Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies - Review, Pictures, Swatches

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Paris Follies

A few of the things that make me happy:

OK, I think I need to elaborate on the last one. The COLOR of the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies makes me happy. It's just a happy color. It is a sunny happy warm pink with a touch of coral. When I wear it my whole face lights up. When my Spring has turned into winter, this Summer color really helps get me through the doldrums!

A few more things that make me happy:
  • Saying "Multi-Pass" in the voice of Leeloo from the movie The Fifth Element
  • The Washington Redskins beating Dallas, Philly or New York
  • The first sip of whipped cream combined with hot cocoa
  • Presents
  • Room Service
  • Lip gloss that doesn't disappear in a matter of minutes on the lips.

The NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss is slightly sticky. I would say it's along the same stickiness as a MAC lip gloss, but much more sticky than a Chanel Glossimer. It's not so sticky that I feel as if my lips are glued shut, but the stickiness is noticeable.  It's actually a good thing, as the stickier the gloss the longer lasting it will be. I can wear this and have it survive a cuppa tea, but I will need to reapply a little just to get that shine up again.

Even more things that make me happy:
  • Winning the next level on Candy Crush Saga without wasting any lives
  • Pie (any kind except for mince meat)
  • Cool Summer Breezes
  • Gazing at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Naps
  • Lip gloss that doesn't have an odor or flavor

Nothing I hate more than "smelling" my lip gloss while I wear it.  I also dislike tasting my lip gloss when I am eating or drinking or even talking. But the odor really bothers be.  Thank goodness any scent that the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss might have is so subtle I don't even notice it. Plus when I have my morning cuppa I don't taste the lip gloss while I sip. Always a plus.

Some extra things that make me happy:
  • 50% off
  • Comfortable jeans
  • The Movie Blade Runner
  • Watching my cat Tarkin make that clicking sound when he sees a bird out the window
  • The absence of sound when the snow is falling
  • Lip gloss that makes my lips look awesome
The jelly like finish and high shine of the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss really makes my lips look fuller and younger.  Fine lines are blurred, and the overall look is a smooth lip. The lack of shimmer in the formula helps with this, but I think it's the formula of the lip gloss itself, that fills in the fine lines on the lips and floats across the lips that truly makes the difference.

So basically I'm saying I love the color, texture, finish and formula of this lip gloss.  The color most important, because I'll tolerate almost any texture for the right color, but having the rest (texture, formula and finish) all work for me is an added bonus.  If you are only going to buy one lip gloss this summer (HA! Yeah Right!) I think you NEED this one.  The NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Paris Follies retails for $26 USD and can only be found on narscosmetics.com, but soon you will see it offered by local retailers.

What say you?  What makes you happy?


  1. What makes me happy:
    Being at Disneyland.
    In the morning before I leave for work, I whisper the dog's name and she wiggles around to let me know where she is in the blankets so I can smooch her goodbye (she's a Deerhead Chihuhua, she's REALLY tiny).
    When I catch my boyfriend looking at me and smiling for no reason.
    Reading Let's Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran, and Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.
    Being me.
    And cheese. :)

  2. Pretty, I understand why this would make you a happy panda!

  3. That color looks terrific on you. :D I also like how it blurs the natural lines in the lip.

    I think I will check it out at the store, because those lines drive me nuts. On me, they seem to run into wrinkles and scars around my lips, which get accented when lip products run off of my lips and into said wrinkles and scars. NOT a good look.

    Let me be clear.

    Lip products in wrinkles, scars or any other kind of line around the mouth is not a good look.

    So, maybe I NEED this stuff. :)

    1. Thanks for clearing that up! Lines in lips = NOT GOOD! LOL

  4. I'm seriously considering dropping the $26 for this, it's so pretty!

    Something that makes me happy:
    Seeing the Rock get beat on by CM Punk ;)

    1. Aww. I just like looking at him. I couldn't care less about WWE, but glad that makes you happy!

  5. I love how this turned out. The even and glossy finish is lovely. I may actually go check this out.

  6. Uh did you say coral? As in CORAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm in, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  7. That looks great on you! I love the color and the finish.

  8. That gloss looks great on you! It makes your lips look perfect like they were photoshopped. Multi-pass! Haha i love that movie. I also love when she says chicken!


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