Product Review: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage

One of the more popular makeup lemmings floating around the beauty world at the moment is the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in the shade Carthage. I first saw this amazing shade worn on the pretty little face of Emma Stone at the Met Gala earlier in the year, and at once decided that I needed it’s fluro pink beauty on my lips ASAP. Then I kind of forgot about it for a little while and remembered it again when placing an order with Kiss and Makeup NY. And now it’s mine, all mine! And it’s gorgeous. See?

Behold, bright pink wonder. It took me a while to get used to the matte formulation (word to the wise: you will need super moisturised lips or this lipstick will look like you smeared cracked crayon on your face) but now I love it. I receive so many compliments when I wear this, though I am yet to brave wearing this colour in the harsh brightness of day. Soon my pretty, soon. The wear is amazing, and I’ve only had to re-apply once or twice during a night out. Having said that, I have worn this both with and without liner and the colour does tend to stain the lips a little regardless of whether you have something underneath it or not. So be warned, you will have faded pink lips the next day. You can purchase the NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage for $25 AUD at Kiss & Makeup NY online.