Palettes -NARS -NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

on 10/16/2017 10:24:00 PM

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I bought this right when it was released but ended up returning it. It's a great palette to have if you're just starting out and need a great quality palette. The shimmer shades are more like metallics and the mattes are buttery and blendable. I have a ton of neutral eyeshadow palettes and didn't need any more in my collection.


Pressed Powders -NARS -Pressed Powder

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I think this is the most underrated pressed powder in the market. I have been using this powder in the shade Eden (perfect shade for me) for the last week and I am very impressed. I have a combo skin with very oily T-zone and I am an NC30-NC35.

This perform a lot better than my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Powder. But there is a massive difference in price. Nars being $53AUD and Charlotte Tilbury is $70AUD. Both being 8g. I will hit pan before I know it.

Initially, I went heavy with this powder and it went cakey on me. But I soon come to realise that the light dusting of this is what makes this product works so perfectly. It mattifies without drying. It airbrush my pores and my whole face without looking powdery. I just ordered the lighter shade to use under my under eye to brighten it. I am very surprised with this powder. I have always seen it but never given it a second look until I was looking at Nars Lipstick and I thought, I shall give it a go. The price put me off but I thought to myself, girl you paid $70 for a powder last month so surely $53 is justified LOL!

It last longer than my Charlotte Tilbury. I only have to repowder once after lunch and that's it. It doesn't build-up or goes cakey. This is so silky and smooth on my face. I can't love this product enough! Yeah the price is really stiff, but I am willing to pay the price because I have been getting so many compliments. This works with 4 different foundation that I own. I have a lot of textures and active acne at the moment and when I wear this powder, I don't feel so uncomfortable about my face. Love it!

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Lipstick -NARS -Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie

on 10/15/2017 7:19:00 PM

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This is the color I have been looking forever and ever. Color of my dreams..this is what Wet&Wild Give Me Mocha used to look on me and then they went and changed it to a more pinker version. Walkyrie is perfect balance brown, pink and terracotta. You will never ever find a drugstore dupe of color, trust me I have searched and never found even remotely close. On a NC40 Indian girl with pigmented lips, finding a deeper nude that is not too pink or brown or terracotta is like winning the lottery. NARS I am begging you to never ever discontinue this product and please change it to a retractable pencil. This lip pencil is super long wearing. Without eating and just drinking it will last 4/5 hours. It is so light you don't even feel it on your lips. It is pricey but well worth it for me, since it is my "My Lips But Even Better" color. Sigh!!!! now I need to sharpen it in a way that I do not lose much product :((( Wish NARS made this color permanent in the lipstick form.

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Lipstick -NARS -Shrinagar

on 10/15/2017 1:57:00 PM

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I love this lipstick. I usually go for nudes but the SA at Sephora used this color on me and I immediately knew I would buy it. The NARS shade I owned before this was Rikugian, and I feel that looked better on me when I was blond. I have dry/fair neutral skin, and dark naturally pigmented lips. This color looks amazing on, and doesn't further chap my prone-to-being-dry lips. It's a sheer color, very easy to wear. I find that the more pigmented a shade is, the more drying it is for some reason. I have been wearing this every day since I bought it; to work, on weekends, it's just very easy and pretty. I would never have picked this out on my own, but I am happy to have it. I would buy this again and recommend it to someone with similar coloring.

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 10/15/2017 11:02:00 AM

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I reviewed this a while back and raved about it, then i had to come back again and re-edit cos it was a disappointment!

for reference I wore Punjab medium 1; shade comparisons NC30-35, ELDW 3W1 Tawny. Background info: oily combo skin type, live in humid weather environment, prefers wearing full on makeup. Heard nothing but great stuff about this. Its such a waste that it didn't work out for me, because......

IT BROKE ME OUT!!!!!! TERRIBLY!!!!!!

So much so that this product has caused me to have a relapse on my skin condition and had to be put on accutane! (am still taking accutane atm!) Cut long story short, used to be on medication a while back, and was given the clear......and about 1 year later medication free, i bought this product and tried it and boom. Back on it again.

Pros:
+ medium coverage
+ buildable coverage
+ comes with a pump (if you purchase it)
+ great match to my skin tone
+ more matte than "glowy" look they're marketing

Cons:
- price point
- clings on to dry patches
- broke me out...........UGH

I really wanted to like it...at first glance, the coverage is just what i wanted and I was very pleased with the results. But if you put on more than 1 layer, then it will start to look cakey, and drying. And it will clog pores. That was how it happened to me - despite double cleansing.

I want to stress.....NO other foundation that i've worn before this has clogged my pores, even if sometimes i wear more than one layer, and my skin was just fine. So I knew it was this foundation that was the culprit.

I live outside of US and i paid a lot for this product, and right now i'm even paying a lot more for the medication i'm currently on! I had no choice but to give it away. As a result my skin has become really sensitive and dry and i'm paying the full price of it!

Of course, what experience i've encountered might not be the same for everyone out there, so take it with a pinch of salt. Personally, i would not recommend any sensitive skin user to purchase, however, if you're really keen, perhaps you'd want to request for samples instead before coming to a conclusion!

Hope this helps!

