If you need to revamp your red lipsticks for Valentines, the NARS Power Pack Lip Kit in hot reds is a great start. These lipsticks were drowned in confidence, sex and power and will totally transform your entire mood.
Valentine’s Day is universally known as the day to wear red lipsticks. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, a good red lipstick is an essential part of a good beauty kit and every woman should own one. They are like the little black dress of your makeup bag. It compliments everyone!
It’s the one time of the year where you can go out of your comfort zone and switch up your 9 to 5 look with a statement making red lip. To help you find the perfect shade of red lipstick, I’ve tried and tested the NARS power pack lip kit in hot reds and the results were jaw dropping.
NARS is known for their powerful matte and long lasting formula and the kit includes two red liquid lipsticks in the shades Cherry Bomb and Don’t Stop. Let’s get into the swatches:
Cherry Bomb, like the name is a gorgeous cherry, vibrant red lipstick that instantly commands attention.
Overall, these lipsticks have great pigmentation and staying power. One thing you have to be aware of is that it takes a little longer than normal for it to completely dry matte. During the drying period the lipstick tends to move a little bit and may even get on your teeth.
It is best to wear a lip liner to make sure that the lipstick does not move on your face. Apart from that these lipsticks are very striking and would make a perfect lip to wear with your little black dress.
The super rich formula covers your lips in one swipe but you can certainly layer it up to create a more high impact look. Once it completely dries down it will stay on our lips for a very long time with little to no transfer. Of course that changes if you eat anything oily.
The power matte formula is one that NARS is known for mainly because it dries beautifully matte without settling in the fine lines and dry patches of your lips. For that reason a lot of people area drawn to the formula which also reminds me of the Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Bawse that has awesome pigmentation and a comfortable feel.
This limited edition power pack kit is also available in different sets and cooler colors that you can purchase if you’re not a fan of red lipsticks. You can get them at Sephora for $22.