It took me a while to place it, but I think I figured out what the fragrant glosses in the new $39 Napoleon Perdis Merci Lip Gloss Collection remind me of, and when it hit me, I was like YES! Thank goodness for my basset hound-like sense of smell.
I may not be able see worth a damned (my eyesight’s crap, man), but at least I can pinpoint exactly what stuff smells like, which I’m sure will NOT come in handy when Z-Day goes down, but whatevs… At least it’s useful for figuring out fragrances, and these smell (and taste) exactly like fresh lychee, I kid you not.
I think the only reason I could place the scent is because I had them (lychee) last summer on Kauai. I bought a small bag at a farmers’ market to snack on at the beach.
There’s just something so…glorious about letting your muffin top hang out and eating fresh lychees at the beach. It’s right up there with the best of life’s most underrated pleasures.
But enough about fruit. I should probably get to the glosses…
These could almost pass for dupes of MAC Cremesheen Glasses, and that’s probably why I’ve been crushing on ‘em.
Non-sticky, smooth, ultra-hydrating (the formula contains Vitamin E, a rather straightforward moisturizing ingredient, and no nuts or extracts from exotic rainforests or anything) and straight-up comfy, they go on pigmented at first, but sheer down within about 15 minutes. Overall, they last from 2-3 hours for me.
I like ‘em. I do think they’d be a lot cooler if the packaging didn’t look like licorice candy. Granted, it’s unique (can’t say I’ve seen anything quite like it before), but it’s hard to tell some of the colors apart through their twisty tubes.
These also have a brush applicator, by the way, which I’d normally be cool with, but in this case the bristles on a few of them have splayed a bit.
I’m Team Doe-Foot all the way, man.
PRICE: $39 for a set of five glosses
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at Neiman Marcus stores and neimanmarcus.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,