Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 6/4/2018 8:20:00 AM


I’m 63 w/combo skin with some breakouts and rosacea. I think I have a PhD in foundations.

At this age, I want light layers that I can build if necessary and this works for me - but ONLY if you apply it the using the “NARS technique:” warm in hand, dab and massage. Start in the middle and work out.

Beauty Blenders, brushes, even the Clarisonic foundation brush make it look like paint primer. But the warmth of your hand makes it break down.

(Insert eye roll here.)

I cocktail fair 1 & 2 and I actually get something that doesn’t look like foundation - just better skin. I use a q-tip to mix in my hand. And it takes me 5-ish minutes to get it on.

So if you’re in a hurry, this isn’t for you.

But for my older skin with fine lines, it looks as good as foundation is going to look.

P.S. I use a boatload of sunscreen underneath and a spray of Smashbox primer then a spray of MAC Fix plus after.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Deep Throat

on 6/3/2018 11:58:00 PM


Deep Throat is an amazing blush, one which I use constantly and will always have in my collection. The shade is a gorgeous warm pink, with a hint of peach and a pretty golden sheen which adds a natural glow and dimension to the face. This blush is very pigmented so you only need a light hand. This means that the blush will last you a long time, a blessing as these blushes are quite expensive. This blush adds a healthy flush to the face, and is incredibly flattering. It makes me look alive, healthy and put together. It applies smoothly and easily, the formula is buttery and smooth. I adore this blush! I highly recommend it.

Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Deep Throat

on 6/3/2018 10:37:00 PM


I have used this blush for many years. It’s not my everyday blush, though. It’s good for spring and summer. It is a peachy pink color thats sometimes a little too warm for me., but this blush is brightening. A little goes a long way. There is slight glow with good color pay off. It’s a high end blush that’s a little pricy, but it lasts a long time. I’d call it a classic blush that would be flattering to a lot of skin tones

Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 6/3/2018 5:42:00 PM


This isn't good for dry not oily. Only if ur skin is perfect combo. Lasted 4 hours on me. First hour was stunning. Sick of brands saying "long last" this, Fenty, LM flawless, none last longer than 4-5 hours. Clinique beyond perfecting i can go to work in it THEN go out and it slays. That's my HG

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Masks -NARS Cosmetics -Aqua Gel Luminous Mask

on 6/3/2018 7:22:00 AM


I love this mask. I have quite dry skin, especially in the winter, and this became my resque! Highly recommend! I am very happy with my other Nars products, lile a concealer and blush, it’s definitely worth it’s money.

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Skincare - Body -NARS Cosmetics -Monoi Body Glow II

on 6/2/2018 5:09:00 PM


It smells like gardenia, vanilla, sea salt and coconuts to me. And it moisturizes like a dream. The bottle is so pretty too. I just wish the opening had a pump. I use this after the shower and it smells like the beach and summer. I use this as my perfume !

It gets messy so thats why i gave this 4 lippies. I have travel size so im not sure if the large has a better opening.

Edit, there manoi tiare oil online for under 10 dollars! So this is a non repurchase for me. The bottle is pretty but not worth the price. Btw ebay does have sellers sellig the mini nars manoi ii for cheap. Just look for a good seller and that way you can try it out!

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Misc Beauty Tools -NARS Cosmetics -SHARPENER

on 6/2/2018 5:07:00 PM


Way better than the mac one. The mac one is super cheaply made compared to this. This cuts like butter and also has a little stick to help clean itself. The mac one i had trouble cleaning and then putting it back together itd break apart on me after a couple of months. This is so cute to just have on the vanity also.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Deep Throat

on 6/2/2018 5:02:00 PM


I have this, madly and exhibit a and sex appeal. I wanted very different colors and tones in my collection. This looks better on me than orgasm. My bf had told me i looked sunburnt when i had this on. I dont use this much, I reach for sex appeal a lot more because i am nc20 and it just looks more natural even with a heavy hand. This one is not so easy to apply imo. For the natural flushed look i rather go with exhibit a. I didnt like deep thoart or madly, two of the most popular colors werent my cup of tea i guess. Even though i dont reach for it, i do like having this in my collection. I can pop this on top of sex appeal if i feel i need a little more oomph or if i want more shimmery look in the cheeks.

thebalm hot mama is so much easier to blend and looks more natural

Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Exhibit A

on 6/2/2018 4:59:00 PM


Like others have said you only need the tiniest bit to get a snow white flushed look. I use to love natural beauty by tarte amazonian but ive always felt that one is too pink/fuscia on my nc20 nars ceylan skintone. I much prefer this one which is a true tomato red. Its scary to see and swatch but with a stippling or fan brush it will give you the natural flushed look specially for winter. a trick is to just dab the stippling blush then dab the cheeks gently and swirl. i wouldnt repurchase this because i feel the ingredients in here arent great. I also dont think id ever finish this. If i had to pick to buy a red blush id go for mac news flash, its tiny pot and thats more worth it. a little is all you need honestly. so 4 lippies because the price and also the ingredients.

