NARS Holly Woodlawn Swatches, Review and Fast Facts!

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From the Andy Warhol inspired collection for NARS Holiday 2012 collection comes Holly Woodlawn Larger Than Life Lipgloss.

The color is described as a bright orange red. Keep reading for swatches, the review, and discover the face behind the name Holly Woodlawn.

Holly Woodlawn is a super glossy, jelly textured lipgloss.  The color reminds me of a bright candy red, with a touch of pink. Not necessarily orange red. Pigmentation is decent, the more coats you apply, the deeper it gets, but I honestly didn’t get the opaque color I was expecting.

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The brush is very small for my big lips, it’s actually kinda small for the smallest of lips, so application is not going to be a breeze. I do understand the reasoning behind the smaller brush- more precise application.

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There’s no reason to sit here and chatter about how long it lasts- it lasts about as long as your standard gloss.

In the end, it’s a really beautiful gloss, it’s versatile so you can use it alone as a gloss, or you can pair it with your favorite red lipstick for a candy top coat. (I would personally love to use this with MAC Lady Danger)

Who is Holly Woodlawn?

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(wouldn’t it be great if this was the inspiration behind the gloss? LET’S PRETEND! I mean look at how similar the colors are!)

I am intrigued with Holly Woodlawn! She’s a Puerto Rican transgendered actress who stared in two of Andy Warhol’s films- Trash, and Women In Revolt. I think it’s safe to say that she is one of many actresses that paved the way for transgendered actresses in entertainment and film.

Fave quote:  “I hocked some jewelry and … made it all the way to Georgia, where the money ran out and … had to hitchhike the rest of the way” (to New York)

Holly Woodlawn Larger Than Life Lipgloss retails for $26. It will be available October 1 at Sephora and Sephora.com

About Aprill Coleman

Aprill, also known as The Fairy Glammother is a beauty blogger and lover of all things beauty. She is the blogger behind Glitter.Gloss.Garbage which shares new beauty products and tips!