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 10/14/2017 9:23:00 PM

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First, I have to say that I don't completely wear this alone. I mix equal parts this and Revlon colorstay. Revlon was my go-to foundation for longevity, oil control, and it's a great match. However, I find that my 30's skin is getting duller, drier, and there's some teeny fine lines creeping up on me! So I had to find something to mix in with it. I got a sample from Sephora and wore it the next day. Wow! I had a beautiful glow ( not greasy!) and it lasted all day! I just loved it so much that I splurged the $45 for it! It will last me a long time since I only use half of what I'd normally use. It's just soooo worth it!

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Lip Gloss -NARS -Larger Than Life Lipgloss - Como

on 10/14/2017 4:34:00 PM

In the tube it looks like a dark pink with brown undertones but on me it's more of a brighter rose color. It has gold-toned glitter that is not very subtle. I like how opaque it is - the coverage is impressive for a gloss. I do not like the texture, as it's incredibly sticky. It rubs off and fades fast, even for a lip gloss, and doesnt' leave any kind of tint or stain behind. Overall I'd say I will use this for short events only because it drives me nuts reapplying so often. But it is really pretty if you can put up with that.

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Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 10/13/2017 5:34:00 PM

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This is my HG concealer. I have dry undereye and if i use a good eye cream underneath, I ll have no problems using this product. Now I dont even try any other brand cuz it works perfectly. U can use it in multiple ways, for covering stuff, for undereye and for eyeshadow base...


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 10/13/2017 5:31:00 PM

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if you have yellow undertone with a snow white skin. the color "siberia" is perfect for you. I am shade siberia on winter and shade gobi on summer. In turkey its really hard to be a yellow undertoned fair girl cuz u cant find any light shaded foundations other than nars. I have dry/combo skin on winter and normal/combo skin on summer. Im using tons of moisturizer under this foundation and it still looks cakey and dry on my skin. Ive tried literally everything. serum+moisturizer+hydrating spray underneath and it still looks awful and it didnt give me what it promised (sheer glow?) hell no. there is no glow at all!! and its definitely not sheer cuz ANYONE can see that you are wearing a foundation. And now I have no idea how to use that. Cuz its pretty pricey in Turkey. I dont wanna waste it but I think i ll have to pass on to someone

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Liquid -NARS -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 10/13/2017 5:21:00 PM

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Pros:
• Lovely colour (I'm in the shade 'Gobi')
• Hardly oxidises
• Doesn't break me out
• Great buildable coverage
• Fab for dry skin
• Gives a fresh, dewy, radiant glow
• relatively long-lasting
• feels SO weightless on the skin
• blends easily
Cons:
• Can get really cakey, especially the T-zone
• Doesn't go on that well with a beauty blender (soaks a lot of the product up)
• Very tranferable
• Probably not great for oily skin, as this foundation is very runny and extremely oily itself
• Need to set with a powder, otherwise it will slide off
(Just things to keep in mind!)
I hope this helps, enjoy :) x


Blush -NARS -Dolce Vita

on 10/13/2017 2:09:00 PM

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LOVE this blush and LOVE this color! I've had this blush for almost a year now and I still have a TON of product left. It's a very buildable blush, beautiful, and vibrant. I get complimented on it everyday. What I love the most is how natural it is. I have tan skin, and it looks good on me during the summer when I'm tanner, and in the winter when I'm lighter. It's a great product and I'm sure it will last me for years to come. You only need to use a little bit because of how pigmented it is. So glad this was recommended to me by my friend. Love this product!

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Blush -NARS -Liquid blush

on 10/12/2017 8:24:00 AM

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The best liquid blush I ever tried...long lasting, pigmented but very subtle, super easy to work with. I think most people are happy with up to one pump for both cheeks. I tend to like it more natural glow so half a pump is good for me. I think the fact that it comes in oil makes it so easy to blend over the foundation or powder with ruining the makeup. I apply the liquid blush with the Real Techniques stippling brush. Super happy with this blush.

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 10/11/2017 12:26:00 PM

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I was hoping to love this but I didn't. It left my face looking shiny and it felt sticky and heavy. I would not recommend this for combination or oily skin


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

on 10/9/2017 1:49:00 PM

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Must be on my 3rd tube of this. Definitely helps my eyeshadow stay on longer. How do I know? Well ive trialled it with and without. Without- my eyeshadow creased and faded, though fair enough I went out clubbing. But with it underneath my eyeshadow, there is minimal creasing in the inner corners, otherwise the colour is still as vibrant as when I first applied it. This is after at 8 hours when I get home and check my face in the mirror. I wish my inner corner wouldnt crease, but i think its doing a great job already. I use this approximately 5 days a week, lasts around 3-4 months before I need to buy another one. I like the packaging, I just pull the wand out and apply on both of my eyelids. The amount on the wand is enough for both eyelids. When I have to stick the wand back into the tube for the same application, I know Im running low. Cant say what it would be like for super oily eyelids, I would say my eyelids arent particularly oily. Its a good product, not out of thr world awesome. Im bored of looking for new eye primers so will likely stick to this one until some ground breaking one comes out.

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Lipstick -NARS -Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square

on 10/9/2017 7:53:00 AM

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I was looking for a red lip color, and trying to find one that is not too blue red was not easy, I also wanted one that was on the matte side to avoid running outside the lip lines (age darlings ). Anyway in my research I found that most of the lines both DS and high end go from a blue-red directly to coral orange shades to while lovely wasn't' what I wanted.

The only contender was a Tom Ford but it was too glossy and ended up bleeding....so Red Square is the winner, on my skin, it's just right not too dark, blue red and not too orange

and stays on the lip

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