NEW for Spring: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 11 - 2011

A couple of you eagle-eyed ladies spotted the lipstick that I was wearing in my Bateau Ivre FOTD from earlier in the week.  It’s very, very nude isn’t it?

The NARS shade is new for Spring and called Madère.

How do we pronounce that then?  I’m opting for ‘mah-daire’ – anyone wanna wade in with an infinitely more sensible suggestion?

For a matte… it’s fairly creamy to apply, though pretty unforgiving on very dry lips.  If you have deep furrows, you may need to think about some intense moisturisation and a plumping base before attempting this shade as it will highlight any areas of concern.

Many reviews from last year’s launch of these Pure Matte Lipsticks commented on how the formula of these were more moisturising than normal mattes.  Sadly, I can’t say that I’ve reached the same conclusion with Madère.  I felt that it was just as drying as any other matte lipstick that I wear.

Where Madère does excel is in the density of colour and it’s ability to truly blank out the lip when you want to concentrate attention on your smokey eye.  If you’re a fan of true nude lips (and I know many of you are), it’s probably a shade that you’ll want to add to your collection for nights out.  I feel that it would particularly suit women who feel that nudes often run too orange on their skintone.

NARS Pure Matte lipstick in Madère* is available now from NARS online, on counter and other stockists priced from £17.50

*press sample

46 Responses to “NEW for Spring: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere”

  1. rhamnousia says:

    I didn’t like their matte lipsticks (the fatter ones) when I swatched them before, they dragged on my hand so I wouldn’t really want to put them on my lips.

    However, I do have some of their lipgloss pencils which are really nice, I haven’t had time to swatch them and get them up on the blog because the light has been crappy..

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  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the review on this product as I have been wondering about it since Its release as I am obsessed with ALL nude lipsticks. Its so difficult to find one that isn’t drying on my lips. Do you have any suggestions?

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  3. Ellie says:

    It looks lovely, but it’s probably not worth the hassle hehe.

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  4. Catherine says:

    For the pronounciation, as a french canadian, i can say that i think you are quite good!

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  5. Lydia says:

    that style suits you very much. and you should wear your hair back more often, you look great!

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  6. Yinnie says:

    I’m not keen on too nude lips. I can’t carry it off, I just end up looking like a zombie, especially if its matte and it goes into the lip fills.


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  7. tiptoe shortbread says:

    Not so sure about the super nude lips but looooooove the eyes, you’re making me want this duo so much but am trying to hold out!!!

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  8. Julia M says:

    You pull off nude lips really well! They don’t suit me at all, sadly. Your eye make-up in this post is really nice too.

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  9. Cassie says:

    Mmmm…no, not convinced by the nude lipstick at all. Your photo looks lovely and not at all corpse-like, but I feel it’s such a difficult thing to pull off. Plus nudes are so boring.

    Incidentally, it’s quite a nice change to see you wear a different coloured lipstick other than red! I really enjoy the red lipsticks challenge but it’s nice to mix it up a little.

    How did you feel about being out of the bright crimson shades?

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    • I’d only wear this one on a night out to be honest, so I couldn’t give it a ‘road test’

      It’s always good to mix it up a bit though… I’ve just bought a Tom Ford lipstick and I was SO tempted to go for a red, but stood my ground and opted for a pink GO ME! xx

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  10. Vijaya says:

    Wow, you’re ROCKING this shade. It would look dreadful on me, but you pull it off so well I’m jealous!

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  11. Tass says:

    I really like this colour on you xx

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  12. stacie says:

    Thats a great lipstick if you want a very nude lip. I don’t think I could pull it off without looking anemic or something though xoxox

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  13. Jamie says:

    i’m not sure how u feel about this color on yourself. but u look AHHHHmazing in these photos! so impressed, i had to comment!

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  14. I meant to tell you that I really loved both looks that you did with the NARS duos. And of course I love the shirt, but I already said that, sexey! x

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  15. Natalya says:

    You look beautiful! Love that smokey eye on you. I’m not a huge fan of strong nudes, particularly matte ones as I find them very unforgiving, but the colour is great for us pale skinned ones ;) xxx

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  16. Farah says:

    The lipstick looks great on you but the eyeshadow combination looks gorgeous!!! X

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  17. Alison says:

    this looks amazing on you, especially paired with the gorgeous eyes! i’ve never owned a nude but this has made me NEED one asap.

    must get around to sorting the awful condition of my lips out. and then must save up for this lippie. :D

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  18. mirta says:

    this lipstick looks awful on Temptalia but it looks as if it was made for you! I’d wear if every day if it would look so on me :D

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    • C has practically got the opposite skin tone to me!

