.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment American Woman.

  • IMHO, when it comes to liquid lipstick, the one thing that makes or breaks a new release is the applicator head.  Lets face it, formula is important, but truthfully speaking if the applicator head is cheaply made (e.g., large head, long splayed fibers, too thin or thick tip, etc.), the product becomes useless.  Even though Nars is a bit late to the matte liquid lipstick party, they took their time and thoroughly designed a head with precisely cut fibers and a substantial pointed tip–absolute genius.
  • Typically a lipliner is usually used to achieve a crisp outline of the lips; however, with Nars Powermattes the tip virtually eliminates the need for that step.  The softly rounded rigid pointed design glides effortlessly across the skin, depositing pigment with exacting detail.  A lipliner can be used, but more so to add dimension or for color alteration.
  • In addition, the top portion and wand length allows for amazing control during application.  The top is the perfect size and girth for a hardy grasp and the wand length ensures perfect balance during application.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Arm Swatches andFormula:

Nars Get It On and American Woman.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman freshly applied.

Nars Get It On and American Woman.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman after three (3) minutes.

  • The formula of the new Nars Powermatte Pigments is quite thin and watery when compared to other matte liquid lipsticks on the market.  For this reason, Nars strongly advises to shake the pigment prior to application.  Omitting this step will result in uneven color placement and poor longevity.  When the pigment is properly incorporated, one dip will deliver complete opacity on the lips.  Even the lightest shade, Get It On, will absolutely cover and conceal natural lip coloring with one swipe.
  • As expected, the colors deepen slightly when dry.  The above swatches shows Get It On develops a pinker undertone and American Woman develops a rosier undertone.  Both colors look amazing on their own (not too pale) or mixed together (see photo below).
  • In my experience when working with the darker shades in the line (e.g. Rock With You), it would be highly advisable to wipe some liquid off on the sides of the opening before applying the color to the lips.  The applicator head holds quite an ample amount of product that gathers at the corners of the mouth if one is not careful.  When I state these are potently concentrated I am not exaggerating, Rock With You was returned because it was too dark and high maintenance for my liking. Regardless, I was quite impressed with the consistency of all three shades; they all applied smoothly without any patchiness.
  • Also worth noting, a light vanilla fragrance is present, but not as pungent as MAC lipsticks.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Wear Time:

  • As for the wear, I found the formula adhered immediately to the skin without drying down fully. That slight moisture retention is what makes both colors so bearable throughout the day. The color transfer on cups and cheeks (if kissing) is minimal, certainly not as drastic as one would experience from a conventional formula.
  • Unlike the arm swatches, a matte finish develops within thirty (30) seconds on the lips. The lasting power ranges between four to six (4-6) hours (without eating or drinking) with even fading thereafter. The colors layer well, but on my dry lips I could only tolerate one touch up for the day. Multiple layers feel too heavy and drying for my taste; I prefer to wipe away the existing color and start fresh.
  • In all honesty, I cannot wear Nars Powermattes, on their own, for too many days in a row.  Even though the formula is comfortable, my lips were very dry by the third day.  Going forth, I remedied this dilemma by pairing these with my favorite lipsticks, Chanel Rouge Allure Inks (Chanel’s version of a matte liquid lipstick and reviewed here and here).  In comparison, Chanel’s formula has a lot more slip and dries down more gradually than Nars.  The addition of the Rouge Allure Inks, in particular, provides extra hydration and dimension, while yielding a velvety finish. Glosses also work well, but be sure to add just a touch to the center of the lips to prevent bleeding and wear of the liquid lipstick.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Lip Swatches:

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On (one coat).

  • Nars Get It On is described as a “tan rose,” to my eye, the shade is very reminiscent of Dose of Colors Truffle (reviewed here).  This warm beige pinky-peach can be worn on its own for those with light to medium skins. Darker skins will most likely experience a concealer like effect, but adding a darker lipliner will easily alter the shade to be more wearable.
Nars American Woman.

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment American Woman (one coat).

  • Nars American Woman is a lovely warm rose shade for those who desire the need for a more robust neutral color.  At first, I was under the impression this shade would be too cool for my coloring, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how rich and warm the color appeared against my complexion.
 Nars Get It On and American Woman

Wearing Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman mixed together (two coats).

  • When the mood strikes, a combination of both colors meld to form a lovely shade for daily use. The silky smooth formula easily blends on the lips by just pressing and rubbing the lips together. The newly formed shade takes on a slightly cooler tone, but still extremely wearable for us olive-skinned ladies.

