But not shiny like the sparkling mega twinkle of Ryan Gosling’s smile. More like the shiny finish of a classic Chanel flap bag — ideally one in black leather with gold hardware (that’s a hint, El Hub, in case we win the $160 million Mega Millions jackpot this week).
Um…please excuse my crazy hair and lack of makeup today, LOL! I literally put this face on in five minutes before snapping these pics (it’s a long story, but it has to do with tomorrow and a certain long-running American cartoon).
Thanks to a slight sheen, these new $24 NARS Velvet Lip Liners (which are awesomely named after beaches!) pop in a way that matte lip liners don’t. The velvety finish reflects just enough light to be eye-catching. Because of it, you could probably even wear them alone and skip lipstick altogether if you wanted a long-wearing lip color that you didn’t have to touch up throughout the day.
And thanks to the smooth, lightweight formula, they don’t kick up any flakes on my troubled lips, either, which are still recovering from that frickin’ kayak trip two weeks ago. They feel gentler than a nose tap from my favorite plus-size tabby.
You know how with some lip liners it feels like you made out with a thick layer of dry, one-week-old pie crust?
Yeah…these don’t feel at all like that.
Of the 12 shades, I like peachy pink nude Waimea, hot pink Costa Smeralda and red Nihiwatu (up there at the top) the most. They’re the ones I’m wearing here.
All 12 new NARS Velvet Lip Liners are available now online and at NARS Boutiques. They’re also coming to Sephora and other department and specialty stores September 1.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Permanent; available now online and at NARS Boutiques. They’re also coming to Sephora and other department and specialty stores September 1
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,