Nude Lip Know-How: NARS Little Darling Lipstick

One of my favorite lipstick formulas is NARS sheer finish. They’re a glossier lipstick and the translucency makes them incredibly wearable. I was thrilled to see that NARS introduced a new sheer¬†nude,¬†Little Darling, with its holiday collection. And I was so curious to see how it compared to NARS Cruising, another nude, albeit more pink, that I absolutely adore. Above, you can see the two next to each other and Little Darling, on the left, is a true nude with beige undertones.

Swatched next to each other, you can see just how pink NARS Cruising is in comparison. From my perspective, both are incredibly flattering and two of the best nude lipsticks I have ever tried. Both are sheer enough where you’re not getting corpse lips, rather a perfect nude.

5 thoughts on “Nude Lip Know-How: NARS Little Darling Lipstick”

  1. Wow, I love these colors. You look only slightly darker skinned than me and these really flatter your skintone. I will have to check these out. Thanks so much for the swatches.

  2. Coincidentally just bought both colors on Sunday – couldn’t decide between them – and would love to know any recommendations for lip liners that work with them to make them pop a little bit??

  3. I have cruising and I use Ophelia lip gloss and Papua lip liner with it. I’m thinking I can use that with Little Darling, but I am tempted to try Belize with it too. It really makes the cruising pop. I just ordered Little Darling–can’t wait to try it!

  4. Lynnie — you could use a more pink lip liner with Little Darling to make it pop a little more, but I’d suggest layering lip gloss over it. I think anything goes — I like NARS Turkish Delight over both lipsticks!

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