It's spring (at least in the the makeup world) and that calls for fresh pinks! NARS Niagara lipstick was a recent addition to my collection in anticipation of the coming season. I think it is afitting color for spring, as it was released in the NARS Spring 2010 collection. I am hoping that Niagara will be a nice way to mix up my normally nude lip wardrobe.
NARS Niagara is a pretty medium coral pink lipstick. It is a 'satin' finish NARS lipstick so it is relatively opaque with only a hint of shine. Like most NARS lipsticks, the feel is lightweight and scent-free. Generally I prefer this lightweight feel to lipsticks that are thicker and creamier. Compared to my usual standard, NARS Niagara is a bright color so I like to wear it with simple or nude eyes.
Here are my comparison swatches. I'm comparing it other medium bright pretty pinks. With my naked eye, my NARS Niagara swatch appeared very similar to Chanel Rouge Coco in Coquette. They're definitely not dupes though. Chanel coquette has more guava tones in its pink while NARS Niagara has more red-coral tones in its pink. Lancome Voile de Rose is a pink of similar intensity, however it is more of a true rose pink.
Overall, I think NARS Niagara is a very nice color. It works well now, despite true spring being a ways a way. It has the optimistic pink of spring with a hint of red, which to me is a winter color, mixed in. I want to challenge myself to wear brighter lipstick colors once in a while. I think NARS Niagara falls in that category without being too far out of my comfort zone!
Thanks for reading my review of NARS Niagara lipstick! Is this a color in your collection? Do you have a favorite pretty pink? What kind of lipstick colors are you favoring this January: winter or spring?
Nice, coral color. I can't pull it off but it probably looks gorgeous on you.ReplyDelete
I feel the same way about brighter colors. I'm going to make an effort to try and wear this though!Delete
Yay, glad to have inspired you to bring out some brightness in your lipsticks! Yes, I'm celebrating early Spring, too. I'm looking into the new NARS Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, hot pink. It may be too much pink for me but I'm willing to give it a shot!ReplyDelete
Mexican rose looks so pretty, though I'm probably not brave enough to wear it! I'd love to hear what you decide to do.Delete
I really love NARS Lipsticks! I must check this out!!ReplyDelete
Spring colours for sure. That Lancome lippy has caught my eye... however it looks like I'll have to wait to track it down as I have just embarked on a spending ban! Next on the NARS lippy list is the little darling lipstick which is on it's way to me :) My personal favourite pretty pink is MAC's Please Me matte lipstick however it is a bit much for daily wear at work so I've been leaning on the Burt's Bees Tinted pink blossom balm.ReplyDelete
Great post :)
What a great list of products! I've seen swatches of MAC please me--- it is so pretty and pink. I haven't tried Burt's bees balms yet, but it's something I've wanted to do for a while now.Delete
That's gorgeous! I was just assessing my lipsticks and I realized I don't own any pink ones! How did this happen?!?!ReplyDelete
Wha! How did that happen? Actually--- I completely understand. I tend to accumulate nudes too :)Delete
How gorgeous! It's the perfect coral pink.ReplyDelete
I think this is a color I don't pick up a lot, so I'm not sure that I have any! Hahaha. Rats. You always make me want more lipstick!ReplyDelete
Haha, I think we have such opposite lipstick collections--- I always see pretty colors on Eye Heart It that I just don't have a lot of too :PDelete
I love these colors. It is sad that Nars lipsticks are too drying for my lips:(ReplyDelete
Aw, that is tough. For some reason NARS formulas seem to work for me!Delete
This looks gorgeous, I'm going to have to try and get this! xReplyDelete
Thanks Summer! It's definitely worth a look :)Delete
So pretty! NARS is also drying on me, though the sheer formula is the least drying.ReplyDelete