|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Damage is an amazing lipstick--just make sure you know what you're buying. It's very sheer, IMO sheerer than the other NARS Sheer finish lipstick I own (Canaille). I am pale and cool-toned with somewhat pigmented lips and it's like Black Honey or LQ Medieval--an MLBB shade, in this case a cool berry rose color. It has a comfortable, non-drying wear so although it does need to be reapplied it doesn't do any damage (har har) to my lips. I initially considered returning it because it's so subtle, but I'm now wearing it at least several times a week. A great lipstick for daytime wear.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Brown
On me this is more of a deep pink not at all purple. It is also a sheer color. Although the color is beautiful I found this lipstick to feel very waxy and have a slight waxy smell. Since this is sheer you have to reapply several times. I like a creamier lipstick so I probably will not purchase again. Although I do like the color, I do not like the texture or smell.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Bought this lippie untested based on SOME of the reviews here...I disagree that is has no ooomph...this is one of the most perfect colors of lipstick I've ever smeared on my lips, and folks, there have been many. First off, a sheer is just that...not satin, not opaque but SHEER. That's exactly what this is. I disagree with the "muted grape" description...I find it's more deep natural pink and less purple than that....this color is in the same family as my natural lip color, but about a shade and a half deeper, richer and has a bit of a shine, although nothing approaching gloss..I don't need any gloss or balm with it and I can slick on as many coats as I want without looking overdone or garish. It makes my complexion glow...this just might be my HG "natural but better" look...there are better more dramatic colors and better nude look colors, but this is the one that I will go to when I don't want my lips screaming lipstick...I have a very light complextion, green eyes and light brownish highlighted hair, and although my complexion is light, I have alot of pink pigment in my cheeks...some pinkish colors make me look PINK or too flushed, and some just look too bubble gum, but this makes my lips look sexy, full and juicy, I highly recommend this color...It seems to work well with both cool (mine) and warm complexions. It adds polish and is a very natural look..even tho it's dark in the tube, it's a very wearable shade that's perfect for a casual sexy daytime look, and will probably work at night with a smoky eye without going over the top. I've not noticed any strange smell or taste with mine-IMO any lippie that smells or tastes funny should be returned, as the only time that's happened to me, the lippie has gone off or is old.(With the exception of Laura Mercier lippies, which ALL smell horried and taste worse brand new out of the box...sorry, Laura). EDIT: After buying yet another NARS lippie, Fast Ride, I would say that these could be sisters....Damage is the demure happy, pure sister, and Fast Ride is the older, wiser, wilder sister, I find using Damage during the day and Fast Ride at night, pretty much covers all the bases,
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. It's one of my staples.
The color is a cool rose plum with a touch of purple. It is indeed sheer, but moisturizing and very buildable. Not near as sheer on me as others have made it out to be, and again, very cool, at least on my lips. I love it worn alone, and also layered. Looks really nice over Scarlet Empress.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I agree with the MUA Top Reviewer here who says this particular NARS colour "has no oomph". In fact "Major Lack Of Oomph" is my personal diagnosis for 1 of THE most significant elements of what's wrong w/ almost ALL of the NARS' "Sheer" lipsticks: very much UNlike NARS' glorious reds [& certain others] in the delightfully creamy Semi-Matte group -- & also unlike the better colours amongst NARS' "Satins". Alas, across all of the NARS "Sheers" I've tried (amounting to many @ this point!), I find repeatedly an absolutely singular LACK of colour payoff. Encountering this phenomenon so very many times leaves the distinct impression of a calculated corporate stingy-ness, especially when compared to something as inexpensive, say, as L'Oreal's own sheer formulas, which in most cases are a hundred times richer & more lasting than -- & w/ far greater depth of colour than! -- the NARS attempts. // As far as actual shade goes, "Damage" qualifies as "pretty" in that very tame, almost timid way: the kind of colour chosen by young girls experimenting with their very first, very tentative lipstick. And from the various friends who've also tried it I've learned that they TOO (ahem!) find "Damage" requires ENDLESS re-application even on naturally moist lips -- another major problem w/ most if not all of the NARS Sheers; & one not to be confused whatsoever w/ the lovely quality in cosmetics called "buildable" (i.e., since "buildable" means the product actually attains your objective & then MAINtains it: something utterly impossible w/ a lipstick needing endless reapplications!). // Now: can "quiet" lip colours ever be strikingly beautiful? Abso-livin'-lutely! But this one just isn't. Next: do "quiet" lip colours have their own role, time & place? Again yes: most emphatically! But I find "Damage" is really best meant for solitude -- e.g.,, reading a book; vacuuming floors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm on my second tube for this year alone. For olive complected ladies like myself, this color is truly a godsend. I would say that it is my favorite for every day use.
The funny thing is that I got it quite by chance, and was planning on returning it for a different shade, but didn't live near a Sephora. So I kept it stored away, awaiting for my next visit, and then one day, around two months in, I was like, "Screw it, I'll give it a whirl..." So glad I did.
I wear it to work, to school, to interviews, and when I'm painting the town red. It is the most versatile lipstick I have ever owned.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I went to Sephora for a lipstick and an SA told me I should try Damage. He said that it looks scary but it looks good on lots of people. Well I did and I liked it enough to buy it. It give my lips a nice sheer color thats kind of like MLBB. The formula is sheer but can be built up for more color. I find it rather creamy and moisturizing.I added pictures because a picture is worth a thousand words, right?
