26 May, 2014

NARS Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick

nars carthage pure matte lipstick review swatch
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.


nars carthage pure matte lipstick review swatch
nars carthage pure matte lipstick review swatch
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.

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45 comments:

  1. Lovely, defo buying this

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  2. This is so stunning on you from whatever I can see! I want to get a nude shade in this line.. have heard so much.. this or the velvet lip pencils?

    My favorite Makeup Brushes Review | TheConscienceFund

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    1. I like these a lot but I still prefer the Matte Velvet Lip Pencils

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  3. Think I'll be sticking this on my 'to buy' list. I've got MAC's Impassioned - it was a lot more blue toned than anything that I'd had at the time, but this seems a lot nicer! I'll be keeping my eyes out for it!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  4. Precioso! Queda llamativo pero no demasiado, si eso tiene sentido jaja
    Todavía no he encontrado mi bright pink preferido, sigo buscándolo (no es una excusa para comprar más labiales rosas, para nada lol).

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    1. Se exactamente a lo que te refieres. Creo que por eso me gusta tanto, es como un bright no intimidante :)

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  5. Beautiful colour, it really suits you x

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  6. Great colour! Never tried the nars lipstick range but going to have a look

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  7. Beautiful shade and suits you very well !

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  8. This shade is gorgeous! It looks lovely on you
    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie Blog x x

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  9. I've always wondered about these nars lipsticks! the colour is lovely, it suits you so much x
    www.peachy-milk.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This looks and sounds brilliant. A matte lippie that doesn't look or feel drying? That's something I damn need in my life. I always have lips that are a bit dry and tend to peel so I haven't found anything that lasts nicely that's matte! This is such a lovely shade! I'd totally steal it from you!

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  11. omg that color is so beautiful. I only own one NARS product which is a blush, but I so need to branch out and try more of there products!

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  12. This is such a beautiful colour, and looks stunning on you! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  13. That looks amazing on you! Definitely want to pick that up!!

    http://www.chelsealeigh.ca/

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  14. This loks gorgeous on you Coco!! I've been loving my Revlon JBKBS in "Lovesick" recently… something about bright pink lips lately :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely review Coco! The shade is gorgeous and it really complements and suits you! xx

    Beautee Beauty | Malaysian/UK Beauty Blog

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  16. You look gorgeous! This looks like a more day-to-day version of Schiap!

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  17. This looks absolutely beautiful on you Coco like everything does, especially love the colour but not one I'd wear myself.

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  18. Beautiful colour, I need one of these!
    xx
    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. This is such a stunning bright pink. It's been on my wishlist for ages, but I've been holding off since I already own (seemingly) dozens of fuchsia lipsticks :) It looks lovely on you! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. This looks gorgeous on you, I wish I could have the confidence/skin tone to wear this sort of colour. I need to invest in one of Nars matte colours - they look beautiful.

    Emily xx www.beautybunnyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It takes getting used to, but as I always say, the worse that can happen is that someone compliments your lipstick x

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  21. Love this! I gotta try this color out, cool-toned pinks are my favorite!!
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

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  22. Oh this is beautiful! I usually prefer warmer toned pinks but I'll have to check this out when I'm next near a NARS counter.

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  23. I want to pick that up right now! Looks gorgeous!
    http://www.beautybellenotes.com/

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  24. This is such a gorgeous shade! I have been looking at these NARS matte lipsticks for a while now but I haven't decided on a shade yet. I love how slim the packaging is too. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  25. So nice! It looks nicely pigmented too! I have a Viva Glam Nicki lipstick that I love, it's a bit on the pink-neon side but it's still lovely...which reminds me I haven't worn it in ages!

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  26. This is gorgeous ! It's in my wishlist now !

    Pin-Up Jet

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  27. I have definitely been toying with the idea of purchasing this for quite some time! And, like you, I first saw it on Temptalia. I love this pink so much! I need to get in the habit of wearing pink lipstick more.

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  28. This looks fantastic on you! <3 Such a pretty color, I never even thought of this line from Nars considering everyone raves about the pencils :D
    Blushing Biddies

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  29. Gorgeous! I think I have a similar shade in my collection. I need to find it, because it looks perfect for the summer. :)

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  30. super pretty on you Coco! I only have one this formula and is so long wearing! big hugs xxx

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  31. Ugh, the color looks lovely! Been wanting to try out Carthage for a while now.

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  32. omg I love this shade! It's so eye-catching!

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  33. My word this is stunning on you :)
    I have only tried the NARS Matte Lip Pencils so far along with the gloss ones and I was left really impressed; this seems to take it to the next level.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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