Oct 13, 2014

NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education

It is a shame Bad Education didn't make the cut when NARS decided to reformulate their lip gloss range. This complex and universally flattering red should have been at least reincarnated, but I do not see any comparable shade from the current NARS Lager Than Life Lip Gloss lineup.
I only opened my tube recently and do not detect any funky smell or a change in consistency, but please note it is officially a discontinued color. We have to assume it would be at least a year ago when these tubes were manufactured.
Some of the discontinued shades including Bad Education are sold at a ridiculous price on eBay, but you can still get them at $25 on Amazon or Beauty.com if you're interested.

NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education
NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education

The doe foot applicator is identical to the new one, only it is shorter.
 Maybe I'm the only one who stands too close to the mirror when applying lip gloss, but personally I prefer the shorter applicator of the old tube.

NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education swatch
Bad Education is an "off-red" with shimmer that is similar to Chanel Émoi (reviewed).
NARS describes it as a "sheer crimson red", and it is slightly warmer and even ambery compared to the Chanel.

NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education swatch

Although NARS Lip Gloss formula varies shade by shade, the old one feels more liquid-y and totally non-sticky. The initially glossy finish quickly sets down to a creamy stain.
Bad Education is probably the easiest red I've ever worn. For a red that leans warm, it surprisingly blends in well with my complexion and looks very natural on. 
There is this breezy casual quality thanks for the sheer formula. However, the color intensity can be easily controlled. You can layer a few coats for more opacity or wear as a sheer stain.

I don't think I'd repurchase another tube simply because of the shelf life, but I know I'm going to enjoy this attractive red gloss while it lasts. 
By the way, I can't really connect "Bad Education" to this harmless red shade. Can you? ;)

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