NARS Spring 2011: A Few Lipstick and Gloss Combos to Consider

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NARS Spring 2011 Lip Glosses and Lipsticks clockwise from the lower left: Angelika, Super Orgasm, Nana, Tzigane and Madere

Sometimes I feel like a makeup mad scientist, mixing and matching beauty products to create something greater than the sum of its parts (it’s ALIVE! ALIVE!!!).


And it usually happens when I’ve got hella sh*t to do…like paying bills, doing the dishes or preparing my taxes.

That was the case today when I got to thinking about lip combos using the five lipsticks and glosses from the new NARS Spring 2011 collection.

Not exactly the most productive way to spend a Tuesday morning, but c’est la vie. 🙂

I’m feeling the Tzigane lipstick and gloss combos more than the Madere ones below, but that’s probably because I think Madere’s cool pink makes me look like a zombie.

These are just to spark some ideas, so let me know if anything springs to mind.

Combinations with NARS Lipstick in Tzigane

nars spring 2011 tzigane lipstick and angelika lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Angelika atop Lipstick in Tzigane

nars spring 2011 tzigane lipstick and super orgasm lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm atop Lipstick in Tzigane

nars spring 2011 tzigane lipstick and nana lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Nana atop Lipstick in Tzigane

Combinations with NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere

nars spring 2011 madere lipstick and angelika lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Angelika atop Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere

nars spring 2011 madere lipstick and super orgasm lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Super Orgasm atop Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere

nars spring 2011 madere lipstick and nana lip gloss
Lip Gloss in Nana atop Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere

Keep on keepin’ on…

Jillian Michaels is smiling here because she plans on kicking your @ss

How’s your Tuesday, young lady? Mine’s been okay so far. I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for Jillian’s Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD.

I went through the whole disc last Sunday, and all I have to say is “HOLY SWEAT, BATMAN!” I felt like someone took a meat tenderizer to my inner thighs.


I’m thinking about doing a more involved review of the DVD for the blog. Holla at me in the comments if you think I should.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and keep on keepin’ on! 🙂

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. AnieJ says:

    I think so on the DVD review/breakdown, since I’ve been trying to do workouts of of netflix (every little bit counts).

    These lippies are looking quite sheer for my tastes (as in I can’t tell almost any of those apart). Do you think the colors are all worth a haul or maybe just one or the other?
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  2. Tiffany says:

    I wanna hear what you think of the dvd! I kinda love workout dvd’s since it’s like the only thing I can do in my house.

  3. Advah says:

    Jumping in to say “yes please to the DVD review”! 😀 (and to those lipglosses too, helloooo!)
    I owe keeping my weight under (kind of) control to the 30 Day Shred, I’d be curious about the differences with that DVD.

    Tuesday’s been productive but manic, I want to crawl into bed but still have so much work to do. Hope yours went smoother Karen! And I’m going out a couple of nights this week, looking forward to trying on some lipstick/lip glosses combos!

  4. Meghan says:

    Definitely do a post on the DVD
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  5. Deb says:

    I have Jillian Michaels’ 30 day shred DVD and holy crap does that woman know how to work you out. My favorite part is that she knows exactly when you’re getting tired and thinking of pressing eject, and that’s when she yells at you. It’s amazing.

  6. Jen says:

    I have the 30 Day Shred and the 6 Week Six Pack, but I’d love to hear what you think about this one!

    • Karen says:

      What do you think of 6 Week Six Pack, Jen? I’ve been looking for a good ab workout video!

      • Evelyn says:

        I’m not Jen, but I really like it. It’s got a lot of cardio mixed in with the ab moves, which is good for burning fat as well as strengthening the muscles. I’m a big fan of her videos in general, though.

        • Karen says:

          Thanks, Evelyn. I need help when it comes to doing ab work (won’t do it on my own), so I think I’ll order it.

          Do you have any other Jillian DVDs to recommend?

          • Evelyn says:

            yes! I love her “No More Trouble Zones” one — there’s a move in there called the “surrender”… just have to try it. 😉

            I just got a kettlebell and am trying her kettlebell video, but the ones they use in the video are way lighter than the one I have, so I have to modify some things. It’s pretty good, too, though.

      • Jen says:

        It’s a bit of a killer, but it’s fun! I like it.

  7. Tracy says:

    Little Zombie animation!!!! Love him!
    I keep telling you that you’re way to pretty for anything to make you look like a zombie!
    I need that workout–must get in shape—no lip gloss allowed until that happens! Great combos though!
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    • Karen says:

      You’re so sweet, Tracy. 🙂 I do have to say, though, that I feel like a hot mess in very pale cool pinks, LOL!

      So what kinds of exercising are you planning on doing? I’m trying to get in shape too. It’s like a never ending battle…

      • Tracy says:

        I bought the EA Active for my Wii–it looked like it would be fun and it is! I also plan on putting in my Turbo Jam DVDs – I like kickboxing a lot! I’d start run/walking again, but in my snow/ice laden city that’s just suicide. I’d probably slip and break a hip!
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        • Karen says:

          I have a friend who does Turbo Jam and likes it a lot. If you have one to recommend let me know… I’m always looking for new things to switch it up!

  8. Markina says:

    Please do. I have always been interested in her videos.

