NARS Gaiety Blush and Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Pencil for Spring 2012 are a perfect pair. A match made in makeup. This candy pink blush and hot pink glossy pencil are probably my favorite two items to come from NARS Spring 2012 collection. A bright cheek and lip is a look I find myself sporting lately. It’s a definite time saver in the morning, as I all but skip eye makeup, and a great way to beat the winter blues. That, and Vitamin D gummy vitamins. Which are so delicious, I sometimes want to eat handfuls. But, I digress.
Mexican Rose has an almost electric pink look to it, and it is definitely bolder than I expected. I think that the Velvet Gloss Pencil formula is the best thing to happen to lip products in a long time. They don’t dry your lips out, and wear incredibly well. Mexican Rose is a bit different than its counterparts in the product line, though, in a good way. It is a powerhouse. It’s glossy, yes, but it performs like a stain. I wore this for 12 hours, and only reapplied a few times (mainly because I crave the glossy finish). But between applications, the bright pink hue never actually disappeared. The color actually reminds me of one of my favorite bold lipsticks, Bobbi Brown Cosmic Rasberry.