Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 5/26/2018 6:08:00 PM

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alright, i'm super late to the NARS orgasm frenzy, but i received a free mini of this as the birthday gift for 2018 from ulta. it's a very pretty color that at first i thought was too light for my complexion (caramel brown), but after a few tries i realized that i can use this in many different ways to brighten up/top off lipsticks (adds a bit of frosty sheen to nudes, browns, muted reds). and if i apply a lot to my cheeks and/or eyelids it adds that over-the-top glowy/glam look that's fun to wear every now and then, especially when it's a warm sunny day outside! sunshine makes orgasm really show off -- this stuff just glistens in the sun. a pretty coral/pink/peach that i'm glad to have in my possession.

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 5/26/2018 12:49:00 PM

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For my dry, light, mature skin, this foundation is close to perfect. I am light with pink undertones. Skin is dry, though slightly oily in T Zone. If I apply this with a Beauty Blender, it looks flawless. With a brush, it can be a bit heavy/streaky. Definitely lasts all day, though if I go out at night I touch up my T Zone.

I bought the pump. Not a big deal! This product is not nearly as expensive as, say, Armani.

NOTE: The Sephora color match says I should be in Santa Fe. WRONG. Ceylan is far more flattering/natural. Use that tool with caution!

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 5/25/2018 8:27:00 PM

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I have slightly oily skin with some texture and acne. T zone is always shiny, and usually separates on my chin.
This foundation treats my skin right- it doesn’t make me break out, it allows my skin to breath and it doesn’t clog my pores at all.
Minimizes pores, smoothes texture and acne pretty well, doesn’t separate on my chin or everywhere else, doesn’t settle into my smile lines. It pretty much sets itself and stays with a beautiful natural finish. It’s longwearing just like it claims to be. This keeps up with my skin and weather beautifully.
Easy to blend, full coverage or medium coverage- you pick. I can do so much with this.
My only problem is the shade, obviously. My skin is very olive yellow. I have medium tan complexion with strong olive undertones and I can find a shade. I tried Valencia, Aruba, Syracuse and Tahoe and NOTHING works. (I know that Barcelona and Stromboli are not my match they are too light).
For reference, I use “honeycomb 20” in Bareminerals, G+60 and G+50 in Cover FX, “Golden Natural” mixed with “Golden Amber” from Hourglass.
However if you have just brown skin, neutral brown skin or even slightly warm- these shade could match.
I’ll try Tahoe for when I’m more tan because this shade matches the darker parts in my body like my shoulders but they’re SO much darker than my face.
IF THEY COME OUT WITH MORE SHADES FOR OLIVE SKIN I WILL BUY THIS.
If they will come out with More shades for my olive skin I might as well buy it, because the product itself is very good but the shades are off. Luckily by now I have used only samples lol.


Liquid -NARS -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 5/25/2018 1:58:00 PM

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If you have very oily skin, this would be nice on you...but if you have combination to oily, this would cling onto your dry patches, its that typical long lasting foundation consistency: runny and watery..i only use it in summer on my good skin days...the only reason i bought it was because it claims to help with redness in the long term...i guess ill never find out


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 5/25/2018 1:20:00 PM

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This product is my new favourite foundation. I have always been a fan of fuller coverage matte foundations in the past, but as long as you don't have anything major to hide, (and even then, it has buildable coverage) this foundation looks like your natural skin, only a very better looking version. It's not cakey at all, it doesn't give that heavy 'so obvious it's makeup' look. And when it says sheer, it doesn't mean it leaves a shiny tint. If you like your face matte, just use a quick powder on top and you're all set. I love having a foundation option that looks amazing yet is not full coverage and very thick. Very nice texture and has good coverage on my skin. The only way it could be better is if you didn't have to purchase the pump seperately. Excellent foundation.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 5/25/2018 2:35:00 AM

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I traditionally have oily skin however I have found myself suffering with some dry and dehydrated patches. However, I need full coverage as I have a lot of scarring and redness.

I bought this hoping it would offer an in between of good coverage but a lighter finish. Unfortunately, I found it to cling to any dry patches horrifically, it looked so patchy and awful I had to wipe it off. Now my skin is a bit less dry, it does not look too bad, but gets oily and breaks down very quickly, so I could not wear this as an ‘all day’ foundation.

The shade range was also disappointing for me, i am fair with no real pink or yellow undertones (NW20 in MAC, Ecru in doublewear for reference), I ended up with Salzburg after struggling for a while, but this is very yellow and needs a lot of blending.

