Eye Makeup Remover -NARS Cosmetics -Eye Make-up remover

on 7/10/2018 6:50:00 AM

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I could literally drop this right into my eye and it would not sting.

I have very sensitive eyes and usually use Micellar water or Ponds only to be left with either red eyes of a film. This wipes completely clean and removes everything with - no exaggeration - three drops.

NARS is Shiseido so maybe it was reformulated...

But yes, it certainly is $$$.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -The Multiple in Orgasm

on 7/9/2018 10:45:00 PM

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I have this in the mini and its a very cute and handy. I wouldnt repurchase because its not very pigmented. Although on the eyes under the nars eyeshadow nepal is gorgeous and super easy to do. Its very summery and brightening. I dont like this on the cheeks because its too glittery. This didnt work well as a blush but i can see this as a blush topper. I do love copacabana multiple on the cheeks as a highlight, so id go with that one 99 percent of the time. I use this mainly on the eyes for a 5 minute quick out the door eye makeup. Itll crease on its own so def conceal and powder the eye first then use a shadow on top. I like to have this in my collection and wouldnt get the full size. I probably never finish the mini travel size. Same with most nars blushes and shadows, its a lot of product and i doubt i can finish it in a lifetime.


Lips -NARS Cosmetics -Erdem for NARS Lip Powder Palette

on 7/9/2018 4:35:00 PM

I'm always intrigued by lip powders, but often disappointed. I like palettes like this that provide color options - sometimes I like to mix, sometimes I don't. I apply the balm then dab on the powders to get the desired color - I don't dare wear the powders alone since my lips always look (are) slightly flaky. The priming balm (Nude) give surprisingly good coverage - it's a not-quite-sheer peachy nude with some sheen to it and looks and feels great on its own, so I'm glad the pan is so big. Zira adds a brassy/coppery metallic shimmer. Calypso adds warm medium rose/mauve earthy tones. Damask is a cool-toned deep, rich fuchsia. Ottoman is supposed to be scarlet red but pulls cool-toned on me (AAB/NC25), and more pink than red (I may have to add some Calypso to tone-correct it). Damask and Ottoman have to be used sparingly on their own unless you're going for a dramatic look. The brush has a round cross-section and pencil tip and its own cap; I really wish it had a spot to nestle inside the palette though. (I'll admit I'm not likely to travel with this, so it's a moot point that the brush isn't contained in the palette... but since I won't be using the brush with any other palette, it ought to fit inside!) Wears reasonably well.

This is the only lip powder palette I've been tempted to keep.

UPDATE - Calypso does a great job toning down the boldness of both Damask and Ottoman. Ottoman plus a little Calypso gives me the work-friendly neutral red I wanted. Woohoo! Now that I've gotten the hang of combining the colors, I definitely love this palette (but I still wish the brush fit inside).


Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Audacious - Anita

on 7/8/2018 3:05:00 PM

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I have worn Anita most days since I bought it, that neutral dusty pink colour is really easy to wear and goes great with everything but the warmest makeup. Also the intensity is just right for my fair skin, it adds colour to the face while still looking appropriate for every occasion; really elegant for work or formal setting while still pretty and sensual for dates. Such a flattering shade, has a hint of earthiness added which keeps it grounded but not enough to overshadow the rosy nature of it. Just lovely.

The creamy texture is really easy to apply and doesn't dry my lips out. Also lasts a really long time while never feeling uncomfortable. The packaging looks too industrial for my liking but it's very sturdy.

On the lips it becomes more matte a few hours after application and can accentuate texture issues. That along with the transfering keeps Anita from being perfect. Still I'd repurchase because it has proven to be a workhorse lipstick.

