For a minute let’s say that we’re in a fantasy football game — except when I say football I really mean lipstick — and there are two rival teams gunning for the Sexiest Lip Look Championship. Your feuding teams are the Nudes versus the Vamps: Both undefeated, they are polar opposites. So taking that into consideration, those loyal to Team Vamp would most definitely want the vampiest MVP out on the field. And that is where Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Rock With You comes in. It is the MVP of vampy lip looks.
These Nars liquid lip colors are quite new, having just launched this year. But while it took Nars seemingly forever to deliver with a liquid lipstick while every other makeup brand already had scores of them, the wait was worth it. It’s a true liquid (as in it actually has a rather light and watery consistency), but the pigment is very, very dense.
Rock With You is a deep-plum shade. Its matte finish adds to the moodiness of wearing such a bold hue (and, thankfully, keeps it from squirming around on your lips — not a great trait for dark, bold colors to have!). I like wearing it on days when I do not want tourists to approach me on the subway to ask for directions or when I do not want to be accosted by anyone for anything at all.
Swipe this on and regardless of whatever other makeup you’re wearing, you’re definitely going to feel empowered in a totally badass way. And that brings me to another point about what makes this shade so good: It’s deep, yet it’s still vibrant enough that it looks great on anybody, with the added bonus of being daring, mysterious, and aggressively unapologetic — arguably the best kind of sexy.
The Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment is a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner. Check out the full list of Allure’s 2020 Best of Beauty winners.