NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection Review & Swatches
By Ree

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection Review & Swatches

7 Sep 2019

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When I received the full NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection in this incredible PR mailing, I was equal measures thrilled and daunted. As most of you will probably know from the, let’s call it ‘realness’ of my photography, I don’t have any help with my content. So while the beauty addict in me was doing mental cartwheels over the most stunning, and vast (there’s 72), collection of lipsticks, the swatcher in me was shaking a little!!

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection

Anyway, I have stared at it, mustering up the courage for a couple of weeks, and then it was suddenly time to blast this! And I have done it! Yay.

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Sheer: Damage, Belle de Jour, Roman Holiday, Shrinagar, Fast Ride, Tanganyka
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Sheer: Damage, Belle de Jour, Roman Holiday, Shrinagar, Fast Ride, Tanganyka

All 72 shades of the complete NARS lipstick collection are photographed and swatched here for your viewing pleasure. I really hope it’s a helpful guide to the revamp and repackaged lipstick collection.

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Sheer: Gipsy, Falballa, Barbarella, Sexual Healing, Dolce Vita, Cruising
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Sheer: Gipsy, Falballa, Barbarella, Sexual Healing, Dolce Vita, Cruising

What is the Nars 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection?

Essentially, the new collection, which has been created to mark the 25th anniversay of the brand, has two parts.

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Matte: Fire Down Below, Catfight, Pigalle, Schiap, Intrigue, Immortal Red
Matte: Fire Down Below, Catfight, Pigalle, Schiap, Intrigue, Immortal Red

There are 60 trend shades and then there’s the very special element of the 12 original shades in special packaging.

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Sheer: Little Princess, Start Your Engines, License to Love, Instant Crush, Living Doll, Bulgarian Rose, Sex Shuffle, Chelsea Girls
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Sheer: Little Princess, Start Your Engines, License to Love, Instant Crush, Living Doll, Bulgarian Rose, Sex Shuffle, Chelsea Girls

The 60 shade collection is divided across a range of finishes – matte, satin and sheer.

Key Features

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Satin: Damage Control, Impulse, Hot Channel, Heroine Red, Rosecliff, Afghan Red, Banned Red
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Satin: Damage Control, Impulse, Hot Channel, Heroine Red, Rosecliff, Afghan Red, Banned Red
  • NARS’ most extensive shade range in the lip category
  • Features a lightweight sensorial texture across all finishes
  • Provides smooth and even application
  • Intense colour purity
  • Long-lasting comfort
  • Passion Fruit Seed Oil helps to improve skin vitality
  • Moringa Seed Oil helps preserve and enhance color vibrancy
  • New packaging in black matte soft touch casing embossed with the white NARS logo
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Matte: Erotic Adventure, Ravishing Red, Raw Love, Hot Kiss, Full Time Females, Candy Stripper
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Matte: Erotic Adventure, Ravishing Red, Raw Love, Hot Kiss, Full Time Females, Candy Stripper

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Swatches

I have organised the colours into their different finishes for the purpose of swatching. I hope that works for you!

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Matte: Soul Train, Tonka, Dominatrix
Matte: Soul Train, Tonka, Dominatrix

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection – The Mattes

  • Fire Down Below
  • Catfight
  • Pigalle
  • Schiap
  • Intrigue
  • Immortal Red
Swatches - Matte: Fire Down Below, Catfight, Pigalle, Schiap, Intrigue, Immortal Red
Swatches – Matte: Fire Down Below, Catfight, Pigalle, Schiap, Intrigue, Immortal Red
  • Boukhara
  • Inappropriate Red
  • Pour Toujours
  • Force Speciale
  • Lovin’ Lips
  • Jolie Mome
Swatches - Matte: Boukhara, Inappropriate Red, Pour Toujours, Force Speciale, Lovin' Lips, Jolie Mome
Swatches – Matte: Boukhara, Inappropriate Red, Pour Toujours, Force Speciale, Lovin’ Lips, Jolie Mome
  • Erotic Adventure
  • Ravishing Red
  • Raw Love
  • Hot Kiss
  • Full Time Females
  • Candy Stripper
Swatches - Matte: Erotic Adventure, Ravishing Red, Raw Love, Hot Kiss, Full Time Females, Candy Stripper
Swatches – Matte: Erotic Adventure, Ravishing Red, Raw Love, Hot Kiss,
Full Time Females, Candy Stripper
  • Soul Train
  • Tonka
  • Dominatrix
Swatches - Matte: Soul Train, Tonka, Dominatrix
Swatches – Matte: Soul Train, Tonka, Dominatrix

