Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

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I think I found my best foundation finally. Even though my T zone is oily I still like the way this foundation looks on my skin. It has a medium coverage and last all day on my face, by the way I never touch my face unless I wash it or apply cosmetics. So, I noticed it applies much better on a silicon base. My T zone develops its shine throughout a day but I’m fine with it

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Blush -NARS -Mata Hari

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I used NARS blush in Dolce Vita for a long time. Then I began dying my hair a cool pearly blonde and it didn't quite work with my coloring anymore. I typically go for a natural makeup look, so Mata Hari freaked me out a bit because it looks so vibrant in the pan. However, when applied it translates to a very natural-looking flush: healthy and pink without being Barbie-ish.

What others have said about how intensely pigmented is true. A *very* light hand is needed. This is a drawback in some ways for me, because I find even after lightly touching my blush brush to the product and sweeping it on, attempting to blend it out with the same brush actually seems to strengthen the intensity of the blush on my cheeks. I'd prefer something I could blend a bit better without worrying about somehow applying more.

NARS blushes also have crazy staying power. The first time I used a NARS blush after using MAC Cubic for years, I was amazed when I got home after being out all day and the color had barely faded. The same is true of Mata Hari.

As for the price, yes it's expensive. However in my experience, it will take a very long time before you hit pan - I'm talking years. There's a lot of product in there, plus because of how intensely pigmented it is, you use very little with each application. I'm more than likely going to get bored and move onto another blush before I actually run out of this one. So NARS blushes aren't great for experimenting, but for a daily blush, it's actually good value. I'm more than happy to go drugstore for a makeup product if I think there isn't a big difference in quality, but imho NARS blushes are actually better than most drugstore blushes.


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 12/16/2017 11:50:00 PM

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I've purchased this foundation three times now. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and rosacea so I love that it's fragrance free and doesn't contain chemical sunscreens. It doesn't break me out at all. I wear this in Siberia and it's the best colour match I've ever had. Most other foundations are too dark and/or too pink for my skin. The foundation gives a really natural finish and provides medium coverage.

I found this foundation a little tricky to work with at first so it's worth reading the directions. When I first tried it, I put it straight on like I would any other foundation and it settled in my pores. The directions say to warm it together between your fingers first then press it on, and this works so much better. I have combination skin and the foundation doesn't break down at all in oily areas, even after a long day. It can exaggerate dry patches ever so slightly but as long as I exfoliate first and moisturise properly it glides on fairly smoothly.

Siberia is a little lighter and more olive than MAC NC10 in the Studio Fix Fluid. I tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 Porcelain which is supposed to be similar but I found that it was initially lighter and pinker than Siberia. However, the Maybelline one oxidised after a while to a similar tone to Siberia, and perhaps even slightly darker. I much preferred the texture of the Nars foundation because it gives a more natural, perfected finish - Maybelline looks a little heavier on the skin.


Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 12/16/2017 9:03:00 PM

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A very small amount on my cheeks before heading to the gym keeps my exercise induced beetroot redness at bay in the most undetectable, natural of ways. Need I say more?

I do avoid dry patches as unless I’ve very heavily moisturised, it clings. Though I should say in my experience, most do to some degree.


Primer/ Corrector -NARS - Smooth & Protect Primer SPF 50

on 12/15/2017 11:44:00 PM

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I'm pretty surprised there isn't already a review for this product... it's new but not THAT new (I bought it eight months ago).

Anyway, I've avoided primers in the past because 1) I was skeptical about how much of a difference they make, 2) I don't like adding an extra layer to my routine and 3) most of them seem to be chock-full of the type of silicones that tend to wreck my skin. But a NARS SA applied this on my face when I asked for something to help smooth out my uneven skin texture, and the effect was so nice I bought it on the spot, half expecting to go home and find the product doesn't work the same under my own inexpert ministrations.

But it works. I always had a trouble with foundations catching on flakes, no matter how well and assiduously I moisturized, but this dramatically reduces how much dry patches stand out, and how much foundation they collect. It's also allowed me to actually use undereye concealer: my under-eye issue is less discoloration and more bagginess that often casts shadows depending on the light, so using any kind of concealer makes the skin in the area seem rougher and draws attention to the bagginess. But with this primer layered underneath, the finish of concealer is more unobtrusive, so I can finally do something about discoloration too.

It also seems to help the makeup last, which was never the case with any other primer I've tried (however, I've not tried primers exhaustively, so no need to chuck out the one you have if it's working for you). And best and most importantly of all, it doesn't cause breakouts, or that itchy-and-tight feeling I often get with most primers that portends a breakout if I DON'T. WASH THIS OFF. NOW. Actually I think it acts as a barrier to help protect my skin from dirt and dust and other bad things in the air, since I find my skin actually feels healthier and less tired when I remove my makeup at the end of the day after using this.

