Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/24/2017 10:25:00 PM

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Love this. Full coverage and brightening for concealing dark circles, I look fresh and awake like nothing else. May be too drying for some but works great on my very oily skin, I set with a bit of powder and it lasts all day without creasing which is very impressive.

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Velvet matte skin tint

on 8/24/2017 9:15:00 PM

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Probably the biggest foundation fail I've ever had, when it comes to formula. The color match is SO good; I'm about NC20 now with an unintended summer tan, with strong yellow and olive tones, and Alaska was a nearly perfect match if just a bit dark. But the formula was very thick, transferred everywhere despite setting powder, and left my skin looking extremely oily and patchy. Every two hours I was forced to touch up and I've been extremely self conscious because of it. I even revamped my skincare because in addition to the oil overproduction, I'd been breaking out in places I normally don't. Well, today I went back to my CG Ready Set Gorgeous foundation on a whim....and while that color is too pink, I didn't get oily once all day. Sigh. I wanted to love the Velvet Matte skin tint, but it's not meant to be in my case.

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Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 8/24/2017 5:47:00 PM

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I got 2 samples of this with a Sephora order. Both colors worked ok with my skin tones, but I didn't care for the concealer itself. It was rather thick, but surprisingly not dry or hard to blend. I don't think it would take much drying out for this to become problematic, though. The real problem is that I didn't think it covered very well. I have the radiant concealer, and while it's much creamier, I think it also covers much better. The only place I use concealer is under my eyes, so if you need coverage on something other than that, this might work a treat. But for under eyes, it just wasn't dense enough.

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Blush -NARS -Impassioned

on 8/24/2017 12:01:00 PM

I have tried several of the Nars blushes - I like Mata Hari, but I wanted one that was not as pigminted. This looks very natural on me. I wear suede in Complexion Rescue and 11 in their new foundation. I like it especially when I wear a more pigmented lip color, like NSFW or Devious from Bare Minerals. I like this because it looks good when I wear a gloss like diva and also looks good with more pigmented colors as well. Am very happy with this color.

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Liquid -NARS -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 8/24/2017 11:38:00 AM

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Estee lauder double wear was my holy grail foundation but i slowly stopped wearing it cause its not suitable for everyday wear so i wanted to look for something else. Sheer glow was my favorite everyday foundation however the coverage was not as great. I am pretty fair MAC NC15 for ref. When i discovered this recently I was amazed. I dont think ll go back to the sheer glow. This is perfect for everyday and provides awesome coverage! i think ive finally found my FOUNDATION! I am in the shade light 4 deauville. Price is a bit high though.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/23/2017 7:18:00 AM

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It's medium closer to high coverage. Very creamy and thick texture but blendable.
A bit too thick for my liking but I think most people would like the high coverage it gives.
Has a beautiful satin finish. I think it's a great concealer, just not my fav.
Although about the color range, Chantilly is too light for me but Vanilla is too pink. I had to mix Chantilly with a darker concealer to conceal the blemishes but it's perfect as a highlight. Wish they would add a warm tone color in between.

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 8/23/2017 6:35:00 AM

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Misleading name. Sheer glow...? It's not glowy at all ! It's very matte.
Hate it & a waste of money. Why give it "sheer glow" when it's matte ? I just can't understand.
Light to Medium coverage, it goes on light weight. But it's too drying for my dehydrated skin.
I wanted light yellow tone foundation. Deauville is 2 shades lighter than my skin when it's fresh but it oxidizes to a shade darker than my face & looks reddish~orangy.

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Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 8/23/2017 5:35:00 AM

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my last review on this was posted in may of last year, back before i went on accutane. my skin is a lot clearer and WAY less oily now than it was when i first tried this foundation.

i don't recommend this for especially oily skin. granted, i was probably greasier than most folks back then, but this stuff slid off my face within two hours of having it on. it really looked awful and was so high maintenance - i was constantly checking my makeup in mirrors, having to powder the hell out of it just to get it to look mediocre.

now that i have more normal skin, i like this a LOT more. i love the undertones of this foundation and it breaks my heart that NARS is selling in china now because there's nothing that's ever matched me the way this has. i think i'm about NC10, very cool yellow, and i really like the look of siberia on me - it has almost has olive undertones when compared to other, obviously warm foundations of the same shade depth. there's really nothing else like it on the market which to me is bizarre given how many other folks really enjoy this particular color.

coverage is better than i expected it to be, but it's still never been a full coverage foundation for me. i dont mind the finish with either a brush or a sponge, though because SG is so liquidy i do tend to use a brush so that i'm not sucking up a bunch of product. it stays pretty well on me throughout the day and doesn't seem to highlight dry patches to a severe degree. i like it. it's a good foundation, and i don't have many complaints. the cap sucks, it needs a pump, etc. i actually dont mind the matte black anymore - it's actually super easy to clean with alcohol and i find that it doesn't show wear and tear the way shiny plastic does, so that's actually kind of nice! but ultimately it doesn't matter to me whether i love or hate this foundation anymore. i wont be repurchasing. really disappointing that NARS has decided to chance its stance on animal testing. boo NARS :( i recently got the wet n wild photo focus in porcelain and it seems reeeally similar on the skin, both in shade and in finish/coverage, but it's definitely a warm yellow as opposed to cool the way siberia is. i think it could be just about perfect with a few drops of blue - if only i could find a CF blue mixer! haha


Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 8/23/2017 12:56:00 AM

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I love this little concealer, I have used the radiant creamy from NARS as well and this is the better coverage and more natural looking cousin.

