If you read my recent post on meeting David Scheffen, international artist at NARS, then you might recall that I mentioned his amazing ability to pick out perfectly suiting shades almost immediately. I also mentioned that he'd chosen the most beautiful lip colour for me - and this is it! NARS Damage is a sheer, muted grape shade, which isn't too purple, and yet is far away enough from pink to be something a little different.
Needless to say, as soon as David applied this to my lips, I decided I had to have it, and immediately ran to Selfridges. And I've used it rather a lot since - it's a great subtle colour to pair with a more dramatic or colourful eye without resorting to a nude lip. The sheer formula is very buildable - I've layered a couple of passes up here so you can see the exact colour - and it's very moisturising.
Moisturising sheer lipsticks don't often have great staying power, and this is the case here - I get maybe an hour or two out of an application before it fades and slips off my lips. As it's so sheer, though, it's easy enough to slap on a little more without a mirror, so I don't really mind reapplying.
I can see this lipstick becoming a worn-down stump rather quickly, as it's quite unique in my collection, and as it's so very easy to wear. Lovely.