François Nars’ new lipstick just might be the ideal day-to-night shade. He is envisioning a rustic summer in the Tuscan countryside. At least that’s what his latest harvest evokes. The name Vendages even means “the grapes picked during a season.” As an alternative to the more expected route of red or coral, try just bitten lips this summer. Or perhaps I should say, “just sipped a glass of fabulous Barolo” lips.
The best part of this truly sheer lipstick: it can be as approachable or dramatic as you want it to be. Made to improve the condition of your lips, it has the perks of a balm (like nourishing antioxidants) and one swipe across your pout will leave you with a lovely translucent berry-grape effect. The more you layer, the deeper the shade gets and the more satiny and enveloping the texture becomes. The inspiration may be “vintage,” but the color is totally modern. At Sephora for $24.