All in all, I find it worth the purchase and now I find myself reaching for it regularly, not just when I have a special occasion.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 12/15/2017 3:47:00 AM

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I have seen/read many reviews on this. Though some said this is a great concealer, yet there were several others who said that this product is 'over-hyped' due to its high price tag when compare to the actual quality it performs.

However.... to me, this product is TOTALLY worth the hype! The full name of this concealer proves it all; "Radiant" , "Creamy" , "Concealer". It does its job perfectly! It conceals my dark circles and does not crease due to its creamy formula.

I saw some Youtubers said that the "NYX HD concealer" is a dupe to this, and I am strongly disagree. NYX HD had a matte-finish which eventually creased my under eyes, and made it looked patchy. While this NARS one does not.

I'm happy that I made the right decision to purchase it, even though I was skeptical for so long!

BTW, I'm Thai and I wear in the shade "Custard".

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 12/15/2017 2:58:00 AM

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I have tried many foundations in search of the correct colour for my face. I finally found Fiji, and will never change. Sheer Glow is expensive, but it is buildable and long lasting.


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 12/14/2017 6:11:00 AM

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I decided to buy this foundation after researching non-comedogenic high-end alternatives after using Revlon Colorstay pretty much religiously for about two years. The main issue I had with Revlon was that I'm very yellow and it's hard to find a match in their range, but I also loved the finish of it and it did not seem to break me out. Now as for Nars, I loved loved loved the colour match in light 6 Ceylan, it basically was the exact shade of my skin. Sadly, that was pretty much the only thing I liked about it. Usually I stay away from primers as they tend to break me out, and with the colorstay on its own I managed just fine for everyday wear. This, on the other hand, just goes on very patchy and stays on top of my skin in an odd way, so for example I can see my pores possibly even more than without foundation on and even though I do not really struggle with redness, it just leaves any redness uncovered somehow. I just can't seem to push it in so that it blends into my skin and it ends up looking super cakey once I set it. I've tried just fingers but that was too streaky, I've tried just a beauty blender sponge but it used up so much product and did not cover, and then I mixed the two methods ie applied mostly with fingers and used sponge to blend in by tapping but that left me patchy... This is all mostly an issue with my T-zone, and on the sides of my face where the skin is drier it looks fine, but nothing special. All in all I'm off to try out other high-end non-comedogenic yellow-based foundations because this has sadly not worked for me at all despite all the great reviews!


Masks -NARS -Aqua Gel Luminous Mask

on 12/14/2017 3:06:00 AM

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I use this less as a mask and more as a "pre-moisturizer". Toners just don't to do much for me, so I go the granny-who-is-an-adorable-living-time-capsule route and just use various flower waters... rose, neroli, or lavender, and sometimes witch hazel. But I do find I need a little something to go under proper moisturizer and face oil, and this fits the bill.

When you first squeeze it out of the tube, it looks thin (even kind of watery), and translucent, not very promising. But something happens when it goes on... it's not full of moisture but it nicely quenches the thirst my skin so often feels. It's not thick or plumping but somehow skin feels so much smoother and fine-textured after this goes on. It's not cushiony but soothes and comforts skin that is hot and bothered. It feels cooling even when I haven't put it in the fridge. Going by that and a slight tingling feeling I often feel on application, I would be tempted to say that one of the ingredients is alcohol. But I've tried other products that include alcohol before, and with very little exception, they wreck my skin... I actually break out when my skin is too DRY, I think it has something to do with the barrier being damaged. That's not what happens here.

It's a great product and a little goes a long way... I use an amount that's literally the size of a pea, and it's enough to brighten and refresh the whole face (I don't think I've seen any benefits from using any more... if anything, it tends to blunt the effect). I use it morning and evening, alone in summer (when the weather is hot and humid and my skin soaks up water from the air anyway), and during the rest of the year I layer it under moisturizer and face oils. Not necessarily every day, because I am terrible about maintaining a consistent routine, and also because I'm trying to economize because of how darn expensive this is, but this does tend to be the first thing I reach for whenever my skin feels dull and ready for a pick-me-up. On that count, it always delivers.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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I decided to re-write an old review because I've changed my mind about this completely. I loved it when I first got it, then after wear, watching my undertones more and including a more dewy foundation I just can't get on with it.

The formula is quite nice. It is very creamy, incredibly easy to blend and isn't at all flat- it really does look radiant. I'd say for a concealer it has medium coverage, which is just not enough for my particular brand of crazy dark circles. The lightest shade (chantilly) is also too yellow for my liking and other more neutral options are too dark. I'd more class it as a cool yellow though, so you more yellow toned cool peeps might love the shade. Personally though I need something like a cool neutral.

