Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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My shade: vanilla

I've used a few of these over the last few years, but I'm moving on. I've primarily used it to cover increasingly alarming under-eye circles/caverns. And yes, I know there's only so much you can do about a cavern, because shadows. My experiences:

The Cons:
-Hangs out in your fine lines. They had one another; I don't think they were lonely, so why?

-Plugged pores in that area. No one needs clogged pores in a zone they aren't supposed to touch.

-I'm a klutz, and apparently have trouble getting the wand exactly centered over the opening. Result: a really messy tube that spreads the mess around to everything in the vicinity. The packaging is kind of hard to clean, although I'm a fan of windex + microfiber cloth for getting that mess off.

-On both sides of my face, I have some just barely crepy skin (for lack of a better description) under my eyes with a bit of sun damage peeking through. This concealer looks caked on in that area. Honestly, I think that's the only area of my face where this is happening, so could just be my weird lil issue.

The Pros:
-It covers really well.
-The doefoot applicator shape is nice

I'm still going to recommend trying it. Everyone's skin is different, and most of us are using different combinations of moisturizers/primers, etc., so ymmv.

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Blush -NARS -Liquid blush

on 8/8/2017 5:44:00 PM

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Being dry skinned I typically go for blushes that are a gel, cream or liquid. NARS blushes are legendary, and I knew I would have to try these. I have fair olive skin which makes finding a flattering blush a bit tricky. I opted for Dolce Vita which is the darkest shade, though I don't typically go for dark blushes My experience in the past is that liquid and gel blushes can be sheered down. NARS liquid blush is easily the most pigmented blush I have ever used, powder or liquid. A single pump is far more than anyone would need for both cheeks, this product requires only a tiny amount. I dispensed a single pump on the back of my wrist, then dabbed my finger in the product and applied a dot on each cheek. Once applied the color was totally opaque, I blended it out a bit and it was still very harsh. I ended up using a damp Beauty Blender to sheer this out which worked wonderfully. Being that this shade goes on quite dark this could also be suitable for darker skin tones. I'm an olivey NC15-20 and this looks great so long as it's sheered down, it imparts a nice glowy flush. This is my new favorite blush.

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Brows -NARS -Brow Gel

on 8/8/2017 3:29:00 AM

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I am ash blond and use Athens. At first I hated it as the brush dispenses too much product and is a pain in the rear. You need to wipe off excess on the rim of the tube. Now I am about 1/2 way through it is great. It is what I use when I need to so a rushed face. My brows are light and patchy this make them look passable:)

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/6/2017 9:59:00 PM

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I purchased this since just about everyone online was raving about it. I really cannot tell much of a difference between this and Maybelline Fit Me concealer. Just the price. I much prefer Tarte Shape Tape or Cle de Peau if I need more coverage. I do like the range of colors, and the texture. There is nothing wrong with this concealer, I do like Nars products and buy them instead of something that would be less expensive. This is just not one that I would buy again since there is nothing special here.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 8/6/2017 10:36:00 AM

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I guess I'm one of those unfortunate souls who did not like this product at all. I waited years to buy this and tried out several shoes before I finally just went into Sephora and bought it once and for all. I found the colour payoff to be patchy and non existent. The gold shimmers in here were a million times more prominent than the pink colour ever was.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 8/5/2017 3:37:00 PM

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I remember trying this blush years ago when it first came out. I did not care for it then as I felt like it was too shiny. Fast forward 5+ years and I decided to give it another chance based on a youtube video by a MUA I really like and he recommended it for mature skin, so I figured I would give it another try.

Here is the deal. As I have aged, I have lost what was once considered "luminosity." Where the hell did it go??? OH. It's just what happened as I aged? Super...not. Initially after I applied the blush, I looked at my makeup mirror and said - ugh! The sheen!! UGH!! So obvious. But when I saw myself in a mirror in natural light, it was a soft and pretty peachy flush to the skin. The gold made my face look more lively and gave it more dimension. I was given several compliments (one from my husband who NEVER notices things). IDK I think we have been taught for so long that as we age we should NOT use any shimmery products, and so we steer away from them. I think glitter is a huge NO NO, but this is a pretty shimmer and it gives my complexion more life.

I say give it a whirl if you've never tried it. If you are a woman of a "certain" age and have tried it in the past and you said "hell no," then I encourage you to give it another try. Sephora has an incredible return policy, so if you hate it you can always return and exchange it for something else.