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Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Me: pale olive C2/NC15. Pros: soft finish, neutral berry. Can be applied slightly heavily for a glossy finish or blotted for more of a stain. A bit like Sin in lipstick form- very versatile, especially if you have olive toned skin like mine. Packaging/Price: Somewhat expensive. It seems to me that NARS packaging has also gotten slightly cheaper looking lately- the finish on my most recent purchases doesn't seem quite the same. Since some have experienced rancidity with this brand, I might also suggest that NARS experiment with a package that closes/swivels better than the standard lipstick case. Cons: Could read as too-purple for some skin tones and preferences. If you love NARS O, you might not love this lipstick so much. Buy again: probably. This has enough of a warm tone (while still being berry) that I can see purchasing it again. I'd like to see companies make more rose/pink/warm tones for those of us with yellow or olive in our complexions.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I give this product 5 ***** for colour ( a kind of gorgeous freshly bitten lip colour) and 0 for scent and taste. Awful scent, chemical, almost rancid. What the devil was NARS thinking when creating this superlative colour and pairing it with that putrid scent and taste???
Still the colour is so sensational and imminently wearable that - crazy as it sounds - I WOULD buy this again. I wear it with a very light layer of LipSmacker lip balm on the top which eradicates the foul scent. But geesh...honestly...THAT much money for a rancid lippy?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Good gosh! Another perfect lipstick from NARS! The color says it all - goes on a soft, delicate purple, or can be applied thicker for a deep, goth-chick touch. Perfect shade for a job interview, or a night at the club.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Black
One of the few lipsticks I own. (I seriously do not wear them anymore, so I got rid of almost all of them.) Damage is such a great color. It is described as a "Muted Grape" by the NARS website. I think that is a great description. This is just a shade or two deeper than my natural lipcolor. It looks very natural on me. I love the sheerness of it...it keeps it from having that lipsticky look. I apply a coat of Aquaphor over it and it gives a bit a shine. Would rebuy this again and again. It is my "everyday", Holy Grail lipstick.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not great but not bad. Will keep but probably wouldn't have purchased if I'd tried it in the store. I am cool toned, green eyes, dark brown hair, light-med. complexion. It's pretty but not amazing enough that I would ever repurchase. It is very dark on me, gives me a Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with The Wind look which is pretty but not my favorite look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
First lipsticks that I actually use. Used to wearing pale, shimmery, pink-y lipglosses, but wanted something with color and the SA recommended this over Dolce Vita for me and I love it!! My lips are quite pigmented alone, and this just adds the best oomph to them, so they're a bit more intense but quite naturally. It's a great way for me to wear color without it being too obvious or "too much." I loveee it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a wonderful mauve berry color that can go pinkish on some people. Nars describes it as muted grape. That can mean so many different things as the color range of "grape" is pretty wide. It is a muted color so that could be why it washes out some people.
I personally loved the color as I don't wear bright colors on lips often. My only problem was the lack of moisture. It applies nicely but not enough moisture to keep the lipstick on my lips. It didn't dry out my lips.
If you want something in a similar color but leaning more towards the berry go for MAC plumful. Almost exact color but it has more berry to it and it's a lustre so plenty of moisture.
I put that I would buy this color again because after all I did like it and would get again if MAC discontinued plumful.
My coloring varies but I am mostly NW25 in MAC and LLL for the foundation chart.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Damage is a lovely pink for summer on my very fair "cool" toned skin. However, one of DHC's pink pallettes offers similar options for less $$$. And, you can buy severl tubes of SPF lipstick at Avon and make your own pallet, which is why I won't be repurchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a lovely berry sheer lipstick that works well with my deeply pigmented lips. It's not nearly as dark as it it seems as a stick, and gives a nice non-glossy tint that compliments my olive colouring. It is slightly drying though, so I use a balm underneath if my lips are feeling dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this. I have fair, yellow-undertoned skin and I recently went from golden-brown highlights to a darker reddish brown hair color. I needed something more intense on my lips and this was gorgeous on me. I worry about my teeth looking yellow and this isn't a problem with this shade, very cool I guess. I'm not sure why I look good in cool colored lipstick when I have warm coloring, but that just seems to be true in genereal. I didn't like Dolce Vita on me at all, so I tried on this one and it's gorgeous.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I swapped for this, but I would've bought this! Damage is a sheer grape-berryish shade. I like this with a cool toned blush. As with all the NARS lipsticks this is packaged very well. The case is very chic and sleek. There is no unpleasant smell or taste to NARS lipsticks which is very nice.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love this color. I bought it before reading the reviews. It looks very natural with my olive skin, dark hair, and dark eyes. Like my lip color, only slightly oomphed up. I wish it were less expensive, but I'll definitely repurchase, no matter what the cost.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm in the minority, but this lipstick is so amazingly blah on me. Every time I put it on, I feel like it's washing me out (I'm an FFF). As others have described, it's a medium purple berry, but it lacks oomph. If you're going to do purple, it better have oomph! It's all or nothing. The texture is okay, but a little dry. I would have to put gloss over this.