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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Palettes -NARS -NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette


A pretty palette with shades mainly of pinks, shades of cream, brown, champagne and copper, and a matte deep brown that is complementing to the color scheme. It's similar in flavor to designer name 2017 warm palettes but does not have any peach/orange/terracotta AT ALL - this is a true warm pink palette. The closest I have is the Clinique pink chocolate quad or the Tarte tartelette flirt or maneater. There may be a few shades in this that show up in "terracotta" palettes such as the Tarte tartelette toasted, Urban Decay naked heat, or ABH MR, but the colors are different enough that the more predominant colors are different and the lighter similarities are most welcome.
The palette itself is made of a sturdy plastic with a full-sized mirror and instead of a mirrored outer lid, the graphics are printed on. It is smaller in size than the Nars loaded, yet it has the same amount of product. To give a better idea of its size, the outer box of the wanted palette is the same size as the loaded palette without a box (I am storing my wanted palette in its box because of this as I like how it looks in my mu drawer). A few YouTube reviewers mentioned difficulty in opening it the first few times, and I agree it is tricky, so use caution so nothing bad happens (like dropping it).
The first time I opened it I accidentally got a finger in shade "fallen star", the antique bronze shade so i swiped it on my inner arm. All of the color transferred from my finger onto my arm and it was almost like transferring a sticker - no fallout whatsoever. I have no idea if it's supposed to be the same formula as the loaded palette, Nars boasts the wanted formula to be "all-new pure pigment", but the few times I have used it, it applies similar in that I feel I can touch the pan, dab a little, blend a little, and get a good look that only looks better as the day goes on. I did not get any fallout when applying (I tapped off extra from the brush) and had no creasing or shifting of any shimmer particles. I had a little issue with my primer on the first go, I use smashbox 24 hour and I was sloppy putting it on, which caused my shadow to grab in places and apply funny. Another application attempt of just shadow over my foundation proved successful, but I didn't get into the super shimmery shades that day.
Overall I really like this palette, I feel it's a welcome offering of true pink in a sea of warm orange/terracotta toned palettes. I have blue-grey eyes and the orange tones look nice, but is a little hard to pull off sometimes, so I declare the wanted palette to be a "grown up" warm palette, just like I describe the loaded palette, yet there's those glitters that give some dazzle without looking like a unicorn smashed into my face. The only downfall is it being a bit more expensive than above mentioned similar palettes. I give it a star off because of the price and because it's a bit difficult to open.

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Lipstick -NARS -Powermatte Lip Pigment

on 1/21/2018 10:44:00 PM


This is probably my new favourite liquid lipstick! It's a very thin consistency, but quite opaque. The colour selection is nice, but i do hope the range gets expanded more in the future. I got the shade "Don't Stop" and it's simply the perfect red for me. I wore it to Disneyland, and it held up almost perfectly throughout the entire day. (Loads of eating and drinking!) I did reapply once that day, but only because my lipliner was a hot mess by early evening. (I used Milani in True Red, wouldn't recommend!)
On me, it isn't drying, however, my lips aren't very dry, and i always prep with a lip balm. One thing to note is that it does transfer, but it doesnt look like it has. The lips look the same. Another thing is the applicator. It is very thin and pointy. A lot of people love it, and can forego a liner, but i personally find it a bit difficult to use. It definitely takes practice. Nars does have a matching lipliner for each shade though, which is convenient, albeit expensive. I did end up purchasing the matching liner, Porquerolles, recently, and its lovely. All in all, it's a wonderful liquid lipstick, and i would highly recommend!

Pros: lightweight
you can barely feel it on the lips
great lasting power
beautiful packaging
good colour selection
not drying (on me,anyways.)

Cons: transfers
applicator is difficult to use (imo)
pretty expensive

Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 1/21/2018 10:24:00 PM


I wear Groenland during summer when I need a bit of extra color. This is my favorite tinted moisturizer. Good, light coverage, spf, great color. Now I’m back living in Australia I get this shipped from the States.

Lipstick -NARS -Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie

on 1/21/2018 8:31:00 AM


This color is an amazing admixture of brown and rosy hues. Its a great color to wear. The texture is creamy matte and its non drying on my lips. The packaging is cool and renders precision because of the pencil design. The intensity of the product is ace. I will definitely repurchase it.

Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 1/20/2018 12:28:00 AM


This goes right under my eye bags and stay put! I got the shade "caramel", it`s such a beautiful nude color, im tempted to use on lips!! Def my HG from now on, wish I got this earlier. My only gripe the price and nars went back to testing on animals :(
Dear Nars, pls dont test on animals!

The sleek packaging is nice for travels and can be confused as a liquid lipstick

So creamy and the wand goes on well and blendable.

fades and needs reapplication

Wld def try anor lighter shade like caramel or sthg

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