Well get my plaid shirt, hoop earrings and clunky Timberland boots, because the second I slipped on the new NARS 413 Bleecker Street Pure Matte Lipstick ($25), I felt like I’d just stepped out of a hot tub time machine set for 1995.
It was the Clueless decade, when Alicia Silverstone, Sugar Ray and little black backpacks were En Vogue (just like the group!). Colors like this matte rosy brown were all the rage. I remember wearing a similar shade to countless (boring) college lectures on organic chemistry and physics.
This new NARS shade (I’m trying to find out if it’s permanent or limited edition) was created exclusively for the recent opening of the company’s first flagship store in the West Village at 413 Bleecker Street in New York City, and, at least for now, the store is the only place you can get it.
But if you’re nowhere near the Big Apple, you can still get your paws on a tube without having to haul your cookies to NYC. One of the store’s makeup artists (Hey, Marco!) tells me they can take credit card orders over the phone. U.S. shipping will set you back $8 and takes between 5-7 business days. The store also ships internationally, but those fees will vary. Marco suggests stocking up on other products while you’re at it, you know, to get more bang out of the cost of shipping.
If you’re interested, the number to call is (646) 459-2323.
A few more fabulous NARS goodies to consider…
413 Bleecker joins the NARS Pure Mattes lipstick family, a relatively new line which launched last summer. Like the other colors I’ve tried, it feels soft and smooth on my lips, and I think it looks fantastic in pics.
I bet it would also rock the socks off of looks with smokey brown or gray eyes — or maybe even a clean, nude eye with black liquid liner and lots of mascara.
Since it’s a brown lippie, pairing it with brown blush could lead to brown overload, so consider adding a pop of something bright like pink on the cheeks to liven it up. NARS Mata Hari (a rose petal pink) or Desire (a cotton candy pink) should look really cute!
AVAILABILITY: Available now at the NARS Boutique on 413 Bleecker Street in New York City, or by phone to (646) 459-2323.
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SPRING. WANT. NOW.
Last night reader Amber and I were chatting in the comments about dresses, and she recommended a designer called Suzi Chin for Maggie Boutique (available at Nordstrom stores). I checked out some of their clothes online last night, and gurl, I’m in . Super cute and relatively affordable. I’ve got my eye on these two numbers for spring…
I really like the second one…but I’m afraid I’ll look like a walking tablecloth with it on, haha!
Jeez, the weather needs to hurry up and get warm already so we can bust out our dresses. I can’t wait!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,