NARS Coup De Coeur Lip Gloss Is Responsible for This Creamy Brown

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I gotta give props to Francois for his ability to think outside the beauty box, this time with a twist on traditional summer lips.


Described as a sheer apple brandy, Coup De Coeur Lip Gloss ($24) reigns supreme as the lone NARS lipgloss for summer 2010.

Gosh, it takes me back… To the ’90s! And Buffy the Vampire Slayer, baby t’s, spaghetti strap dresses and those little black backpacks of days gone by. ๐Ÿ™‚

On me I think it looks like a creamy reddish brown (maybe a little more fall than summer?) that lasts about three hours on the lips, and it shares the same smooth, non-sticky feel of other NARS glosses like Supervixen (LOVE! ).


Ya know, I like it … but I’m undecided on how I feel about about it for summer. It makes me think “responsible,” and my heart is telling me it wants — even though they’re more typical of this time of year — fuchsias, hot pinks and corals.

Wearing Coup De Coeur

That said, I’ll always make room for another practical brown, especially one that’s hydrating and easy to wear. If you like neutrals, check out Coup De Coeur. ๐Ÿ™‚ Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

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  1. knownever says:

    I’m kind of into the unconventional summer colors that are coming out. like people are making the same accusation against Pret-a-papier but I love it when companies don’t just do the expected things season after season, especially in the warmer months it seems like quirky looks just go out the window.
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Candied Almonds =-.

  2. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    It may not be a particularly orthodox summer color, but it DOES look great on you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Instant Karma,

      Aww, thanks. I haven’t been a hard-core brown lip person since the 90s, but I still like wearing the color.

      How’s your weekend going?

  3. It looks pretty on you! I too remember wearing this type of colour way back when..I think for summer I prefer the corals, bright pinks etc. Save this one for the fall.
    .-= Michelle (LipstickRules)’s last blog post… Week in Review: Mai Beauty, MAC Superglass and YSL FOTDs =-.

  4. Shannon says:

    wow, I like that a LOT! I kinda wanna try it…

  5. The color reminds me of Stila Blackberry, which I think works great for layering over pink and red lipsticks. Looks good on you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Go Fresh and Conquer =-.

  6. Lisa S. says:

    It’s not a traditional summer color, but it looks faboo on ya. I bet it would look really good with Bobbi Brown Bonfire, which is also on the fallish side, but really makeup “rules” are made to be broken!

  7. Karen B says:

    Not conventional for a summer colour but looks really gorgeous on you ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Friday Fame: Dianna Agron =-.

  8. Aww brown lippies look amazing on you. I feel they make me look too made up. ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Princesa Livia’s last blog post… Essential Face Makeup Brushes; My Must-Haves! รขโ„ขยฅ =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Princesa Livia,

      You could always try a lip stain! Try dabbing a little MAC Paramount on your bottom lip and then press your lips together. It should look very pretty, but not overdone.

  9. Steph B says:

    That looks fantastic. I think it could totally rock for summer with a bronzy/coral eye, cheek, nails.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Steph B,

      Good idea! Maybe I’ll try it with Coral Crepe Paint Pot from MAC. ๐Ÿ™‚

      How did the haircut go? What did you decide?

      • Steph B says:

        Opted for some face framing layers and leaving the length pretty much alone. It only recently got long enough to make a ponytail clean enough for work which I figure will come in handy as the days get warmer and I just need my hair off my neck.

  10. Nina says:

    Ive never really used color according to the seasons so I will totally go for this gloss. Plus its pigmented and will work with my slightly over pigmented lips! Awesome on you, Karen!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      Happy Sunday! Neutral brown lips are timeless/seasonless, so you should be able to get a lot of mileage out of this color. ๐Ÿ™‚

      So, did Napoleon get the all-clear from the vet?

      • Nina says:

        He did! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now were trying to ease him into the household. He sleeps in the kitchen for now, and surprised us all by showing us that he knew how to use the litterbox. Awesome kitteehh! ๐Ÿ˜€

        Happy Sunday to you too! The Liberty of London dresses are 30% off at Tarjey already — witwoo! The Zac Posen stuff is out, but they didnt really make my heart sing….

        How you doin, Karen?

  11. amy says:

    When you mentioned brown lipstick, I remember the days of brown lipstick where I like to wear mud brown lipstick. The browner the better. I even use brown eyeliner to make it look browner. Coupe de Coeur looks lovely on you, almost like a brick red.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Once and Again NOTD with American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Office =-.

  12. Molly says:

    It seems like everyone loves nars lipglosses but I don’t know if it is worth shelling out the $24. I have not problem paying $18 for a dazzleglass but $24 just seems like a lot. Do you think it is worth it?
    Hope your having a great weekend!

  13. Sexy Sadie says:

    I never actually stoppet wearing brown. I love it and it loves me BACK.
    .-= Sexy Sadie’s last blog post… Hvis du slapper mere avรขโ‚ฌยฆ =-.

  14. lexi says:

    I probably should try this on before flat out hating on it, huh? Plus since I am darker, NC42 and I have naturally dark pigmented lips – if anything this would be a good nude color on me!

  15. Kristin says:

    I am very fair (NC15) and just picked this up today.

    I love it. It definitely does feel unexpected and with some bronzer and my hair pulled back, it looks pretty lovely! Definitely pigmented on my pale skin.
    .-= Kristin’s last blog post… silver factory =-.

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