Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Glosses

…coming to a Sephora near you!  These officially launch on July 29th, and they are exclusive to Sephora and limited edition.  Each shade is designed and created after several of NARS’ best-selling blush shades that go by the same name. I showed you swatches and photos a week or so ago, but now I’m pleased to be able to give you lip swatches, too! :)

NARS Lip Glosses have a thinner texture, and they feel lightweight and don’t dry out lips.  They’re not ultra hydrating, but they impart some moisture into lips while you wear ‘em.  I find them a little tacky but not sticky, but it definitely depends on how much you apply.  They’re scent- and taste-free, and you get a good amount for your $24 (0.28 oz.).  Colors are on the sheerer side, like most lip glosses, but they all gave lips a different look than au natural, which is fantastic.

  • Albatross is a semi-sheer champagne beige base with brighter champagne gold shimmer with a glossy sheen.
  • Luxor is a sheer milky pink base with brighter pink shimmer and a glossy sheen. It’s very similar to Albatross, just pink-toned. Luxor has a bit of an iridescent flash to it, which makes it a step up from your ordinary lip gloss.  (This shade is a Nordstrom exclusive!)
  • Super Orgasm is a light pink with golden sparkle. It has a slight milky, jelly kind ofl ook, but it gives some color, though it’s hot opaque.
  • Luster is a brownish beige with orange-gold shimmer. It’s semi-sheer, and it’s one of the shades that didn’t seem to apply as evenly as I’d have liked. From a normal viewing distance, you couldn’t really tell, though.
  • Angelika is a bright pop of blue-based pink with a slight lilac edge. Despite the strong cool undertones, it’s definitely wearable on warmer skin tones.
  • Oasis is a mauvey pink with golden shimmer and a glossy look. This one was definitely my favorite, because it gave me some color but looked really lovely all on its own. More jelly, less milky, but still plenty glossy.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If you’re a fan of NARS’ Lip Glosses (or even Blushes) and see a shade that suits you, they’re definitely worth a look-see once they launch.

Availability: July 29th at Sephora

See more photos & swatches!

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm, Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Albatross, Luxor, Super Orgasm

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Lip Glosses: Luster, Angelika, Oasis

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Albatross Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Albatross Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Luxor Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Luxor Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Super Orgasm Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Luster Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Luster Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Angelika Lip Gloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Angelika Lip Gloss


NARS Oasis Lipgloss

NARS Sephora Exclusive Lip Gloss
NARS Oasis Lip Gloss

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73 thoughts on “NARS Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches (Sephora Exclusives)

  1. Margot

    I want at least 3 of these lipglosses !

  2. Roxanne

    They really *do* remind me of their blushes! Good job, NARS!

  3. Ellie

    You’re beautiful! And those lipglosses look amazing.

  4. Avatar of KY kaoyee

    Thanks for the lip swatches! I would have totally passed on Oasis because it looks so dark in the tube but it looks so wearable on you.

  5. Laura

    Loooovvveee! Thanks so much for these swatches, I think I want all of them!

  6. Carrie

    Oasis is my favorite, though I love Luster blush. Very pretty. I like the idea of lip glosses that match their blushes.

  7. Jasmine

    Very nice but for that price I’d rather build my Nars blush collection :)

  8. Rae

    Ahh! Darn you, Christine — you’ve lit a major fire in my heart for Oasis! The powder blusher looks so stunning on you, and now the lipgloss, too?! *hides wallet*

    Then again, I *am* almost done my second round of finals…

  9. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Oasis <333

  10. Amy p

    Luster looks great on you!

  11. nikki

    i was thinking these would be a pass, but now i am reconsidering that! are you wearing oasis blush on your cheeks christine?

  12. For me Super Orgasm & Oasis are musts, I can’t wait to get them!

  13. When I first saw these little tubes of gloriousness, I was most excited about Super Orgasm but now that I see them on I am looking forward to getting my hands on Luster as well!

  14. I like at least 3 of the glosses.. Thats no bueno! =/

  15. YAY! Lip swatches!! I love these! I wish they were sold as a set. I also wish the price was the price for all of them! HAH! They are so nice, but really, just SO OVERPRICED! I mean, just 2 of them racks up to $50! I can barely pay rent, dude!

  16. You’re soo lucky! I can’t wait until these come out. I wish I had Angelika right now. =(

  17. Ameera

    Wow, they are much much sheerer then I would have liked to see. I think that Albatros is the only one that sparks just a slightest interest. I think I will stick with Mac, they have some pretty amazing collections coming out in July. Better quality for what you spend then these.

  18. Kate

    Albatross is so pretty. I want!

  19. Jennifer

    I bet Albatross and Luxor would look great layered over some lipsticks I have. :) Also Super Orgasm is another lipgloss I need to get my hands on too lol. Thank you for posting the swatches and pics, they are always very helpful!

  20. The NARS lipglosses look amazing. I have Turkish Delight and love it. I want to get the Orgasm one…it looks amazing! They all look so gorgeous on you Christine!

  21. Ashley Avocado

    i’ve gotta have albatross and angelika!

  22. Jackie

    Hmmm, Luxor kind of reminds me of MAC Icescapade

  23. Pearl

    Luster looks very pretty on you. Suitable for summertime. However, I’m not a NARS fan so it’s a “skip it” for me.

  24. Rachel

    So these new ones don’t have the weird rancid plastic-y scent? I’d be willing to try a couple if that’s the case! :)

  25. karen

    I think Oasis is my favorite.

