Greek isle or metallurgical experiment? How about both? Or neither…?
With NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil, it’s as if NARS melted down a rose gold bracelet and poured the molten metal into a mould the shape of a gloss.
Neat! And like the two most recent products I’ve tried from the spring 2013 collection so far — Dressed to Kill Lipstick and Seduction Blush — Cythere is intense, and yet it’s probably the springier, more wearable of the two lip products from the launch.
Is that a hint of bronze I see in that metallic, rosy gold? TrÃ¨s Ã©lÃ©gant, oui?
I can see myself wearing this…anytime, but especially in late spring/early summer, perhaps to a party wearing a gold mini-dress or a simple cream-colored tank.
If it’s an outfit that goes well with gold jewelry (or rose gold jewelry), I bet it would look great with Cythere (NOTE: Cythere might be a little warm for super cool-toned gals).
It’s maybe not the most unusual, unique color I’ve ever seen, but I still think it’s pretty.
The non-drying, medium-weight formula lasts about five hours on my lips, and it doesn’t have any flavors or fragrances to get in the way. Texture-wise, it’s just plain comfy.
AVAILABILITY: Coming January 15 to NARS counters and narscosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,