Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 9/18/2018 9:40:00 AM

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I use this concealer for my dark circles, it has great coverage and blends very easily, a little goes a long way, however, it creases on me even after I set it. Ive noticed that it creases less when I blend using my fingers rather than a wet beauty blender.


Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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If you're looking for a full coverage luxury concealer, this is the 2nd choice you should be looking at.

Yes. I said it: 2nd choice. I have been using this concealer for about 9 months sometimes switching it up with the Tarte Shape Tape (which I have used for almost 2 years).
I use ol' trusty Nars Translucent Crystal powder to set.

Creasing: Minimal, but still creases upon first application and continues slowly as the day goes on. 3/5
Wear-time: Lasts all day 5/5
Application blended with sponge: Not patchy, medium to slightly full coverage. Not even close to full coverage as Shape Tape 4/5
Price: Could be a little cheaper for what it is, as it offers less product than the Shape Tape 4/5

Overall this is fantastic daily concealer. I have tried a-plenty & for me this creases less than any drugstore concealer (except the age rewind) I used...
BUT this creases more than the Tarte Shape Tape. Has to be said.
I would say go for the Shape Tape if you're looking for full coverage...but otherwise this is a great choice too!

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Mascara -NARS Cosmetics -Climax

on 9/16/2018 2:40:00 AM

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I really wanted to love this. The packaging is so fantastic. Unfortunately the product itself wasn’t even close to the packaging or any other NARS product. I tried the mascara for a week, hoping I was experiencing a fluke. It flaked very quickly - after just a few hours. It was also fairly clumpy. I found the brush difficult to get down towards the root of my lashes. The color is not black, but more a dark slate grey. By far the worst issue was with the flaking. I’ll be returning this one ☹️

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Blush

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Meh, I wasn't impressed with this cult favorite. It gets hard pan quite quickly, fades in less than an hour, and is not universally flattering. The only positives were it went it on smoothly and the packaging is nice and slim. I have a neutral undertone and this applied really red/orange, almost as if I had rosacea. This looks so pretty on my friend though who has a warm undertone, so I would have this applied in store before you buy.

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Eye Shadow -NARS Cosmetics -Velvet Shadow Stick

on 9/14/2018 10:25:00 AM

Based on reviews, I am guessing that Oaxaca is the most popular shade in this formula from Nars. I have 2 others that look similar, LM Khaki and Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Brun Chatain, which I think is discontinued. Oaxaca is much more subtle and neutral than either of these. It is a lovely shade to add a bit of color and sheen if you are in a hurry or want to just look very casual or for very hot summer days when a full face of makeup seems unbearable. It is hard to describe the color, maybe warm greyish shimmery taupe. I have hazel/green eyes with pretty fair neutral/golden skintone and the color works great, but I think it would work with most eye colors and skin shades. This was my first e/s crayon purchase and I think it is the only one I am likely to use up and repurchase. And, if you're doing a full eye look, this one works great to give a subtle shimmer pop in an otherwise matte look.

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Casablanca

on 9/13/2018 11:46:00 AM

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This is a unique peach shade I ordered from the Nars site since I couldn’t find it anywhere else. I am a sucker for peach lipsticks and I have yet to find one that doesn’t read as nude, pastel, bright, or coral, and Casablanca totally fits that bill. It’s almost straight up medium orange (with a tinge of pink/coral) but is so well balanced that it looks great on my cool-leaning olive skin tone.

Casablanca isn’t totally opaque (it’s not a sheer though, if you have Nars Niagara, it’s the same opacity/consistency) but a few extra swipes will achieve rich, dewy color that seems to melt into your lips. I have really pigmented lips though fyi.

This one of the original formula crème/satin Nars lipsticks, which is a formula I really love. I don’t find it drying at all, and it’s very comfortable to wear all day. It doesn’t emphasize texture, which can be an issue for me. It’s not bulletproof in the least but it fades evenly and is easy to reapply. I actually love the way it looks at the end of the day after a few reapplications.

Casablanca is making me feel ~philosophical~ about makeup. It’s a shade that’s been around for a minute but it doesn’t necessarily have a retro vibe…I guess it’s making me nostalgic for simpler makeup times. The formula of these older Nars lipsticks is so elegant; they don’t have that “newest greatest longest lasting fanciest” feel with the accompanying product turnaround and fatigue. They aren’t “perfect” by our modern makeup standards, but they have a certain mystery—the shades are inspired even if they seem standard. You can sense the artistry vs. the technology and industry that is so rampant these days. I can see someone, Francois Nars probably, sitting and thinking about the city of Casablanca (or even the movie, or any other source of inspiration), how it looks, how it feels, until the perfect shade comes to him. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but it’s how I feel. I do appreciate so many of today’s makeup innovations (my foundation would not stay on my face otherwise), and I do recognize there is a ton of creativity happening in the makeup world, but like I said, I do miss when it was simpler.

Anyway, great lipstick lol

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Liquid Blush

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I love this a lot. I’m NC25-30 and purchased Luster. It gives me a nice flushed look without looking too much. It doesn’t fade on me. I have no problem with the pump. One pump is enough for both cheeks.

