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Swatch Sunday: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment and Dior Addict Lip Tattoo

Where’s the weekend gone? Sigh… I hope you’ve had an amazing time and you’re ready for the new week! I’m sort of ready, but I think I’m in need of another holiday already! Busy times ahead you see and just the thought of it makes me shiver 😂! On a more positive note, let’s talk about LIPSTICK!! Have you seen the new matte lipsticks by Nars? And how about the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo? I checked both of them out last week when I went shopping and thought I’d make a swatch post for you, in case you’re eyeing something. So, here goes a brief introduction to the muchly awaited Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment and my first impressions on the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo.



Nars has been innovating so much when it comes to lipstick! Alongside their permanent Audacious lipsticks (which I love), they’ve come up with lipsticks in the form of a pen with both matte, gloss and satin finishes as well as their famous Velvet Lip Glides which are so comfortable to wear (reviewed here)! Still, Francois Nars is so restless that he created the Powermatte Lip Pigment which is exactly what the name suggests: a matte liquid lipstick with extreme colour pay off.

Matte and intense colour pay off rang an alarm bell in my head… how drying is this going to be? Nars promises that the Powermatte Lip Pigment is weightless and nourishing on the lips. It’s not drying at all; on the contrary, it’s a long-lasting formulation which keeps lips hydrated.

To start with, let’s have a look at the shades. I swatched 13 out of the 20 shades available and I can say that there are more reds and pinks/plums this time:


From left to right we have: Save the Queen, American Woman, Low Rider, Get It On and London Calling. The first dark red (horizontally) is Star Woman, whereas the brighter red underneath is Just Push Play.


One again, from left to right we have: Rock with you (wow, this dark plum, right??!), Don’t Stop, Light My Fire, Get Up Stand Up, Walk This Way and that gorgeous dark pink-berry shade, horizontally swatched, is Under My Thumb.

I tried Save the Queen on and, as far as I’m concerned, the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment definitely delivers on fantastic colour pay off, with only one swipe. It feels so incredibly lightweight, you wouldn’t know you had lipstick on. And it’s definitely long lasting. You see, I went to Nars after work (around 6.30pm) and the Nars artist applied the Powermatte Lip Pigment on my lips around 7pm. We then went to the cinema and had I not bitten my lips in the meantime (bad habits are bad habits!), it would have lasted a good five hours on me (with some drinking and popcorn snacking). I hope that gives you an idea of their longevity.

That’s Save the Queen on me:


It’s a lovely mauve pink, isn’t it?

Despite the fact that, as far as matte lipsticks go, the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment delivers on its promises, I couldn’t justify a purchase. My lips are dry and *any* matte lipstick feels in one way or another less comfortable than one with a more moisturising formulation. I have some lovely matte lipsticks (love my Charlotte Tilbury and Lancome ones for example) but I will not be adding to my matte lipstick collection any time soon. If your lips aren’t as dry as mine though, do check these new Nars matte lip pigments. It’s a well made product.

The Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment retails for £23 and is now available online in the official Nars website here and at all Nars counters.

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo

Moving onto the beautiful Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, this is such a unique concept of a liquid lipstick! I was *so* looking forward to trying it. You see, Dior promises that Lip Tattoos are so special because they are actual lip stains that don’t move from your lips, unless removed with oil make-up remover! Isn’t that amazing? I could then apply my lipstick in the morning before work and then trust it to stay put till I remove it in the evening. No need to reapply?! Well, I just had to check this out ladies, it sounded too good to miss..!

Dior Lip Tattoo

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo

Similar to Nars, these are liquid in form and absolutely weightless. You cannot feel you’re wearing any lipstick really. However, their consistency is thinner and they apply sheerer. I think pigmentation could be better, especially for a lip stain, but at least all shades are buildable.