Comparison Swatches:

Comparison Shades: Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Dose of Colors Truffle, Nars Get It On, Nars American Woman, Jouer Terra, Pixi Matte Beige, and Dose of Colors Supernatural.

Comparison Shades:
Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Dose of Colors Truffle, Nars Get It On, Nars American Woman, Jouer Terra, Pixi Matte Beige, and Dose of Colors Supernatural.

  • Dose of Colors Truffle ($18USD/ 4.5mL) is the closest color in my collection to Nars Get It On. Truffle has a slightly deeper brownish undertone, a more whipped consistency and contains less product.  If you have one, you may not necessarily need the other.  Currently, Nars is not cruelty-free, so if that is of significance to you, then DOC may be your best bet.
  • Jouer Terra ($18 USD/ 6mL) is the closest color to Nars American Woman, with a less rosy undertone and a more mousse-like consistency.  Jouer is cruelty-free and their liquid lipsticks are lovely.
  • Out of all the brands swatched, Pixi Matte Beige ($14 USD/ 7 mL) is the only formula that is as fluid as Nars. From the onset, Pixi’s formula seems to require more time to settle and the applicator head is rather flimsy.   
Nars Get It On and American Woman ingredients

Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman ingredient list.

**Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments come in twenty (20) shades, are made in Italy and sold at Sephora, Nordstrom, Lord &Taylor, narscosmetics.com, etc.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Get It On and American Woman are two colors that will surely become staples for many.  Since these two colors have entered my life, I have been shamefully ignoring my other liquid lipsticks.  Considering this formula works so well with other colors and brands, it has almost become automatic to reach for either color on a daily basis.  Which colors are on your radar?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

ouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Personally, I know I really like a product when I cannot wait to purchase more colors from the line.  Such was the case with Jouer Lip Cremes.  As expected, Creme Brûlée and Noisette (reviewed here) have been worn consistently since their acquisition a few weeks back.  Naturally, when I received an email stating Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long Wear Lip Creme ($18 USD/ 6 mL) were back in stock, I immediately purchased them on the spot.  My adoration for this formula is so palpable, all other liquid lipstick launches have been rebuffed and/or ignored–bold sentiment indeed.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

ouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme ingredient list.

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme ingredient list.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme swatches freshly applied.

Jouer Melon and Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose and Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme swatches after two minutes.

ouer Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Petale de Rose

Jouer Petale de Rose Long-Wear Lip Creme lip swatch.

Jouer Petale de Rose .

Jouer Petale de Rose with Colourpop Brink liner and lightly topped with Marc Jacobs J’Adore Le Marc lipstick.

  • The formula of all the Jouer Lip Cremes that I have tried (four in total), are extremely smooth and creamy. As you can tell, the color settles on the lips beautifully without looking caky or dry.  Read a more in-depth review on the formula and wear time (here).
  • Petale de Rose is, as the name would suggest, a dusty rose color.  This was the one color I was so excited to receive.  The shade seemed to be universally flattering, but to my surprise I was a bit disappointed with the way it looked against my coloring.  On my olive complexion, Petale de Rose translates to a dull pinky shade rather than a rich rosy hue.  That is not to say, there is anything wrong with this color, in fact I believe many people will absolutely LOVE  PDR–further proof of how colors can look differently on everyone based on skin tone and lip pigmentation.
  • To make this shade more suitable for my taste, I tend to add a brown toned liner and/or lipstick. The resulting combo not only looks more flattering on myself, but I believe my concoction, in general, is more becoming on medium and darker skins.
  • For the above combo, I lined and filled in my lips with Colourpop Brink Lippie Pencil and added one layer of PDR.  As a final touch, Marc Jacobs J’Adore was patted over PDR–(FYI, should you decide to swipe J’Adore on instead, the feeling will be quite heavy and drying).  I could have used Jouer Noisette in place of J’Adore, but layering two liquid lipsticks will indubitably feel quite drying. Mixing the colors on a palette is the obvious solution, but admittedly, too much work on a daily basis.
  • I believe, Petale de Rose would be perfect, on its own, for those with lighter complexion and/or eye colors.
Jouer Melon

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme.

