Saturday, 28 September 2013

The Perfect Fall Lip: NARS Baiser de Feu Bold Lip Kit

As Fall emerges, so do the rich, deep shades of lipstick. Vampy colours of plum, berry, and burgundy start coming out of the woodwork, and I think I've snatched up some of this season's best! Back in August, I had a makeover at NARS that I was super pleased with, in part because the lovely makeup artist dipped into the Baiser de Feu Bold Lip Kit.


Baiser de Feu features three of NARS' prettiest plum lip colours, with a variety of matte, sheer, and glossy formulas. You can really mix and match to customize the depth and finish of the look!

To start, the kit comes in a matte, black box that depicts its iconic lipstick tubes on the front:


And the back features the details and ingredients of each of the goodies inside and a little picture of them on the bottom right:


On the top is a cheeky little quote from Francois Nars himself, expressing just how alluring a vampy lip can be!


Peeking in the box, you can see the tops of the three lip products, and a little pouch for the included tote bag. Got to love the consistency of the sleek, matte black packaging!


As for the products themselves (the best part, of course!), Baiser de Feu includes a gloss, Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Como, a rich, matte lip pencil, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, and a glaze-finish lip colour, Sheer Lipstick in Damage.


Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Como is a semi-sheer, shiny berry colour with subtle gold shimmer. It feels rich on the lips without being sticky or greasy. Looks great on its own or over top of the other two colours in the kit!

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned is a bold, cool-toned burgundy scarlet that is perfect for a matte statement lip. Pair it with a pinch of blush and a couple swipes of mascara and you're good to go!

Sheer Lipstick in Damage is a subtle raspberry plum shade. It looks quite deep in the tube, but the beauty is in its sheerness. It leaves a lovely wash on the lips, which is perfect for work or those who want to try a plummy shade without committing to a full-on formula.


And swatches!

(L-R): Como on its own, Damage with Como over top, Damage on its own, Damned with Como over top, Damned on its own

As you can see from the swatches, the shades work incredibly well together, so you can really customize your look depending on how saturated, glossy, sheer, or matte you want your lips to be!

Plus, the kit comes with a chic little black tote bag, with the brand's logo on the front (see below) and a cheeky quote on the back (see the first pic, above):



Here's a photo of me wearing Damage. It's sheer, plummy goodness!

Wearing NARS Sheer Lipstick in Damage

And with a touch of Como on top, it adds a glossy dimension that kicks things up a bit:

Wearing NARS Sheer Lipstick in Damage topped with Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Como

I haven't included a shot of me wearing Damned, but I'm planning a Look of the Day with it soon, so stay tuned!

I really couldn't be happier with Baiser de Feu- it's a fool-proof set to create the perfect Fall lip! The variety of textures and finishes is so handy and I can see the shades, though bold, as being pretty universally flattering. So if you're a lover of plummy, burgundy lips, you definitely have to check this out!

Have you tried any of the shades in the Baiser de Feu  kit? What are some of your favourite Fall lip colours?

Thanks for reading! :)

51 comments:

  1. I have this too Jen! I was a little disappointed how sheer the lipstick is given this is the 'bold' kit but on the other hand its super wearable!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Yeah, I love how wearable Damage is, but can't wait to wear Damned a bit more! Thanks for stopping by, Stacey :)

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  2. I recently became obsessed with red lipstick, these are lovely shades!

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    1. Can't go wrong with a red lip! Glad you're liking these shades :)

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  3. Lovely post! you look very lovely on that shade of lipstick. I am so looking forward to seeing your future posts dear!

    xoxo;
    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

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    1. Love Nars!!!!!

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    2. Aww, thanks so much, Kenny! xo

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    3. And I agree, Susana, NARS is always great! :)

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  4. The lip pencil in cruella is stunning!! Looking forward to seeing your look of the day with it on! x

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! The lip pencil is actually Damned, but I had Cruella on the brain! But Cruella is a lovey shade too :)

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  5. I like how natural it looks on you! :)

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  7. The matte pencils are my favourite. I have Dragon Girl. I need to go through my current makeup before I can buy anymore, so I envy you !


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    1. Ooh, Dragon Girl is a great shade too! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. I haven't tried them, since they're not available in Slovenia. But the packaging - sooo freaking cool! And the shades are just perfect, they totally suit you!

    xx
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    1. The packaging really is great! Thanks so much, Gita :)

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  9. love love love the red colors! you look just wonderful!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! The shades really are great :)

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  10. I'm actually on the hunt for something plummy... And I agree with Mr. Nars, bold dark lips are so frigging hot!

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    1. NARS is a great brand to go to if you're on the hunt for a vampy lipstick! Thanks as always for the comment, Peet!

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  11. I'm actually on the hunt for something plummy... And I agree with Mr. Nars, bold dark lips are so frigging hot!

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  12. These look amazing on you
    Nice blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandy! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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  13. Love this lip combo it looks great on you!
    Also a big thanks for visiting my blog! :)
    TarteTanya

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    1. Thanks so much, Tanya! Your blog is great :)

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  14. Cruella looks like a fantastic blue-based red. Plus the name is brilliant.

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    1. Thanks! The pencil in the set is actually called Damned- had to edit it! But Cruella is another great red from NARS :)

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  15. I love love love thsi, absoluteyl love the colors.. I want any nars product :(

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    1. Thanks! You really can't go wrong with NARS lipsticks :)

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  16. Amazing box, full of great products!
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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by, Fabrizia :)

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  17. Oh yeah, it ends up looking kind of sheer, true. Still pretty though.

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    1. Thanks! Damage is the perfect plummy lipstick for work- I'm really happy with it :)

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  18. NARS is my favorite! Thanks so much for this post. I love this trio <3 Como is almost mesmerizing with the gold shimmer. These look like your perfect lip colors too :-) xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Can't go wrong with NARS :)

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    1. Thanks, Katie! It's a great shade :)

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