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, from left to right: Natural Pink, Natural Cherry, Natural Beige, Natural Coral

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, from left to right: Natural Pink, Natural Cherry, Natural Beige, Natural Coral

You can see four out of the six shades available in the swatches above. The finish of these is not totally matte. I’d say it’s more of a luminous matte once applied on the lips. I tried Natural Beige on my lips and it felt lovely, although it was opaque after two swipes. Dior promises a ten hour wear and I think this is right. I needed oil make up remover to get this off my lips five hours after application and the swatches wouldn’t fade off my hand easily either!!

Dior lip Tattoo in Natural Beige

Dior lip Tattoo in Natural Beige

Now, Natural Beige was more of a reddish brown on my lips?! Maybe that’s because my natural lip colour was picking through underneath. I liked it, but somehow wasn’t convinced enough to put one in my shopping bag. I went for the lovely, metallic red from the Metallics Collection instead and I think that was the right call for me.

You can check out the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo shade selection here and at all Dior counters. It retails for £25. What do you think about this product? Would you go for it? If Dior releases a few more interesting shades, I might get one in the future.

It’s been all about Liquid Lipsticks recently, hasn’t it? Have you heard that Charlotte Tilbury is launching a brand new, permanent, liquid lipstick line too? It’s mattes again, but I love her Matte Revolution line so much that I might make an exception in my don’t-buy-any-more-matte-lipsticks rule 😂. I love how I never change my mind 😂. If you’re interested in a preview, have a look at the official promo video here.

Your thoughts on liquid, matte lipsticks, whatever these are called?

Hope you have a lovely start of the week and speak again soon!


Eleni x



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  1. Yiota August 7, 2017

    Happy Monday Eleni!!! The Nars shades are gorgeous, I love your swatches and omg, how pigmented these lipsticks are?! ‘American Woman’ is such a beautiful pink and ‘London Calling’ would be perfect for fall!! x


  2. LindaLibraLoca August 7, 2017

    I have yet to try really matte liquid lipsticks. Somehow I prefer satin finishes, so I never set out to find some that werent drying and just stayed true to my more glossy lip choices.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  3. Shireen L. Platt August 7, 2017

    Hmm, I wasn’t sure about the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment but I will get one after reading your review. I am however not interested in the Dior Lip Tattoo, I think it’s just okay and nothing special about it.
    ps: I checked the price of Sisley bronzer and it’s C$127! Nope, I can’t bring myself to buy it. LOL!

  4. Georgiana August 7, 2017

    I have very dry lips as well and the only matte lipsticks I can use are the Soft Matte ones from NYX. Granted, I`ve only tried drugstore ones, but I was quite unlucky.
    Georgiana recently posted…Trying Out Sukin Skincare

  5. charlottaeve August 8, 2017

    Do the NARS lippies leave a stain on your glass when you’re drinking or can you give a kiss to your hubby with it? I have Rimmel Provocalips which are 100% transfer proof and I can even give a kiss to my man wearing that! 😀 I don’t have that many matte liquid lipsticks so I think I will consider these.. And my lips aren’t dry either. 🙂 And those Dior ones look good too.. Oh my god, too many things I want!

    x Charlotta

  6. Velvet Blush August 8, 2017

    I’d love to pick out some more mate lipsticks, but dry lips are such a pain. I think the Nars ones do sound good as they are lightweight, but I find those shades too bright for me. The Dior one is amazingly long lasting, but I think my natural lip colour will peek out too. I do want to try more liquid lipsticks though, so I might try the colourpop ones out x

    Velvet Blush

  7. A Very Sweet Blog August 9, 2017

    Thanks for swatching these! I’m with you! I have dry lips and mattes don’t compliment me very well. They start looking cakey. I’ve had problems with Dior in the past and pigmentation. They can be hit and miss.
    A Very Sweet Blog recently posted…Mally Beauty Cosmetics Muted Muse Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

  8. Kris August 19, 2017

    I’ve swatched both these products in a shop the other day and I loved them both!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris
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