NARS First Time is a moderately warm-toned, very light gold with a glitter finish. It is a limited edition lipgloss that retails for $26.00.
NARS First Time Multi-Use Gloss ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of beige and champagne gold sparkle and micro-glitter. It had a semi-sheer amount of sparkle when applied to lips and was even less noticeable when I applied it to my cheekbones/brow bone--more shine than shimmer. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and mostly non-sticky, though it was emollient and never dried down, so it felt tackier on my cheeks than it did as a lip product.
The formula was consistent with the other shades in the range: best for adding shine and/or very subtle sparkle on skin (brow bone, cheek bone, and the like) but is harder to use on the eyelid area unless you want to have a creased effect and don't mind the product sliding into the lash lines/getting into one's eyes. As long as I kept it away from my lid/crease area, it was a wearable, reasonably-lasting product to add shine/glossiness on my brow bone and cheek bones, where it lasted for six and a half hours before it seemed to slide noticeably. It actually seemed to do a bit better with respect to longevity when applied over complexion products at seven and a half hours before migration occurred, but it was critical to give my base products time to dry down and set them prior to applying the gloss on top.
As a lip product, it had noticeable shine but somehow didn't reflect/sparkle like a traditional gloss, and the shine wore down within two hours, though there was a subtle sheen and some of the sparkle after three hours. It was smooth and comfortable to wear as a lip product, though there was a denser, almost silicone-like feel to it that felt clingy on but wasn't actually drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Introducing Multi-Use Gloss, NARS’ new limited-edition creamy multi-use gloss formula for creating brilliant effects on lips, eyes and cheeks. Shimmery and versatile, the collection’s five glittering shades can be worn alone or layered to create endless glossy combinations. The statement-making lineup, which contains coconut oil and Vitamin E to soften and hydrate, takes looks to daring dimension and standout shine. Creamy and comfortable. Luminous and layerable.