NARS has taken their already awesome lip gloss and revamped it into something better. With new packaging and a new formula, there are seven new shades and twenty three classics. Surely there is something for everyone!
I’ve been testing four of the thirty shades and am hard-pressed to choose a favorite. All four shades are listed as being sheer on the NARS website, but they pack a lot more pigment than many glosses from other brands. The sheerest of the bunch is Rose Gitane and the most opaque (almost like a liquid lipstick!) is Dolce Vita. What I really love about the level of color from each is how easy it is to build. I can apply a tiny amount for a hint of color (most useful with Turkish Delight below for more wearability next to my skin tone) or an extra layer for fuller and shinier color (like with Rose Gitane below).
All four of these shades are super comfortable and they leave my lips feeling hydrated even after the gloss is worn off. Many products dry out my sensitive lips so I’m more than happy to have the extra moisture. While not at the level of an actual balm, my lips are left smooth and full.
As far as the new packaging… I love the precision doe-foot applicator (my favorite) and the chic redesign. The crystal clear tube makes it much easier to see the detail of each gloss and the logo on the cap/wand mimics the rest of the line for all of us who
are a bit neurotic appreciate symmetry.
What shades are on your wish list? Do you already have NARS Lip Gloss favorites?
Price: $26.00 each
Availability: NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics.com
Summary: With a selection of thirty shades, a mix of creme and sparkle finishes, a hydrating formula, and sleek new packaging, the NARS Lip Glosses are tough to beat. This lipstick lover approves of the moderate pigmentation that lets these glosses work alone or over lip color.