NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint Review & Swatches
When you’re a big fan of some brand, you usually keep an eye out for upcoming releases, right? Well, I’m super into NARS, and yet I totally missed the memo about the launch of three new Oil-Infused Lip Tints earlier this summer! These tints were limited edition and available exclusively online at Sephora and NARS websites. They’re all still in stock as I write this, actually.
The exclusive gel-oil formula is infused with Pomegranate Extract, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamins A and E to soften the lips, provide lasting hydration, and protect against environmental stressors. It feels amazing on the lips and has everything I like about lip glosses [shiny finish, lips look smoother and feel healthier, a subtle hint of color] and nothing I hate [stickiness, heavy feel, unpleasant plasticky smell etc].
NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26) is currently available in 4 shades:
- Orgasm – peachy pink w/ golden shimmer
- Primal Instinct – light pink beige
- High Security – bright fuchsia
- Disco Infernal – a vibrant purple
I added two of them to my makeup collection – Primal Instinct and Disco Infernal because they looked different enough on the lips to justify owning both (swatches below).
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylene/propylene/styrene Copolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rubusidaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Flower Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina/cire Microcristalline, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaoleate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Flavor (Aroma), Silica, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Triisostearin, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone-2, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain): Mica · Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) · Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) · Red 27 (Ci 45410) · Red 33 (Ci 17200) · Red 28 (Ci 45410) · Carmine (Ci 75470)]
L to R: NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint Primal Instinct, Disco Infernal (arm swatches)
NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint Primal Instinct (lip swatch)
NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tint Disco Infernal (lip swatch)
WHAT I LIKE:
NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints are glossy but not greasy-looking, have a comfortable slip but don’t slip off the lips easily. They feel more like a lip ointment than a traditional lip gloss, with an added bonus of a beautiful tint. Plus, my lips feel actually moisturized and comfortable when I use these.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE:
It’s great that the caps mirror the shade inside so you can store them upright in a container and instantly know what color they are without looking at the labels. However, those caps have a shiny, reflective finish which basically makes them fingerprint magnets, so the cap always looks messy unless you wipe it after every use.
If you are like me and hate traditional lip glosses because they feel heavy, sticky, and gritty, NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints will be like a breath of fresh air. That airy, weightless feel paired with a moisturizing formula and a subtle, barely-there whisper of color is everything I want from my lip glosses as a lip gloss hater. So yes, although technically this was a summer release, I am totally bringing my two lip tints into fall and maybe into winter, too, given they even last that long since I use them, like, daily.