The NARS NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit in Hot Reds

nars wanted power pack lip kit hot reds
$26 for two 0.09-oz. mini NARS Powermattes

When my friend/red lipstick kindred spirit Alis cuts my hair and we get to talking about red lipstick, girl, time ceases to exist. I’m not kidding, seasons will change! We’ll spend 15 minutes deconstructing minute details, like the differences between NARS Red Square and NARS Dragon Roll Girl, or MAC Russian Red and MAC Red. She’s that person in my life!

She’s precisely the kind of makeup lover the new NARS NARSissist Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit in Hot Red was made for, because, at first glance, both of the red liquid lipsticks in it probably look more or less the same to most peeps — but they definitely do NOT look the same to members of #teamredlips like Alis. If you’re a red lippie lover, you probably already noticed that Cherry Bomb is cooler and bluer than Don’t Stop, which is warmer and yellower.

Really, they’re totally different!

nars cherry bomb dont stop powermatte swatches
Cherry Bomb (new, limited edition) and Don’t Stop (a re-promote from the permanent line)

The $26 kit, one of three (the others are Warm Nudes and Cool Nudes), is coming March 18th to Ulta. Each one contains two mini liquid lipsticks from the groundbreaking NARS Powermatte liquid lipstick line.

Only thing is, these diminutive versions leave my lips feeling noticeably drier than the NARS reds in the permanent collection. I rock those all the time without any issues…

nars dont stop lip swatch
Don’t Stop, a geranium red
nars cherry bomb lip swatch
Cherry Bomb, a candy apple red

Still, the colors are drop-dead gorgeous, so you might not mind, especially if you’re a die-hard NARSissist. After all, Cherry Bomb is new, limited edition, and exclusive to this set.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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