Thursday, April 22, 2010

NARS Summer 2010: Love Devotion Lipstick + Versaillies Nail Polish

NARS Summer Collection has been spotted at Nordstrom along with the new Pure Sheer Lip Treatments. I stopped by to check everything out and left with only 2 items:
  • Love Devotion Lipstick ($24) - a bright peachy coral with a super sheer texture
  • Versailles Nail Polish ($16) - a light pale shimmery yellow gold


NARS Love Devotion actually reminds me a lot of MAC Blow Dry. Looks bright in the tube, but the sheerness makes it so it only gives you a sheer peachy tint to the lips. The main difference is that MAC Blow Dry has a slight pinkish tint while NARS Love Devotion is more of a straight peach.



NARS Versailles is a pretty shimmery light yellow. Not quite a baby-like yellow, but pretty close in my opinion. Here it is compared to some other golds: Chanel Gold Lame, Chanel Beige D'Or, NARS Adelita, and Chanel Antilope.



I was initially excited about the new Enchanted cream blush and Lamu multiple from promo photos, but unfortunately, they both have a sheer base with chunky glitter making them completely unwearable for me. Enchanted was too sheer for my liking. If it had been a powder formula, I think the finish on the skin would have been divine. Lamu is a more intense version of South Beach. It has a slightly deeper color and also contains micro-gold-sparkles. I tried it on my cheeks at the counter but it turned out to be a glittery mess.

I passed on the cream eyeshadows and lipgloss - they were just not me. I didn't find them very "summery" either.

The Pure Sheer Lip Treatments were all incredibly sheer (just like the name implies). I could barely see a slight tint on my hands. So I didn't bother to ask the sales associate to clean any for me to test on my lips.

I typically find NARS to be very inspirational for me. The collections are usually artistic and fun, but this one just wasn't as impressive to me mainly because of the formula and finish of most of the new shades in this collection.

10 comments:

  1. Hmmm it was Enchanted I was most looking forward to swatching. I'm giving this collection a miss.

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  2. I may have to try that lipstick. I saw it in person but I guess I was a little scared of it. Yeah I swatched the gloss and I wasn't feeling it. Ironically, I like the cream shadow duo, "Burn it Blue" but I have to try it on to really get a good opinion on it. For some reason I'm not feeling this polish - I may need to see more pics of it. I'll be waiting for your NOTD with it!

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  3. I think the lippie looks beautiful, very pretty shade! Shame about the other products though :(

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  4. Do you have Nars Outsider Lipstick from last spring? It was a sheer coral color too.
    I wonder how Love Devotion compares to Outsider? :)

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  5. Ohhh that lipstick looks amazing!

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  6. I love the nail polish, and took a look at the eye shadow duo and it's a must have for me. Don't love creamy cheek products in warm weather so am passing on those for now.

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  7. Oh, I've dying over that nail polish for weeks now. Any chance you'll swatch it?

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  8. You really should try the lip sheers, on my hand i saw no color either but when I tried it on there definitely was color. I bought Lara and Greta and so glad I did they lasted a couple of hours and did not dry out my lips at all. In fact I returned the Bobbi Brown lip sheer for that and happy I did.

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  9. Katie - I will do a comparison for you very soon.

    Estelle - Yes I will do a mani with it, but I've gotten distracted with other shades at the moment.

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