|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This color is horrible on me and honestly kind of just horrible in general. I have no idea why I bought this. (Bought on line on a whim).
In the tube it looks like a shimmery copper lipstick but when swatched or on the lips a cool berry color does emerge. However, in addition to that berry color being very wrong for me, the frosty copper color overpowers everything. This is truly the most 90's lipstick I have ever come across and reminds me of cheap, frosty drug store lipsticks. I would be embarrassed to wear this in public during the day. I suppose I can see how at night, in a dimly lit restaurant this might look sexy or pretty. But definitely NOT during the day. It's just a berry brown frosty nightmare.
I'm normally not so negative on reviews but I was really weirded out by this LS. I thinks Francois NARS is a genius so I'm sure he could make this look good on anyone. But I don't have those skills. Back to Bloomingdales this goes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So, I admit the main reason I was attracted to this color is because my name is Christina. But with that childish reason aside, I did base my purchasing decision on whether or not I actually LIKED the color. I would describe this lipstick as a coppery pinkish red. Like another reviewer mentioned, this lipstick can take on a variety of appearances. I tend to always apply lipsticks over some lip balm because it gives a moister appearance and prevents those obvious cracks in your lips where the lipstick settles. With lip balm as a base, it is a very wearable color suitable for day. Applied on dry lips it becomes much more pronounced and the copper aspect is very noticeable. Not noticeable in a bad way! Just depending on your skin color, you may want to reserve the dramatic option for night. I only own two lipsticks from Nars: dolce vita (the staple) and now Christina. I love them both and wear either during the day depending on my mood. I am not one for dramatic lips - I prefer playing up my eyes. So these two colors are right up my alley!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this. It's easily transformable. I've taken this lipstick to pink, deep red, plum, and even nude with lip liners. On its own, two swipes of Christina equal a gorgeous MLBB over my pigmented lips. If I blot and add more, it's a beautiful raspberry color. It's also very moisturizing and lasts me throughout a whole day. It's amazing and definitely HG status.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A beautiful lipstick that is multi dimensional. Pretty hues of red, berry, and gold. Can easily play up the color and transform it with different liners and glosses. I like pairing this with Nars Moon Fleet gloss (a gold)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
OK, so I finally found a lipstick with my name on it (literally), LOL. I'm glad it's gorgeous!
Christina is a lovely berry red with plenty of bronzey gold shimmer. It's not overly warm though, so would most likely work on a range of skin tones which is always a bonus. Excellent pigmentation, reasonable lasting power, not much fragrance, maybe a little waxy if you sniff the tube directly but I don't notice any scent while I'm wearing it.
Packaging is standard matte black with NARS around the lid in white lettering, not what I'd call chic or elegant but practical and functional.
My one (tiny) criticism of Nars lipsticks is that the angled surface area for application is at a slightly weird degree and seems bigger than usual, which takes some getting used to, especially for the precision application this colour demands.
Totally worth it though, because Christina is GORGEOUS.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very flattering colour on me, and is very wearable for all sorts of occasions. I haven't had any problems with it drying my lips, and lasts fairly well under most circumstances. I will be buying this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Thought I loved this, but it really didnt work. Ended up going back. It just looked off and couldn't pair well with any eyeshadow. It only looked good in the dark.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love the color, but it is really drying on my lips so I have to layer it with some gloss underneath. Wish I would have known this before I bought it. I probably should have stuck with grabbing a Chanel lipstick...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I thought this color would be too warm for my cool-tones complexion but, like so many of Nars' shades, it would probably work well on just about anyone. A touch of copper makes it just "spicy" enough; I wear it when I'm wanting something a little bit different. The texture is perfect--not at all drying, but nowhere near melty. It's easy to apply the product straight from the stick while managing to color well inside the lines. Finally, I love that matte NARS packaging. It's no-nonsense, yet modern. Yep, nothing bad to say here!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I just bought this product at Sephora after trying on several shades. First and foremost, you should NEVER buy lipsticks without trying them on first. Sephora's color shade on the website doesn't look like the lipstick at all. The lipstick really looks like a blue-based red with flecks of gold. It's not a harsh red and works great with my skin tone. I'm relatively fair with pink/neutral undertones, dark brown hair, and brown eyes. I love holiday reds but the only other red lipstick I had was MAC's Dubonnet, which is a very dramatic red (great if you're a vampire for Halloween but not too great when you're doing Christmas parties with the family). I've received lots of compliments on this color already. It wears pretty well and I only needed to do minor touch-ups throughout the day. I wear MAC's Clear Lipglass over it to give it some punch, but it also wears fine on its own. As for lip liners, I've tried MAC's lip pencil in Hover and Lancome's in Natural Mauve. They don't really match the lipstick but work, nonetheless.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
OK fine, I only bought this because its name is very close to mine. :P It's a pretty berry color on me, maybe a touch too cool for my warm skintone. But it is sort of overly frosty for my taste...I'm quite anti-frost, though. Ugh, back to Mac O for me. Christina will be demoted to a layering shade only.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Don't let Christina fool you --- it isn't just another frosty berry lippie! It will probably look different on different levels of pigment in lips, but I am in love with this one! On me, it gives my fair skin such a lift and brings my whole face to life - especially my green eyes. It isn't too shimmery and doesn't seem to dry out on me. The beautiful rip e iced raspberry color is just gorgeous. I think this would be on those lipsticks that could wind up being any woman over 40's "best friend". This is a sleeper shade, but such a real winner!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hate to leave negative reviews, but there is nothing nice about this color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I totally overlooked this in the past...then one day I decided to try it on at the counter and ...tah dah...love at first sight!!
