Tuesday, 15 January 2013

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss - International Velvet

"Brilliant shine and intense colour, the new Larger Than Life Lip Gloss provides lustrous shine that stays in place for hours, while lips feel protected and moisturised.  This innovative and unique formula is infused with ingredients to nourish lips and fight free radicals, while natural lip enhancers provide volume. The texture glides on evenly, won’t feather, and stays on throughout the day. A new, shorter bristle brush delivers a precise application to define and shape lips. The new, clear packaging is indicative of its overall effect: bold, brilliant and luxurious."

Today I am reviewing another lovely NARS product, from the Andy Warhol Collection.

The International Velvet  Larger Than Life Lip Gloss is a shade I would describe as a milky pink. It is a neutral, pale colour, with a glossy finish. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to apply and settles into the lines on my lips. If I am planning to use it, I have to make sure that my lips are super smooth, with no dry patches. A perfect base helps to achieve a nice even application. Once on, the lip gloss feels comfortable on my lips and stays put for about 5 hours, which is brilliant in  my opinion. The formula is nourishing and makes my lips look full and plump. I like wearing International Velvet with a smokey eye and a pale pink blusher or with neutral eye makeup for a more girly look.
I also use it on top of pink and nude lipsticks, in the centre of my lips, to create an illusion of fuller lips.
The packaging is very classic and the brush is perfectly shaped to ensure a precise application.

Overall, it is a nice product, but this shade is quite hard to work with.

You can buy the Larger Than Life Lipgloss and other NARS products from www.hqhair.com

My exclusive January advertiser is Coco from The Beauty Milk


  1. Such a nice colour! Unfortunatly I don't have Nars here in Italy :( Eli

  2. aw sandra this looks GORGEOUS. i love nars lip glosses! xxx

  3. Definetly a tricky color! Womt suit my skin tone at all youve made it work for you though

  4. This is such a gorgeous colour, have never tried nars lip glosses! xx

  5. This is such a gorgeous shade in the tube.. like a milky barbie pink. Such a shame about the way it lays... for £19 I'd be very disappointed, butttt it's so pretty!
    Gem x | MissMakeupMagpie.com

  6. It's a very pretty color. I think it would look good layered over a lot of lipsticks x

  7. Looks like a beautiful color in the tube, but from the looks of it I wouldn't be able to pull it off and wouldn't want the hassle of working with it :(


  8. gorgeous pretty colour :D loving the soft baby pink :D

  9. This looks beautiful, such a shame it's so sheer though especially for the price x

  10. Love nars www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

  11. This probably wouldnt work with my skintone but it looks GORGE on you! :)

    The Misty Mom

  12. Omg this looks beautiful. Not sure it would suit me but I'll have to find a counter and swatch this!

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

  13. Beautiful on you!
    But would look weird on me xD


  14. This is a really gorgeous colour


  15. PINK!! My fav colour, this type of power pink is absolutely cute!!!

  16. I think it's a gorgeous color, too bad it gets on the lines of your lips though :(

  17. This one is the perfect baby pink! Would look great with lipsticks :) xo

  18. This looks so lovely, shame it's a nightmare to work with, I don't think I could handle it! The pigmentation isn't great, really, so on my super pigmented lips it would look awful!


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