Sunday, November 17, 2013

Is the NARS Guy Bourdin Lip Fling Set smooch-worthy? Review, Photos, Swatches



It was love at first sight when I first clapped eyes on the promo pics of the Holiday 2013 NARS Guy Bourdin Lip Fling gift set.  2 sheer lipsticks, 2 lip pencils, and a red lacquered lip-shaped box?  Yes, please!
The NARS sheer lipstick formula is one I enjoy.  {Cruising review here and Love Devotion review here.}  The inclusion of Vitamin E makes the formula apply like a creamy, comfortable balm and the sheer colors can be built up to medium opacity with a few extra swipes.  Both Damage, described as a "sheer muted grape", and Roman Holiday, a sheer hot pink, (both are full size) wore well for about 2.5 hours.  Side note: Roman Holiday is one of my personal all-time favorite lip colors!  
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita (mini), a dusty rose, was surprisingly comfortable for a matte lip product.  It lasted about 4 hours on my lips through eating and drinking, but did fade away from the center first, giving me the lovely "O-ring" lip.  My mom refers to this as "Mr. Bill lips".  I only reapplied once during the day I tested this, and it was one of the more comfortable mattes I've tried.  It did leave my lips feeling a bit dry at the end of the day, but not peeling or chapped.  A quick scrub with a washcloth and a swipe of balm and my lips were no longer singin' the blues.

NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque (mini), described as a "raspberry sorbet", is a shiny berry perfect for fall makeup looks.  It wore for about 3 hours on me through eating and drinking and faded evenly.  This is a GREAT color for anyone who likes a less intense red lip.  I wore this with a slick of black liquid liner and looked fully made up with minimal effort!  
The lip-shaped box is ADORBS.  I mean, who didn't smile when they saw it?  All 4 lippies are housed in the box upon receipt, but you could use it for anything.  The box is embossed with the NARS Guy Bourdin logo on the bottom.  This reminds me of that episode of Modern Family where Jay asked Gloria for a saxophone and she bought him a lip-shaped telephone.  When he asked what it was for, she said it was the "sexy phone" he'd asked for!  
This kit is an impressive value.  If purchased individually, the lipsticks are $26.00 USD each, and the pencils are $25.00 USD each for full sized.  If the minis are half the size of the full sized pencils, they'd be worth about $12.50 each.  So this kit is less than the price of buying the 2 lipsticks separately ($52.00 USD) and includes the 2 mini lip pencils and the red lip case!  
I see these shades working extremely well across all skin tones and appealing to anyone who likes lip products on the sheer-buildable side of the spectrum.  And who wouldn't love the case?!  This is a great limited edition set, and one of my favorite holiday kits put out this year. 

My Rating: A
Price: $49.00 USD
Availability: NARS

What's your favorite NARS lippie?  

21 comments :

  1. NEED IT.
    Kristen, your reviews are going to make me a poor woman. Hahah.
    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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  2. Hey Kristen, what a great set! I'm glad to hear you're so pleased with it! Now I'm truly tempted... oh :p Love that last pic of you!

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  3. Thanks, Sarah! I really dig the sheer lippies! :)

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  4. Thanks, boo! It's such a great set! The fact that every lipstick and lip pencil worked so well was icing on the adorable, lip-shaped cake! :)

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  5. Ha ha! Your wallet hates me, lol! This set makes me smile. There's nothing that's a throw-in that isn't up to par! The lips are a cute addition to anyone's vanity. :) Hugs to you, chicky!

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  6. I really love Baroque & you're really rockin' it ;)! This set is so nice too! but my boyfriend bought me the Promiscuous lip set & Dolce Vita is already in there too!

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  7. I only have Dolce Vita and it's a very warm brownish red on me. I love how natural it looks, yet red enough to lift my complexion. Haven't tried the rest, but I'm curious how Schiap will look on me!

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  8. That Roman Holiday!! Ohh....so pretty... I have the Velvet Matte pencil version and I'm almost running out so maybe this is a good set to try! Not too crazy about the lippie case but it sure looks cute! Love the last photo of you - your eyes look AMAZING! <3

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  9. How adorable is the case! I love it & such a good value set too.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  10. Thank you so much, Jaa! I think it's the eyeshadow - NARS Mekong blended for days, lol! This set is such a great deal. You could always gift the lip case to someone as a little trinket box! :)

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  11. Yes - that's the perfect description of Dolce Vita. It's like "Just red enough"! I think Schiap would be amazeballs on you! It's a great long-wearing lipstick and the color is just BAMMM!

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  12. Ha ha! Thank you, Lisa! I don't think anyone's ever told me I was rocking something, and I have to say I love that! I need to read your review of the Promiscuous set. I was excited to see you got it!

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  13. Looks like I need to invest in Roman Holiday now! My favorite lipgloss is by Nars - Turkish Delight, a sexy white based pink! Great post, love those lips;)

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  14. Yeah you do! Roman Holiday would really pop with your brown eyes and dark hair and look gorgiepants. I'm still trying to figure out how to wear Turkish Delight! It's lighter than my lips so it usually makes me look a bit under the weather. Any tips, being the bomb makeup artiste that you are? :)

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  15. Thank you, Jenny Sue! Love the idea to layer it over liner - brillz! :)

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  16. You look amazing! My favourite NARS lippies is Schiap (did I spell it right?).

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  17. Thank you so much, Michelle! Oooh! Schiap! I bet that look stupid good on you! :)

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  18. Hi, do you recommend this Nars set?

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  19. Absolutely! It's a great deal, the products are fabulous, and it comes with an adorable lip-shaped box. What could be better?! :)

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