I bought the Nars Bloodwork lipgloss ages agot but I never got around to doing a post of the actual color.
The formulation is very opaque and pigment-heavy. You need to be pretty careful with the application. The wand has a sponge tip so it does go on smoothly, which is good.
My lighting here isn't the greatest, but you can see that this is pretty va-va-voom.
And while it may seem a bit counter-intuitive, I actually prefer to apply and then blot.
If you've ever seen an actress in a movie with perfect, seemingly naturally carmine lips, I think this is how they do it. The color when blotted makes your mouth flushed but without even seeming to have anything on.