I'm back and ready to blog! Has everyone had a good holiday? Mine was great. I ate loads of food, had really fun family time and got to see some friends who live out of town. Perfection. Plus, I got spoiled by my parents, siblings and boyfriend for Christmas. Couldn't have imagined a better Christmas. Better yet, I have a few days to relax before I go back to work.
What better way to ease back into blogging by talking about one of my most used lipsticks lately, NARS Mayflower!
I find this lipstick so easy to slap on with a neutral eye - it's what I've done for the past month before heading out the door!
I first heard of this shade over at Cute and Mundane where Dovey compared a few of her NARS lipstick faves. I knew it was grand time I give NARS a shot (I've only owned their Laguna bronzer!) and purchased Mayflower, a fresh pink with silver glitter.
I find NARS' Mayflower actually pull a bit coral on my skintone - I don't mind this, but it's something to keep in mind. The lipstick's silver glitter is also a bit gritty. For a $30 lipstick, this I do mind. It's not terribly irritating, but the lipstick definitely doesn't feel smooth on the lips. I find the grittiness can emphasize dry lips, although for me at the moment, pretty much any lipstick will do this.
I do like that this lipstick is moisturizing. My lips do not feel dry after wearing Mayflower, which given the formula, I expected it would. Also, I found it wore reasonably long - my lipstick was mostly on after 4 hours (which I think is good for a sheer/glossy lipstick).
Overall, I'm pretty happy with this lipstick. If gritty glitter bothers you in general, I suggest trying this lipstick on before purchasing. It doesn't bother me too much, but it definitely isn't pleasant. I love that the color is a no-brainer. I don't need to think two about putting it on - it goes with any makeup. Although at $30, I doubt I'll be repurchasing.
Thank you for reading! I'll be back soon with a few reviews and hopefully a best of the year post!