NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Review

RIGHT when I thought it’s time to switch (back) to gloss, NARS debuts their new Powermatte Lip Pigment 😅. Gloss can wait, right?

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26 each) is the brand’s first matte liquid lipstick and is full coverage, full of pigmentation (hence the name), and lasts a long time. Available in 20 shades, Powermatte Lip Pigment has a unique doe-foot applicator that’s pointed at the tip so it’s similar to a lip liner and allows you to precisely apply the lip color.

When NARS says lightweight, they mean it. I basically forgot that I was wearing this lip color until it was time to wash off my makeup and I saw it in the mirror. It’s very flexible and comfortable; not drying or crumbly on your lips at all. They’re very fluid and go on like a lip gloss but dry down matte without feeling heavy on the lips or cracking while on lips.

They last a pretty long time (I got about eight hours of wear without anything budging). If you’re going to eat greasy foods, a little may come off in the center of the lips. Another issue I didn’t have but usually have to deal with is layer: these layer beautifully. I didn’t have to wipe off then go back to apply. It doesn’t pill, crumble or fall apart when I reapplied.

Dare I say that NARS just released the best damn liquid lipstick on the market. Fight me.

L-R: Just What I Needed, Get It On, American Woman, Walk This Way, Slow Ride

L-R: Low Rider, Give It Up, Get Up Stand Up, Under My Thumb, Don’t Stop, Just Push Play

L-R: Starwoman, Light My Fire, Rock With You, Wild Night, London Calling, Done It Again, Paint It Black

As I mentioned, there are 20 shades in total (I received 18 of the 20 at a press preview but the descriptions from the press materials are below):


  • Get It On: Tan Rose
  • American Woman: Chestnut Rose
  • Slow Ride: Soft Brown Pink
  • Just What I Needed: Burnished Rose


  • Walk This Way: Rose Pink
  • Get Up Stand Up: Bright Pink Coral
  • Give It Up: Fuchsia
  • Low Rider: Bright Peachy Pink


  • Light My Fire: Vivid Orange Red
  • Don’t Stop: Geranium
  • Starwoman: Vivid Blue Red
  • Just Push Play: Red Currant


  • Save The Queen: Dusty Mauve (missing from the swatches)
  • Warm Leatherette: Rich Berry Pink (missing from the swatches)
  • Under My Thumb: Burgundy


  • London Calling: Lilac Pink
  • Rock With You: Deep Mulberry
  • Done It Again: Chocolate Brown
  • Wild Night: Deep Lilac
  • Paint It Black: Black

I will be doing a lip swatch video soon on YouTube so subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss it!

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment will be launching July 5 exclusively on the Sephora Mobile App, July 6 at NARS boutiques and, and July 13 at Sephora and