Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 7/25/2018 1:42:00 PM

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This is my favorite concealer. I use it under my eyes. I have it in the color Custard. I do not find it drying or cakey. I just use a tiny bit too. It covers beautifully all day long. What I really love about it is that it doesn't cause or contribute any transfer issues with my liner and or mascara. I have oily skin, watery eyes, and finicky skin.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Liquid Blush

on 7/23/2018 4:54:00 PM

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It took me forever and a day to try these out – but when I finally did, WOW!

I never thought I would elevate a liquid/creamy blush to HG status, so what a surprise how much I love these. I first purchased Orgasm and fell in makeup love so hard, I ran out the next day and grabbed Dolce Vida. These glide on smoothly over or under powder (major plus!) – they blend and sheer easily and can also be built up. The shades are super opaque, and they wear easy 6-8 hrs on me, if not more. These do not emphasize texture at all, and are basically liquid to powder in formulation, yet never look drab and dry, nor do they end up a greasy mess. The formulation is a bit hard to describe – it almost looks (prior to shaking the bottle) as if there is oil in this. I find these to be interesting, unique, innovative, and beautiful in color and performance.
I loathe the powder form of Orgasm – nothing like this shade IMO as this one isn’t a full on glittery mess and the shade of pink doesn’t seem the same either. I can apply this with fingers easily (again, under or over makeup) and get a flawless finish, or a beauty blender. Dolce Vida is a bit darker and sort of a dusty rose shade, so I prefer to use a beauty blender and/or stippling brush.

There are indeed some cons to this product though… #1: Price. I do find these are way overpriced at $30 each. I also find the pump dispenses far too much product, and a lot of this goes to waste. On the other hand, it would prob. take ages to get through this bottle (or equivalent to hitting pan). That’s another con I suppose: this stuff will likely turn/go bad before its even close to used up.

These are great to try if you have dry skin and are on the hunt for “healthy glow” blushers. Shade wise, Orgasm is the most unique, as even though Dolce Vida is lovely, it can be easily duped in shade (not formulation though!). I say try one, as these are pricey – and grab the shade that’s more unique/less dupeable.

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Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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It's pretty rare for me to come across a concealer that agrees with me and gives good coverage too. Like Mac it's fairly easy for me to find a good match for my skin tone and helps to cover under eye area without any creasing. I have this on stand by during colder weather as it's quite hydrating, but during warmer months stick to my trusty Mac Studio Finish Concealer which works out well seeing as that one contains the SPF whilst the Nars one doesn't. I don't use daily, only use from time to time as it's a silicone-heavy formula which would break me out if I used every day, unfortunately.

Selena x


~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled hundreds of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm

on 7/16/2018 4:19:00 PM

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NARS orgasm lipstick is a very pretty rose/gold sheer shimmer wash of color for your lips. a beautiful summer color for us brown-skinned beauties! i use a brown lipliner. only 'con' to this is that the color doesn't apply as evenly as i would like and am used to, so they need to improve the formula in that regard. it sort of reminds me of the lipglass 'pinkarat' from MAC.
overall, a pretty color that looks great on brown (and deeper) complexions.

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Liquid -NARS Cosmetics -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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I have NC20-25 combination skin and though at almost $50 this is pricey Im very pleased with this foundation. Light 3 Gobi is the most perfect shade match Ive found yet and this foundation in very pigmented Id compare it to the Juice Beauty foundation in that sense also has a very nice matte soft focus finish (no lumination I can see but im not complaining) and while im usually pretty oil after a few hours I had this on the other day for about nine hours and was still holding up well and looked great.
Only downsides to this was that I do have to use a hydrating primer with this or itll cling to dryness around my jawline and under my nose also application takes some patience as this is stubborn to blend out with my sponge definitely not for days im short on time to do my makeup but still worth it will repurchase


Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Torrid

on 7/14/2018 2:00:00 AM

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I'd initially gone to Sephora to try out the much talked-about Orgasm blush. But I quickly realized that it wasn't the best shade for my skintone and I wasn't crazy about the added shimmer.  Instead, the sales clerk had me try on Torrid and it was love at first sight (well, lust since this is Nars we're talking about! ;)) The peachy pink is perfectly suited to my tawny complexion  and gives me a fresh look when applied on the apples of my cheeks. Plus it's totally buildable so I can use it to emphasize my cheekbones (or in my case, my non-cheekbones) for an evening look. When worn that way, its staying power is improved as well although even when dusted lightly for daytime, i can still see it a bit by the end of my work day. While it's a crazy expensive product, this will also last me years and years and I'm also a lover of high-end cosmetics so I'm not too upset about that! 

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS Cosmetics -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

on 7/12/2018 6:18:00 AM

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After looking for years for the perfect Tinted Moisturiser.........its over!
I am in love!
It is a none oily tinted cream therefore it is very creamy.
It s easy to apply.
Give me a none make up look
Sheer to light coverage
I have combo skin and it suits me well

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Concealers -NARS Cosmetics -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 7/11/2018 4:50:00 PM

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I am unsure if i love this product or not. Yes, it does have adequate coverage and i found a great color to match my skin tone, BUT i do get alot of creasing right under my eye. This is where im unsure if I am appllying this the wrong way or if it is the product itself. I know i dont use too much, and i have tried avoiding putting it right under my eye (where some tiny wrinkles tend to be, im only 29 people!!) This does last all day, I just find i am (more than id like to) touching up throughout the day to keep creasing at bay.