My main problem with this is the creasing. DEAR GODS THE CREASING. I've tried my newer foundation without this and had no problems at all, but with this I crease like absolute crazy. I have tried every method to work with the formula but I just can't. Powder first, Powder then primer, Powder after, Powder sacrifices to the great lord satan- just nothing works. I have large-ish round eyes so I have a small amount of deep natural lines under my eyes which have been there since childhood, i'm not sure if it would be as bad with fine lines caused by age but it might be something to take into account.

All in all, this just isn't worth the money for me any more.

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Lipstick -NARS -Audacious Lipstick - Barbara

on 12/12/2017 1:26:00 PM

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Executive summary: this color is beautiful, this formula is the pits.

This color is beautiful: I am a very fair woman and this is basically the color of my lips when I'm having a very pale day. It's not my lips but better, it's just my lip color in lipstick format. So basically it is the end all be all nude lip for me. It's a sandy pink with a dash of yellow, and it's transparent enough that a lip liner can really be fun to play with here. Today I wore it with MAC's Enoki and I am having a lovely trippy time remembering a mauve combo I wore at Estée Lauder in the early aughts. It's so gorgeous.

This formula is the pits: I am completely in the minority here, I know, but this is a wretched formula. The colors are so gorgeous though that I finally caved on Barbara (and might do with Shirley, too). It can give me "fadey" lip, and kind of a dry crusty looking lip if I don't baby sit it and if I go sans liner, it isn't lasting for longer than an hour. It feels gorgeous going on, but then it's done. But again I feel like I am so in the minority on this opinion that if you're on the fence, go try it. This color is so so fetching.

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 12/11/2017 10:35:00 AM

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Love this foundation, i have combination skin and it gives a nice full coverage without looking too cakey. I also don’t tend to break out with this foundation. Tried many other foundations such as Mac but don’t have the same glow and coverage after applying.

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Eye Shadow -NARS -Narcissist Eyeshadow Pallette

on 12/11/2017 7:37:00 AM

I saw this on the Sephora web site and decided to try it. This is another warm toned pallette, that has primarily glitter/sparkly shadows, which makes it very hard to do am eyeshadow look using this alone. I like some of the pink and red shades, but 2 of the colors are basically glitter, and only 4 are matte. I am going to use it during the holidays, but I do no see this as being something I would use very often. I really should have returned it.


Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 12/10/2017 9:54:00 PM

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The NARS ORGASM BLUSH is a pretty hyped up product. It gives my NC25-30 skin tone a nice warm glow during winter whilst leaving a faint hint of colour. This is not an overpowering corally-pink shade but can be built up. I focus the product on the inner cheek area giving me a 'innocent' kind of look but putting it on the outer perimeters, of my face, also works.
I find that the sparkly particles are too large in size and that the chunks are very noticeable. It clashes when I wear highlighter as well. But I do like this product for everyday use (for a bit of colour on the face during the winter months).
I received this as a gift because I couldn't face paying that much for a blush but I think it does work well in my collection.

I like the sleek look of the packaging but it doesn't get messy and collects makeup.
Overall, a decent product.. satisfying many.


Blush -NARS -Torrid

on 12/10/2017 4:24:00 AM

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This blush is good. This was my first blush (bought it based on hype around Nars blushes) and I apply it very sparingly as I did not get a hang of blush application when I started with this. I like this color and I bought it based on the reviews that said this is the best blush for tan or medium/dark skin. I'm nc41or nc40 and Bobbi Brown 4.25 in Natural Tan. This blush is very good for my skin tone and not too bright. But as I have watched more make up tutorials and as I've started with pink blushes, I feel that this color is more of an orange coral for my liking these days. Nevertheless, I like this color and I wear it once in a while. It may look best with a tan like other reviews suggest as I often tone it down so that it doesn't look muddy or orangey. I do have a medium dark skin tone nevertheless and I still tone it down sometimes. So, if you are light to medium, I would suggest to swatch before you buy this one if you don't like too much orange in your blush.

I hate the rubber packaging. It's melted and become all sticky and I haven't even made a slightest dent in the blush yet. It was ok as long as it was stored in it's box. It's expensive for the amount of product you get and I wish the packaging was fool proof. However, I do see that for a light make up wearer thus could last for a very long time. Packaging issue with melting and becoming sticky can be resolved too. I used rubbing alcohol to get rid of the sticky mess and I was left with a matte plastic casing - below that rubbery mess is a plastic casing. However, I still think for the price I'm paying I should never have to invest more time or money to salvage the packaging. I don't have any problems with the pigmentation of this one. It's quite pigmented and when I use a real techniques blush brush it picks up enough product that you can build to a full application in two strokes. I also use a hakuhodo kabuki before I bought the blush brush and that brush picks up the color like crazy. So, the pigmentation is very good. There is tiny micro sparkle, but nothing too bothersome. Good product overall.


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