NARS Bilbao Lipstick - Review and Swatches

4 years ago

Yay, I`m back with another lipstick review. Who`s excited? I purchased this NARS lipsticks a few weeks back when was having their friends and family sale so I was able to snag this lipstick for 20% off it`s original price and also get an additional cash back from Ebates, which I already forgot how much, lol. Anyways, don`t you love it when you can save a few bucks on high-end brands? Just in case you were wondering, these NARS lipsticks retail for $24.00.


Like all the NARS packaging, the case is matte black with a velvety feel to it. I`m sure you`ve heard it all before but I`m going to say it again, the packaging is a magnet for dirt and fingerprints. I`m not really a fan of that.
The case is rectangular with the NARS logo all around the cap.
This lipstick is smaller and feels lighter than the average lipstick
Net weight is .12 oz 3.4 g


Bilbao is lovely shimmery brownish nude with a hint of pink undertone to it. It has a slight frostiness, which I don`t mind. I find the color very flattering. It would look nice on most skintone. If you have very dark skin, the color might be subtle.
The pigmentation is good but due to its color, the coverage is semi-opaque.
One thing I love about NARS lipsticks is that they apply beautifully and flawlessly. It`s quite hydrating and feels very comfortable on the lips.
It has a subtle cosmetic scent to it but it doesn`t bother me and disappears quite quickly after you apply.
I get an average of 3 hours of wear with this lipstick.

Final Thought

I`ve reached for this lipstick quite often since I bought it so that tells you how much I love the color and formula. If you want a nude color that isn`t going to make you look pale as a ghost, then I would suggest you check this one out. I know the price may be a turn off but perhaps if you wait for a sale like I did, you could save yourself a few bucks.
My rating 9/10.

What`s your favorite nude lippie? Would you try NARS lipsticks?

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