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?