NARS Sephora Flame Lipstick (exclusive from Sephora's 10th Anniversary)
Review by Storybookheroine
This limited edition lipstick is only available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com as an exclusive for their 10th anniversary celebration.
I am a huge NARS lipstick fan and have owned, in either regular form or palette, almost all the shades at one point or another but one thing I've not found is a very deep matte red brown shade. Flame is it for me. The formula is semi-matte, highly pigmented and long wearing. This shade does not go pink, it does not go fuchsia and it is not bright in the least (I think the touch of brown really helps in this). Sephora Flame is a true retro deep red shade worthy of a pinup and maybe slightly gothic to some. It's what I call a redhead red. Now I'm not exactly a redhead but I have light brown hair with a lot of copper in it so I do lean a bit in that direction and any redhead will tell you a good red is hard to find if you do not feel comfortable in brights. My skin is fair, some light freckles and neutral to leaning warm and Flame really flatters my complexion. It makes my eyes, which are a mix of green, gray and blue, really stand out so if you have any of those shades this could be a great red for you. This is the POW! factor I've been searching for!
I had hoped Fire Down Below (semi matte pure blood red) or Spanish Red (satin sangria) would have been this shade but as Fire Down Below is a brighter fresh blood red and Spanish Red turned a odd shade on me, Flame is more a dried blood red. Sorry if that sounds terrible but I want to describe it as accurately as possible. I do not find it drying but if you do I suggest using a bit of lip balm under the color. Overall I love this and it's just in time for the holidays. I can't wait to try it with Misbehave or Moonfleet gloss over it!
Disclosure: All products mentioned in this review were purchased by the reviewer.