Founder and creative Director François Nars has always had a fascination with Japanese culture., especially the concept of Kabuki makeup. After travelling to Japan many years back he bought back with him a small pot of Japanese Kabuki makeup for the lips.

After many years, debuting this Christmas is the ‘Bento Box Set’- a limited edition set of two Kabuki cups that were hand-poured with a new exclusive to NARS lipstick formula in highly pigmented shades containing Vitamin E, also included is a Kabuki Lip brush, designed to give you the best and precise application.


Ladies, if your mad about lippy and want to get hold of one of these then please be fast! The stock levels are very limited! Available at NARS and most NARS counters, I know Selfridges had stock of them! £95

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NARS have just launched their new Pure Matte lipstick range in 6 luscious colours. The modernised matte lipsticks have a high pigment so you get that stay true colour that lasts.

I scurried on down to Selfridges for the launch and a good old gossip with the makeup artists (love a good banter with a makeup artist) Now in all honesty I’m no Lipstick fan!! I mean I have to be honest right? I don’t think loud colours suit me and have always loved but never dared to try the ‘Red lips’ (I didn’t that day either). I got speaking with the lovely Dave (im sure his name was, sorry if it wasnt) who had a chat with me about the lipsticks and informed me that this was one of the largest launches from NARS this year. He applied two different shades on me Bangkok ( soft rose) and Tonkin (Cinnamon plum) I liked both colours but the Bangkok screamed at me more, its such a lovely light,and natural colour, very me indeed!

Now… when you think of matte Lipstick the first thought that comes to mind is caked and dry.. this lipstick is the opposite. Its rich texture glides on effortlessly without a trace of any cakiness. I was so shocked!

I would advise that you make sure your lips are well exfoliated before applying, ft you have dry flaky lips before you apply this lipstick they will not look very nice! Matte lipstick shows all the lumps and bumps on your lips so to save yourselves the embarrassment make sure your lips are in fabulous condition before applying :). One swipe from the lippy gives you such a great opaque colouring and if your after a darker hue apply it twice and the will colour saturate more. To my surprise the lipstick lasted (after rushing straight to the sushi bar for a bite to eat) with only a small amount missing here and there, however it was at this point I noticed the lipstick starting to dry out. Long lasting and moist it may be but being a matte lipstick it does dry out over time. I found applying a small amount of Carmex moistened the lippy up and evenly spread the colour on the missing patches so I do not have to re apply. Will there ever be a matte lipstick that conquers all our needs? maybe not but this one comes very close.

Some of the ingredients you will find in this lipstick are: Vitamin E, Acai Oil to really nourish and moisturise the lips and wild mango butter to help repair the lips from dryness and flaking.

Now available to buy from NARS at Selfridges priced at £18 each, pricey for some but worth the quality. The lipsticks are available in the following shades:

Bangkok (soft rose), Volga (Deep Aubergine), Tonkin (Cinnamon Plum), Terre De Fue (Black Cherry), Tashkent (Nude Beige) and lastly Vesuvio (Full Bodied Red).

Ladies, please let me know if you purchase.. Id love to know your thoughts and what your fave colour is :).

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