Happy Monday! NARS have recently retooled their lip gloss line with a new formula and new sleek packaging. I’ve used NARS glosses before – the sadly discontinued Bloodwork gloss was my go-to ultra opaque pillar box red – but I found the formula to be oddly dry to apply and the harsh, chemical-y taste and fragrance a big turn-off for my makeup clients. Great range of colours, but the formula didn’t work for me.
Thankfully NARS have listened to their client feedback and completely retooled their gloss line, out this week at Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima! The dry paste-like formula has been changed to a silky lightweight gloss with a medium shine finish, easily applied with the soft fuzzy does foot applicator. I’m not wild about the small bristled brush in NARS Larger Than Life glosses because I find it pushes product around rather than lay down a smooth level of colour, so I’m pleased that they’ve opted for a more standard fuzzy applicator. The scent is now a fairly neutral, slightly sweet scent that’s imperceptible after a few moments.
But enough chat! Less talk, more lip gloss.
NARS Super Orgasm lip gloss is a sheer peachy pink with golden glitters. It creates a soft glaze of colour over my natural lip tones, pigmented enough to create a smooth and unified look without being visually weighty or dense. The glitters are surprisingly subtle, serving to make the gloss look extra wet and dimensional rather than being a blinged out glitterfest.
I wasn’t expecting much from Super Orgasm as I’ve used its blush namesake and found it to be an unwearable glittery mess, but mercifully Super Orgasm gloss is an ultra wearable daytime gloss that gives a gentle hint of colour without sacrificing wearability. Nice, nice. Nice!
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