That's right, here I am again! :)
No eyeshadow talk for a change, as this post is all dedicated to lipgloss, NARS lipgloss to be a little more specific! :)
NARS came out with the "I Want You" lipgloss set a little before Christmas if I 'm not mistaken and that was surely an excellent marketing idea, since this would make an amazing Christmas/New Year's present (and I 'm speaking from my own experience, lol).
It's basically a little set of NARS most popular lipgloss shades - a good opportunity to try them all out without having to buy them separately.
The lipglosses included in this set are: Turkish Delight, Striptease, Orgasm, Dolce Vita and Greek Holiday (and my swatches are in that exact order).
Let's check them out one by one (all of them are swatched on completely bare lips):
Turkish Delight. You 're probably well aware of this shade, NARS describes this as "pink sorbet", which is pretty accurate. It's one of those milky, pale pink shades, without any shimmer. My complaint regarding this, is that, from what you can see, it settles into the natural lines of the lips almost immediately, so it might not be the best idea to wear it completely on its own. I would have also liked it to be less thin in terms of consistency.
NARS Striptease. A beige/nude lipgloss, infused with extremely subtle light golden shimmer, which succeeds in achieving the full - on nude effect without creating the dreaded concealer/corpsey effect, which most of us usually wish to avoid. It's quite pigmented and can be definitely worn on its own.
NARS Orgasm. I 'm gonna bore you all once again with the known description of all "Orgasm" products (by the way, I wonder what kind of traffic will end up on this site with names such as Striptease and Orgasm, lol): Peachy pink, shot through with generous amounts of gold shimmer, so depending on where the light hits you, it might look more like gold frost on your lips instead of a peachy toned pink lipgloss. Goes on quite opaque, like Striptease and for most skintones it would compliment a great variety of looks.
NARS Dolce Vita. I must admit, this shade is not easy to describe, but I 'm going with dusty, brick rose. I fear that my camera makes it look more coral than it really is, so the swatch on my hand is more accurate. Shimmer-free and very well pigmented, it's definitely the one of the bunch that I 'd pick if I was aiming for a look that would draw more attention to my lips. I love how it applies, very even, without a lot of effort.
NARS Greek Holiday. Very sheer, very shimmery, or shall I say glittery. In fact, there's just a tiny hint of a beige colour in there, the rest is multicoloured, pastel toned, small to medium sized glitter. Now, it's surely not something I would pick on a daily basis, but it would make a great lipgloss for summer. I can't help but wonder if it would look better with a tan (can you tell I miss summer?). It probably would.
Overall, I must say that there's a great selection of shades and finishes in this set, there is something for almost every look or occasion. Not perhaps a set that would compliment the darkest skintones though. My personal favourites are Striptease and Orgasm, they 're the ones that I go for the most and I almost always wear them without a lipstick.
They 're not scented (they could have been), and if they start to go off they get the unpleasant plastic-y smell, perhaps a little sooner than other brands, but I could be wrong about that last part.
They are a bit sticky, so be aware if you hate sticky lipgloss, but I find them to be less sticky than MAC (my ultimate sticky nightmare), so, I can definitely put up with it.
In terms of wear, they seem to stay on for a fair amount of time, but it's virtually impossible for me to test that, as I 'm the kind of person that drinks or eats sth every few hours. I would say, however, that right up to that point, it's still there.
What's your take on NARS lipglosses? Have you tried any of those shades mentioned?
I 'd also love to try Chihuahua and Harlow, has any of you tried those? :)
That's right, here I am again! :)