  9. Constanze says:

    Nice combos, but Nana looks hella scary in the tube 😉 But the sheer colours combos on the lips remind me of spring…
    Oh, the little zombie is so cute ^^ By the way, since you enjoy zombie-pop culture as much and sometimes listen to french house music, have you yet seen the music video Herr Styler – Jack on Youtube? I think it could be made for you 😉

  10. Lorena says:

    Curse that Jillian Michaels! I have the 30 Day Shred, that lady is insane!

    • Karen says:

      I have that one too and it so kicks my butt! I haven’t been able to make it past the second level… but hopefully soon I’ll feel prepared to tackle it!

  11. Amanda says:

    I think you need to review P90X or Insanity!

  12. Raven says:

    Hey Karen!
    What do you think of pairing up a few lippy/gloss combinations from this Nars Spring collection and the MAC Wonder Woman collection?
    Personally, I think Wonder Woman lip glass would have a cool effect on Madere, but that’s just me!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Raven,

      You could easily work these colors into MAC Wonder Woman. You could do Madere beneath any of the MAC WW glosses, and perhaps Tzigane beneath Secret identity or WW.

  13. kana says:

    I would like to hear about the dvds! I’m thinking of canceling my gym membership since i hardly go, and hoping to grab a few workout dvds instead!

    also, those lippies arent too much of a ww factor.. thank you for the review, i would have wasted some monies that could have gone to something else! (dvds?)

  14. Nina says:

    what awesome lip looks! 🙂

  15. The second combo with Tzigane is probably my favorite. That’ one’s just gorgeous! loll I did some halfhearted crunches and squats yesterday. I haven’t worked out intensely for a couple of years now
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  16. Jess says:

    I’d love to hear more about the dvd. Oooh and Angelika on top of Tzigane looks gorgeous!
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  17. Jennifer A. says:

    Thanks for the ideas Karen, but it would be so helpful if you took full face shots, not just lip close-ups!

  18. @PTTScarlet says:

    Some lovely colours here! Really natural and provide a gorgeous sheen. I’ve yet to try out Nars products, but I’ve only heard good things!
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  19. Kim says:

    I think the moral of this post is that everything looks better with a little Nana on it. 🙂 I thought I loved the Tzigane with Super Orgasm until I saw both it and Madere with Nana. You’re right about the Madere, though. I don’t think it would look very good on me either (and it always seems to look milky to me, which is not a plus).

    I’d love a DVD review from you. Do you feel it’s a better workout than 5 miles on the treadmill? Also, how do you feel about Jillian? If someone was not really a fan of her training personality, is the DVD a good enough workout to overlook that?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Madere’s so beautiful in the tube, but it kinda stresses me out when I have it on. The color’s really difficult to wear… I’m sure there are a handful of ladies out there who could rock it hard (just not me, LOL!).

      Re: your DVD question — it really depends on how hard you’re working. If you’re cranking it up on the treadmill, it would probably be a better workout calorie-wise. The DVD works different muscle groups that I don’t hit as hard when I’m running, which is why I like it. As for JM, I kinda like her, but if you aren’t a fan there’s also an option to turn the sound off and just watch the DVD without any vocal instruction.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Always happy to help. 🙂

      • Kim says:

        I think I’d be on the zombie side with Madere too! 🙂

        Thanks for the DVD info; I’m always looking to mix in some new stuff – I’m getting too old to run everyday (or maybe too lazy)! I’m looking forward to your full review, but this info is definitely promising!

        I have Insanity (from a friend) and it’s killer (like I was literally drenched and panting), but I got zero results. I can’t explain it but was so disappointed. At least I didn’t actually buy it – the set is crazy expensive, and I would have really been bummed.

  20. Aida says:

    Tzigane is great with all three lipglosses, although I just have Angelika, as I have revolt and I thought Nana would be similar, Is it?
    Nana with Madere looks great, now you have me rethink my decision of not buying Nana….mmmm (well, it doesn´t take time to make me rethink about buying more Nars goodies)
    Super orgasm is the one I am not feeling at all, I already have orgasm, Is there a real difference between the super and the regular orgasm? (I can´t believe I just type that)

    • Karen says:

      LOL, I’ve typed that sentence out before and wondered the same thing. 🙂

      If you already have Orgasm and like it you probably don’t need Super O. This one just has bigger pieces of glitter!

  21. Kelli says:

    omg. I LOVE Jillian Michaels! Her workouts are the best! My faves are “no more trouble zones” ( a FULL body workout!) and “6 week 6 pack”. You should try them!!

    • Kelli says:

      PS, that ‘Nana’ lipgloss looks hella scary in the tube but really nice on your lips! I thought it would be alot darker/scary!

  22. Fieran says:

    Love the Tzigane with Nana combination. I have dry, flaky lips that require a lot of maintenance so I rarely buy lipsticks. Lip balm is the only thing that helps. I do wear lipsticks but have to exfoliate beforehand. Would love to try a NARS lippie though 🙂

    I’ve been trying to up my gym and it’s been tough. There’s like a challenge thing going on where you have to get 30 stars to get a certificate. I’m at 18 stars now – 12 more to go before Feb 23rd.

  23. Netherland says:

    This DVD, along with 30 Day Shred and Boost Metabolism, is hard. But after every workout I feel AMAZING. Yes, I’m exhausted, sweaty, and my muscles are aching and trembling, but I feel energized and sharper mentally. I exercise five days a week, alternating workout videos, and take the weekends “off”, during which I find I now have more energy to do everything from working in the garden to running around theme parks. I’m actually sleeping better too.

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