  26. Tawny

    luster & oasis <3 !Oasis looks so dark in the tube, but turns out to be soooooo beautiful on you, Christine.

  27. Bernice

    I love your swatches! And I love how you include pictures of you wearing the glosses or whatever you’re reviewing for that matter :) And I also agree with a reader, I would’ve totally ignored Oasis but it looks fab!

  28. There’s only one of these I don’t need! they’re really beautiful!

  29. Hilana

    OMG you just look stunning in all of these. Especially Super Orgasm and Angelika looks AWESOME. Your eye make-up is just right. And those sexy brows….. I am more jealous of those than of your entire make-up collection, and believe me, I envy you THAT! ha!ha! :)

    It think what I like so much about these pics is that you look so healthy! :)

  30. Super Orgasm lipgloss looks like something I could wear everyday, I think I’m going to get one!

  31. Avatar of Rashmi rashmi

    u r looking super cool in oasis
    have to have it now….
    oasis gloss on my list
    nobdy does lip swatch better then u …
    m i repeating??? but thats the fact n m not the only one who says this right?
    love u n temptalia

  32. Jazz

    I kinda wanted the Oasis to be a bit more pigmented… idk I still may go get it

  33. Lynniekae

    Oh boy…why did I come in this post?! I see a trip to Sephora in my future. The only shade that probably won’t work for me is Angelika.

  34. Taj

    Those glosses are beautiful to layer over any lipsticks !

  35. Alexis (SF)

    Oasis is very pretty. I swatched the blush since you paired it with the gloss one of your tutorials. This is a nice alternative to Orgasm, which is barely noticeable on my skintone. I may have to buy this duo!

  36. They’re a little bit expensive, but fore those glosses, it’s TOTALLY worth it! I want them all..!
    Atleast I want Albatross, Angelika, and I can’t decide between Super Orgasm and Oasis :) I can’t remember that I’ve seen anything like Albatross before!

  37. … Oh who am I kidding, I want all of them xD

  38. Diana

    Oasis looks gorgeous!! They really do resemble their blushes!!!! :D

  39. Sass

    I don’t like NARS glosses. :(

  40. Hannah

    I love the colors of NARS glosses, but hate the smell/taste! It’s a shame, because I really love how Oasis looks. :(

  41. Maria

    I wasn’t sure about some of the colours in the tube, but they all translate beautifully on the lips! Angelika looks like candy. ^_^

  42. gingergirl

    Are they gritty? The colors are beautiful but I would only buy if the formula is smooth.

  43. Kim L

    seems really boring

  44. Natalie

    lip swatches are so helpful. thanks!

  45. I just realized that you said these are scent taste free. Do they smell like the “regular” permanent NARS glosses? Because those are notorious for smelling a bit like crayons! I don’t mind though since I don’t notice it too much buy I know some can’t stand it.

    I love NARS glosses! Can’t wait for these! =)

    P.S. I was wondering if you’ve tried any Pop Beauty face/cheek products like their highlighters, blushes, and bronzers. I’ve looked all over online and can’t find many solid reviews or swatches -mainly blogs just having the product info taken from the site with the company’s product info listed. I just want to know if they’re any good. Thanks!

    • Well, to me, the way they smell is how ingredients would likely smell by themselves – which is why a lot of brands *do* add fragrance to camouflage the way ingredients come together, lol. (At least, that is what I’ve been told… not a cosmetic science here!)

      But regarding these, I didn’t notice any crayon/waxy scent at all. In fact, I just got up and re-smelled Super Orgasm, and it didn’t have any scent at all. I just tried a Lip Lacquer by NARS, and the waxy scent was pretty strong, but yeah, didn’t detect in the new glosses :)

      I think I tried them once upon a time, but I haven’t tried anything in recent years! Wish I could be of more help!

      • Thanks! I don’t notice a strong scent in NARS glosses either but I know some do so I was wondering if they “smelled” like the others. =P I agree. The Lip Lacquers smell super waxy and are stronger than the glosses. I prefer the waxy scent though over anything perfumey and floral like 90′s drugstore makeup.

        • I always assume the waxy scent is the way the base should smell, so it’s not rancid or bad, but yeah… it can be unpleasant, lol.

  46. Melissa

    These are up on Sephora early!

  47. Laura

    Hi Christine,
    I love your site and all of the swatches! How do super orgasm and the regular orgasm color compare? Is super orgasm the same color except with more shimmer?
    Thank you!

  48. Lis

    Are these available only online or at Sephora stores as well? Please let me know

  49. Emily

    I was wondering if anyone has a good MAC dupe for Oasis, because I love it, but don’t want to splurge on it when i may have a dupe in my collection.

  50. Annie

    Does anybody know when Luxor is going to be available? I already bought Albatross (which is incredible) Luster and Oasis, but I can’t find Luxor anywhere.

  51. Jessy from France

    Gorgeous! I like Oasis a lot! May I know what eye shadows are you wearing on the photo with oasis?

  52. Jessy from France

    I think it’s probably “grand palais”, am i right?

  53. could you put the link in to the website on where to get them because i really wanna buy the whole set!

  54. Avatar of artemis artemis

    oasis looks very good on the lips :) pretty colors but it seems most lipglosses settle into liplines generally :P

  55. Chomps

    Would oasis look good with nars orgasm blush?