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Bronzers -NARS -Laguna

on 8/5/2017 12:40:00 PM

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This is a sheer bronzer... has a lovely warm golden glow that is verrry subtle. Under the right natural lighting it is very soft and pretty. But in artificial lighting I barely see it. The base colour is a warm (yellow-orange) brown, it's not well pigmented compared to other bronzers ( ie The Balm-Betty Lou Manizer- although I use it more as a highlight bronzer) I own as it barely shows up on my fair skin, slightly tanned skin (face) in the summer months. I do like to wear Laguna in the early spring late winter months and it serves well for this purpose. I think this is a great bronzer for ladies who don't want too much make-up but just need a wash of definition without being over the top...slim packaging makes it easy for travel.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/5/2017 8:07:00 AM

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I really want to love this product but NARS radiant concealer cracks and settles in my fine lines. Make them look deep lines.
I definitely brightens however doesn't suit me. Can use it to hide scar, spots.
Expensive product, convineint packaging.


Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/4/2017 8:39:00 PM

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As the name implies this concealer is very creamy as well as super thick and opaque. It covers dark circles like a dream and the lightest shade highlights my face so well without looking like a complete white cast. Due to it's formula it blends out super easy with a damp sponge. I usually break up on my nose since I get super oily there first but with this everything stays put. While expensive this concealer is so worth it.

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Lipstick -NARS -Powermatte Lip Pigment

on 8/4/2017 1:40:00 AM

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This lipstick is a very nice matte lipstick. The applicator is very nice to get a precise application. The formula is nice because it doesn't dry my lips out like other matte lipsticks can. I probably get about three hours of wear out of it- without any eating or drinking.. The nice thing is that it tends to fade pretty evenly, I also like the fact that this doesn't have a perfumey or floral taste to it. My review video below has more information and swatches.





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Bronzers -NARS -Bord De Plage Palette

on 8/4/2017 1:20:00 AM

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This is a very beautiful wet/dry highlighter with two matte bronzers. If you have the banc de sable palette you probably don't need this- unless you need the bronzers or want the convenience of another palette. Using it wet does give it a more intense glow. There are a few highlighters that I've found that are quite similar to some of these colors- some high end and some drug store brands as well. The colors of this palette wear well and are very blendable! My more detailed review is below.




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Eyeliner -NARS -Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - Via D'Martelli

on 8/4/2017 1:05:00 AM

Best shade of brown eyeliner I've ever found. It has a richness to it that I have not seen in other eyeliners by other brands. It applies well, and though it does fade throughout the day somewhat, that is to be expected with a pencil eyeliner, but it still is on at the end of the day. Love, love, love the color of this one.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/4/2017 12:49:00 AM

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I tried the Maybelline Fit Me concealer which said to be comparable with NARS Radiant Creamy concealer and in terms NARS definitely has way higher coverage which really helped me to hide my eyebags away. I've tried a lot of different concealer for my eyebags and most didn't worked as good as NARS.

My biggest concern is my eyebags and glad I actually bought this despite being skeptical at first. The texture is creamy and thick, not drying, exactly what I needed to be able work up for my dem eyebags that make me look tired 24/7. It doesn't cease with a set of powder, lasted pretty good. If you need a good concealer for eyebags, I would really recommend this!

One of my holy grail concealer.


Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 8/2/2017 8:46:00 PM

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I have deep dark under eye circles and some fine lines that can crease easily with most concealers. I was on the hunt for a new concealer since my former favorite wasn't giving me enough coverage anymore. My unedereyes got darker and drier with aging. This Nars product was recommended to me by a SA and I was very skeptical at first. It looks really heavy and cakey in the pot. But once she applied it, I was easily sold. It covers my dark circles pretty well, lasts me almost an entire 10 hour work day spent in front of computers. And best of all, it doesn't crease at all. I'm NC25. She tried to sell me the color Macadamia but I got the Custard instead which I think is the best match for my skin tone. I put on a moisturizer first, wait a few minutes, and apply this using my finger tips. I'm very pleased with its performance and I highly recommend it to people who need full coverage.

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Lipstick -NARS -Powermatte Lip Pigment

on 8/1/2017 3:06:00 PM

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Just bought this based on the hype. I got American Woman, which is actually a bit dark and rose on me for summer--was hoping for a MLBB color but I ordered off the Sephora website without trying. I put it on at 6 this morning and didn't eat or drink anything. One swipe color, dries quickly and doesn't feel tacky or drying. I just looked in the mirror at 11:30, and it is all gone. Huh. I was surprised because my cheap-o Revlon Colorstay Overtime does far better in the longevity department, even though the NARS texture/feel is superior. Can't say I'm so thrilled. I may, in fact, return it.

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