After an eye irritation left me panicked at the possible cause, I’ve been taking it easy on my daily makeup routine. Not only did I start wearing a new foundation, I used a new face brush AND mascara in the same week leaving me unable to identify the cause of said irritated eye. As a result I’ve been keeping the focus on my lips, playing with different colors outside of my usual bright red or popping pink.
The result is this unbelievably gorgeous orange combination consisting of one of NARS’ newest products and a new to me lipgloss from NYX.
Part of the Guy Bourdin collection (available now), Short Circuit is a pretty coral that glides on lips and can build up for super intense pigment. Though it doesn’t apply one even coat with one swipe (I find that two applications gets a more even look), it certainly makes orange a more wearable color. Not as bright as MAC’s Morange (the ultimate orange in my book) this is less in your face and wayyyyy creamier. I got a solid two to three hours of wear before I felt the need to reapply.
When that time does come to reapply, I’ve been using NYX Butter Gloss in Orach Cobbler. It provides a sheer wash of color on my lips that complements rather than overpower. It’s non-tacky, has a faint candy scent, and does the job. It isn’t an intensely pigmented lip color say, like MAC’s Lipglass, but is a decent lipgloss especially considering the under $5 price tag.
Outside of these two, I’ll apply a bit of powder to even out my face and blot throughout the day to control the oil. Easy, peasy daytime look!
Disclosure: NARS provided a sample for editorial consideration.