NARS Instant Crush & Vida Loca Lipglosses Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft shimmering apricot.” It’s a light-medium peach with hints of warm, brown and fine white shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a light-to-medium-weight consistency that was mildly sticky but not thick or gluey. It didn’t appear streaky, but the color emphasized and sat in lip lines heavily, so it was less flattering worn alone. This shade wore for four hours on me. MAC Ultimate Dish (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fashion Punch (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Myth (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Barely There (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (DC, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Parthenope (788) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Cappuccino (02) (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC NUDE (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Estella (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). Too Faced Fairy Tears (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is described as a “guava.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that covered decently, but it pulls into lip lines and emphasizes them quite noticeably. This would be better over a lipstick or lip liner. The texture is light-medium in weight, lightly tacky overall, and neither drying nor hydrating. The gloss lasted for four hours on me. Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Overspiced (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bardot Beige (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Delight (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Tres Leches (P, $5.99) is more pigmented, cooler, better quality (90% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (DC, $19.50) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spanking Haute (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dainty (-, $16.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Coral of the Wild (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss
NARS Instant Crash Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss
NARS Vida Loca Lipgloss

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
On eyes:
  • Clarins Silver Ivory
  • Clarins Silver Pink
  • Clarins Silver Plum Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Suede Shoes Eyeliner
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Well, I do not like the glosses at all. But, you look great! So, is Parure Gold back out now in the US Christine? Or are you still using bottles you bough a long time ago? I can’t find it online. I searched a while back and it looked like it was being released overseas first and hopefully coming back here. But,IDk when , Do you happen to have the scoop on that?

Old bottles! I have three of each shade (02 and 03) to use up. Haven’t heard anything about it releasing in the U.S.

NARS really needs to work on their formulation for lighter shade lipglosses – so many of them settle into lip lines in such an unflattering way. I love the colors they come out with and have a few of the darker glosses, but the lighter ones are so often disappointing in application.

I really love the Buxom lip polishes and creams. The lighter colors apply very well for me and they last a long time. I have some Chanel glossimers that are great too. Drugstore brands – the NYX butter glosses are great.

Yikes, how did these make it out of QC?? They emphasize a thousand lip lines, scary! BTW, I like the looks of those Clarins cream shadows on you.

A bit surprised at Vida Loca scoring as low as it did! Primarily because of having seen you wearing it in quite a few reviews this week, and it actually looks very nice on, but I do realize that how something looks isn’t the be-all, end-all of a product. Still…

Not for me, glosses like these, not even colours that flatter me. Feel good with products I don’t ahve to lust and long for.
Pity about them for everyone who does like colours like these. I think I might have liked them, had they been shimmery. Me and my shimmers! 🙂

I actually am considering purchasing these even though they didn’t score well since I normally only wear gloss over lipstick. Do you think they would do better over lipstick? They both seem like beautiful center of the lip colors.

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