Jouer Melon

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme lip swatch.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

  • Melon is a beautiful warm pale pink shade.  I was not expecting to like this color as much as I do. To my eye, the color contains a yellow base pigment, which adds a delicious warmth to an otherwise pasty shade.  I will admit, like Creme Brûlée, this color can look quite chalky when worn on its own.  I happily discovered pairing a brown based lipliner (Colourpop Button Lippie Pencil) transforms the milky tone into a more suitable hue for my complexion.
  • For the above combo, I lined and filled in my lips with Colourpop Button and added one layer of Melon and gently pressed my lips together to meld the two formulas.
  • The resulting shade not only looks more wearable, but somehow the comfort level is elevated.  I can  easily sport this combo for up to six hours without the need for a moisturizing topper shade. Granted these results will vary, but I can confirm Colourpop liners, Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss and YSL Kiss and Blush Babydoll pair perfectly with Jouer’s lip cremes for long-lasting, non-feathering results.
  • FYI, lighter colors in general, can easily morph into different shades depending on the lipliner used. With that said, I can easily transform Melon into Petale de Rose simply by using a dark rosy tinged lipliner.
Lip Comparisons L-R: Jouer Petale de Rose, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Joer Noisette, Dose of Colors Truffle, and Marc Jacobs J'Adore.

Lip Color Comparisons L-R:
Jouer Petale de Rose, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Jouer Melon, Jouer Creme Brûlée, Jouer Noisette, Dose of Colors Truffle, and Marc Jacobs J’Adore.

  • As you can tell, Jouer Petale de Rose and Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang are so similar, one does not need to purchase both colors.  I would say the main advantage the Jouer formula has over Marc’s Le Marc lipsticks is the non-transferable aspect–oh and the price.  🙂   I adore my Le Marc lipsticks and find KKBB to have a more brighten effect on my complexion, so in this insistence, I would choose Marc.
  • Jouer Melon and Creme Brûlée are both warm tone colors.  Melon, to my eye, is the pinker version of Creme Brûlée.  Both colors perform exactly the same, although I find Melon to be less patchy than CB.  Regardless, I adore and use these types of colors everyday with a variety of other formulas and brands.
  • As stated in my pervious review, Jouer Noisette and Marc Jacobs J’Adore are quite similar.  Again, this is a matter of personal taste, with regard to comfort level, wear and price.  Both colors are beautiful and serve their purpose in my collection.
  • Dose of Colors Truffle (reviewed here) was thrown into the mix simply to show the neutrality of this particular shade.  The pinky/brown color is flattering on so many complexions and does not need much coaxing to work.  My fondest wish is for Jouer to come out with a shade similar to Truffle.
  • In general, I find Jouer’s lip cremes more appropriate for lighter beauties.  The majority of their nudes are too stark against medium and darker skins.  As proven, the addition of liners and such are required to make some of the colors work even on my olive complexion.  Despite all of the trouble, Jouer has an outstanding matte liquid lipstick formula that is creamy, comfortable, nontransferable and does not break down in the presence of glosses and other lipstick formulas.
Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

Jouer Melon Long-Wear Lip Creme with Coloupop Button liner.

**Jouer Lip Cremes are paraben and mineral oil free, made in The USA and can be purchased on Amazon.com, jouercosmetics.com and joyus.com.

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Jouer Lip Cremes are totally worth getting–if you are able to find a shade to suit your coloring.  The price, amount offered, packaging, non-transferable aspect, comfort level, creaminess and compatibility with other formulas/brands is all encompassing.  Which of the sixteen colors appeal to your palette?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone Matte Liquid Lipstick review, swatches and lip combos.

Dose of Colors

As I have stated many times over, nude lipsticks and olive skin are a bit of a paradox.  The underlying green tones in our skin, clashes with the overly pink and/or white notes used in this lipstick category–hence the allure of darker shades.  However, when Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone Matte Liquid Lipsticks ($18 USD/ 4.5ml) came on the scene, something within knew these two beauties would be exactly what I have been waiting for.  I hope you enjoy.

Dose of Colors

  • Truffle is a beautiful warm caramel brown with pink undertones, very similar to MAC’s Velvet Teddy.  This color will surly be the perfect “nude” shade for all my girls with warm, olive, medium and darker skins.
  • Truffle’s smooth mousse-like texture feels heavenly on initial application and dries down to a completely matte finish within 5 minutes.
  • As with Berry Me and Merlot (reviewed here), opacity is reached with one coat, but personally, I like to apply an additional thin veil of color to make certain all edges are covered completely.
  • Truffle’s matte finish lasts, on its own, for a good 5 hours.  On warmer days, I barely notice a drying sensation on my lips.  However, on cooler drier days, my lips feel a bit parched around the 3½ hour mark.  Clearly this experience will vary, however, Dose of Colors’ formula is hands down the most comfortable matte liquid lipstick formula I have ever tried.

