The French word for “harvest” or “vintage” perfectly describes this sheer grape lipstick, as it conjures images of juicy, just-picked fruit off the vine. A beautifully sheer formula infused with ingredients to improve the condition of the lips. Sheer, long lasting color pigments have been suspended in this tranlucent formula to provide a sophisticated shine.
This "sheer grape" lipstick looked so dark in the tube, I was a bit worried. Plus it looked brown. Dark and brown - not my favorite words when it comes to lip colour. Good thing I didn't try returning it before swatching :D NARS Vendanges is described as a sheer grape, but I would describe this as a plum-brown lipstick, and because it is kind of sheer, it doesn't show up too dark on my lips either.
NARS Vendanges Sheer Lipstick - Swatches
My lips are naturally quite pigmented and very unevenly so. Plus, they are prone to dryness and rarely if ever at their hydrated best :| Because of all that, my heart (and lips) lie firmly in the creamy lipstick camp while still wishing some of them would hang around beyond a 2-hour window. With NARS Vendanges Sheer Lipstick, I think I just found my new lipstick love. It provides a surprising amount of coverage for a sheer lipstick while still miraculously staying around for 3 to 4 hours, fading gradually with time. The texture is smooth, creamy, and quite comfortable. No problems with flakiness or dryness of the lips with this one. Here's how it looks on me.
NARS Vendanges Sheer Lipstick - FOTD
My Verdict on the NARS Vendanges LipstickFrom the classy matte packaging to the sophisticated shine and colour, this lipstick is a definite winner. It has a slight fragrance to it (I can't really describe it, though I am quite tempted to say grapey :P) but nothing that would bother a sensitive nose. A definite must-have from the NARS Summer 2012 collection, especially if you are one of those who is on the lookout for a subtle wearable colour, and I am sure this would work with any skin tone.
NARS Vendanges Sheer Lipstick - Ingredients
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