Welcome to the Dark Side! — and by “Dark Side,” I don’t mean Darth Vader’s neck of the woods. I’m talking about the $45 NARS Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide set (a Sephora exclusive, coming November 1st), one of several NARS sets in the Sarah Moon Holiday 2016 Collection.
It comes with six mini Lip Glides, and I’ve talked about the Lip Glides before.
Basically…I think they’re awesome.
They’re liquid lipsticks that feel like glosses, but unlike your typical liquid lipsticks, they’re comfortable. They also shouldn’t make your lips dry or make them look like a cat butt after a few hours. They stay nice and creamy, but they aren’t so malleable that they end up all over your face. I think they’re lovely and really great.
These have the same light vanilla flavor and scent as the ones in the permanent line and the same flat doe-foot applicator, which comes in really handy with the dark colors.
These aren’t high maintenance to wear or apply, and you can get nice, crisp, clean lines with the doe foot. A lip pencil or lip brush isn’t necessary.
Obviously, if you aren’t a dark lips person, this won’t be the set for you, because five of the shades are dark. It’s a dramatic look — more high fashion-y than goth, in my opinion.
Three of the shades are in the permanent line (Bound, Unspeakable and Toy), and I’m pretty sure that the other three are re-promotes (No. 675, Chez Claude and Plato’s).
Oh! — about wear time, I almost forgot. Liquid lipsticks are famous for lasting hours upon hours upon hours and through meals, but these don’t, because the formula is lighter like a gloss. They last on my lips about three hours but won’t last through a meal.
WHAT IS IT? The Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Coffret
SHOULD YOU GET IT? Yeah, I think so. It’s a great deal, especially if you like dark lip colors. You get to try a bunch of NARS Velvet Lip Glides for $45, and I think the Velvet Lip Glides are some of the best lip products in the entire line.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,