Pucker Up For Summer
A gorgeous spring day in New York yesterday has us convinced that winter is officially over—a hard thing to wrap our brains around after a very long cold stretch. Even more difficult to comprehend: Summer color collections are hitting shelves right now. We’re not quite prepared to break out the electric pink lipsticks that we reserve for evening functions in 80-degree weather, but the latest pout offerings from NARS sure are helping us get into that headspace. First up is Carthage, a very festive new shade of the editor’s-favorite (this editor, specifically) Pure Matte Lipstick collection. Volga, a deep aubergine, and the limited-edition sandy rose, 413 Bleecker, already have permanent places in our makeup bag, and it’s likely that Carthage, with its super-saturated, no-shine fuchsia finish, will join them very shortly. Until then, though, we’re really enjoying Mayflower, a sheer shimmering raspberry—the same shade, coincidentally, that Molly Stern slicked onto Anne Hathaway’s mouth for the Rio premiere last weekend. It’s a very neutral, transitional color that is helping us get excited about wearing makeup again. Winter’s multiple blizzards may have broken our spirit there for a bit, but we’re bouncing back like champs.