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Sneak Peek: NARS x Sarah Moon Glass Metropolis & Mind Game Sets Photos & Swatches

NARS x Sarah Moon Glass Metropolis
NARS x Sarah Moon Glass Metropolis

NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection features several palettes and sets, including Glass Metropolis ($125.00 for 0.64 oz.), which contains eight, miniature sized Audacious Lipsticks (one is new, the rest are from the permanent range) housed in a hefty, keepsake box (looks like frosted glass).

NARS x Sarah Moon | Glass Metropolis

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NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection for Holiday 2016

François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision. Deceptively nuanced. Boldly mysterious. Every look demands a second look.

Availability

October 5th at NARS Online, October 15th at NARS Boutiques, November 1st at other retailers

The Details

Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret | $125.00 | Limited Edition

Includes eight mini Audacious Lipsticks: Sarah, Anita, Marlene, Rita, Olivia, Sandra, Charlotte, Bette.

Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette | $69.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

Six Dual Intensity Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV, V, VI–and three Dual-Intensity Blushes–I, II, and III. Exclusive to Sephora.

Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition

Four Eyeshadows–I, II, III, IV–and Via Veneto Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner.

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NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016
NARS x Sarah Moon Collection for Holiday 2016

François Nars and fashion photographer Sarah Moon dare you to look closer as their limited-edition collection exposes every facet of the feminine.
Deeply inspired by iconic cinema, François Nars and Sarah Moon collectively worked from the nostalgic futurism of Metropolis to set the mood for the season’s story. Every element of the collection blurs the lines between real and surreal, serving as a direct expression of their collaborative vision.

Availability

October 5th at NARS Online, October 15th at NARS Boutiques, November 1st at other retailers

The Details

Moon Matte Lipstick | $28.00 | Limited Edition

An intensely opulent, high-pigment formula. Limited edition.

  • Indecent Proposal Nude rose
  • Rouge Improbable Raspberry red
  • Rouge Indiscret Red geranium
  • Fearless Red Vivid red

Duo Eyeshadow | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Quai des Brumes Iridescent lavender smoke / charcoal with gold shimmer
  • Indes Galantes Iridescent idnigo smoke / mulberry

Blush | $30.00 | Limited Edition

  • Impudique Pink red
  • Isadora Lavender pink

Round-up: NARS Velvet Lip Glide Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glides
NARS Velvet Lip Glides

Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

01

NARS Le Palace

PPermanent. $26.00/0.20 oz.

NARS Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cool undertones and very fine pearl. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity

02. NARS Deviant

A+

02. NARS Deviant

NARS Deviant Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A+

04. NARS Unspeakable

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

05. NARS Chez Claude

Chez Claude is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and very light, fine pearl. Read full review.

A

06. NARS Danceteria

NARS Danceteria Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

07. NARS Mineshaft

NARS Mineshaft Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. NARS No. 54

A

08. NARS No. 54

NARS No. 54 Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. Read full review.

A

09. NARS No. 675

A

09. NARS No. 675

No. 675 is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

10. NARS Plato's

A-

10. NARS Plato's

Plato's is a muted, dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the gloss itself spread easily across the lips and left an even layer of color. Read full review.

A-

11. NARS Playpen

A-

11. NARS Playpen

NARS Playpen Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

12. NARS Area

A-

12. NARS Area

NARS Area Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

13. NARS Toy

B+

13. NARS Toy

NARS Toy Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. Read full review.

B+

14. NARS Bound

B

14. NARS Bound

NARS Bound Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

15. NARS Stripped

B-

15. NARS Stripped

NARS Stripped Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light-medium beige with a hint of pink paired with a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

16. NARS Unlaced

B-

16. NARS Unlaced

NARS Unlaced Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
12
B
4
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
92%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
92%

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NARS Unspeakable, Toy, Area, Deviant Velvet Lip Glides

NARS Velvet Lip Glide
NARS Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Unspeakable Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency had the plushness of a gloss with the creaminess of a satin lipstick, so it didn’t feel heavy or tacky, but it still had noticeable shine. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was moisturizing as well. NARS Plato's (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Provoke (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Toy Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, purpled burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was even for the most part with minor color pulling into lip lines (this was a case where the color was so dark that it was hard to tell from afar). The consistency was lightweight, smooth, a little gel-li,e and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for. The formula felt hydrating to me while worn. Anastasia Potion (-, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark as Night (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC With Gusto (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Area Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color, but some of the natural lip color can come through still. The texture was lightweight, non-tacky, and comfortable to wear on the lips, while a bit of color sat in lip lines and made the ones on my bottom lip a bit more noticeable, though I didn’t really detect it from a normal viewing distance. This shade stayed on well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. Anastasia Rum (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC King Pin (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Deviant Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture was smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and spread well across the lips. The formula delivered rich, opaque color coverage that was even and didn’t pull into lip lines. I was able to wear this shade for just over five hours, and it felt moisturizing to me. Anastasia Berry (-, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Fatale (P, $52.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sin (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lasting Achievement (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Modern Drama (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Vamp (-, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bordeaux (-, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

NARS Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss that is hydrating, richly pigmented, and comfortable to wear. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. Some of the lighter shades settled into lip lines, but it varied from shade to shade. The wear varied between three and five hours for me, which is more like a gloss than a lipstick. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Unspeakable
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Toy
Toy
Toy
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Area
Area
NARS Velvet Lip Glide Deviant
Deviant

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