A beautiful creamy texture that sets to a nice, soft matte, nothing cakey about it!! My skin is prone to breakouts and hyperpigmentation and this helps cover them up nicely and doesn't give any weird texture on them, just a nice natural lightweight finish.

As for under the eyes, every single concealer has creased under them, I've kinda gotten used to it lol, and this one creased for me as well, it is still a lovely concealer though.

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Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 8/22/2017 11:54:00 PM

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I *think* I have finally figured out how to use this under my eyes and in the inner corners. I have to use just a LITTLE product on lightly moisturized skin with a synthetic fiber brush. The color looks darker in the pot than it goes on, but corresponds closely to the radiant creamy concealer. (I wear Creme Brulee in both, and both match my skin beautifully.) This product doesn't appear to conceal sun damage on my face, however. I either cannot get it to blend out but still cover on my cheekbones on cheeks. I can't quite figure out why it would cover under my eyes but not on my cheeks and cheekbones, but I will adjust my review if I can figure out some method in the future. I'm satisfied that it works well under my eyes. It does need to be set lightly with powder.

I bought this at 20% off and would repurchase under those circumstances. It's a bit too expensive otherwise, even though this pot will clearly last me FOREVER with the miniscule amount of product I'm using with a brush each morning. I honestly think it's likely to dry out before I can use it up, but we will see...

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Blush -NARS -Liquid blush

on 8/21/2017 5:46:00 PM

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I returned my powder blush in Orgasm many moons ago. It just looked like I smeared gold shimmer on my face whenever I tried to apply it. The pigment refused to show up. It was NOT a good look.

I decided to give the liquid formula a try on a whim. It is a beautiful blush and I was very pleased! A little too much sparkle in it for my taste, but it looks like a peachy and dewy flush on my cheeks. It is a sheer product (do not expect tons of pigment on medium to dark skin), but looks so natural. I think you would be able to get away with fooling people into thinking it was as natural flush if it wasn't for all that shimmer.

The packaging is very tedious though. The cap is a tight fit and the nozzle is prone to unscrewing. Then there's the problem with the pump spilling product all over itself. I don't like making a mess and I don't like wasting my blush. I expect a lot more from a brand like Nars that is known for having sleek and simplistic packaging. Hope they fix the problems with this first batch.

Final verdict: 5 lipsticks for the product and 1 lipstick for the packaging.

I will try out Dolce Vita next. I want to see how/if the matte formula differs.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Liquid Blush

on 8/21/2017 5:45:00 PM

I returned my powder blush in Orgasm many moons ago. It just looked like I smeared gold shimmer on my face whenever I tried to apply it. The pigment refused to show up. It was NOT a good look.

I decided to give the liquid formula a try on a whim. It is a beautiful blush and I was very pleased! A little too much sparkle in it for my taste, but it looks like a peachy and dewy flush on my cheeks. It is a sheer product (do not expect tons of pigment on medium to dark skin), but looks so natural. I think you would be able to get away with fooling people into thinking it was as natural flush if it wasn't for all that shimmer.

The packaging is very tedious though. The cap is a tight fit and the nozzle is prone to unscrewing. Then there's the problem with the pump spilling product all over itself. I don't like making a mess and I don't like wasting my blush. I expect a lot more from a brand like Nars that is known for having sleek and simplistic packaging. Hope they fix the problems with this first batch.

Final verdict: 5 lipsticks for the product and 1 lipstick for the packaging.


Lip Gloss -NARS -Velvet Lip Glide

on 8/20/2017 3:36:00 PM

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Not my fav colors. It says semi matte but looks glossy on me. Does not dry down at all so not long lasting.
Confused a little bit but having extremely dry lips, I prefer gloss anyways so that works for me.
It's not 'sticky' gloss by the way. On the lips, it feels like YSL kiss and blush but looks glossier. I wish they would add more colors. Still think it's expensive though. Love the packaging. Has weird scent, like grandma's makeup. I give this 3.5 stars

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/19/2017 7:55:00 PM

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Meh, I wanted to like it but it creased about the same as drugstore concealers I have used. the colour selection is nice though, it's hard to find fair and yellow based concealers.


Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 8/19/2017 7:40:00 PM

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This is a decent product. A good one even if you can make it work for you. The coverage is good, it definitely is radiant. But it has a tendency to emphasize lines and make your under eyes look dry. I find that when my skin is in a good condition, i.e., hydrated and flake-free, this works beautifully. But if your undereyes are dry, this will magnify it and make it look worse. And please don't apply it like youtubers and do those huge triangles. That's a recipe for caking and creasing. Work your way up with thin layers. This is quite pigmented, you probably need less than you think you do. I apply this only after I prime my undereyes. I blend it carefully and set it with the RCMA no color powder. You have to work fast since this concealer sets quite fast. Don't set it with powder before you've blended away any creasing. This works quite well on acne scarring. I found that it didn't hide my active acne completely. I also use this on my no-foundation days. I just dab this under my eyes, around the nose, chin, the center of my forehead and sometimes cheeks if I have redness from scarring and blend it out with my beauty blender. It looks very natural. I don't hate this product, I've even purchased this 3 times. But I would probably explore other concealers after I use mine up.

Update: Okay I've changed my mind. I ventured out and tried some other cult favorite concealers and all of them performed worse than the Nars one. Or maybe its because my skin is behaving quite well these days. I'm on tazorac right now and once the drying and flaking phase was over, it inexplicably started making my skin oily (I'm not complaining! My skin was like the Sahara desert). This glides on smoothly and is perfect for those no-makeup makeup days. I'm sticking to this one until something so phenomenal comes along that it blows this one out of the water.

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