Monday, 9 September 2013

Nars "Afghan red"

I entered a giveaway on the lovely Fatin's blog, Oh my gosh make-up, and won (YAY). The prize was Nars "Afghan red", I was really excited to try it as i've never tried a Nars lipstick. I definitely wasn't disappointed.

"Afghan red" is, in fact, not a red. When swatched it looks like it would be a really deep purple when applied but when applied on the lips it was a whole different story.




The colour was drastically different from its swatch (how?!?!) and left my lips with a browny-pink shade that is a little darker than my lips.

I found the formulation quite hard to work with as my lips are very dry so the lipstick slightly tugged at times. The product leaves you with a semi matte finish which looks great but, again, is quite drying so i advise you use lip balm under it. An advantage of the matte finish is that it is quite long lasting and lasted around 2-3 hours with drinking and eating.

"Afghan Red" retails for £18.50 (here).

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41 comments

  1. I've never tried any NARS lipsticks...or any NARS products at that! But how can the swatch look so different from application?? In a good way, it looks absolutely lovely on you! x

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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  2. I love NARS make-up! I just got my hands on a new blusher in Sin and I love it! I don't own a lipstick though, thanks for sharing - it looks lovely!

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    1. I used to own "sex appeal" purely for the name hahhaa!

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  3. Oh wow! just love the shade of this very dark yet romantic! <3

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  4. It's such a pretty colour! It looks so much lighter on your lips though!

    LittleMissFashion ♡

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  5. That is such a gorgeous colour though! x
    Eden xxx edenroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The swatch looks completely different but the colour is still beautiful! :) xx

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  7. I love how different it is from the swatch. It looks fantastic on you!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  8. So would you recommend it/buy it again!? It looks great on you! I'm new to blogging but would love if you checked out my page! Thanks X

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  9. I can't believe how different the swatch is from the colour on your lips? NARS is supposed to be good. What a disappointment :(

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  10. awesome post,love the shade
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    GlamourZONE

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  11. gorgeous colour!

    x leah symonne x

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  12. What a stunning colour! If I were brave enough to wear a bold lip I'd love to give this a go :)

    partyatgatsbys.me x

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  13. Colour looks beautiful! I also find nars very drying on the lips. But i find if i'm going out it will last a LONG time! xo
    http://sheworewhatxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh wow this a really beuatiful colour, you lucky girl! :)

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  15. That is goegrous! I can't wait to start using darker lip colors for fall. :D

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  16. Hmmm, the colour looks nothing like the swatch, I hate when something doesn't live up to how it should look or what you expect

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  17. The colour is so different! I've nominated you for the Leibster award which is for new bloggers, check out my latest post for more info :) xx

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  18. the swatch colour is perfect! I love it. Is the colour sheer? beacause it appears much lighter on your lips..


    Anusha :)
    SapphireToast

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  19. The colour looks lovely in the stick but so different on your lips. Kind of a bummer in my opinion. I love dark and deep colour for the autumn, but this one looks a bit like a let down.

    Xo Mel
    http://ohsweetremedy.blogspot.nl/

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  20. it's so different to the swatch! i still like the colour though, it's really pretty for autumn!

    i love the porefessional! just wish the full size wasn't so pricey as it seems to disappear quite quickly for me! you have such a lovely blog by the way :)

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  21. Pretty colour!

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  22. Although the swatch and the shade on your lips are different I think it suits you perfectly!
    Well done for winning!

    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  23. Such a beautiful colour on you. Love it so much. I really want to try this out! Lovely blog :)

    morethanpinkglitter.blogspot.com

    :)

    x

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  24. That looks super pretty! do you think its worth paying so much money for!? only i'm desperate to try one of their lipsticks xx

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    1. Maybe not this one. Try them on in store and find a more moisturising one and i'd say yes!

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  25. Wow congratulations!!! Such a gorgeous colour, so perfect for Autumn!!!! xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  26. interesting how when swatched the shade seems darker than when put on the lips. beautiful lipstick either way :)

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  27. That lipstick looks so elegant...I love deep red of it and I always like the NARS packaging!

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  28. love the color of your lipstick! :*

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