I wonder if NARS was trying to be ironic by making these new Larger Than Life Lip Gloss tubes ($26 each) smaller than their regular glosses. The new tubes, while they do appear larger, actually hold much less product (0.19 oz. versus 0.28 oz.).
And that’s not all. These new plumping glosses, available now exclusively at Sephora stores and also online, even have a smaller brush. It’s about half the size of the line’s regular doe-foot applicator. The smaller size is supposed to make it more precise for application.
I’ve been wearing shimmery blueish pink Coeur SucrÃ© for a couple of days; it’s one of nine colors in the line.
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Coeur SucrÃ© (top) next to NARS Lip Gloss in Oasis (bottom) for scale
NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Coeur SucrÃ© (left) and NARS Lip Gloss in Oasis (right)
A name like “Larger Than Life” creates certain expectations. I think in this case, it was meant to apply to the product’s lip plumping action. Maybe? — that it’s supposed to make lips larger than life? Unfortunately, I’m not really getting a whole lot of that. My lips don’t feel or appear much larger with it on.
As for how shiny they are? — THAT I detect. The shine is what I love most about this gloss. That, and the fact that NARS left out their telltale lip gloss scent (which to me smells a little like plastic).
Coeur SucrÃ© feels considerably thicker and stickier than I expected (like a MAC Lipglass), which I like, and it lasts from 4-5 hours.
But the smaller amount of product it comes with and the miniaturized brush, which I find a little difficult to wield (great for getting into small corners and for defining my cupid’s bow, but using it requires about twice as much time as a regular doe-foot applicator), do make me question its value.
Coeur SucrÃ© shines like a star, and I like it for that, but I’m a little let down by the packaging design. Hardcore NARS enthusiasts may still want to take a closer look.
PRICE: $26 for a 0.19-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BLOG RATING: B-
I got a late start this morning because I had a late night last night, thanks to True Blood and the joys of WiFi in bed. I’m all caught up on the show now, and I’d sure love to dish (hit me up in the comments!).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,