The best things about spring & summer are juicy. From cherries to popsicles and everything in between, that sweet spot from May to August brings out the juicy in all of us. For the legions of lipcolour fanatics among us, that translates to busting out the glossiest of the glosses in the punchiest of shades.
When I imagine my ideal summer beauty look, NARS Larger Than Life lip gloss in Paris Follies is exactly what I imagine on my lips. An unbeatably glossy and bright flamingo pink, Paris Follies glides on smoothly and glosses over fine lines to make your lips as plump and juicy as summer fruit.
The shorter bristles (no doe-foot applicators here) allow for precision application, ideal for a gloss that stays on forever. While glossy summer shades are a dime a dozen, where most fall short is wear time. The lion’s share of glosses go on beautifully but disappear at the first air kiss. NARS Larger Than Life lip glosses have some of the best longevity of any lip gloss I’ve tried, but manage to last without the commitment of a stain. Even though I know about the gloss’ mega staying power, I’m always caught by surprise when I spot my 8 AM gloss job still in place after my commute, coffee and the occasional cookie. I have no doubts that the Larger Than Life lip gloss formula can stand up to an afternoon poolside or even on the patio sipping sangria.
While, at ~$30 CAD, this isn’t the most economical of glosses, there’s something so luxurious about NARS products that keeps me coming back regardless of the price. The three products I’ve purchased most recently – NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer, NARS Tolede Lipstick + NARS Larger Than Life lip gloss in Paris Follies – have each carved out a coveted spot in my daily makeup bag. The pairing of luxury and functionality is just too good to resist! Paris Follies is a standout shade that will carry you through the rest of spring and into the dog days of summer with lips that are enviably glossy.
You can pick up Paris Follies (and the rest of the NARS 2013 Summer Collection) at Murale, Sephora and Holt Renfrew locations.
** Disclosure: This product was purchased by me! I couldn’t resist this juicy summer shade.