While in San Francisco, I planned to spend a Sephora gift card I received for my birthday from the gals at Coutorture burning a hole in my pocket.  What better location than to spend it than San Francisco, the home of Sephora, and in San Fran’s Flagship store.  I went in with a few ideas on what I was going to purchase, but once I saw the NARS display I was transfixed.  I eventually walked away with Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita, Lipstick in Heat Wave, and the Duo Eyeshadow in Portobello.  I was planning on writing an in depth review complete with photos when I became transfixed by another NARS release – the Miami Sun Set.

I was immediately struck by the sunshine yellow eyeshdow color, and went straight to daydreaming potential eye makeup combinations before I even considered the rest of the set.  The duo, appropriately named Sundance, is clearly the standout item in the collection.  Including a summer red nail polish, Dovima, wasn’t a bad choice on NARS’ part.  After all, who can go wrong with a brilliant cheery red?  Where the collection starts to lose my affections is at the potted Lip Lacquer in Capucine.  True the shimmery orange is gorgeous but the application is messy, especially considering applying the color anywhere in New York City.  Gross subway germs combined with the need to consistently carry a lip brush immediately turn me off any potted lip color.  Aside from the inconvenience and gross factor of the gloss, the Miami Sun Set isn’t a bad deal at $65.