I was on the hunt for a new nude lipgloss and picked up Tiber. It's like a deep rich caramel. I am in love. This is my first NARS lipgloss. I'm a MAC lipglass junkie but wanted to branch out. It took a short while to get used to the brush as it's not the traditional sponge applicator. You more or less paint this on. Good smooth application, good coverage, no crazy sticky, lasts longer than an hour (I tend to eat all my glosses off so this is a huge bonus). Is it pricey? Heck yeah but it's worth the $26. I normally use MAC lipglass in Spite but now pair MAC lipstick in Fresh Brew with NARS Tiber. The brown in Tiber balances out the mauve undertones in Fresh Brew and gives me a beautiful nude lip. Great nude lipgloss for women of color. For reference I'm a NW45.
I went for the Como shade which is a lovely dark berry colour.
I think this is a great gloss for many reasons
_non sticky texture
_very accurate application with the little brush applicator
_the packaging is nice
_no yukky smell
_creamy and long lasting
_beautiful sheen without being glittery
I would love to try some of the other colours as well, they all look gorgeous.
My only reservation is whilst the brush applicator is great for accuracy, you have to dip it in several times to get product out. I do prefer wand type applicators, like the one on the Hourglass Lip Sheen but can see the benefits of the brush...I'm sure I'll get used to it.
I'm allergic, and it breaks my heart. The first time I applied this I wore it for about 2 hours and noticed some lip discoloration after removal. I was in denial, and wore it a second time. Within 3 hours, I had a nasty blister on my upper lip. I quickly removed it, applied medicated balm, and my lips calmed down rather quickly.
It must be the plumping quality. I normally don't use products that claim to enlarge lips (I've used Buxom glosses without issues, though).
It was a beautiful gloss, I just wish I could use it. I traded with a girl friend for a regular formula shade.
Piree was the first color I picked out of the tester tubes and voila, it is now my HG. I love it! The color absolutely matches with my skin tone and looks quite natural for a creamy lipgloss. Very long lasting as well. The only thing I dont like about it is the very small, point brush which I have to dip in the gloss many times to apply a few more times.
I have been on a long quest to find the perfect lipgloss. There are many options out there, and most of them are decent enough. Not too sticky, tasteful color choices, minimal nasty taste. But on balance, I didn't observe much difference between the high-end choices (Chanel, Beaute) and the pack of no-name glosses I picked up at Nordstrom Rack for about a dollar apiece.
This Nars gloss is in a separate category from all those other glosses. Subtle but strong pigmentation, good lip feel, they last (nothing else has), and they make my lips look terrific. I even like the teeny brush -- which did bother me a bit at first -- as it facilitates precision application. Right now, my HG gloss (not that I am ever going to stop trying new ones).
The best lip gloss I have ever used. Unlike the normal NARS lipgloss, I find the formula of this to be consistently excellent. It is smooth, shiny, long lasting, thick, not too sticky, and moisturizing.
I have the colors Piree and Place Vendome. Piree is the perfect sweet sheer peachy pink nude. It makes my lips look naturally good. I also use it over Chelsea Girls lip lacquer, and over Maybelline Coral Crush to tone it own. Place Vendome is a gorgeous raspberry pink that isn't too out there, and can be applied as sheer or opaque as you want. Very very gorgeous.
UPDATE: I Just got 413 Bleecker as well and it is a PERFECT red. It looks juicy and luscious. Love it.
This is by far the best lip gloss I've ever purchased. The price is a kick in the face for sure but it's worth it.
I have it in Como which is a beautiful warm berry that's still neutral enough for me to wear. It's intensely pigmented with just the right amount of shimmer.
The formula isn't sticky and it's fairly long lasting.
I love the clear tube compared to the regular frosted NARS lip gloss packaging that makes it difficult to really see the product.
I also love the brush applicator which I very much prefer over the sponge applicator.
The biggest upside is that this one does not have the yucky taste and smell that the regular NARS gloss has and that makes a huge difference to me.
I have this in Piree. The more I use it, the more it reminds me of Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit. However, I hate Stila Lip Glazes but really like this gloss.
In the tube, the color looks like the flesh of a ruby red grapefruit. On my lips, which are fairly pigmented, it's sheer with a hint of pinky peach. It barely shows up but I really like the formulation (rather heavy and thick, but locks in moisture and feels nice on my lips) and the brush. I wear it when I'm wanting an understated lip.
Thank you, MakeupAlley, for your advice on NARS lip gloss!! Normally I would not pay this much for lip gloss, but I have to say, the Larger Than Life line of NARS gloss is well worth the money!! (I recommend trying on different shades until you find ones that suit you, but I intend to buy this in at least one more shade so this is a general review.) The color I bought in this line is called Piree. The gloss is shiny without looking greasy, just a natural moist look. It lasts much like lipstick but is moisturizing. I've had problems with lip gloss that dries my lips out, looks unnatural, or doesn't last, but this gloss lasts and makes my lips look a lot healthier for wearing it. (For example, I got some Buxom glosses as a gift and thought they were good at first, but after an hour my lips looked all shriveled and dry, so I went searching again.) FYI, the NARS color I ended up choosing is extremely flattering for pale blondes. You can go with a natural-looking color, like Piree, or a more fashion-conscious color for a more "made up" look. You can also wear a little or a lot - it will layer a bit for more pigmentation. I highly recommend trying different colors until you find what you'll wear most and then shelling out for this one, ladies! It makes your lips look fantastic - not tacky or greasy - just fresh and lovely. I'm so glad I listened to the advice here and tried it!
I am still so impressed with NARS lip products, and this gloss is extremely impressive. It contains plumping peptides and moisturizing oils, plus rich soft color. I bought the shade Norma, listed as a cherry red. I was at first worried because Norma looked so bright and intense in the tube. But once I applied it to my lips, it turned into a soft, shiny, bitten red, not bright at all and rather neutral. I also tested out Place Vendome, listed as a strawberry pink, and on my lips it is a sweet raspberry color, pretty much the color of a raspberry smoothie. I was surprised by how much I liked the short brush. It's very precise and it doesn't make a mess!