Friday, November 5, 2010

NARS Little Darling Lipstick

I'm excited about this one because it's my first NARS lipstick ever. I have a few things from this brand. It's something that I occasionally treat myself to because it is pretty expensive. However, I was so captivated by their holiday collection this year. I literally want everything!


Decribed by NARS as a "nude-beige", $24 USD


First Impressions

I always like the sleek black packaging, I just don't like how it's quick to get dirty because of the rubbery texture. Aside from that, I noticed that the lipstick is darker than what was pictured in the promo. Keep in mind, I ordered this from Sephora, before the F&F sale ended. I tried to buy it at my NARS counter, but they didn't have it yet (at the time). There aren't too many in-depth reviews of this lipstick right now because it's new so I just had to hope it was as awesome as I thought. Just by looking at it, I was a little scared because it looked a bit too brown for my taste. I gave it a whiff and didn't notice any scent. However, I do have a little cold so I asked my boyfriend to confirm my opinion and he didn't pick up on any scent either (he's such a good sport! haha). 

My Thoughts

This lipstick has decent color payoff although it's sheer, yet pigmented, with a glossy finish (so don't get turned off if you think it looks dark). In all honesty, had this color been more opaque and matte, I wouldn't have fancied it. I think this color is extremely versatile for a wide array of people. Oh, and as for scent... though I didn't pick up on one before I applied it, I noticed one after. It was very light, subtle, and pleasant but it didn't linger. I didn't find this formula to be drying, but it gave me a decent amount of wear. Don't expect it to last too long before reapplying because it does have that glossy finish. I happen to love nudes, but I have to make them work for me. Generally, I dab them in lightly so it doesn't wash me out but I have to make sure I apply enough because my lips are quite red by nature. With this, I don't have to do anything. It just works as it is. I think this is because it's a little darker than most of the nudes I own so it's not so quick to wash me out. 



Bottom Line & Recommendations


I couldn't have picked a better color for myself. I can't think off hand of any dupes to compare it to. Although the color may seem typical, I don't think it is. This color, in my opinion, would be very flattering on warmer skin tones, though it has the potential to work for a lot of people across the board. If you like nudes, you'll probably like this. Especially if you can't wear colors like Myth too well. Don't feel bad, only a handful of people can wear that color and wear it well. I'm not one of them. Also, I think think is a nice shade for fall / winter. It leans on the sheer side, yet has depth. As far as I know, this color is permanent.

8 comments:

Tali said...

That is one sexy lipstick color lol :) great choice!!

Katie said...

Thanks! I feel like I have to try them all at this point. haha

Yvonne said...

Hmm, might have to try...

Katie said...

Just by getting to know you through your blog, I feel like you'd like this! It's just a hunch though.

JOWY said...

NUDE NUDE NUDE, J'ADORE!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Pretty Pink Penguin said...

OMG! How did I miss your post for this one. Little Darling is just out now in Japan so I was doing a bit of research then hit your post. And your review is the best of all. Thanks, Katie. I don't know which to buy, cruising or little darling ? Your opinion?

Katie said...

I don't know about Cruising, but I love Little Darling! I definitely recommend!

Anonymous said...

And how, pray tell, are you "certified?"