I know it is not the most typical of style crushes but I have I do rather admire Claudia Winkleman, like her I have a penchant for black clothing, blunt fringes and a good matte nude lipstick.
While pursuing my local NARS counter I stumbled upon NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent and instantly two words flooded straight to my brain - Claudia Winkleman!
In a moment of haste I purchased it and skipped to the exit of the store before I tapped into any other style crushes which can become more questionable as the day goes on.
Much like everything in the NARS line up this comes sleekly packaged within a slim black casing with the now iconic NARS logo featured on the lipstick case too, unlike other NARS products this doesn't have the typical rubberised feel but does still enjoy dirt and fingerprints quite like no other.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent is a fairly pale nude and is one of the few shades I would describe as a typical flesh coloured shade, it doesn't lean brown but shares equal amounts of pink and peach undertones and is fairly warm in tone.
Admittedly it will not be a nude for everyone and is one of those shades that will only suit a few, in my opinion it is best suited to those who have pale skin tones but some with medium skin may find it flattering.
Personally I am on the fence, I think I am a little too golden toned for this shade and need something that pulls a little more brown but it is in no way the worst nude I have ever tried...far from it!
Tashkent is really well pigmented and offers full opaque coverage in one quick application.
The NARS Pure Matte Lipstick formula is a treat for those like myself who enjoy matte formulations but hate the drying effect some seem to have. This formula glides on the lips with each, feels almost buttery then settles to a soft velvet finish without clinging to any dry areas or encouraging the lips to dry out.
NARS Pure Matte lipsticks in my experience don't slip or slide throughout the day nor do they have a tendency to feather or bleed but stay in place for up to 4 hours per application.
If you are a fan of matte lipsticks I urge you to try this formula out for yourself.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent £18.50/2g via ASOS - link
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