I have a confession. As much as I love winter because it's nice and cold and I'm so pale I blend in with the snow and all that, I really love the Fall. The Fall is so special it has 2 words to call it. Fall and Autumn. Why do I love Autumn so much? Because I finally get a break from the oppressive summer heat and humidity, the air turns cooler, it just smells different. It's crisp and cool and it smells like Autumn Leaves. Oooh! Yes. Autumn Leaves! The new Sheer lipstick from NARS Fall 2012!
There is something that is so satisfying to the ear about waking on Autumn leaves. The crunch with each step sounds like a symphony of the season. There is something equally satisfying about the perfect sheer red lipstick. A sheer red lip gives a hint of seduction, a whisper of glamour. However, sheer red lipstick can go horribly wrong. Instead of a hint of seduction some sheer reds turn bright fuchsia on the lips and you are left with a billboard of benevolence! Some sheer red lipsticks find their way into every line and wrinkle of your lips changing the whisper of glamour into a roar of repulsion. Fortunately for you and I, this is not the case with the NARS Sheer lipstick in Autumn Leaves.
Autumn Leaves is a warm red almost brownish red color. It is sheer. Don't let the vibrant lipstick in the tube fool you. It glides on the lips in a smooth moisturizing swipe. The color it imparts is a translucent red with warm brown undertones. The result is a stain like effect without looking dry or old. The shine is glossy but not overly so. Dare I say it? Yes. I do so dare. This is the PERFECT warm red sheer lipstick!
The sheer formula is infused with ingredients (a patented blend of conditioners and antioxidants) to improve the condition of your lips. It is also infused with long lasting color pigments which have been suspended in a translucent formula to provide a that beautiful shine I spoke of.
Now I know there are some of you out there that are "afraid of red lipstick" It's just a wee little lipstick. It can't hurt you…Oh you mean afraid that you will look like a cheap prostitute or Bozo the clown in red lipstick. Well, not with this little gem from NARS. The Autumn Leaves sheer lipstick is very easy to wear. You don't need a liner or precise application
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(Don't go all Robert Smith from The Cure on us. You know what I mean.) The sheer formula still gives that sexy pout to the lips so you can wear red lips without looking like you work in The Red Light district! The effects similar to looking like a fruit stain, like you've been eating cherries.
The best way to apply the NARS Autumn Leaves is straight from the tube. For more intense color it can be used with a liner or matte lip pencil. For an even more sheer application you can apply a lip balm before application or apply only to the center of the lips and use a lip brush or gloss and feather out to either side.
Do you NEED this? Does a whore need red lipstick? Ooohh..Not the best example. Does a beautiful Autumn day need a glass of chilled apple cider? YES! Yes you do need this. (although those with very cool tones might find this too warm for their liking). It retails for $24 USD and can be found on narscosmetics.com and Neiman Marcus and soon at other retailers like Nordstrom, Sephora, and Bloomingdales.
Will you be indulging in this gorgeous goody from the NARS 2012 Fall Collection?
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