Bronzers -NARS -Laguna

on 6/5/2017 7:44:00 AM

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My HG bronzer. Very nearly finished my first one and have a back up ready. It was my wedding present to myself:) I'm an NC20-25 and it's a lovely shade on me. If my skin is in good form I use this and concealer and look healthy, but put together. I also use it on my eyes with a black liquid liner and flick.

Curious to try it in stick form or other shades of Nars bronzer or blush based on the back of my love for this. Will keep repurchasing.

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Blush -NARS -Liquid blush

on 6/5/2017 1:37:00 AM

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I got a sample of the orgasm color and when you have as many blushes as I do you don't need another one or so I thought , but this is a superb product , is very easy to apply , it really melts in your skin , and the result is a natural blush like it should be , a little goes a long way , try it you won't regret it .

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Velvet matte skin tint

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This product must be applied with a damp beauty blender otherwise it looks awful. My skin is combination...yet...it finds dry patches to adhere on. And doesn't sustain very well on warm .. humid weather.

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 6/4/2017 4:21:00 PM

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When I put this on my skin looks really nice and hydrated sometimes even glowy (without setting with powder). I don't really need to use a primer but I do anyway to make it last. I use it when I need a little coverage, and it lasts all day without getting greasy. I use the shade Cuba and I usually put a translucent powder on top so that way I could apply a powder bronzer. I would recommend this to people with dry to normal skin, and someone who doesn't want a lot of coverage, it also has SPF 30 so it's great for outdoor days and even to work! However, it does have a slight flashback so I would not recommend wearing this to a night time event.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear 2W2 Rattan
Current skin tone: NC30
Concealer shade: Vanilla

I've repurchased this as it is my go-to undereye concealer.

Pros:
It's very brightening, and quite full coverage. It blends beautifully with a brush. Despite the thickness of it, it feels lightweight and doesn't fade throughout the day despite me having oily skin.

Cons:
I find I need quite a bit of product, but the travel size lasted me four months. It is very pricey though, costing 19$ for 1.4ml. It can get blotchy and thin with a wet beauty blender.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

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I haven't written a review in ages... I used to be so into makeup but recently I've found myself satisfied with what I had, not really interested in trying new things. Plus these days I find myself wanting to wear less makeup and keep things simple - I want to achieve the 'natural but put togeher look'.

Well, here I was applying the same products - my current blush was Mocha by Mac which I would not recommend by the way. I somehow came across a small sample of orgasm. It was the tiny packaging and I of course knew about the hype but did not expect much, though gave it a try. And I was seriously impressed! I have had high end blushes in the past (coralista, a few from mac, stilla...) and was not impressed one bit. The effect they gave could have easily been replicated by something from rimmel or maybelline.

Orgasm was different... What this did was give me a lit-from-within glow, complemented my skin tone and brightened it (which is very hard to do as I have a yellow undertone which can easily look sallow and dull), and complemented my green eyes and brown hair. The blush did not look obvious on me at all. Sure there is glitter, but very finely milled and the blush blends beautifully.

This tiny blush was the only thing I used for 7 months straight. I did not feel the need to try anything else, and got so many compliments on my skin too!

Sadly, the sad day came when my little sample broke... I could have easily got 3 more months. I went back to my mac blushes (they were frickin expensive and just sitting there!) and instantly knew that I had to go purchase orgasm asap.

What I would say though that it takes a certain skin tone to pull this off! On me this looks like how I'd naturally blush but with a glow. I have warm yellow undertones - cool colours look horrible on me. But for example my friend who has this, she's very pale and does not pull off the colour that well in my opinion. It just looks a bit harsh and obvious. I would definitly test it out before getting!

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

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A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone.






Lip Gloss -NARS -Velvet Lip Glide

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it doesmt dry my lips out fantastic texture absolutely amazing. matt look does not stain lips. does wear off tho


Blush -NARS -Luster

on 6/1/2017 10:36:00 AM

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Now that summer is upon us, it's time for all the warm, bronze-y eyeshadow palettes and face products to come out and shine! NARS Luster is undoubtedly my go-to blush when the weather starts to get warmer. It's a very gorgeous bronze apricot blush with a golden sheen. Although the shimmer is strong in this one, it glows without being chunky or glittery. I love to use this blush as a 2-in-1 blush and bronzer, warming up my face and giving me a gorgeous summer glow. Not only do you look effortlessly put together with this on, but it will be a breeze to apply too.

I have tons of NARS blushes, and I can attest to Luster being one of the most buttery ones in the line. It's very smooth and easy to blend. It is finely milled and a dream to apply. Like the other NARS blushes, it has awesome pigmentation and you don't really need much on your brush to produce colour on the cheeks.

