Liquid assets: The Nars limited edition Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer collection

Liquid assets: The Nars limited edition Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer collection

Hi-def shine

Text: Angelyn Kwek

High-octane vinyl is the lip finish to get addicted to this season

It's official: Glossy is back with a bang. It started innocuously with ultra-matte kissers doing a slow fadeout on social media but with makeup authority Nars getting in on the action now, you know it's gone legit. Enter the Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer collection with a new, extreme texture that's everything you ever wished your sheer and slippy noughties lipgloss could have been.

Featuring a smooth, creamy formulation that not only packs intense colour and a mirror-like shine, these bad boys have a buildable, full coverage that only gets more reflective as you layer up. Nourishing ingredients like vitamin E provides a moisturising feel and an overall smoother glide-on, plus you don't get the usual feathering, bleeding lip lines or disappearing-in-an-hour act that plague lipglosses of yore. The other cool thing about the Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer? Nars has designed the applicator with a unique two-sided doefoot that includes a plush side and a smooth side; the former deposits the ideal amount of colour onto the lips, and the latter helps to evenly distribute pigments and intensify shine. With 10 colours — and eye-catching finishes in metallic and pearl — that range from everyday pinks to avant-garde hues in deep black cherry and gold-flecked black, this is the new way to liquid lip.

Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer

Nars Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer will be available from 1 July, $40