Overall, this might work well for you if you have very ‘normal’ skin, but definitely not one for combination skins.


Lipstick -NARS -Orgasm Lip Balm

on 5/24/2018 1:44:00 AM

This was advertised as a super hot product. I fell for it-not like me! AfterGlow Lip Balm

Packaging is good. Twist up lipstick that's rather sheer hence, balm. Looks orangey but, definitely has a pink base with a peachy finish. No scent or flavor.

I applied it like a regular lipstick. I did go over my lips a lot as it really is sheer-as a balm usually is.

My biggest disappointment is that this balm feels creamy going on but, has extremely little staying power. Less that 30 minutes on me. I was surprised! I looked in a mirror and did not see the color I applied. I saw a strawberry pinkish, almost stain like residual. I don't lick my lips, did not apply anything under this balm nor did I eat, drink, kiss or anything to remove it. It's shimmery when I put it on. Much of that disappeared, too.

I ordered this direct from NARS without testing it or seeing it. Big mistake. Sephora had already sold out of it on May 20.

Definitely not worth the price. No staying power. Color doesn't look the same after a few minutes. Felt a little dry after a short period of time.

I suggest testing this product in the event you consider purchasing NARS Orgasm Lip Balm. I have 30 days to return it. If the shipping isn't too costly, I will. I won't wear it again. It's not how I want to look 30 minutes after I do my makeup.

I purchased Dior Balm and feel this lasts for hours, doesn't change color and isn't drying. Those, I'll re-purchase. FYI, this was my 1st NARS lip product. Huge let down for me. I can't compare their lipsticks to this balm.


Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 5/23/2018 3:33:00 PM

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I got this in fiji and it leans more yellow than the fiji in sheer glow. I prefer the sheer glow because its less drying and less matte than this. It just doesnt sit on my combo oily skin as nice and dewy as the sheer glow. Im glad i tried both because i feel you either like this or the other, they are very different foundations on my skin. I look too matte and a bit cakey and i feel that matures my skin a lot so i prefer the dewy finish{even though i get oily i just use the murad oil mattifier and the nars loose powder on top} i dont wear foundation for more than 5 hours so i dont need a super longwear one. This looked more masklike and i def looked like i have foundation on. Also the ingredients are more acne causing and irritating than the sheer glow(cosdna) the only upside to this foundation is that it is lightweight. If you like full coverage but hate the feeling then this would be good. Maybe try it with a good primer so its more smoother of an application. I dont use primers so this one is a no no for me. i pick the sheer glow

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 5/23/2018 1:51:00 PM

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I have used this blush for the last 5 years and I would seriously never use another! My go to!

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Lip Treatments -NARS -Afterglow Lip Balm - Orgasm

on 5/23/2018 9:36:00 AM

Nars promotes this as a lip balm. Thus, it is in the lip treatment category. But this is one of those great hybrids between a lipstick and a gloss. Not sticky like a gloss but tones of shine. It is in your typical Orgasm peachy - pink with gold shimmer shade. As of now, that is the only color available. I bought this on a whim to hit the free shipping mark on a Sephora order. But it has delighted me. This is the kind of product I LOVE in the summer. Comfortable, juicy, shiny, pop of color on what might otherwise be a bare SPF only face that brings out color and flush in my nw20 deep winter complexion. This thing was made for summer.

The only cons I will say, is that some may find it too expensive for what it is (which is true) and others may not like the sheen that can almost look a touch metallic. It has the same look (but peachy, instead of rosy) as Anastasia's Metallic Rose lip gloss.

I am very glad I decided to buy it. With the end of May looming, this was perfect timing for this purchase. I just have to be sure I don't completely ignore my other summer lippies. ;)

Update: Someone started a different review for this after I did mine that doesn't have the full name (doesn't say Afterglow and isn't in the lip balm category as this is marketed.) So I put a review in that category too.

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Loose Powders -NARS -Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

on 5/23/2018 3:01:00 AM

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This has less acne causing ingredients than other powders. It works great and i have no complaints. I pair this with nars sheer glow. Very natural and nice finish and it doesnt look like i am wearing powder or have that cakey look. I usually only wear this under the eyes, forehead and nose. I try not to go overboard or i do get a heavy feeling if i pile on layers of makeup, so i use a brush and lightly dust where i normally get oily. Also I dont take flash photography, ever. So i cant tell you how i feel about the flashback. This girl on youtube had shown a picture it looked pretty bad but maybe she put too much on? I dont care since im never taking pictures and i rarely ever go out at night (i have a newborn)

this does have a weird smell, kind of like food...lol idk why but if you cant get pass that it has a smell this isnt for u! ive only tried this and the make up for ever one and that one smelled even more weird.also i did not like the mufe because it was more chalky on the skin. that one has talc and i use it to dust onto nars packaging after cleaning them to make it look matte again. Lol tip for you nars packaging lovers out there!

