Sunday, January 12th, 2014

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) sees the introduction of two new and permanent shades to the range with the spring collection. For spring, both shades are described sheer (and are). Otherwise, the formula is a thick, tacky gloss that is longer-wearing.  I found both of these fairly sticky but very high-shine.  If you have thinner lips, you’ll love the very small, fine applicator brush for applying the gloss, and if you have fuller lips, it may be less of an upside. After wearing both shades, neither was hydrating nor drying.

Annees is described as a “sheer violet.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged lavender with a creamy finish. Applied, it has more of a milky consistency and look, so it doesn’t apply as evenly as one would like and does settle into lip lines. Due to the way it applies, it’s a color I’d apply over a more opaque lipstick or lip liner. It had semi-sheer color coverage. This shade lasted three and a half hours on me. It actually swatched more like Coeur Sucre but ends up looking more like International Velvet applied. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $19.00) is warmer. MAC Petite Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is slightly darker. MAC Going Casual (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Pagoda (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. Chanel Bagatelle (P, $29.50) is also shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Bimini is described as a “sheer pink guava.” It’s a medium peachy-orange with fine shimmer. It applied evenly, easily, and had sheer coverage. It lasted for four hours on me, which is average wear, but this is a long-wearing formula, so I would have expected even better wear. MAC Good Lovin’ (LE, $15.00) is browner. MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is darker. MAC Double Happiness (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. MAC Pure Flattery (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Celestial Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Annees

B-

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Bimini

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss
NARS Bimini Larger Than Life Lipgloss

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29 thoughts on “NARS Annees & Bimini Larger Than Life Lipglosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Saadia

    Bimini is such a beautiful gloss and it is looking gorgeous on u

  2. tiffany

    Christine how is the purple compared to macs cinestyle from the reel sexy collection. It looks similar

  3. I don’t wear lipgloss that often, but it looks like a color that would look good over Mac’s Heroine.

  4. grlnxdor

    I wanted both of these so bad, but I’m afraid they are too sheer for the less than average pigment that my lips have now. I’m Ok with that because it means more money for other things!

  5. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Both are very pretty in the tube, but when actually applied, nothing special (at least not dupeable at a fraction of the cost).

    • Kind of wish NARS made one more pigmented and one sheer – so there’d be a little more variety. They’re both supposed to be sheer and are, but as is the tendency, sheerer glosses are easier to dupe.

  6. If Annees looked the same way applied as it does swatched I would have probably bought 2. I love that color!! I guess I could use a warm bright pink liner and top it off with my Viva Glam Nicki 2 gloss to get a similar effect. It’s the perfect shade of lavender!
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  7. I think the shimmer in Bimini is pretty, and that Annees applies better than I expected given its milkiness… But both of these shades kind of leave a bit to be desired, which is a shame :-(
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  8. Bina

    Bimini would go really well with one of the peachy/coral satin lip pencils from the nars final cut line!

  9. Larger Than Life is so milky, don’t like it. Bimini looks pretty cute though.

  10. Avatar of Celine Celine

    I’m a fan of Nars lip-glosses. Will be grabbing Bimini for sure!

  11. Bimini looks pretty! I’m not much a gloss wearer but I like Bimini. Annees not so much!
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  12. Rachael

    Any idea on how banners compares to buxom Cosmo lavender?

  13. Bimini is fabulous! Such a great and wearable shade. It suits you very well!
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