Nars Velvet Lip Glide: The New Product That I Can't Leave The House Without.
(Yes, it is just that good)
When it comes to new lip product launches, chances are you name it I've tried it. More often than not, when it comes to Nars lip launches, it's more a case of you name the launch and I've most likely already tried it about three weeks ago - the Nars team are very very good to me (thanks guys).
When it comes to the new Velvet Lip Glides from Nars, our story goes back to early September. I was perusing the Chichester Space NK when the incredible staff in store gave me the heads up about these (and of course I knew I had to have them - but they weren't out until October!). As if by magic I arrived home and there they were, all perfectly wrapped up, sitting on my coffee table. I get a lot of cool opportunities in my line of work, but HELLO NEW LIP PRODUCTS - this is the stuff my dreams are made of.
As you can imagine, I swatched, I trialled, and it wasn't long until I had two staple colours constantly packed in my bag. They have been everywhere with me, from Fashion Week to date nights. My favourite colours are Stripped (a pinky, nude - of course) and Playpen (a subtle coral with a little more pink than orange). They glide on with the same creamy feel of a traditional lipgloss, but once on your lips they instantly feel different, more velvet-like, but still a little creamy and definitely not matte. Nars describe them as a semi matte hybrid lip colour that combines the fluidity and effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick. During the winter months our skin can be a little more dry and that makes these perfect for the coming months in my eyes. They're long lasting, highly pigmented and just feel incredible, but come without the glassy sheen of a traditional lipgloss.
In addition to launching a great new product, I'm also really pleased that Nars didn't follow the same old Matte Lipstick trend and released something of the same vein but a little more unique. I love liquid lipsticks but there's only so many more times you can try a matte liquid lipstick and get excited about it. I definitely think we're now seeing a curveball, with more comfortable, creamy matte lipsticks and I'm excited to see which brands really get such a formula right!
The Lip Glides retail for around £22, come in 13 shades and are available to buy now at John Lewis and from the Nars website. They're available nationwide as of October 1st, but I think they're still rolling out to some retailers like Space NK (the Brighton store didn't have them in earlier this week, but check your locals as I know some have had the stock for a while now).
WHERE TO BUY: NARS VELVET LIP GLIDES