I saw Temptalia review this lipstick ages ago and added it to my wish list right away. Seeing as NARS lipsticks aren't exactly cheap, it wasn't until January that I finally acquired this. It's bright but not neon (like MAC's Candy Yum Yum) and it's cooler than MAC's Impassioned (which I prefer), so out of all my vibrant pinks, this is actually the one I wear most often.
Carthage is a very pigmented blue-based pink. It's not my first lipstick from NARS Pure Matte range. My experience with the Pure Mattes is that they're not as creamy as NARS's Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, but they're longer wearing (the Velvet Mattes wear well as it is, so imagine!) I need to apply more pressure with these lipsticks for the color to come off onto my lips but they're not dry or drying.
What's your go-to lipstick for a bright pink pout?
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