NARS 413 Bleecker Larger Than Life Lipgloss Swatches and Review

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There is something about finding an awesome red lip product that can just totally make my week. I have a growing collection of red lip shades, but none that I would consider as fiery as NARS 413 Bleecker Larger Than Life Lipgloss. This gloss is no joke, and not for the faint of heart. It's perfect to wear alone, or if you're feeling REALLY feisty, over a matte red. This lipgloss is also perfect for layering over top of it's Pure Matte buddy, as shown at the bottom of this post.

What the NARS website has to say about Larger Than Life Lipgloss:

Outrageously lustrous color meets high-impact shine. Dramatic, stay-in-place shades glide on smoothly and evenly for lips that are more luminous and voluminous than ever before.

  • High-shine, high-impact finish gives a dramatic effect
  • Long-lasting, stay-in-place wear
  • Infused with ingredients to nourish and fight free radicals while natural lip enhancers pump up volume
  • Shorter-bristle brush delivers the most precise application possible

413 Bleecker is a bold and glossy true red. The red is so daring that it commands complete attention. The pigment is gorgeous and the formula slick. This gloss isn't high on the sticky scale (thank goodness), but lasted a lot longer than a regular gloss (around 5 hours) and even longer when I applied over top of a Pure Matte shade.


I'm still not sure if I'm a fan of the brush. On one hand, I love the fact that it's small and pointed for precision application. However, it takes a lot longer than I want to spend with a lip gloss to apply. The quickest way I've found, is to get some product on the brush, dab on the lip (staying away from the edges), smoosh the lips, and then apply around the lip line. It will still take you longer than a gloss with a regular brush or doe-foot applicator, but not as long as if you try to precision apply all over.

Those following on Twitter may have noticed a cryptic tweet about me discovering my new favorite lip combo! Well, here it is! NARS 413 Bleecker Larger Than Life Lipgloss over NARS 413 Bleecker Pure Matte Lipstick! The two combined made such a lovely rosy raisin shade, it was hard to keep it to myself to save for this post!


NARS 413 Bleecker Larger Than Life Lipgloss retails for $26.00 and is exclusive to the Flagship Boutique at 413 Bleecker Street in New York as well as at