NARS: Wonder & Bouganville Lip Gloss and MAC Chesnut Lip Pencil

From top to bottom:

  1. NARS Wonder lip gloss

  2. MAC Chestnut lip liner

  3. NARS Bougainville lip gloss

Swatches in outdoor lighting- overcast day

Swatches in indoor lighting


 I love nail polish and wear it regularly, but I don’t really consider it makeup. When I think of makeup I think of lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner,  basically from the neck up. I do wear lip stick and eyeliner sometimes. I just don’t wear them enough to develop any type of proficiency when it comes to application. I am also not good at tracing, outlining, drawing or shading anything. It’s a congenital issue. However, in my ongoing effort to get my grown woman on  appear more polished, I’ve bought some makeup recently and I’m trying to wear at least lipstick and liner twice a week and reapply them at least two times throughout the day.  I’ve tried this before but I drink a lot of water during the day so by 11:00am all of my mornings efforts were around the rim of my water bottle and by 11:15 I’d  be turning to my old faithfuls.

Old Faithful 1 & Old Faithful 2

This time I’m making a vow to touch it up/reapply throughout the day so I’ve been practicing.  First up we have NARS Bougainville lip gloss with the MAC Chestnut liner. I know I bought a liner from NARS but I can’t find it….

In the bottle Bougainville is a deep purple, but it applies lighter than it looks. When I bought lipstick in the past I tended to go for colors in this family, mauve, burgundy, pinkish etc.

Next below we have NARS Wonder. I bought this one because I was trying to get away from the pink/purple family and I thought it could be more of a neutral?

   This is my first makeup post EVER!



  1. Pop Champagne
    July 22, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    I like the color for NARS Bougainville lip gloss, it looks so vibrant on you!

  2. Of the Comely
    July 23, 2011 / 12:38 am

    @ Pop Champagne: Thank you !

  3. simplychic
    July 23, 2011 / 5:24 am

    o i've never tried nars glosses but i like!!!

  4. Of the Comely
    July 23, 2011 / 11:21 am

    @simply chic:Thanks! Let me know what you think of them.

  5. peculiar VIrtue
    July 26, 2011 / 4:29 am

    I'm a nut for neutrals, so I'm definitely partial to 'wonder'. Perhaps if 'bougainville' was paired with a plum-based liner, it would pop more? Either way, my vote still goes with 'wonder' (IMHO) but they're both pretty shades.

  6. Of the Comely
    July 27, 2011 / 3:05 am

    @peculiar Virture:good suggestion on the liner.Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. nixa
    July 29, 2011 / 2:08 am

    I really like the lipglosses. i never ever thought about nars but i think i will take a peek and secure bougainville. i like this blog.i will let you know when i buy and wear it. Perhaps take pic and post…

  8. Of the Comely
    July 29, 2011 / 2:23 am

    @nixa:thank you very much! please let me know if you like them and definitely send me some pics 🙂

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