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm

on 7/8/2018 12:39:00 PM

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Bought this last year during the launch, and am not impressed. It’s pigment is almost similar to the powder Orgasm blush. It’s very sheer++. Most prominent is the golden sheen? No real base color very subtle and appears more mauvey toned rather than pinky coral.... texture is slightly dry feeling on the lips. Fades just as fast. I’ve tried it on as top coat but barely makes a real statement. I could see this worth it if you prefer a nude almost natural ‘nothing on’ with a subtle shimmer then this just maybe your colour... it just doesn’t work for me.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Liquid Blush

on 7/8/2018 12:39:00 PM

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I purchased this blush since it’s launch last year, and to be honest I prefer it over the powder version. Much more pigmented base colour pinky-coral, with a subtle golden sheen compared to the powder version. Texture is very fluid, applies/blends out well on the skin. Dries fairly quickly as well. Works well on powder, stick and liquid (cushion) based foundations. Last for abt 4-6 hrs on my cheeks, so I do notice it fades on me. For me the tricky part of this blush is the amt dispensed. You definitely do not need a full pump if you are faired skinned. Half is even too much for me. I ONLY use less than a drops’ worth, and even that can be too much, a ‘pin head’ is enough for each cheek to give me enough colour as it’s quite pigmented. At this rate I will never have to purchase this product as it will last me a lifetime lol...I’m really enjoying it during the warmer weather, gives a nice healthy glow. Definitely recommend the liquid over the powder...

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Liquid Blush

on 7/8/2018 3:05:00 AM

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Don’t know why I keep searching for something better when any of the NARS’ blush in Orgasm is the perfect shade for me; not too pink, not too peach, just the perfect blend for my fair skin. Others come close, but never quite reach the perfection of the big “O.” Sometimes, the shimmer gets to be a bit much as I’m getting older (been using this shade in all its formulations for over a good 15 years), so when I first heard of the liquid, I had to try.

I love the packaging with the glass pump bottle. My only caution is that a little goes a long way so a half pump is more than enough for one application. The first time I went to use it, I was surprised at how liquidy and light the product is, but typical of NARS, the pigment payoff is outstanding. I put a half pump on the back of one hand, then use a finger to dot along each cheekbone. I then blend with my fingers for a sheer, natural look, or blend with a blending blush brush if I’m looking for a more precise application. One bottle will last quite a while. Whether on bare skin, over CC cream, or full powder or liquid foundation, this blush is perfection for me.

After all, with the shade entitled Orgasm, why look any further 🤩!




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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Liquid Blush

on 7/7/2018 6:46:00 AM

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I'm still waiting for NARS to release a more true pink shade of their liquid blush - something along the lines of Angelika or Desire. But I was surprised by how much I actually like this shade in its liquid format, seeing as the powder version that seems to be so iconic and "holy grail" is not a flattering shade for me. The packaging, however, can be problematic at best and downright stupid at worst.....

But I am putting this review here more to inform everyone STRUGGLING WITH THE PACKAGING....

For starters, the applicator is NOT A MERE STICK - it IS a pump but you need to know how to get at it and certainly, NARS should not have made it so tricky and hard to use. But the first time you use it (I'd heard about the problems so made sure to do this "in store" in case there was a problem, as I'd read about the problems with the pump and so asked the SA who explained it to me and "oversaw" me as I did this) - you need to simply PULL the square lid straight off. JUST PULL. DON'T turn or twist the lid because when you do that, the pump unscrews and remains stuck in the square lid and that's why so many people are just seeing a STICK. It's the tube end of the pump that you are seeing and the pump dispenser itself is stuck INSIDE THE SQUARE LID where you cannot get at it. A stupid and not user friendly or intuitive design but I just wanted to let people know "the trick".

Also, yes, the bottle is likely to leak if you don't keep it upright, so travelling with it or carrying it in your purse or gym bag is not a good idea. How I've solved the problem is by taking an old, clean MAC sample jar and putting in a few pumps of the blush. Those MAC jars seal very securely and, yet, it's a bit of mess to then open them but just be careful and keep a tissue handy. I transfer to my face using a Second Cup coffee stirrer/stopper (its design for this use is even better than the Starbucks ones but, alas, you can only get these in Canada). Because the blush is so pigmented, just a pump or 2 will be sufficient for a week of travelling, if not more.

