NARS Vendanges Lipstick ($24) has just been released for Summer 2012. I found Nars Vendanges truly fit its description as a “sheer grape.” One looks like one just finished a grape popsicle, but with a more sophisticated glow. Unlike some quieter sheers, Vendanges has a slight modern edge yet remains flattering.
Perhaps because of my own coloring, NARS Vendanges fits within my lipstick color sweet spot. I find mauve/purple tones very flattering on warm coloring, although many with cool coloring reach for it as well. Here’s a comparison with some other shades in my collection. First, the much creamier Edward Bess Demi Buff. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel Ami is redder and sheerer. Nars Baroque Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil is more opaque and deeper, redder in tone. Guerlain Vega is a full on creamy deep red. Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli is more cool red and much more opaque.
Here you can see how sheer and pretty NARS Vendanges is on Liz:
The cool tones of Vendanges should work as a nice balance to the bronzes of summer. Here’s Liz wearing Nars Vendanges is a look featuring the new Nars Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo, and the NARS Orgasm/Laguna blush-bronzer duo.
Overall, NARS Vendanges is a modern, on-trend color for Summer 2012. Vendanges has been elevated into one of the few colors that I’m carrying in my bag right now–it’s an easy, quick color to apply but looks interesting, modern and slightly edgy. Love.
NARS sent Vendanges lipstick to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.