I adore just about everything from Nars - it makes up pretty much 50% of my make up collection. So naturally I got all over excited when Nars launched the collaboration with iconic photographer Steven Klein. The Magnificent Obsession lip collection went straight in my basket as I LOVE a red lip. And what better time of year than Christmas to sport some stereotypical make up!
Here's a short review of what's inside:
Flamenco (Lipstick) This wears as a pinky - red colour, which is buildable with a couple of layers if you prefer a more bolder red. Its not drying on the lips considering it lasts around 4/5 hours before needing a top up. However its not moisturing either, it has a creamy consistancy and is easy to apply. Its a pocket size and super cute!
Misdmeaneaor (Velvet Lip liner) This compliments Flamenco perfectly. Again its a pinky - red colour and lasts for hours. I found the texture slightly dry and it did tug a little when being applied, it wears matt and has a great bold pigment. I wouldn't choose to wear this alone as it's very drying and needs a little lipstick to layer with; to add some moisture. Its smaller in size than a regular lip liner but is super cute and fits into my clutch for a night out. Not that I found I needed to reapply it lasted me all night.
Mysterious Red (Velvet Lip Pencil) I was slightly devastated when I lost my Cruella Nars Lip Pencil so this is a welcome replacement. It wears slightly darker, than Flamenco and Misdmeaneaor and is a gorgeous warm red. Wonderful for either day or night. The formula glides on easily and is really creamy. It lasts around 4/5 hours. I normally find lip pencils drying due to the matt finish so I add a little lip balm after a couple of hours so add some hydration and make the colour pop again. This one however is not too drying. I love this colour and never want it to run out.
The Magnificent Obsession collection comes in a glossy black box housed with a striking cover photo by Steven Klein.
In short this lip collection is gorgeous and would make a wonderful Christmas gift - that's if like me you haven't finished your Christmas shopping or if not treat yourself - a girl can never have too many red lip options!
Hope you and your loved ones have a fabulous Christmas and wonderful New Year. Thanks for always reading my posts, I'll be back after Christmas with some more beauty and Lifestyle updates. Much love always
Love L xx