NARS Redemption is a moderately warm-toned, very light pink with a glitter finish. It is a limited edition lipgloss that retails for $26.00.
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NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of copper, pink, and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer to medium "coverage" in the form of sparkle, but it tended to sheer out considerably on my skin when used on my brow bone or cheekbones. It had more noticeable sparkle "coverage" when I used it as a lip product. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and spreadable, but it was denser than the average gloss, though not sticky or particularly heavy. As a lip product, it seemed almost primer-like and clung a bit to my lips without being drying.
On my face, it worked best over bare skin or lightly-powdered foundation as a glossy, shiny effect with minimal noticeable shimmer/sparkle. The sparkle was sparse and was only slightly noticeable when worn atop bare skin, but if I patted it over a liquid foundation, even as gently as possible, they seemed to blend in with my base. The same was true when I patted it under my brow bone as a highlight, whether on bare skin or over eyeshadow. The good news was that it did not seem overly prone to migrating and sliding down and around my face.
As a cheek highlighter, it lasted for six and a half hours before starting to appear a little glossy beyond where I put it over bare skin, while application over set base products actually was better at eight hours (I was worried it would eat my foundation more quickly). As a brow bone highlighter, it stayed on well for eight hours with minimal movement, but it was hard to seamlessly blend the ultra glossy brow bone highlight with the rest of my eyeshadow. The gloss had no hope whatsoever when used on the lid or near the crease from creasing; it was creased within a minute, and I could feel it between my lash lines within two hours. As a lip product, it had light shine but disappeared within two hours and looked and felt like gritty sparkle and was nowhere near as sparkly/reflective as a decent shimmery lipgloss is. It lasted for three hours as a gloss with sparser and sparser sparkle from there, but it was comfortable and non-drying.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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