NARS Cosmetics is a French cosmetics and skin care company founded by make-up artist and photographer François Nars. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS has created various multi-use beauty products and now is a subsidiary of Shiseido. (

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Recent NARS Reviews

Eye Shadow -NARS -Kalahari Duo

on 6/19/2018 10:08:00 PM


I recently bought the Nars eyeshadow duo in the shade Isolde. I have now owned this product for about 3 months. The colors are pigmented and beautiful. The shades included are lovely bronze and gold color and they work well as just over the eyelid. The shades are also very true to those shown in the photos. The eyeshadows are also well pigmented and do not require very much product to receive a nice effect and they are also very easy to blend. Also due to the fact they are so pigmented the eyeshadow can be added lightly for a shimmery everyday look. Or you can build it up and pack on the product for a more sultry, night out look. What I also found to be very convenient was that this product also includes a mirror. Having the mirror makes it easy to stick in your purse for touchups and also makes it nice to travel with since it is small and compact. But there are also some drawbacks. One is that since I have very oily eyelids it makes it more difficult for my eyeshadow to last, which means by the end of the day my eyeshadow can crease, smear, and well, just look terrible. So I recommend that if you have oily eyelids like I do, and plan on wearing your eyeshadow all day you should apply eyeshadow primer before putting on your eyeshadow. The primer that I use and really enjoy is the urban decay eyeshadow primer potion in the original color. I find that these products work very well together. Another drawback is that this eyeshadow duo is pretty pricey for someone on a budget. Especially since it only includes two eyeshadow shades for the price of $35 while you could get the urban decay eyeshadow palette which have great eyeshadows that work just as well for the price of $54 but it includes 12 different eyeshadow colors which are all very beautiful, blendable, and work just as well as the Nars duo.

Lipstick -NARS -Afghan Red

on 6/19/2018 9:49:00 PM


I got this rec when I posted on the Makeup Board asking for wearable red suggestions. I read reviews of this one and when I swiped it at Sephora, it didn’t look red to me! But then I tried on some traditional reds and they just looked hideous on me. Back to this one and tried on....beautiful. Per other reviews, this isn’t like any other color I’ve seen and wears much more red than you might think when you see it in the tube. A gorgeous color that I intend to keep around to give myself a little perk for work when I want to be a little more finished. I know with a balm and light application this can just as easily be a light, casual color. Try it!

Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 6/19/2018 11:26:00 AM


This is a truly full coverage foundation which, in spite of endless claims by cosmetics companies, is actually quite rare. It actually looks decent while doing it, too, which is even rarer. So that's where the 4 stars come from.

However. It never sets. Ever. Powder, spray, nope. It will pretend to set--for an hour. Even the Sephora girls were like "No, it never sets." And that's big for them, because they usually think powder solves everything. It also doesn't look better as the day goes on, just greasier--and I have uber-dry skin.

I wish they had tweaked this more--it has potential, and I would continue to fuss with it, but I am allergic. Sigh... FYI, it seems very similar to Clinique Beyond Perfecting in coverage, texture, and (nonexistent) staying power. The finish is better with Nars, though.

Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 6/19/2018 12:05:00 AM


Ok, so I tried this on years ago at a department store and wore it around awhile and was not impressed. They also said my color was the vanilla one and when I wore it just screamed I have on concealer. I decided to give this a go again because I wanted a concealer I could wear alone without foundation and the woman at Ulta recommended it. So, I got the color creme brulee and I love it. I have read a lot of people say it creased on them and that is what it did initially for me but not this time. I can wear this and it blends in nicely with my skin color. It also does brighten my eye area but looks natural and does not scream I have on concealer. I also have to say I wore this to the pool, not intending to swim, but my little guy asked me to on a water slide and I did and it stayed on, even when I was dunked in 12 feet of water and lasted throughout his baseball game after. I didn't have time to shower so don't judge me. Overall, I would buy this again.

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Makeup Brushes -NARS -Ita Brush


This is way more expensive than my other brushes, but I have to admit that I haven't been able to find another brush that is as good. It gives a really nice chiseled look and can be used with my regular bronzer. I like to use it with my Physician's Formula medium bronzer which is just the right shade (not too dark or light). I am able to blend with this brush so there is no harsh line and instead, gives the illusion of nice cheekbones.

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