A while ago when I reviewed NARS Lodhi Satin Lip Pencil, I realized I haven’t tried many NARS lip products at all. When I found a coupon code somewhere, I took the opportunity to order a couple of them, including NARS Niagara Lipstick. Remember how almost every coral pulls more orange on me and I really want a coral pink? Well, NARS Niagara answered my prayer!
NARS Lipsticks come in black rubberized packaging with the brand name across the cap. My experience with NARS packaging is generally fine. It could get a bit dirty but I have no problem wiping it down!
Niagara is a coral/watermelon pink with a glossy sheen on me. The formula is unscented, though I can smell something from its chemical composition. It glides on easily enough, but it is not one of the creamiest formulas I have tried. The lightweight texture packs a lot of pigment and great lasting power (I’d put it between 4-5 hours with a stain), though if there are dry patches on your lips it will cling to them (exfoliate and moisturize, y’all). The formula isn’t hydrating for me, but it isn’t drying either. It’s the way my lips tend to work though. Few formulas are clearly hydrating or drying for me.
Here is how Niagara swatches on me. Left: built up. Right: one pass. The lipstick was brand new and I might not have applied enough pressure. It is creamier-looking and more pigmented in reality!
You have seen Niagara on me in a couple other places, including:
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Bottom line: For me personally, the NARS Lipstick formula does not excel (not particularly hydrating and potential of clinging onto dry patches). However, it is definitely more than decent and I am a fan of Niagara! It is another lipstick that I can wear every day with minimal makeup on the rest of my face, and it is very appropriate for the season!
Now your turn: what NARS lipsticks do you own?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx