There’s something about a red lipstick. An allure of mystery? A hint of deviousness perhaps? Feminine strength and power? Doesn’t matter. What matters is I have always been drawn to reds. A coat, a pair of pants or heels, but most especially a bullet of lipstick.
You cannot present me a new makeup collection and not expect me to go for the red lipstick, if there’s any. When NARS released the Guy Bourdin collection, I gave myself time to narrow down my list before making my purchase. But one thing was clear, that red lipstick is going to be mine.
NARS pays homage to the editorial world of Guy Bourdin with a limited-edition Cinematic lipstick, a color that delivers you with intense pigment and a gorgeously glossy shine. The creamy, comfortable formula features an innovative blend of lip conditioners and antioxidants to hydrate, nourish and protect your lips.
Future Red is described as a cherry shade, leaning a bit warm on my lips. This lasted me for 4 to 5 hours, maybe an hour more if I wasn’t eating or drinking. It wasn’t drying on my part and the lipstick was creamy when applied straight from the tube. It brightened up my whole face and I was complimented several times because of it. It’s one of my favorite reds so far.
I only regret not getting Last Tango and Full Frontal from the collection. These are pretty much sold out online. Here in the Philippines, NARS is being sold at a higher price. At the local department store, Rustan’s, this retails for Php 1,450 (around $32 as compared to $26 in Sephora, Nordstrom and NARS website). Unless there are still stocks somewhere online, I might not be able to try the rest out.
NARS, hear me out will ya? Make more of these!