I learned something oddly thrilling today. The new NARS Crazy Heart Set ($50) glosses are sheer enough to apply while walking down the street without a mirror (try it sometime), yet pigmented enough to make an impact on passers by.
This is brilliant news! Now I can devote more precious time and energy to important things, like unraveling the mystery behind Zac Efron’s allure.
The set comes with five sheer shades from the NARS permanent lipgloss line — Easy Lover (a hot pink), Babe (a reddish orange), Orgasm (a shimmery golden pink), Turkish Delight (a creamy light pink) and Misbehave (a cherry red with golden shimmer) — all of them highly wearable, with the exception of Turkish Delight, which looks kinda milky before it mellows into an attractive pale pink.
MAC Nymphette-s might like Orgasm, Nymphette’s sheerer cousin, and ladies who’ve always wanted to wear red lips but were too afraid to try should take a look at Babe.
All of them have the same silky smooth medium weight texture in tubes that are considerably smaller than usual for NARS lipglosses (0.14 oz. vs. 0.28), but that’s only a fraction smaller than full-size MAC Lipglasses (0.17 oz.).
As far as flavor and scent, these have both, which is strange considering their full-size counterparts have neither, and it’s my least favorite thing about them. These smell and taste faintly of plastic. Yep, plastic. But I think it’s almost imperceptible.
If you like these shades and don’t already have ‘em, the Crazy Heart Set is a great opportunity to grow your stash.
AVAILABILITY: At NARS counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Gosh, didn’t today fly by in a flash? Any zombie sightings to report?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,