Nars Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection

New and limited for summer 2017 is Nars’ Charlotte Gainsbourg collection. The lip colors and shadows I picked up are supposed to be a variation of their typical formula. If that is true, they Nars should make the change permanent. I find the glosses really comfortable to wear. They are definitely not the typical sticky Nars gloss. The texture of the eye shadows are smooth and buttery, especially the matte shade. The packaging is the same rubber-like texture, but is a deep olive green with gold lettering versus black with white lettering.

L to R: Double Decker, Promise, Ephelide

Double Decker Lip Tint  is described as a Ruby Red. It has a jelly look to it and is my least favorite of the bunch. It is very sheer and on the verge of pointless for my dark lips. This is a risk I take buying online.

Promise Lip Tint is described as a red plum. It has decent pigmentation, but those with lighter natural lip tones may find it streaky.

Ephelide Lip Tint is described as an antique rose. It is my favorite of the bunch. It is not fully opaque like a lipstick, but it has great buildable coverage. It is a perfect lip shade for wearing bright shadow in the summer.

Nars Velvet Duo – Old Church Street is described as a golden champagne. On me, the left shade is more pink than gold. (The swatch is on top of a primer.) Rather its pink or gold, the shade is nicely pigmented. The teal shade is buttery smooth, has great pigmentation and blends out nicely, but picks up extra product on your brush. So, tapping off the excess is greatly needed.

Lip Tints retail for $26 and the duo is $35.

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