Dose of Colors

  • Stone is a predominantly pink color with strong grey undertones–very popular color lately.  This is the ideal “nude” for all my light, cool skinned girls.  This pairs especially well against blue, green and hazel eyes.
  • Stone is a bit thinner in consistency than Truffle and dries down to a completely matte finish within 5 minutes.
  • Opacity is reached with one coat.  The lasting power of this color was not as impressive as Truffle–on bare lips, I experienced significant fading by the third hour.  Perhaps the thinner consistency requires layers to have more endurance.  In all honesty, I never wear this color on its own, a warmer topper shade is required to make Stone more suitable for my coloring (see below).
  • There are some reviews stating these two colors are very similar, however as you can tell, that is not the case.  The ultimate decision as to which color to choose, rest on one’s skin tone, eye color and personal preference.  The enabler within, says get both and enjoy.   🙂
Dose of Colors

Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone freshly applied.

Dose of Colors

Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone after setting for 5 minutes.

Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone

Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone color transfer.

  • The above photos demonstrate the gradual color depth over a span of five minutes.  On initial application, both colors appear rather pale, boarding on unwearable (at least against my skin).  However, after giving the formula time to develop/dry, the pigment deepens into more flattering variations.
  • As you can tell by the last photo, the formula is not 100% transfer-free.  There is a faint reminisce of lipstick on cups and cheeks, but obviously not as noticeable as a regular lipstick.  I believe the slight malleability is what makes this formula so comfortable to wear, especially when compared to other matte liquid lipstick formulas on the market (looking at you Lime Crime).

Dose of Colors Truffle Lip Swatch and Combinations:

**Excuse the slight skin coloring variations–I am dependent mainly on natural lighting for my photos.  Darker photos reflect cloudy/rainy conditions, brighter photos reflect sunny conditions.**

Dose of Colors Truffle

Dose of Colors Truffle

  • Truffle’s slight pink undertone and contrasting warmth keeps this color from looking like concealer was smeared across my lips.
Dose of Colors Truffle

Dose of Colors Truffle with Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD306.

  • For the above photo, Shiseido RD306 was added to Truffle for added moisture and shine.  After the 3 hour mark, the shine noticeably expired, what was left was a creamy stain finish that lasted a total of 6 hours.
Dose of Colors Truffle

Dose of Colors Truffle topped with YSL Kiss and Blush #12 Moca Garconne.

  • For the above photo, YSL #12 Moca Garconne was added to Truffle for the ultimate velvet matte lip look.  The lasting power of this combo was slightly less than with Shiseido, but I’m truly addicted to the finish of this luscious look.

Dose of Colors Stone Lip Swatch and Combinations:

Dose of Colors Stone

Dose of Colors Stone.

  • Against my skin, the underlying grey tones magically shift and transform the color into a lavender hue–not the most flattering shade for me.
Dose of Colors Stone

Dose of Colors Stone with Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD306.

  • Pairing Shiseido RD306 with Stone gives the color just enough warmth to make it wearable.  As you can tell, the end results are beyond flattering and to boot, this combo lasted for 6 hours.
Dose of Colors Stone

Dose of Colors Stone with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Rebellious Rose.

  • For the above photo, Stone was used a lip base for Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick.  The underlying pink matte base gave the lipstick unprecedented lasting power (7 hours) and depth.

Dose of Colors Applicator Head:

Dose of Colors

Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone.

Dose of Colors Truffle.

Applicator Comparison:
Girlactik Demure, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD702, Dose of Colors Truffle.

  • The one criticism of the Dose of Colors line would pertain to the applicator head.  Although the large head is great for picking-up product, the erratically splayed fibers are not cut precisely enough for my liking.
  • Shiseido Lacquer Rouge applicator head is an example of true quality.  RD702 has been in my possession for almost four years, and as you can tell, the tip is in optimal condition.  The closely cut fibers pick-up and distribute the perfect amount of pigment every time.
  • Girlactik’s Demure has been in my company for 8 months and the fibers have already worn down, making the remaining color difficult to apply.
Dose of Colors Truffle

Dose of Colors Truffle and YSL Kiss and Blush #12 Moca Garconne

Dose of Colors ingredient list.

Dose of Colors ingredient list.

**Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone Matte Liquid Lipsticks can be found at doseofcolors.com, allcosmeticswholesale.com and naimies.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Dose of Colors Truffle and Stone Matte Liquid Lipstick have exceeded all of my expectations.  The mousse-like texture, comfortable long-lasting wear, flattering colors, paraben-free and vegan formula is enough to initiate additional purchases.  So enamored was I with Truffle, a second tube was procured to have with me at all times.  No matter how they are worn, be it on their own or as lip bases, this formula is truly outstanding.  Now the burning question–will you be getting one or both?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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