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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I Love this shade, very fall and great for the sexy holiday look....im nc42-43...so its perfect..on my skin tone....really pretty ...and it makes the teeth white! love!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
This is a beautiful, bold, bright red lipstick, a good shade for my skin (which is cool). More orange-reds make me look weird, this does not. It is matte and has VERY good staying power, when I wear it and I eat or drink, all I have to do is small touch ups afterwards. Since is very matte it is also quite dry, so make sure you have moisturized/exfoliated your lips, otherwise dryness on your lips will show. This is in itself not mouisturizing. This is really good quality lipstick. I love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am always on the pursuit of the perfect lipsticks to add to my collection, and I was really blown away by Vesuvio. My husband complemented me on my "bold lip" and said it looked good. Has that ever happened before? No. The color of Vesuvio is great - it's a flattering red that doesn't have brown tones to it, and it doesn't have too much pink. It also is just bright enough to flatter but you can still wear it to work and look professional. The matte formula is the best I have tried. It doesn't dry my lips (ie MAC), crease (like the NARS matte pencils do on me), or do anything weird like peel off (Guerlain Rouge G Extrait did this on me). It stayed all day with only one minor touch up and didn't taste or smell like anything. Really great product. I also have Montego in this formula - I wish they made more shades!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The best true red. It is an awesome matte, that is long lasting and not too drying. This has become my staple red.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have based my review mostly on formula but will comment on all aspects:
Formula - superb. It is matte but moisturising. I did not have the dry lip problem that I get even with non-matte lippies.Really please with that and it gives a soft plump finish.
Packaging - very pleasing, matte finish to the plastic and nice action.
Colour - I prefer pillar and orange reds. This looks absolutely fine, but not the best shade of red on me (NC44) - didnt get any compliments, as it doesnt pop. I do think that Vesuvio & Carthage do not apply as bright as they seem in the tube.
Price - well it is NARS. It will suck however when I have to start using brush to get out of tube. But I really do recommend the formula, so if you find a shade that really suits you, its worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the only red that I've found after many searches that works for me. I have lightly tanned skin (NARS Sheer Glow Barcelona for reference), and platinum blonde hair, so red lipstick is tricky for me. NARS describes this as a 'full bodied red', and it is a classic cool toned red.
I'm a fan of NARS matte lipsticks - I already have Madere and Tashkent. They aren't drying, they are super opaque, and the red does last a long time. Problem is that it does stain your lips a bit, but that's the problem with reds.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm a sucker for matte reds. I tend to stay more towards blue-based red b/c orange reds clash too much with my yellow tones. I originally pre-ordered volga at my local Nars counter, but when I went to pick it up I fell in love with vesuvio, and left with that instead! This is just another great true red to add to the bunch, I feel as if it would wear nice on any skin tone & I'll definitely be repurchasing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm on a red lipstick kick. In the past month, I've found myself drawn to bright lipstick like a bee to honey. Nars Pure Matte is a wonderful formula that doesn't feel too dry on the lip yet still has great staying power. Vesuvio is a clear true red matte that hovers just on this side of the warm tones. I would say this is a more universal red for both warm and cool complexions although not the HG red for me. The only bummer is that it's crazy expensive for the quantity you get.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
it's a gorgeous color. The perfect cherry red, not too light not too dark!!
great formula as well, I only wished it lasted a bit longer on the lips...For reference I use it with Sephora nano lip pencil in REAL RED, it matches the lipstick perfectly and it isn't overlypriced!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The best red....EVER!! Really, I can't make that statement but this shade on dark skinned women is DA TRUTH! I love matte lipsticks and this shade is hot. I reach for this more often than Fire Down Below, which I love as much. Great staying power.