      Where this shade makes my lips pretty invisible it draws attention to hers in the most starkest of ways. So interesting to see the effect that skintone has on lip shades and perceptions though

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  19. alafair says:

    You look so great in these photos!!! I love your makeup, especially the eyes!! wonderful :-)

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  20. redtiger21 says:

    I’m definitely not keen on true nudes, I find them unflattering on everyone, I much prefer those with a pink or peach hue. I do love love love those eyes though, it looks beautiful on you!

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  21. Ashleigh says:

    Ahhhh my God you look stunningly gorgeous! I love the eye make up, and even though I normally hate a nude lip, I may be going to Sephora to pick that one up.

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  22. katie says:

    I got really irritated when I saw this on I think everyone pretty much knows lipsticks like this aren’t meant to be applied full-blown but rather dabbed on and sheered out, but she applied it full on and made people think it’s a terrible lipstick. I think it looks gorgeous on; not all products are meant to be worn with a heavy hand.

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    • Hi Katie,

      It is a full on matte lipstick, there’s no way you could wear this sheerly without it looking patchy (especially on pigmented lips).

      It looks more full on in her photo because it stands out against her skintone, whereas on my colouring… it blends/matches.

      I don’t believe for one second that she’s intentionally misleading people about this lipstick, it’s just a shade that’s going to look completely different depending on the wearer’s skintone x

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  23. Leah says:

    I was one such eagle eyed reader, and thanks for reposting the hotness that is yo’ face in that nudeness/blueness!

    Ah crap, I think you’ve spawned a lust for NARS. Arrrggggh I hope someone does a dupe of this lip colour (and the eye colour, but that might just be a taaad greedy!)

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    • honestly, the NARS lust. It’s an uncontrollable one.

      I’m DESPERATE for the Valentine’s themed gift set… limited edition. god how I hate those two words. x

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  24. kelliegonzo says:

    you are getting more gorgeous by the SECOND!!

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  25. tgz says:

    I love your eyes here! About the nude, as I have much more pink and pigmented lips (and naturally pink cheeks, too) I cannot ever pull off a true nude without looking ill. I usually go to a neutral pink or peachy beige a bit lighter than my natural lips, but that’s it. On you, much paler (not that I am tan) and cooler-complexioned than me, it looks good, though.

    Another question: are your eyelashes that good naturally, are you wearing falsies or do you have finally found a wonderful mascara that lengthens, volumizes AND keeps the curl of handcurled lashes? I usually have to give up at least one of these (normally, I choose length and curl over volume, but I would love to have lashes that look like yours here!).

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    • ooooh no, these are falsies. GOD, could you imagine having lashes like that? *dies*

      Do you know what though, I’ve got a little mini 3ml size of Bobbi Brown Extreme Party mascara and I’m loving it!! I can’t tell you much about curl though because my natural ones are mega curly… just a bit pale and wimpy. x

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      • tgz says:

        I wish, oh, I wish I had that kind of lashes… One of my (female) housemates has lashes almost like that (not that long), and my brother also has full, thick and curly lashes. Mine are dark and thick, not-too-short but not long, but they’re only full on the outer eyelid, and they’re not curved, actually a bit droopy. Mascara and a curler manage to get them a little curved for some hours, at least.

        Hmmm, need to look on eBay for that mascara, I’m not sure where I can find it on stores where I live. I only have around 5 mascaras in rotation (I have behaved well… :) ), so I could manage to try another one.

        Thanks for the info! And those blues look amazing :)

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  26. Tina says:

    I love the way you paired it with the blue duo, but to be completely honest it’s not sth I’d rush out to get… Maybe if I was just starting out with my nude lipstick collection, I would, but owning MAC Fleshpot, Barry M 101 (although I guess Madere is more…life-like) and several other nudes, I don’t feel like I absolutely need this!
    Btw nude lipsticks look great on you, perhaps you should start a “nude” series after the reds! ;)


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  27. Sarah says:

    Gorgeous eye make up; blue looks fantastic on you.

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  28. Sophie says:

    not a huge fan of my natural lip colour and im often too scared to where reds/pinks. ive tried a couple of nude lippies before but theyve always been too pale,this one doesnt look too bad for colour i may have to give it a go :)

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  29. Rock Chick I love it!

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  30. Ali says:

    See? that is what I meant! I got Madere because I saw how perfect was looking on your lips, but I can’t manage to apply it looking as smoothly as it looks on you? pretty pretty please any tips on how to have this on good and without going dry/patchy? xx

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    • moisturise, moisturise, moisturise and I used a lip brush to apply it because it’s quite tricky to get near the edges from the bullet alone x

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  31. Melissa says:

    I NEED that eyeshadow. *squuueeeeee*

    I’m so jelous of how BLOODY GORGEOUS you look! xx

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