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NARS Wonder Lipgloss

NARS Wonder Lipgloss
NARS Wonder Lipgloss

NARS Summer 2011: Wonder Lipgloss

NARS Wonder Lipgloss ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is described as a “shiny, sheer mandarin orange laced with pink and gold shimmer.” It was a very reddened orange with flecks of gold and pink shimmer but less distinctly orange when worn.

Funny enough, this is a product described as sheer but actually is rather semi-sheer to semi-opaque! It’s a very buildable gloss, so it can go from a sheerer wash of color to more medium coverage  (though you can still clearly see my natural lip color through the gloss–it has a lot of color but still a lot of translucence) without feeling like you have to apply half the tube to do so.  One pull of gloss gets you sheer, a second pull gets you to what you see here.

NARS Lipglosses have a thinner consistency that’s mostly non-sticky (though sometimes, there is the odd gloss out), and the past several shades I’ve tried, are also scent- and taste-free. (In the past, some NARS glosses had a plasticky scent.) Wonder applies smoothly and evenly, and it gives lips a really plump, juicy look with the high-shine finish. I typically get three to four hours of wear out of NARS glosses.

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #078

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  Jurlique set of products (ordered forever ago, I swear!), MAC Flighty/Fashion Flower

Weekend plans:  Studying!! (Yep, again!)

Last product you finished:  Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Cream

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This week’s Mellan photo…


You can always tell when Mellan is thinking–he furrows his brow!

Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Collection for Summer 2011


Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Collection for Summer 2011

“From bronzers to the light shimmery glosses, The Almost Bare Collection creates the gorgeous sun kissed look you get after a day at the beach, one of my favorite sources of inspiration.” — Bobbi Brown

Bronzing Powder ($33.00)

Formulated for all skin types, Bobbi’s Bronzing Powder has just the right mix of red and brown—the colors you’d find in a true tan—to give skin a warm tint of healthy-looking color. What makes it so wearable? The lightweight mica-free powder applies smoothly and evenly and feels ultra-comfortable on skin. Now, this makeup bag essential is available in two new limited edition shades ideal for darker skin tones.

  • Deep Chocolate (Limited Edition)
  • Rich Cocoa (Limited Edition)

High Shimmer Lipgloss ($22.00)

Because there’s nothing sexier than glossy lips paired with luminous skin, Bobbi introduces her most high shine gloss ever. This ultra shiny formula glides on smoothly and offers medium to full color coverage that makes lips look lush and full.

  • Pink Tulle (Limited Edition)
  • Citrus (Limited Edition)
  • Bellini (Limited Edition)

Almost Bare Fragrance ($60.00)

A Bobbi Brown classic, this fresh floral eau de parfum features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses. The scent is enhanced by a note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background.

availability: May 2011 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com.

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MAC Flighty Collection: Overall & Recommendations


MAC Flighty Collection: Overall & Recommendations

My general recommendation is not to purchase the Big Bounce Shadows if you want to wear them alone. If, on the other hand, you want to wear them as a colored eyeshadow base, then I think it may be worth considering a shade or two. I do think that with the plethora of cream products out there that are long-wearing, I would opt for some of the more unique shades within the sixteen or perhaps a shade you’d wear very often.

The colored mascaras, based on the two I have tested so far, seem worth checking out, but Zoom Lash is a thicker, denser formula, and those who prefer really defined, crisp, but long, lashes may find it too much.

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NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio

NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio
NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio

NARS Summer 2011: Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio

NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) has launched an Alpes-Maritimes inspired (and limited edition) trio featuring shades of icy sea form, silver grewen, and icy turquoise. Something that readers complained about before was the composition of NARS’ trios–a gradual fading of light to dark with each section a different size, but here, we have three separate pans with each being the same size. I definitely hope to see this design going forward–I think it is more practical.

Cap Ferrat is my favorite NARS trio to date (I know, there have only been three, including this one), but I think it’s much more in line with NARS’ typical textures. The lightest shade is a very pale, green-tinted silvery white with this very subtle undertone of yellow; it is a little sheer, so it’s not perfect, but it applies smoothly. The middle shade is a seafoam green with a teal pull and a frosted finish with excellent pigmentation and soft, smooth texture. The darkest shade is a vibrant, sea and sky mix of blue with a subtle silvery shimmer and sheen. Like the middle shade, it has beautiful color payoff that’s true-to-pan and a very smooth feel.

One thing I don’t love about the trios is the way they’re priced–usually, the more products in it, the more of a “value” it becomes. Instead, NARS singles are $328.57/oz., duos are $235.71/oz., while the trios are $264.71/oz. NARS’ eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. When I wear them alone, I tend to get around six hours of wear before there is a faint amount of creasing, so it’s pretty good and isn’t a huge mess, but I’d recommend a primer for all-day wear (especially for those with oilier lids).

NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

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