NARS Chaser Air Matte Lip Color is a medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was very lightweight, velvety, and mousse-like, as it was airy but still spreadable and not prone to sheering out. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though this was a lot more coverage than marketed. The product applied evenly initially, and I felt like it looked quite good, but it had a particularly unflattering wear down where it visibly clung to imperfections and settled into lip lines after three hours of wear, though most of the color was intact for closer to four hours. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.
NARS Thrust Air Matte Lip Color is a medium brown with warmer, more orange undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and more velvety and mousse-like, as it was airy but substantial and was easy to apply for an even layer of product. The initial application looked lovely–smooth, even color that didn’t emphasize my lip lines and felt comfortable without being too emollient (not a full dry down). Unfortunately, the formula felt more like it sat very much over my lips rather than adhering, so the longevity was weaker with poorer wear down that was particularly unflattering as the color wore away unevenly and had a tendency to cling noticeably to imperfections and settle into lip lines. The color stayed on closer to four hours but was quite unflattering after three hours of wear, though it wasn’t drying to wear.