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1.0
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Jan/02/2017

The colour is a 'drying blood' red shade that flatters my NC42 complexion. However the formulation is extremely dry when applied, fades unevenly in a short space of time, and also goes dry / bad in the tube after a relatively short period of time.
I'd only recommend this shade to someone who absolutely loves the colour, can't find a dupe with a better formulation and …
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About reviewer (134 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther



5.0
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Nov/17/2016

I am new to NARS Lipstick and couldn't be more satisfied!

Shanghai Express is a warm, dark brick red. It's smooth, non-drying, and it has no scent or taste. I am medium toned Black and I love how it looks on me! I have searched for a long time for the right red. This is my new favorite red!

I also bought Fire Down Below, and it is fabulous, also! It's a tomato …
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About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Tan, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/06/2016

The Nars semi matte lipstick texture is great; lightweight and not really feeling dry or tight. Fire Down Below is a lovely dark red that has a slightly brown base. Very neutral and universal without appearing boring. I wear it during the daytime at work but it can easily go from day to night.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Malaga. Fashion Fair Butterscotch. MAC NC45. Bobbi Brown Warm …

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Age

SkinAcne-prone, Dark, Warm

HairBlack, Relaxed, Coarse

EyesBlack


4.0
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May/13/2016

I love this shade of red-it's not too blue, not too brown, blood red. It's not really full coverage, but then again I like that because it works with the natural color of my lips. As much as I love the color, this lipstick can be kind of a bear to work with. I'm very low maintenance when it comes to lipcolor- I almost never do liner unless It's a special occasion or I'm …Read more

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About reviewer (74 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOther, Fair, Not Sure

HairRed, Other, Other

EyesBlue


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fromaskr

Mar/25/2016

Having worn NARS reds in the past (Shanghai Red, Red Lizard, Cruella pencil), I felt it was time to try this awesome blood red! (I am an avid red lipstick wearer.)

Sadly it looked like dried brown blood color on my lips, and with my medium beige-olive skin tone, just sucked the color out of my face. That, with the drying texture, made me look unwell. Never did a red lipstick do this to …
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Age

SkinCombination, Olive, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Dec/06/2015

A great oxblood red with just a hint of warmth from brown. Semi matte finish. Wear time is great, I got 6 hours. Highly recommended for fair complexions.

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About reviewer (654 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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fromjulalg

Jan/11/2014

I really liked vampy lips-on other people. My search to find one that looks good on me ended in colors that were purple (made me look like a corpse) or brown (too unnatural for me). I tried fire down below, and it is in fact a deep, blood, red. It is a really pretty garnet color. That said, I want to wear it in winter, and it does not agree with chapped lips. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips …Read more

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About reviewer (222 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


3.0
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Dec/18/2013

First of all, the color is amazing--a deep yet vibrant blood red without a hint of muddy brown tones. I have never come across a shade quite like this. Other reviewers have commented that this is brown based, but I don't see a hint of 90's brown. On me at least, it is a deep garnet shade. That being said, the coverage is fairly sheer for a full coverage lipstick. If you have brown …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


5.0
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Dec/14/2013

A beautiful neutral brown based red it's dark but not too vampy versatile to wear day or night. This creamy semi matte lipstick glides on smooth doesn't accentuate dryness, something matte lippies have a reputation for. Fire down below looks amazing alone no need for liner cause it doesn't smear. Sometimes I use clear gloss on top (Nars triple x) for a luscious old Hollywood glam …Read more

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About reviewer (40 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Deep Dark, Neutral

HairBlack, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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Dec/08/2013

I am very pale (ghostlike, in fact) with red hair, and have found I can wear this color. I was afraid it would look too dark on me and wash my skin tone out even more, but it doesn't seem to have that effect. In fact, when I wear red, it's a flattering complimentary shade. I sometimes add a little sparkle with some silver or gold eyeshadow since I'm not the biggest fan of matte …Read more

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About reviewer (69 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairRed, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown