NARS is one of those high end brands that is even more expensive than traditional non-drugstore ones.
It seems to be that NARS products are ridiculously overprices. Even if the quality is good, having to spend, literary 10 x higher on a product is crazy.
This is why it seems so odd to me that I am interested in one of their lip glosses.
NARS has been synonymous with a couple of items, in particular, their lip gloss named “Turkish Delight”.
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard someone say that this is a great gloss, but being skeptical, I did not even take a glance at it until now.
“Turkish Delight” just sounds like it would be fantastic.
The lip gloss retails for $24 online and in stores such as Sephora.
I mean, over 20 bucks for one single lip gloss? Other high end brands, such as MAC, have lip gloss that retails for around $15 and there are other drugstore products that are well under that. NYX glosses are around $5 and are supposed to be compared to high end ones just like this one from NARS.
This gloss comes in a traditional sleek clear tube so that you can see the color inside. The top is black and unscrews to reveal a doe foot applicator. One thing that I already was skeptical about was the applicator. I do like doe foots, which are sponge tips and often slanted, but for such a high price tag, couldn’t they have put in a brush? To me it seems that brush applicators just feel more expensive for some reason.
The color itself is very feminine. The sheer bright pink color has a milky look to it and applies the same way.
While the color is nice and light, it could be too light for a lot of skin colors and might wash the person out too much. I can see this paired with a smoky eye though as when wearing a lot of eye makeup one should think about wearing a more nude lip color.
This color is probably appealing to a lot of younger women and girls because it is very strawberry milkshake in appearance.
You really need to apply a lip balm under this if you don’t have perfect lips, which none of us do. This lip gloss seems to settle into fine lines and any type of dryness that you might have on your lips, so you need to condition well before applying.
This gloss is very pretty, but since it can make your lips actually look chapped, it is not something that I would ever turn to on a daily basis.
The consistency is nice and not sticky at all, but the pastel milk like appearance of it just doesn’t suit me for some reason in this color.
For $24, this might live up to its fame for some, but for me, this is color that I would skip. Of course, this is solely my opinion only.