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 5/22/2018 11:46:00 PM

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I got this in ceylan 6 and i am nc20 in mac. Fiji 5 was too orange and a tiny darker for me. Ive tried both the radiant longwear and this. I can see a very big difference in the two. The nars sheer glow is a lot easier to blend and looks more glowy hence the name. I dont know why someone says its matte and drying. On my oily combo skin its very natural and skin like. I prefer dewy over matte even though i am oily t zone gal. I think it just looks a lot more natural and less maturing on the skin.

its medium coverage which i like because with one layer it covers my lgiht acne scars and freckles. With 2 layers its pretty much full coverage.I even use less concealer for my undereyes and acne. Previously i was using the UD naked skin and i needed double layers of that to cover but its easier for that method to become cakey and mask like. Sheer glow did not cling to dry patches like the ud naked skin did. i use a beauty sponge with this foundation and it works great. ive tried my fingers but i just dont like it personally because i have a fear of touching my face.

It can oxidize a little on me but its not drastic

On cosdna the sheer glow has less ingredients that cause acne and are less irritating than the other nars foundations. I picked this over the radiant full coverage foundation because its less drying. I get oily on my noise within 3 hours but my forehead actually stays dewy and skinlike til 5 hours. I use murad oil mattifer to combat oiliness on my t zone. I dont mind this not lasting on the skin because i rarely wear foundation over 5 hours. I dont have a problem with this breaking up on me and i also try my best not to touch my face so this only transfers if i am not careful taking off my clothes. I set this with the nars translucent crystal powder only in the tzone and my undereyes. I am loving nars base makeup!

only downside is the oiliness after 4 to 5 hours so if you need a longwear and matte foundation this isnt for you but im so glad i tried even though i do have oily skin because its beautiful. You either get natural radiant finish that dont last or longwear and it being matte and drying and possibly cakey, there isnt one that delivers it all but handsdown this is the best ive tried on the market. This foundation tends to get lots of love and hate, i recommend getting a sample because i never thought id like this but i really have been wearing this and loving the look of it more and more. I only ever chose this to try because the ingredients being on the low side of acne causing. Cosdna searched a million foundations and all had so many horrible ingredients. This plus getting a pump was the best confidence booster for my acne prone acne scarred skin. Screw you hormones! Lol

Edit
I wore this for 8 hours and it held up on me pretty well. Not as well as lets say estee lauder double wear but that one is a mask lol anyways im very impressed with this foundation. It fades very gracefully on my skin.

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Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 5/22/2018 4:14:00 PM

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pros:
covers seamlessly to my skin i am shade custard i use UD naked skin 3.0, nars sheer glow in ceylan6, chanel b20, maybelline classic ivory120, UD nakedskin 3.0, mac nc20
( ive tried the new shades in cannelle(orangey) and creme brule(pink) but in natural day light they are a bit off)
creamy and blendable
breathable for skin does not look as cakey as tart shape tape because that one is harder to control how much product is going on and it spreads way too far for my liking so this one is perfect with my mac 242 concealer brush
Perfect for cutting the edge of eyebrows and shaping them

cons:
can be drying on acne
is not super full coverage but its light weight on the skin so i rather have that
the creamy radiant is better for the undereyes


i use to use shape tape and it just gets too messy for me. i couldnt control and even the slightest dot can spread and go everywhere as if i was putting on foundation. I am the type that does not like liquid foundations and this concealer is perfect for spot concealing areas. I have oily t zones combo acne prone skin. This is my favorite, def hg!


Lipstick -NARS -Cruising

on 5/21/2018 7:07:00 AM

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Yay! Perfect color for me. I am NC20 with purple pigmented lips. Warm colors look awful on me. This is just the perfect light, cool, pink with a tinge of purple. Glossy, no smell, doesn’t last too long but doesn’t fade patchy either. Too expensive.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 5/19/2018 10:49:00 PM

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I like this, but I don’t love it. I’m an NC35-40 (depends on time of year etc) and I like the pinky/peachy color - looks natural and pretty, but it’s too shimmery for daytime in my opinion. If it was just a touch less sparkly it would be a HG for me. I still use mine but only for cocktail hour or later.

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