September 24, 2008

NP Set Lip Gloss Compact Review

A few weeks ago I had mentioned dropping a rather ridiculous amount of cash on the new makeup offerings from Target, one of the items I had hauled was an NP Set Lipgloss in Nisi.

I know I’ve been very vocal about my great disdain for Napoleon Perdis but I’ve set aside my general dislike for his really bad tan and decided to give his new NP Set Collection a go.

I admit that I have trashed his line in the pass but when it went on sale I was the first one at the door grabbing up all I could and running as fast as my little legs could carry me to the register to pay for my treasures. Hey, I have no shame what can I say?

In all seriousness I actually do believe NP Set is considerably better than his original line that was sold at Sephora. For one thing it’s a bit cheaper (not by much), the foundation does not range in the colors orange, orange, and more orange (they actually included shades that are flattering to normal skin tones this time around), and many of the items actually have very nice packaging!

Out of all the offerings I ended up purchasing only one item but it’s changed my mind and made me want to indulge further because it was actually very good. I ended up purchasing NP Set Lipgloss in Nisi for $12 USD. This particular shade quite reminded me of the pink shade released with Dior’s Spring Collection which could account for why I liked it. It’s a bright, bubblegum pink that could prove difficult to pull off on some tones but I think it ended up looking pretty good on me which I was surprised about because I was fearful all that pink would definately look horrid! But it ended up looking smashing with a bit of pink shadow and blushing pink cheeks!

The Muse sporting NP Set Lip Gloss in Nisi

One of the rather awesome features of the gloss is it’s pigmented enough to act as a creamy lip color. I didn’t have to prep my lips with a stain or a lipstick prior to use simply because the color is pigmented enough to act on it’s own at shading my lips with beautiful, glossy color. I did experience a slight problem during application as the gloss doesn’t glide as well as I’d like and it kinda applies streaky which is a bit of a pet peeve for me but…so does Dior Addict Gloss so what the heck right? The formula is super soft, super moisturizing, and super emollient.

All in all the gloss is actually very nice for it’s $12 price tag and well worth checking out. It’s available in several shades and I see myself possibly going back for a few more colors! I liked this one and think it’s worth taking a peek at!

Tried any of the new NP Set items at your local Target?

Loved ’em?

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Further Information about Target’s New Makeup Collection including NP Set

Napoleon Perdis The French Riviera Gift Set Review

Napoleon Perdis Eye Patrol Eyeshadow Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • pinkcrow

    I got this in Nisi too! Lip gloss twins!

    I must admit, I’m a sucker for a cool compact and with the big mirror I’m lurving this.

  • the Muse

    ah awesome pinkcrow!

    ha 🙂 Cool!

    I love the chunky size of the compact too and the big mirror is a total plus 😉

    You should do a FOTD for us wearing it 😉

    I think I’ll go back for the other shades and I like the formula of this alot!

  • MC

    I went to Target yesterday to check out all the new goodies and..I was more distracted by the Domo-kun for Target set up and trying to find out if I could buy this crazy over-sized Domo after Halloween that I TOTALLY forgot to check out the new make up stuff. @[email protected]

    *must go back to Target to look at the new lines there lol*

    That does look like a lovely shade of pink and it complements you very well. 🙂

  • the Muse


    I SEEN THAT! DUDE! SO AWESOME! I want over-sized DOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I’m an idiot 🙂

    Aw shucks thanks 🙂

    It’ll looks heaps better on you though!

  • Marien

    I love the compact and the big mirror!
    The lovely pink shade looks great on you!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Kayvid: It’s really funny and weird that you posted about this exact one. I stop and swatch this *every* single time I go to Target (that’s more than once a week for sure) and stare at it…but since I own over a 100 lippie I am on a lippie no buy. This is pretty gorgeous a shade and lasts really long too in my experience…from swatching 🙁

  • the Muse

    aw thanks marien 🙂

    I’m digging the size of the mirror too! I always love a nice full mirror!

  • the Muse

    hiya Kayvid!

    How are you my friend?

    LOL it’s calling me..please buy me..;)

    I like the shade alot! 😉 I’m wanting to indulge in more but like you I have way too much crap ugh!

    I need to put myself on a complete BAN!