This shade is a lovely coral color, but I hardly wear it, which I do not know why. It had this great packaging. Rubber-y with a unique square design to it's tube, but I cant find a look that actually matches this lipstick. It had great staying power though. It can go through a whole meal & few sips of drinks without really removing much color. Definately get what you paid for, being that it's so expensive.
Love it! This natural nude peach looks awesome with my green eyes. Will buy again. And I love the name of it as well :)
The color is a peachy pink that looks very natural and very very flattering. I even use the lipstick to add a bit of color to my cheeks and it leaves me with a nice flush that looks nice and fresh. A very nice pick me up.
A great sheer peachy-pink wash of color to go with any peachy-pink toned blush. I've been on the hunt for a light lipstick to pair with my Deep Throat blush, and Barbarella is perfect. When im wearing any sort of shimmer on my cheeks, I prefer to keep everything else on my face shimmer-free. During the summer, I prefer to wear a lipstick that makes my lips look plump and hydrated. Because this is a sheer finish lipstick, it does just that, while adding the perfect tink of color. My lips are very pigmented, and Barbarella mutes down the color to the perfect pink.
I also tried Napoli and Roman Holiday, both beautiful colors, but Barbarella looked best with Deep Throat blush. Its a match made in NARS heaven
another win for nars sheer lipsticks. barbarella is "sheer peach," just as nars describes it with perhaps a slight hint of pink. it applies smoothly, is moisturizing and has a nice sheen making it extremely wearable. this shade brightens up your face making you appear polished without looking "made up." this is for sure a grab and go color, in fact you could probably apply it without a mirror [it's practically foolproof]. this like all nars lip products has that oh so popular "plastic" scent. as i've said before, i don't mind it and actually find it pleasant. fortunately for those who don't like it, the smell fades within minutes of application. the packaging is sleek and well put together, adding to my love of this lipstick. i think this is the perfect color and consistency for the upcoming summer months, though i'll be wearing mine all year round =D
One of my favourite lipstick shades, almost HG. A pale peach/coral without shimmer. The only downside is the plastic smell. Would have been nice if it smelled a bit more like MAC lipsticks.
I adore this lipstick so much. I wanted a color that was fresh and brightening, and this is the ticket. I always exfoliate my lips before putting on lipstick, so I have a smooth, hydrated canvas to start. This glides right on with just the perfect amount of color. If I want to amp it up and add a little shine, I dab on a bit of Giza lip gloss. This pairs so nicely with Stila CC Gerbera on my cheeks, I just look so awake and bright! I love it!
I love this lipstick because it instantly brightens my face. It is very sheer, which I think is what makes the color so pretty - it would look garish if it were opaque. This color is a soft, shiny, true peach color that is not overly warm and would work with most skin tones. It is great for a natural look and pairs equally well with a strong eye look. I really like this shade. The sheer formula lets enough of my natural lip color to show through, giving it depth. It is silky to put on and stays moist. However, if you have ANY dryness on your lips, this lipstick will amplify it 100%, so exfoliate your lips first. Looks great with a tan by the way!
EDIT I think this is my favorite NARS lipstick of all time.
Beautiful color in the tube. A true peach shade that resembles the color of the skin of the fruit. However...where the hell is the pigment? Cherry Chapstick has more color! I applied layer upon layer of this, only to get the lightest tint of barely visible peach nothing. Either I got a dud, or this is the sheerest lipstick ever made. SO disappointed in this shade :-( NC 35-40, with unpigmented lips.
This is my first NARS lipstick. I am disappointed. Considering all of the hype surrounding NARS, I expected a lot more. Barbarella is the best color EVER. I stood there in Sephora for the longest time sampling NARS lipsticks on my hand. I should've realized that the swatch was sheer, so it would be that way on my lips, too. It has no lasting power. And the color can hardly be seen on my lips. I am not a NARS convert. :(
EDITED 5/22/09: I decided to give this another try. For spring/summer, I like the fact this is sheer so as not to look overly done up. It looks natural. It is sheer, but I layer it on as much as possible to make the color more pigmented. I don't like the scent, but I do like the formula. It looks natural and is a nice change of pace. I plan to wear this a lot over the spring/summer. On my lips, it looks like peach with a brown undertone.
EDITED on 5/12/12: I threw this away. I hate the smell of NARS lipsticks. Deducted 2 more lippies.