I am in love with Red Lipsticks as so some of you may know I usually opt for a Brighter Red Lip!!!
However, I wanted to explore both ends of the Spectrum (the Red Spectrum) & Opted to try a Nars – Semi Matte Lipstick in Shanghai Express.
Before I go into talking about The Lipstick, It is National Lipstick Day, I mean how co-incidential it was, that my review on the Nars Lipstick is posted on a National Lipstick appreciation day 🙂 !!!
The Shanghai Express by Nars has a Deep Dark Red Hue or also called Burgundy in its appearance!
& here are the Swatches of the Shanghai Express, (Left): Under Indoor Lighting & (Right): Under Outdoor Lighting
However the actual colour of the Red is actually a warm deep Brick Red, when you apply it onto the actual lip! ( So if you are looking for a Dark Red, it’s best you apply the actual lipstick on your lips before purchasing, instead of purchasing it directly). < It is Still Dark, but not a Deep Deep Burgundy, only a Medium Weighted Burgundy.
Initially I was very weary about wearing a Darker red, as I thought the shade would make me appear more pale. However, after trying a few shades some Darker, some with brown undertones I saw that the Shanghai Express enhanced & complimented my quite Pale with a tinge of yellow Skin tone colour.
Here is how it looked on my Lips!
& Here is a completed Look I created with the Lipstick, just keeping the eyes simple with an earthy Brown colour on the eyes & a simple Cat eye.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed my Nars – Shanghai Express Lipstick Review!
Have you used it before?
& what shades of Red are you rocking???
& Happy National Lipstick Day Everyone!!!
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