Today being a National Holiday for the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., I among many have this Monday off work. I decided to spend part of my morning doing a second look with the Playlist Palette by BareMinerals. I combined the eye look with NARS Joyous Red Lipstick. Unfortunately both items (The Playlist and Joyous Red) have been marked as Limited Edition products. I have included a quick review on Joyous Red with photos and swatches.
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation in Shade #23
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Dark Bisque and Creamy Concealer in Honey
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Bobbi Brown Blush in Almond
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze
Stila Prime Pot in Taffy (base)
BareMinerals The Playlist- Louder on the lid, One Hit Wonder on the brow bone, Most Requested as transition color and Pumped on the crease
MAC Dipdown Fluidline
Prestige My Biggest Lashes (first coat)/ LORAC Multiplex 3D Lashes (second coat)
NARS Joyous Red Lipstick
NARS Joyous Red Review
What it is: NARS Lipsticks are described as "a pure, creamy lipstick formula for bold color. They have a large variety of colors and finishes from sheer, satin and semi-matte. Joyous Red is described as a "semi-matte amber red".
Verdict: When it comes to Lipsticks, I can be a bit picky. I am always on the look-out for formulas that feel and wear comfortably. Of course it is always an added bonus if they are particularly moisturizing. I can only judge NARS lipsticks by this shade because it is the only one I own- which is a semi-matte finish. Joyous red has a light-weight feel on the lips and for the most part has a comfortable wear. The creamy texture allows for easy application. Aside from the color being an amber red, there are subtle gold flecks in it. The wear is about 3 to 4 hours. Joyous red is not moisturizing but can be topped off with a lipbalm for more comfort and gloss.
Thank you for reading :)