NARS describe it as "golden raspberry" and I do not think the description matches the shade - it is far more complex than this: it's quite unique, difficult to pin point.
Sometimes it looks like a peachy bronze, sometimes like a light berry with golden shimmer, sometimes it's a deep shimmery rose. The formula is satin and contrarily to a lot of people, I don't find it drying.
For people who have NARS Flair and wonder how it compare to Christina , Flair has more red in it and is more of a berry shade. I am NC20 with pigmented lips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love this so much. It is a frosty raspberry color with some gold shimmer. It is very similar to NARS Beautiful Liar finish and formula wise, which is my other absolute favorite lipstick. It goes on creamy and smooth but it does dry, meaning that it has staying power. I can see how it can be drying on the lips, in fact it dries almost like a matte lipstick (it isn't, obviously; remember it has a frosty finish). I don't mind the dryness at all (in fact that's what makes it stay on my lips a lot longer than a less drying lippie), but if it bothers anyone just put a bit of clear gloss or balm on top. The color is to die for and looks awesome on me (MUFE F&B 20). I love pairing it with NARS Crazed blush, and Taos blush would look awesome too. Check it out!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very beautiful satin lipstick with Raspberry and gold shimmer. Unlike some other reviewers, this lipstick does not go dry on me as the day goes by. I had this problem with Beautiful Liar but not this one. As I have dark pigmented lips, the gold in this lipstick becomes more of a high bronze. I do not layer this with lipgloss like I do with many of my NARS lipsticks. The color is so special and unique I am afraid that it would not be the same. Also the shimmer in the lipstick adds enough shine that one does not need an added gloss. Perfect as it.
I will definitely buy this again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am slightly biased on this lipstick as i mostly bought it for the name (my name is christina). However, I was pleasantly surprised when i used it for the first time. It is a beautiful raspberry color with gold shimmer. It looks very sophisticated and can be dressed up or down. The formula went on smooth and perfectly pigmented. Of course, I love nars packaging so I loved that too. The only reason I took off a lippie is because it can be a bit drying. I like to put it on over lip balm but that does reduce the staying power. It stays FOREVER without the balm. I will be purchasing it again as I am in love with the name and the color :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I keep lemming this shade and trying it on when I'm at Sephora and Bigelow's... haven't bought it yet b/c NARS lippies are so, so costly, but this is definitely one of those "wowza" colors you simply won't find anywhere else (as opposed to the true reds, pinky browns, etc., that everyone has a version of). In the tube, Christina looks like a golden bronze, but upon application you find a strong, vivid raspberry-rose base tone that combines with the gold shimmer to form a gorgeous, very frosty deep copper-red. It actually reminds me of MAC "O" in that it has hidden tones you can't see in the stick itself. Unlike "O," Christina's underlying tones are vivid deep pink rather than plum. This looks great on me (PPP redhead) and I can also see it looking incredible on women of color.
**Edit 1/08: While at Sephora and lemming this lippie (which I assumed no other line could duplicate), I found an *exact* duplicate in the Sephora-brand line for $6 on sale!
It's #89. I actually prefer the formula to NARS'; it's more smooth and even.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This reached HG status immediately. I'm a huge fan of Nars lip products and this is no exception. It's a perfect mid raspberry with gold shimmer/frost. Some people may have problems with this lipstick being dry, fortunately I don't. It lasts for hours without touch ups as do all Nars lipsticks with me. I highly recommend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love NARS products, especially their lipsticks and lip stains. I have probably 10 in my makeup bag. I bought Christina, because it was a departure from my staple matte red lipstick. It's a nice colour, lots of pearl, but it is probably not my "wow" colour. I feel like this will be a great summer evening colour. Good staying power. Wouldn't repurchase though.