Serious shine and sexy color in sheer, semi-sheer and creamy formulas. Extremely wearable and versatile shades may be worn alone or over other lip formulas for added dimension.
This review is for NARS’ Lip Gloss in the shade Luxor, which NARS describes as an iridescent pink color. The company also claims that this gloss has high shine and a creamy formula.
NARS’ lip glosses come in plastic, see-through, rectangular tubes. The handles are made of the company’s signature black, rubberized plastic and twist off. A doe-foot applicator is inside.
The formula for Luxor has just a little bit of thickness to it, but isn’t sticky or tacky. It has body without feeling goopy or heavy on the lips. The gloss is very emollient and will keep your skin moisturized for as long as the gloss lasts and a for a little time afterward because the gloss leaves behind a slight film even after the gloss has worn off. I know “film” doesn’t sound very flattering, but the texture is not at all unpleasant.
Luxor is a subtly brilliant color. Used alone, the shade is clear at its base and has a million tiny pink and silver pearlized pigment particles. From a distance, the gloss looks mostly clear, but closer up you get a pop of luminescence. You can, of course, also use this gloss over a lipstick to give your lips a bit of shine and sparkle without changing the underlying lipstick color too much.
The wear time for this lip gloss is about two and a half (2.5) hours.
I will note that this gloss has a somewhat unflattering, plastic-like smell to it. It didn’t bother me while wearing the gloss, but it is noticeable.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
Because of the subtle nature of this color, it is fool-proof to apply. I have to re-dip the doe-foot applicator into the tube to get enough product to coat my lips, but other than that, there is nothing complicated about using this gloss.
For $24.00 you get 0.28 ounces (8 grams) of product. You get more product per dollar compared to Make Up For Ever’s and Bobbi Brown’s lip glosses.