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Saturday, October 22, 2011

NARS Bloodwork lipgloss: Creepy name but Gorgeous shade!

I'm sure you've all realised by now that I love a good red lip so of course I had to share one of my new faves, NARS Bloodwork lipgloss. I used this in a FOTD some what recently but I thought this shade was way too fabulous not to have its own post.


The name 'Bloodwork' might put you off but I can definitely see why NARS went with it because this is definitely one really opaque (but beautiful) blood coloured red.


I picked up the mini size which came in a gift set with 4 other shades and was planning on getting a full sized version but this colour seems to have disappeared from the NARS website. I'm assuming that means it's been discontinued :(



I decided to still do a post on it though because discontinued never really means discontinued in the makeup world.


Just look at that gorgeous colour! It's got a definite tinge of orange in it which has this really brightening effect and which makes it a perfect summer shade.


The gloss itself is a bit thick and quite sticky as most NARS glosses seem to be but I don't find it uncomfortable to wear. I just find that I need to check on my lips a few times a day to see how the colour's wearing and touch up if necessary.


As this is such an opaque shade, my preference is to wear it over a lipliner so I don't have to continuosly reapply it but it's personal preference. I find that I can get a good 2 to 3 hours wear out of this product if I don't eat or drink.


If you're a bit scared of the intensity, you can always wear it as stain by blotting the colour off or by applying a bit with your finger.


Sorry the colour below is a bit uneven because I didn't blot the colour off carefully.


I prefer a glossier lip so if you're like me, just put some clear gloss on top to keep the intense shine that Bloodwork has when applied more opaquely.



I also did a comparison with Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque. That's Dragon on the left and Bloodwork on the right. I really like Bloodwork but I just don't think it has the same versatility, complexity and longevity that Dragon does.



I'd definitely recommend this shade if you get the chance to purchase it. I wouldn't recommend it over Chanel Dragon but it's definitely a nice red.

Have you tried this shade? What do you think of it? Also, what lengths have you gone to so that you can own a discontinued product? Let me know below!

11 comments:

  1. i really like the nars but love the chanel!

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  2. You have me wanting Chanel Dragon so much now! Bloodwork looks fab on you but I love the complexity of Dragon, so gorgeous!

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  3. So pretty!! It definitely lights up your face and you're lips are so pretty!! As far as discontinued products go, once it's out, it's out of my mind lol I only lust after it if I keep having to look at it!

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  4. Crazy pigmentation! That's a gorgeous shade.

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  5. oh wow that's an intense red... but i have to agree with you, chanel dragon is something i'd rather have.

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  6. This shade is gorgeousness. ♥

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  7. I love that shade of red! I usually go for reds with an orange base so I think I'm going to try and track it down! I haven't tried the Chanel Dragon - which one do you think would be better for moi?

    xx

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  8. I love the color, but my skin tone shuns anything with an orange hint to it. I wish I could pull it off because it is beautiful! On a side note, I feel like NARS lip glosses always give me a problem with the initial application if it is a vibrant color. It does settle into place after a little while, but it can be very messy in the beginning. As far as discontinued products go, I was AGHAST when I missed out on MAC's Hibiscus lipstick this summer, and tried called MAC stores as far away as California (I live in Minnesota, USA). I refuse to pay outrageously inflated prices on Ebay, but I will make cross-continental phone calls! LOL

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  9. I really like the molten vinyl look of NARS Bloodwork gloss, but it's not one that I reach for a lot for some reason.

    Great for a punchy pin up look, or something for a fancy dress party

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  10. i broke out my holiday size of bloodwork and was going to buy it and its no where to be found.
    I am super sad too. its love it for my full lips.

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