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Liquid -NARS -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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Note: Normal skin/ NC15-20 / Yellow undertone/ shade: Deauville

When I first got this foundation in November, I didn't like how it applied on my face. Like many reviewers have said, it accentuated dry patches that I didn't even know existed on my cheeks and nose. Just not flattering at all, especially in a cold winter time. After many trials and error, I found the best way to use the product.
1. Exfoliate well: I use a glycolic acid pad every night
*2. Face oil: Add a drop of face oil (I use rose oil) into the foundation (1 pump)
3. Application: I dot it around my face with my finger and use a fluffy brush (e.g. blush brush) to blend it in.
4. Additional step: In my case, foundation usually doesn't sit well on my nose area, so I apply a thin layer of concealer instead of foundation.
(*) Now that the weather is getting warmer, I don't need to add a face oil into the foundation. I don't see any dry patches.

Lasting time: The foundation stays on my face for many many hours (at least 12 hours).
Shade match: I use the shade 'Deauville' and it's a really good color match now (June). The color looked a tad yellow and a tiny bit dark on me in the winter.
Coverage: I would say a medium coverage with just one pump.
Packaging: The product needs to be shaken before use, but if you shake it without the lid on, the foundation will splatter everywhere due to pump design issue. Considering how pricey this product is, this is not okay.
Final remark: When the light hits the face, I can see the luminosity. It looks and feels lightweight. I like that I can use it for 2 years. I don't love love this foundation enough to repurchase it, but it is a good foundation.


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 5/31/2017 3:29:00 PM

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I do like this foundation. I purchased it at Sephora after reading some reviews. I was most excited about the color range as I have very fair skin with a yellow undertone, and it can be difficult to find fair foundation shades that aren't pink. I got Siberia originally, but it was a little too light for my NC10-NC15 skin. I then got Gobi which was perfect. ( I believe the next shade after Siberia is Mont Blanc which appears to have a pink undertone). As others have mentioned, it would be nice if this came with a pump, but it's really a matter of convenience. I just put a bit on the back of my hand, normally. I do agree that this looks best when applied with a damp Beauty Blender. When I've applied it with other brushes (and I've experimented with different ones) it can look a bit too brush-strokey and doesn't seem to sit as well on the skin, especially as the day goes on. I also wouldn't really describe this as having a "glow", so it does seem to be an odd name for the product. Nor is it terribly sheer. I'd say it's between medium and full coverage. Nevertheless, this does look very good (and even) when applied properly and I would definitely recommend it if you have fair skin and normally have difficulty finding a match. The price didn't bother me too much because I am willing to pay for a great foundation.

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Lipstick -NARS -Afghan Red

on 5/31/2017 12:08:00 PM

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Gorgeous! It's such a departure from just a red, super chic on its own with nothing else. As usual, the NARS texture and pigmentation is impossible to beat. I've recommended it to fair skinned people as well as olive and darker complexions and it GLOWS on everyone.

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Blush -NARS -Liquid blush

on 5/31/2017 8:22:00 AM

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Love these! I am NC15-20 and have Torrid and Luster so far. Luster is easier for me to wear--in fact I went over my cheeks with it twice to build up the intensity. I did NOT need to do that with Torrid, which is intensely pigmented. They wear a long time (with powder and setting spray on top) and apply and blend like a dream (I use fingers but would also like to try a Beautyblusher). Now I'm lemming Orgasm and Dolce Vita! My only complaint would be that the pump dispenses too much blush--a common issue with pump bottles, though, so I can't be too picky on that detail. I can't compare these to their powder counterparts but hopefully someone will come along and do that.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

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As much as I hate to say this, this is my favorite blush. I have it in both the multiple and the powder, and while I love both, I think I like the powder more. It livens and brightens my extremely fair skin, and blends so beautifully on the skin. Not only does it look great on the cheeks, but makes a great eyeshadow/crease color.
I've tried it on my friends with darker skin tones, and it looks (even more) beautiful on their skin. I do think really dark skin tones could use this as a pink highlighter due to the shimmer.
This hasn't ever broken me out, and doesn't seem to exeragate skin texture.
The only negative is the price. I think the shade is pretty dupable, with ELF and Wet n' Wild having shades close in color and pigmentation for under $5.
I put that I would repurchase, but I don't think I would based on its dupability. However, if you have the money, I think the quality can't be beat.
Overall, A-.

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Velvet matte skin tint

on 5/30/2017 5:05:00 AM

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I have olive, oily acne prone skin, with a lot of acne scarring and redness around my nose. Now that I'm getting older, I just wanted something lightweight for everyday that didn't look or feel mask like, after years and years of wearing a full face trying to hide my acne scars. I was contemplating this vs the pure radiant since I read so many reviews online about this product breaking people out, but I tested both out, and decided to try it out since it was much lighter than what I had previously worn (Mac studio fix fluid), and it had pretty good matte coverage (light- medium). Luckily and surprisingly although I'm acne prone, I haven't broken out even when I've accidentally worn this to sleep. I'm almost done with my tube and so far so good. My only gripe is that although I love the finish and coverage, it doesn't last or stay matte too long. Otherwise, I appreciate the simple packaging- plastic tube with flip cap, the citrusy scent (which never bothered me in the first place) disappears quickly, and it has an SPF of 30. For reference I use St.Moritz which is a tad light for my NC 35-37 skin.

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