Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
A perfect fleshly dark pink, the ultimate lips but better, would be universally flattering and wearable. Despite being 'sheer', it is silky and tenacious, moisturising; a Nars classic with the sexy edge that the brand does to perfection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
On the advice of my MUA homies, this was my first-ever NARS purchase. :) I now have a blush (Deep Throat) and a second lippie in Shrinagar. I was going for a tinted moisturizer but they were out of my color. :( I'm in love with their products and Damage. This color is a perfect daily for me. Plus, it's so smooth and moisturizing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure why this color is described as Grape on the Sephora site, because to me it looks like a true, blue-toned pink with no orange in it which I love. It's gorgeous on and I've worn it almost every day this summer. Definite repurchase if I run out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this color, it looks so dark and boring in the tube, but is really gorgeous once applied. It really is MLBB. A sheer, berry color. For reference I am NC35 with yellow undertones, and my lips are very pigmented. My only gripe with this lippie is that it is super expensive,but until I find something cheaper and comparable, I will repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Damage is one of my favorite NARS lipsticks -- it's a really wearable, sheer (but buildable) cool-toned plum shade. It works really well with my fair complexion (NW5-10; NARS Siberia), and it's a great every day shade -- perfect for work. Since Damage is part of the Sheer series, it is not as drying as some of the Semi-Matte shades are.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
This is my hands-down favorite lipstick. Yes, the color itself is sheer but I think that's what makes this lipstick so beautiful. You can build it up for a more dramatic, in your face color or leave it as it is, a MLBB. On my olive skin, this is a deep berry that instantly lifts my face. I have gotten SO many compliments when wearing this lipstick and guys have even told me "my lips look nice". It feels good on my lips, definitely not drying and quite long lasting too. It has a waxy finish which I actually really like as it doesn't look heavy on your lips, even if you enjoy layering it. I think you really have to know about NARS's lipstick finishes before you go out and purchase this. The sheerness of the product might disappoint some but definitely not me. Will repurchase over and over!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this sheer lipstick! The shade is pretty close to my natural lip color, so it looks soft and pretty. Even my husband likes it, which is saying a lot since he doesn't like make up. I wish it weren't so pricy, but I think it's worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Another winner from NRAS. I wear this color when I am wanting a very soft and not very made up look. I have dark pigmented lips so Damage goes on a bit sheer but with enough color to make a difference. I layer this with sweet revenge lipgloss and NARS Taos blush to complete the look.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the perfect everyday lipstick for me. A sheer formulation, but it packs plenty of color and just the right amount of shine. And the consistency is so creamy and lovely with good lasting power. Had my sister try mine, and she loved it so much she went right out and bought her own.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It's a shame that Damage is not available in all Nars formulations, because it is a beautiful plum/berry shade that is extremely flattering on many skin tones.
The reviewer below pointed out the elemental problem with Damage: people do not understand that this is a sheer lipstick. Part of this problem is Nars' merchandising; their products are not segmented (as as Smashbox's), so unless you are familiar with the range you might walk away disappointed.
It's taken me a few wears to discover that Nars' sheers are not quite glosses in lipstick form. They are, though, like some of the glosses, pigment entrenched in gloss. That means that you apply them and they feel for all the world like a gloss, but they leave a matte stain. In the case of Damage, the stain is light, but I have found that reapplying after half an hour helps seal in a stronger color statement.
And what a color it is! If this were a satin or matte lipstick, the color would be bold and bright, although less so than something like Funny Face, which exists, I am convinced, in assertion and conviction, as if saying that the wearer is not merely at the apex of chic but probably anticipating the next wave long before anyone else. Damage's pronouncement is less dramatic, yet it is in the same color family. This makes it perfect for daytime. With one application it could be a YLBB shade, depending upon personal coloration, but with two it appears as a tasteful interpretation of a plum/purple that isn't as consciously stylish as other brights but still is far from the usual YLBB's in their muted reserves.
I've bumped this to five lippies. I am wearing it every day now and have learned to reapply frequently to build up the stain.