|NARS Mascate - Pure Matte Lipstick. Comes packaged in a slim, matte tube, typical of NARS products.|
|Taken in direct sunlight.|
|No sun. This is a truer representation of its color on me.|
The fact that it is matte means it is more drying that other lipsticks; I could feel my lips dry out a bit, but it's nothing major. It actually feels pretty lightweight; I don't feel like I have a thick layer of waxy product on my lips. The bigger issue is application; the lipstick has a flat tip, which I find difficult to use. A lip brush might be useful, but I am too lazy for things like that. You will need a mirror for this, and a good five minutes of patience and care - no application on the fly. It does, however, last a good four hours, and leaves a stain after eating/drinking.
Try it if: You're looking for a vampy take on matte red that isn't too drying.
Skip it if: You don't want to spend more than ten seconds on lipstick application - you need to be careful and precise with this one!
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