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Foundations -NARS Cosmetics -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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This is the worst foundation I have used. It is like a bottle of silicone..
it will give your skin a weird washed out look and never ever set. It just slides around even with loads of powder and on very dry skin.
Everytime I wore this people said I looked sick.
I am a foundation fanatic. I review them on YouTube and have tried over 1k different foundations and I am very well versed on formulas and what I expect from foundation. Some people blame everything on foundation and what it really is, is their unrealistic expectations but I promise that’s not what this is. This is awful, it looks nice at first but it’s almost got too much coverage and it just never melts into the skin and that makes it look really strange after a while and transfers so so badly.
It will break you out! I never break out, I’m dry. I have a solid skin care regime but this breaks me out the next day every single time I would use it.
The packaging is pretty, but I wouldn’t buy this again.
It also feels oily and gross on the skin.
Wanted to love this but I dont


Foundations -NARS Cosmetics -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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My second Nars foundation (first one is the sheer matte which was discontinued) and truly such a great purchase! Great coverage, so soft on the skin and if finessed good can look so natural on the skin. Price is quite high, thats the only con because there are other drugstore options that have the same effect but cost waaaaay less (Bourjois Healthy Mix for example). However, it performs well, doesn't break me out, does not emphasise texture and is smoothing. Another good option if you don't want to buy this is the CYO lifeproof foundation. I think its a fairly new brand but Boots in UK and Ireland and Ulta/CVS have it i think.
Definitely needs to be set w a powder if you have oily skin/combo on your oily parts. On normal skin (like mine) I love the sheen and radiance. there's a pump, so can Nars do this w all their foundations please.

Overall, Nars killed it with this formula! will recommend

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Blush

on 7/4/2018 11:04:00 PM

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I honestly think this blush is overrated. I purchased it because of all the hype it gets. It's a good blush, but it's nothing special. It swatches beautifully, but it doesn't translate that well to the cheeks, and I've tried with different brushes. Also, I have to dig in my brush more than usual to get the payoff I want, in comparison with my other blushes from Too Faced or The Balm, and I prefer the formula of the last. It's pretty, but I don't think it worth the price tag, you can find many dupes for way less and with more product.
The packaging is good quality but it could be prettier.

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Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -Sheer Glow Foundation

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This is my HG foundation. It lasts well on my oily skin & it looks so beautiful. I’d say this has medium coverage and I’m fine with that. Will definitely repurchase.

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Lip Treatments -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

on 7/2/2018 10:20:00 PM

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I tried this at the store and loved it. Its soft on application and feels so moisturized . It looked coral on me. My lips felt hydrated and balmy. I love the gorg rose gold packaging.. so classy.The bullet is so classy to flick out in public for touch ups and for travels!! yeahhh ..
But, I prefer Dior`s After Glow range which has more staying power and smells like mild mint.

Overall, I would recommend if you're traveling and need 1 summer fav item.. then this is it!!!

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Semi-Matte Lipstick - Heat Wave

on 7/2/2018 9:30:00 PM

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A fiery red-orange matte that is incredibly flattering despite my muted coloring. Normally I can't pull off super bright lipsticks but this is one of the exceptions. It lasts hours and hours even on a compulsive lip licker like me, and although it is drying, it's no more than should be expected for a matte. This is a high quality lipstick for sure. I won't repurchase because it was expensive and I don't use it often enough to justify a permanent place in my collection.

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Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 7/2/2018 7:17:00 AM

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I was looking for a lighter formula for warm weather. It is alcohol and fragrance free, buildable, has a large range of shades in pink, yellow and neutral based tones and a reasonable amount for the price for a premium foundation. It seems to last pretty well for several hours even in steamy weather with a primer first and finish with a talc based transparent powder and a finishing mist. I don't have a major t-zone problem or very noticeable pores and I only use foundation to even skin tone, using seperate concealers for under eye and age spots, so don't know how well it will cover imperfections when you build it up enough to really cover stuff up. It didn't show on my pores. I dotted it on using the amount I got by turning the bottle over 3 times on my thumb over the bottle opening, which isn't the most sanitary method (I need to buy the pump, which is why I gave it a low rating for packaging and lowered the overall rating). Once it was dotted around, I pressed it into my skin while spreading a bit with my fingers. Then I pressed a Beauty Blender dampened with a hydrating mist over my entire face. My skin is fair, neutral to yellow, probably NC15-20. Gobi, Light 3 is a good match. And, it looks equally good straight out of the bottle or mixed on the back of my hand with a drop of luminizer. For really steamy days, I skip the luminizer. I do wish this stuff came in a tube like KGD Manifashi, my winter fdtn of choice. The glass bottle is obviously something that needs decanting for travel.

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