Nars loves to go off the grid when it comes to their seasonal lip colors, breaking with tradition like it ain’t nothing but a thang. While lines like Chanel, Estee Lauder and Lancome are featuring full coverage pink and red lipsticks in their spring collections, Nars says “check it” with Shrinagar ($24), a semi-sheer berry that whispers sweet nothings to my soul.
Shrinagar is the only lipstick color in Nars’ spring release, a sheer wash of color much like fall’s Canaille lipstick.
But unlike Canaille’s bookish mahogany, which looked so quiet that I almost forgot it was there, Shirinagar turns up the heat.
It may not be as rich as the average spring lip color, but this deep, glossy raspberry with microscopic flecks of silver simply cannot be missed. It seems complex, even flashing purple at certain angles.
Picture hot librarians in nerdy chic glasses.
Texture-wise, Shrinigar feels like velvet on my lips, applying with a thin, creamy consistency that’s also moisturizing. Like other Nars lipsticks I’ve tried, it’s taste- and fragrance-free.
Nars Shrinagar Lipstick
Use: An unusual, semi-sheer berry lipstick for spring
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I usually associate berry lip colors with fall, but that’s why I found this such a pleasant surprise. I want to try pairing it with Nars’ Hula Hula eyeshadow duo when the weather warms up a little.
I can’t wait to wear it with some dark jeans, a white tank top and pink cardigan… and I think I have a pair of librarian glasses around here somewhere.
Booty shaking: confusing pets since 2009
I find it physically impossible to sit still when this song is playing, fo’ reals.
Thanks for your workout music suggestions, ladies! I have bumping to Missy Elliott’s Lose Control and DJ Quik’s Get Down all day long.
This is strange, but I noticed that if I start dancing in front of Tabs he just looks at me all confused. I don’t think his little kitty brain understands the booty shake.
I hope you had a great Friday. Looks like we made it!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,