Here is a look at the four lip products introduced in the Nars summer collection:
- Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: very pale, bright cantaloupe-pink
- Carthage Matte Lipstick: extremely vibrant (verging on neon) fuchsia
- Wonder Lip Gloss: sheer, orange-red with very subtle, gold micro-shimmer
- Mayflower Lipstick ($24): semi-sheer, semi-glossy, medium warm rosey pink with very subtle, silver micro-shimmer
The beautiful fuchsia, Carthage, looks gorgeous in the tube but could be difficult for the average person to pull off due to the extreme brightness factor. It is without a doubt a statement lipstick. I think I will be wearing it blotted down and overlaid with a champagne shimmer. Bolero creates a decent, albeit very matte, pinky-nude lip when worn sheerly and blotted a bit with fingertips, otherwise it is too bright on me. I plan to experiment with layering glosses over this one.
I didn't post lip-swatch photos except for small ones of Mayflower but if you haven't already, you can see all of these colors applied on the lovely Karen of Makeup & Beauty Blog.
Do you have any favorites or plan to get any of the lip products from this collection? I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you would wear some of these brighter shades!
|In flash lighting, left to right: Wonder, Mayflower, New Order (featured previously), Bolero, Carthage|
|In sunlight, left to right: Bolero, Carthage, Mayflower, Wonder|