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Highlighters -NARS Cosmetics -Highlighting Powder (All)

on 9/11/2018 3:05:00 AM

I never knew I needed a wet-skin highlighter in my collection, but I am so happy that I've discovered this NARS gem.

This is a newer launch, that promises "no glitter, just glow". I've never been a fan of glittery highlighters, so this statement alone piqued my interest. I love a good, striking glow, but this is something new. NARS Highlighting Powder is ultra soft, glitter-free and feels more like a creamy powder (rather than dry, chalky highlight powder). It has zero kick-up and blends into your skin just like a cream product would. It makes my skin incredibly smooth and dewy, without sitting obviously on top of the skin. It becomes one with the skin instead.

My favourite colour is Fort De France, although all shades are beautiful in their own way. I love how you can wear it sheer or add more layers to amp up the glow. I have unedited swatches, makeup look and more application tips in a separate, in-depth review here for those of you interested (https://www.partyparrotblog.com/single-post/2018/09/12/NARS-Highlighting-Powder-Review) but all in all, I think this line is gorgeous and if you want a sophisticated, grown-up highlighter - look this way! Hope this info helps.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Liquid Blush

on 9/10/2018 9:47:00 PM

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I'm NC10 with yellow undertones and I went for the luster shade which is by far the least intense one. Unlike a lot of reviewer I think you can control the amount pretty well with the pump I do a bit less than half a pump and that's enough for both cheeks. This is a nice matte apricot shade. The staying power is great and it does melt into your foundation. I sometimes mix it with a bit of liquid highlighter or strobe cream for a sheer apricot glow. It applies well with a stippling brush but I find that fingers are best. This shade is matte but not flat and a bit muted. It also looks great under bronzer. If they weren't so big I would probably get a second one, but I doubt I could ever finish this one before it goes bad.


Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 9/10/2018 2:44:00 AM

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First of all, the name of this is quite misleading. This baby is not sheer and is only semi-glowy. However, this is a stunning medium-full coverage foundation with a satin finish. It applies nicely with both a damp sponge and a brush - which is great as you can use whatever you have on hand. A little goes a long way, which is good as the bottle is quite pricey. It applies easily and does not stick to any dry-patches or textured area. It sits nicely over a wide variety of primers and MAC Strobe Cream as well as bare skin. It wears well throughout the day, lasting around 8 hours. It is around the 8 hour mark I get some minor separating on my chin, however this is easily fixed with a damp sponge (no extra product needed). I am satisfied with how my skin looks at the end of the day when I wear this foundation. It lasts well through the heat and humidity also. I love this foundation and can see why it is a cult favourite - I highly recommend it!

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Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 9/8/2018 6:15:00 PM

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This concealer made the texture of my undereye stand out like it was hit with a spotlight! It was rather dry, and not very blendable. I added a little eye cream and that was better. I have tried it with a primer, with a brush and with a sponge, and it did the same thing each time. The inner corners of my eye looks patchy and scaly, and it emphasised the texture under my eye. Definitely not a good look. I should return it, but I never do that. I will give it to a friend .

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm

on 9/8/2018 11:40:00 AM

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I’ve loved other NARS lipsticks but this is a pass. I received a mini as part of a Sephora nude lip kit and this lipstick did nothing for me. It doesn’t feel comfy and moisturizing like Dolce Vita did. It has a good amount of gold shimmer, but I’m just not a fan. After applying it, I can feel the shimmery texture, which I find distracting. If my natural lip color were darker, I might like the color more, but as it stands it just is too warm and golden peach for my liking. I may use it as a highlight in the middle of my lips but this will never be a reliable go-to for me.

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Eye Primer -NARS Cosmetics -Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

on 9/7/2018 11:01:00 PM

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Way too expensive and eyeshadow smudges after a few hours.


Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Liquid Blush

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I have a hard time getting blush to last even though I don't really have oily skin so I wanted a liquid/cream blush to layer with my powder blushes. There doesn't seem to be much selection here in Canada so this was one of my only options. I have this in Orgasm as well as the powder version, and I find the liquid packs way more of a punch. It's incredibly pigmented and I find I have to pump the tiniest bit on to my fingertips and dab on to my cheeks otherwise it's way too much. It applies really well over my foundation and powder without lifting anything underneath and I do find the color fades a bit after a few minutes to look more natural.

I think they could improve the packaging and pump, it's very bulky and it's just too pigmented. If it was toned down a bit it would be a lot easier to apply without worrying about overdoing it or wasting product. Because you need so little I think this will expire long before you're able to use it all. They also could expand the shade range as right now there are only 4 shades available. At the end of the day this did not help keep my blush lasting all day so I won't repurchase.


Eye Shadow -NARS Cosmetics -Pressed Powder Eyeshadow

on 9/6/2018 1:04:00 AM

Purchased Nars shadow in ''Blondie.'' No eyeshadow has emphasized the crinkles in my eyelid as much as this Nars shadow did. I WILL NEVER WEAR IT. Very disappointing.


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