Blush -NARS Cosmetics -Blush - Dolce Vita

on 7/11/2018 4:23:00 PM

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I love this blush. On me (warm yellow-neutral) it's brownish-rosy colour and it looks really natural when applied light hand. I think it's a lot more brown than the lip colour (which I also love). It lasts long on my skin. I have nothing bad to say about the product except the packaging which get dirty easily.

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Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

on 7/11/2018 4:15:00 PM

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At first I didn't really like it because it just look like my lip color which I don't like. It wasn't a MLBB for me because it looked like I didn't wear anything. It didn't make my face brighter or lively. Until recently I tried it again and I applied foundation that day and it looked amazing! I don't know why but I feel like I may have to apply foundation to brighten up my complexion so that this color will stand out?


Lip Gloss -NARS Cosmetics -Orgasm

on 7/10/2018 10:38:00 PM

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Great nude color. It changes dramatically when used with different color lip pencil.


Eye Makeup Remover -NARS Cosmetics -Eye Make-up remover

on 7/10/2018 6:50:00 AM

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I could literally drop this right into my eye and it would not sting.

I have very sensitive eyes and usually use Micellar water or Ponds only to be left with either red eyes of a film. This wipes completely clean and removes everything with - no exaggeration - three drops.

NARS is Shiseido so maybe it was reformulated...

But yes, it certainly is $$$.

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Blush -NARS Cosmetics -The Multiple in Orgasm

on 7/9/2018 10:45:00 PM

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I have this in the mini and its a very cute and handy. I wouldnt repurchase because its not very pigmented. Although on the eyes under the nars eyeshadow nepal is gorgeous and super easy to do. Its very summery and brightening. I dont like this on the cheeks because its too glittery. This didnt work well as a blush but i can see this as a blush topper. I do love copacabana multiple on the cheeks as a highlight, so id go with that one 99 percent of the time. I use this mainly on the eyes for a 5 minute quick out the door eye makeup. Itll crease on its own so def conceal and powder the eye first then use a shadow on top. I like to have this in my collection and wouldnt get the full size. I probably never finish the mini travel size. Same with most nars blushes and shadows, its a lot of product and i doubt i can finish it in a lifetime.


Lips -NARS Cosmetics -Erdem for NARS Lip Powder Palette

on 7/9/2018 4:35:00 PM

I'm always intrigued by lip powders, but often disappointed. I like palettes like this that provide color options - sometimes I like to mix, sometimes I don't. I apply the balm then dab on the powders to get the desired color - I don't dare wear the powders alone since my lips always look (are) slightly flaky. The priming balm (Nude) give surprisingly good coverage - it's a not-quite-sheer peachy nude with some sheen to it and looks and feels great on its own, so I'm glad the pan is so big. Zira adds a brassy/coppery metallic shimmer. Calypso adds warm medium rose/mauve earthy tones. Damask is a cool-toned deep, rich fuchsia. Ottoman is supposed to be scarlet red but pulls cool-toned on me (AAB/NC25), and more pink than red (I may have to add some Calypso to tone-correct it). Damask and Ottoman have to be used sparingly on their own unless you're going for a dramatic look. The brush has a round cross-section and pencil tip and its own cap; I really wish it had a spot to nestle inside the palette though. (I'll admit I'm not likely to travel with this, so it's a moot point that the brush isn't contained in the palette... but since I won't be using the brush with any other palette, it ought to fit inside!) Wears reasonably well.

This is the only lip powder palette I've been tempted to keep.

UPDATE - Calypso does a great job toning down the boldness of both Damask and Ottoman. Ottoman plus a little Calypso gives me the work-friendly neutral red I wanted. Woohoo! Now that I've gotten the hang of combining the colors, I definitely love this palette (but I still wish the brush fit inside).


Lipstick -NARS Cosmetics -Audacious - Anita

on 7/8/2018 3:05:00 PM

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I have worn Anita most days since I bought it, that neutral dusty pink colour is really easy to wear and goes great with everything but the warmest makeup. Also the intensity is just right for my fair skin, it adds colour to the face while still looking appropriate for every occasion; really elegant for work or formal setting while still pretty and sensual for dates. Such a flattering shade, has a hint of earthiness added which keeps it grounded but not enough to overshadow the rosy nature of it. Just lovely.

The creamy texture is really easy to apply and doesn't dry my lips out. Also lasts a really long time while never feeling uncomfortable. The packaging looks too industrial for my liking but it's very sturdy.

On the lips it becomes more matte a few hours after application and can accentuate texture issues. That along with the transfering keeps Anita from being perfect. Still I'd repurchase because it has proven to be a workhorse lipstick.

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