Palettes -NARS Cosmetics -9951 Pleasures of Paris Palette

on 6/2/2018 4:53:00 PM


I really like the color range on this palette. I like a little bit of purple and rosey pink in my eyeshadow palettes for days where i feel like the nude brown look is boring. Adding a bit of purple is not too crazy but still very pretty. I dont use this palette on its own i always incorporate it with matte shades like the portobello duo in the crease.

-I can use nepal the light rose pink shade all over the lid on top of orgasm multiple on lazy days when i want a shimmery summer eye look
-The beige shimmer is great as a browbone highlight.
-The fez(bronzey) and cordura(grey brown) color obviously are great for outer v.
-The darker purple demon lover is pigmented and a great color for a sultry smokey eye pairing this with kalahari duo.
The shades are mostly shimmers other than the purples(which is a lot more tasteful to be matte for these).
-The lilac purple shade is the only one i have been slighrlt dissapointed with because its not pigmented. But it does have a nice grey undertone that doesnt look chalky even though it can in the pan. But on the eyes iwear this by itself as a wash on natural days where im feeling the matte vibe.

Its a very beautiful palette and the shadows are so creamy and soft to the touch. i rarely get fallout with these and they are very blendable

I always heard bad things about nars shadows but this is an exception. I have heard nars when god created the woman is also a great natural eye palette.

The ones that people have problems with are the shadow duos and also the narcississt palettes. I prefer the old packaging on these. I really do like the black chalkboard matte finish and i dont mind it getting dirty.

Lip Gloss -NARS Cosmetics -Triple X

on 6/2/2018 4:49:00 PM


I know this is just a clear gloss but i think its good for what it is. ts not as sticky like mac or glossier. Its thinner consistency than the others. Its shiney without the super goopey feeling. Not ass shiney as glossier but its more comfy. It doesnt last long though. This will wear glossy for a couple hours then dry down to a satin finish. I like to pair this with nars lip liner in vence for a natural nude lip. I gave 4 stars because of price. i wouldn repurchase but its nice to have. [ i am always trying new glosses, have not found my hg yet ] i def think you can find better clear gloss for less than half the price.

My favorites glosses is colourpop neat freak. Its even more less sticky and comfy for 6 dollars. Clear glosses are hard to find but i heard elf is great too.

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Eye Shadow -NARS Cosmetics -Velvet Shadow Stick

on 6/2/2018 1:54:00 AM

I have this in oaxaca in the mini version. I use this for my outer lower lashline and i love it. The only downside is im not sure if its long lasting because i never wear makeup over 5 hours but it does stay put for that. I can swipe this on the lids for a 5 minute makeup look if i needa be out the door but want something something on the eyes. This color is what i wish mac paintpot in groundwork would have been, i really liked that one but it leaned a bit warm on me. This is a true taupe brown shade that also can look a tiniest bit bronzey in some lights but still neutral enough to not look orange, also this has a sheen/subtle shimmer. I am not repurchasing because i dont use this everyday and also its too pricey for what it is.

Lip Gloss -NARS Cosmetics -Velvet Lip Glide

on 6/2/2018 12:38:00 AM


I have this in the la palace shade. Its a classic red with a bit of orangey undertone on my nc20 skin.
i pair this with nars lanikai velvet lip liner for a glossy gradiant burgandy red lip.

Vibrant but need to swipe x2 to get a good coat
Smells good

Not long lasting
Non transfer proof

Since this is not matte i didnt really expect this to last long. Its a beautiful formula though id keep this but wouldnt repurchase. Id stick with the audacious lippies by nars.

Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Radiant Creamy Concealer


I'll start with the fact that I tried this ages ago when it first released. I couldn't find a shade I liked (custard was the closest undertone but too dark). It was too drying on my undereyes. Using it alone looked cakey and aged me drastically. So I returned it.

Fast forward to this year and I bought it a second time recently in Vanilla. It's too light on my skin but I like the coverage. I tend to stick to using it on my nose, redness around my nose, discoloration around my mouth, the broken capillaries by my mouth (looks like: |||), and any healing acne.

I do use the tiniest bit when covering my face. Just the end of the doe foot in the back of my hand. Then I do a second tip of the doe foot on the back of my hand. Then using my ring finger I pat it under my eyes. Focusing on my tear troughs for the most part. Then I use L'Oreal Pro Glow (#1) over it and set it with E.L.F under eye powder. So my under eye looks the most concealed this way. Using the NARS RCC alone is cakey AF on my under eyes.

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

on 6/1/2018 7:56:00 PM


Its great for oily lids and i have this in the mini! I dont wear eyeshadow too much so its a good size for its prize(came in a bundle), Its very pricey but i love nars so i decided to splurged try everythubg.

For comparisons, I really dont like too faced shadow insurance it was so watery and oily. The udpp is okay but its not as good as this. Nars just makes outstanding products but idk if i would dish out 26 usd for the full size. I feel that i dont need a primer on days where i dont use liner. I can use the creamy concealer and powder to get the primer effects. Personally i wouldnt repurchase but it still is a great one to get if you are into doing eyeshadows and more bold looks or simply want your liquid liner to stay put.

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