I never thought I’d like glitter.  I knew I’d never love it.  I was wrong!

NARS Dressed to Kill


Sephora describes Dressed to Kill as a “fuchsia rose with gold shimmer” and I agree.  But the shimmer really is glitter.  To me, shimmer is a more subtle and finely milled reflection than what is included in Dressed to Kill.

Dressed to Kill and Afghan Red


Above is Dressed to Kill (left) compared to NARS Afghan Red (right).  They are both the same satin formula, but Afghan Red doesn’t include the glitter.  Dressed to Kill is warmer and closer to a true red than Afghan Red.

A gorgeous spring shade recently released by NARS, Dressed to Kill can be worn straight from the tube to pair easily with that little black dress and a pair of stilettos every woman holds sacred.

NARS Dressed to Kill GlitterThat glitter in there??  Wowza!

Or it can be worn to spice up a look any day of the week.

NARS Dressed to Kill lip swatch

On the flip-side, this multi-personality shade can be applied with a finger to give a soft finish for a sweetly colorful pout.  Here it is paired with Seduction blush.

NARS Dressed to Kill and Seduction blush

For some, NARS lipsticks can be drying.  I suggest applying lip balm before beginning your makeup.  Right before putting on Dressed to Kill, kiss the back of your hand to get rid of any balm that hasn’t sunk in.  It also helps to wear a liner underneath to protect from any drying ingredients.


Price:  $24.00

Availability:  Sephora, NARS

Summary:  Because the appearance changes so much depending on the application method used, NARS Dressed to Kill is like having two lipsticks in one.  It works well on a wide variety of skin tones and with a number of different looks.  The gold glitter adds a touch of glamor for anyone who likes a unique take on a red lip.

10am Beauty Approved?:  Yes