I just got this today and I really like it too. The formula is non-drying, the color is not boring and I always like the NARS packaging. I would buy it again if I ever ran out.
I didn't get a back up for MAC's Sophisto, and they were out of it so I bought Shrinagar as a quick buy. It was a toss up between this and Russian Doll (NARS)...I'm going back to Sophisto, it's creamier and just a perfect rose/berry. Shrinagar is more "blue" and that doesn't work for me in this formula.
Shrinagar is, like Damage, my go-to lipstick. Although it appears "goth" in the tube (darkish purple/red), it applies as a deep berry with an underlying silvery sheen. It's important to note that Shrinagar shares the Damage formula, meaning that it is akin to a balm with a stain in it.
The appearance of this formula is semi-sheer. It can easily be built up by letting the first application wear off to the base.
I use both Shrinagar and Damage with more matte lipsticks that need to be used in concert with a balm or a gloss.
As someone who tends to wear a more dramatic eye and yet who does not like nor look attractive in nude or beige lipsticks, the sheerness of Shrinagar lets me achieve an attractive YLBB berry that is a shade deeper than my natural lipcolor and does not compete with the eye application.
This is a gorgeous color that can take you from day to evening, and it also a great choice for people who cannot wear red. continued >>
I can't believe there aren't any reviews for this! Shrinagar is a lovely deep raspberry with silver shimmer. It looks very cool and purple in the tube, but morphs into a juicy plummy-raspberry with faint shimmer on the lips. I can see this looking beautiful on different skintones. It's a color that can be worn all year, but it looks really gorgeous for fall and winter. A must for berry lipstick lovers.