24 October 2010

Nars Pure Matte lipstick - Bangkok

LOVE! I had my hair dyed a kind of coppery red colour yesterday (not what I was planning on and not sure how I ended up with it but I think I like it so it's okay), and as the salon was conveniently close to Liberty I thought I'd pop in for a mooch round the beauty department to see if I could find one or two things to compliment my new look. Unsurprisingly, I did! Enter the new Pure Matte lipstick in Bangkok, by Nars (so my favourite make up brand at the moment).

Love the packaging and the size of this lipstick - so much easier to apply than normal lipstick tubes I think.

I knew I wanted a matt, medium MLBB pink, as I think pink shades look lovely with red hair (Cheryl Cole clearly agrees with me - see her Sat night X-factor look for proof - NOT that I was trying to emulate that I should add - I didn't see it til this morning actually!). Anyway, the make up man in Liberty suggested Bangkok - a quick swipe, and I was sold. 

As others have mentioned (and as the name suggests) this is a matt shade, and as such will highlight any imperfections / dry patches on your lips - so exfoliation and a balm is a must beforehand (I usually just use a muslin cloth with a bit of balm to exfoliate the lips). The formula is actually quite flattering, giving a soft, pillowy effect, and the lasting power is decent (after a cup of coffee and sandwich today it was still hanging in there). 


I'm loving Bangkok with Deep Throat blush, which I also purchased and will do a post on separately - you will see more pics of Bangkok on that post (would have put them here but blogger just started playing up!). I also think Bangkok will look great with Douceur and other pink blushes. 

The Pure Matte lipsticks cost £18 and I think there are a total of six shades in the line.

 Anyone tried this shade or any of the other Pure Mattes?


  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous shade!! Definitely on my wish list now! Thanks so much for swatching this :)

  2. no prob. i'm going to add some more pics as it does look a bit more pink in different light - but still gorgeous. x