What it is:
A moisturizing lip gloss for subtle, everyday glamour, enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting, comfortable wear and a luminous shine.
What it does:
Boasting sophisticated shine and stunning color, NARS Lip Gloss lavishes lips for subtle everyday glamour in a full spectrum of shades. The formula is enriched with nourishing ingredients for long-lasting, smooth, comfortable wear and a luminous shine. Potent sea lavender helps protect against the signs of aging and helps keep lips soft and supple while hydrating and smoothing the appearance of fine lines. The doe-foot applicator glides smoothly across lips with comfort and precision, leaving deep shine and shimmering color for comfortable non-sticky wear.
What else you need to know:
“Lips are as sexy as it gets.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
“Lip glosses can be applied with your fingers or a brush. For effect, use just a dab of gloss on the center of your bottom lip. This will make your entire lip look shiny without becoming messy.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
-Apply to the center of the top and bottom lips for a sophisticated, light-reflecting effect to make lips appear fuller.
I got this bad boy in a Sephora Favorites lip kit as a full-size product and have been in love since I first used it! I love the blush in this color because it is so flattering on every complexion, and this lip gloss stays true to that reputation. The color is so iconic to this brand because it’s the perfect goldish-peach with a sassy name to boot. I have tried their lip gloss with a different color that also came in a Sephora Favorites set, but that one had me feeling “meh.” However, this color shined a whole new light on this product! It just goes to show that you can’t judge a product by a single color/shade that it comes in. Normally, I’m not a lip gloss person. I will wear it occasionally, but I don’t intentionally shop for it like I do lipsticks or tinted lip balms, but this flipped that script upside down. I expected that since the time I lost interest in lip glosses that companies would improve their formulas to make lip glosses more desirable to buy, but I never really cared to immerse myself in that rabbit hole. This little gem helped turn that frown upside down because it brought life back into my opinion of lip glosses. From the packaging to the wear-ability, this lip gloss has changed the game of lip glosses for me and I’m excited to see what products I fall in love with. The main issue I have with this is that it has an obvious chemical scent to it, but it dissipates quickly, which prevents it from being a deal-breaker for me.
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
From my previous experience, I wasn’t expected this to have much color to it, but this was quite the surprise! This color is identical to the orgasm blush with the barely-sheer finish with intense duo-toned pigment. I know that when some company names different products the same color they try to have the same color, but it doesn’t always work out that way with the finish they want or what formula they use and always ends up looking some slight shade off. I’m not speaking badly about them on that, I’m just noting that this stays true to that unique color to that the blush is so well known for which wins points in my book. This can be sheer if I apply it very thin and I mean thin like it feels like a lip balm on my lips instead of a lip gloss. The texture isn’t sticky or goopy like almost every other lip gloss in the world is and that alone changed my view on lip glosses. The consistency is thick, but it isn’t so thick that it feels like tar slowly crawling down your mouth. It has this nice medium where it’s heavy because of how much moisturizing ingredients there are, but light enough that it doesn’t budge or bleed. On the down side, the does transfer so if you’re like me and drink water and chatter all day, expect to reapply frequently throughout the day. This seems waterproof because I wore this swimming and the only time it budged was when I patted my face with the towel to dry off. Don’t me to that, because I don’t know if it’s formulated to do that and I don’t want to give anyone false expectations. I do notice how healthy my lips look when using this because it does visibly reduce the look of the fine lines on and around my lips. The color itself gives life to any lips because of the naturally-flushed peach color, and for me, it makes my lips look healthier not only by the aesthetic effect of the color, but the ingredients as well. I wouldn’t say my lips look fuller, but since they are so well-hydrated from this lip gloss, they aren’t as tight as when they are dry. Think of a sponge and that’s exactly how our skin reacts. When exposed to water, we absorb it and soak up as much as we can and vice versa; when exposed to excessive heat and no moisture to replenish the moisture lost from trying to regulate our body temperate (sweating, our skin tightens and cracks, just like a sponge does. The only difference with that analogy is that sponges have no means to regulate their body temperatures, unlike us. It’s the little things to be grateful for. 😉 I love using this for both my natural days and adding a bit of dimension to a glam look. I have tested this over various competitive brand’s formulas and this works flawlessly every time. I can’t rave enough about how much I love this tube of magic!
Price: ★ ★ ★/5
Prices would always be better cheaper, but nothing worth having ever came easy, right? That includes this lip gloss. As much as it pains me to try reasoning with the cost, I can’t after trying it for myself. Every great thing about it, justifies the purchase and since it is really pigmented, I never need a lot for each application so this tube has lasted me quite some time and I used it almost daily awhile there.
Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
The cap/handle is so soft and I may not know what material they coated it with to make it like that, but I hope they don’t stop. It truly adds to the luxury behind the brand’s reputation with that detail alone. The wand tip makes application quick, easy, and painless and with the fluid, yet moisturizing consistency, there’s never any tugging or scratching on my lips when I apply it. The cap is very secure and I have never had a messy incident where it opened itself up and destroyed the inside of my bag.
Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, Olus, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Isododecane, Phenoxyethanol, Ozokerite, Trihydroxystearin, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline (Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline), Limonium Gerberi (Limonium Gerberi Extract), [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)]
Size: 0.18 oz.
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