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection – The Satins

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick - Satin: Tolede, Niagara, Orgasm, Hot Voodoo, Dressed to Kill, Opulent Red
NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick – Satin: Tolede, Niagara, Orgasm, Hot Voodoo, Dressed to Kill, Opulent Red
  • Tolede
  • Niagara
  • Orgasm
  • Hot Voodoo
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Opulent Red
Swatches - Satin: Tolede, Niagara, Orgasm, Hot Voodoo, Dressed to Kill, Opulent Red
Swatches – Satin: Tolede, Niagara, Orgasm, Hot Voodoo, Dressed to Kill, Opulent Red
  • Maltese Red
  • Bad Reputation
  • Rouge Insolent
  • Miramar
  • Raw Seduction
  • Cool It
Swatches - Satin: Maltese Red, Bad Reputation, Rouge Insolent, Miramar, Raw Seduction, Cool It
Swatches – Satin: Maltese Red, Bad Reputation, Rouge Insolent, Miramar, Raw Seduction, Cool It
  • Damage Control
  • Impulse
  • Hot Channel
  • Heroine Red
  • Rosecliff
  • Afghan Red
  • Banned Red
Swatches - Satin: Damage Control, Impulse, Hot Channel, Heroine Red, Rosecliff, Afghan Red, Banned Red
Swatches – Satin: Damage Control, Impulse, Hot Channel, Heroine Red, Rosecliff, Afghan Red, Banned Red

NARS 25 Iconic Lipstick Collection – The Sheers

  • Gipsy
  • Falballa
  • Barbarella
  • Sexual Healing
  • Dolce Vita
  • Cruising
Swatches - Sheer: Gipsy, Falballa, Barbarella, Sexual Healing, Dolce Vita, Cruising
Swatches – Sheer: Gipsy, Falballa, Barbarella, Sexual Healing, Dolce Vita, Cruising
  • Damage
  • Belle de Jour
  • Roman Holiday
  • Shrinagar
  • Fast Ride
  • Tanganyka
Swatches - Sheer: Damage, Belle de Jour, Roman Holiday, Shrinagar, Fast Ride, Tanganyka
Swatches – Sheer: Damage, Belle de Jour, Roman Holiday, Shrinagar, Fast Ride, Tanganyka
  • Little Princess
  • Start Your Engines
  • License to Love
  • Instant Crush
  • Living Doll
  • Bulgarian Rose
  • Sex Shuffle
  • Chelsea Girls
Swatches - Sheer: Little Princess, Start Your Engines, License to Love, Instant Crush, Living Doll, Bulgarian Rose, Sex Shuffle, Chelsea Girls
Swatches – Sheer: Little Princess, Start Your Engines, License to Love, Instant Crush, Living Doll, Bulgarian Rose, Sex Shuffle, Chelsea Girls

The Original Shades

These shades are the original lineup and repackaged in gorgeous soft touch red, we have the 12 original lipstick shades that launched the NARS brand.

NARS 25 Iconic Original Lipstick - Matte: Funny Face, Heatwave, Morocco, Red Lizzard, Scarlet Empress, Shanghai Express, Trans Siberian, Transeurope Express
NARS 25 Iconic Original Lipstick – Matte: Funny Face, Heatwave, Morocco, Red Lizzard, Scarlet Empress, Shanghai Express, Trans Siberian, Transeurope Express

The Mattes

  • Funny Face
  • Heatwave
  • Morocco
  • Red Lizzard
  • Scarlet Empress
  • Shanghai Express
  • Trans Siberian
  • Transeurope Express
Original Lipstick Swatches - Matte: Funny Face, Heatwave, Morocco, Red Lizzard, Scarlet Empress, Shanghai Express, Trans Siberian, Transeurope Express
Original Lipstick Swatches – Matte: Funny Face, Heatwave, Morocco, Red Lizzard, Scarlet Empress, Shanghai Express, Trans Siberian, Transeurope Express

The Satins

NARS 25 Iconic Original Lipstick - Satin: Blonde Venus, Casablanca, Honolulu Honey, Jungle Red
NARS 25 Iconic Original Lipstick – Satin: Blonde Venus, Casablanca, Honolulu Honey, Jungle Red
  • Blonde Venus
  • Casablanca
  • Honolulu Honey
  • Jungle Red
Original Lipstick Swatches - Satin: Blonde Venus, Casablanca, Honolulu Honey, Jungle Red
Original Lipstick Swatches – Satin: Blonde Venus, Casablanca, Honolulu Honey, Jungle Red

Check out the behind the scenes!

Where to buy the new NARS lipsticks

The brand new lipstick collection to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary is available now and you can order it at Selfridges. They are all £22 each and absolutely gorgeous.

Please let me know if  for you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.

Ree

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