NARS Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick Swatches and Review - Summer 2012

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NARS Pure Matte Lipsticks are arguably one of the most moisturizing matte lipsticks on the market. I know, if I'm going to choose a matte shade, it's going to be NARS.

For Summer 2012, NARS has released the awesomest of all awesome Pure Matte Lipsticks - Moscow. You guys, this color is so on point (for my tone anyway). It's a shade that can be worn bold or toned down... and versatile enough to work with many different looks.

What the NARS website has to say about Pure Matte Lipstick:

Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. This super-rich lipstick provides high-impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.

  • Contains wild mango butter, known to provide advanced moisturizing properties to repair dryness and scaling
  • Long-wearing application
  • Enriched with Vitamin E and açai oil for antioxidant benefits

Moscow is described as a strawberry red, but when layered it's more of a warm sienna brick red. Moscow looks great layered on thickly for a nice pigmented lip (shown above), or dabbed on for more of a stain effect. I'm excited to get my hands on Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil to layer with!

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These lipsticks don't seem to have the issues other matte lipsticks do, such as drying, cracking, and spot fading. It's a great choice when going for a more refined lip, and Moscow will really make your pucker stand out!

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick retails for $25.00 and is currently available at narscosmetics.com. Moscow is part of the Summer 2012 Collection.

For more information, please see the Official Press Release.

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