I love this line. Very good quality products that offer ease of wear and beautiful shades. This shade however just doesn't make the cut for me. I don't know if I just got a bad one from the batch or its actually like this but it's quite sheer. I love San Paulo which is a gorgeous rich plummy raspberry pink. This one is sheer and I have to layer quite a bit to build opaque coverage. It works well underneath Mac ravishing lipstick which is kinda sheer as well. I probably would not buy cause I can probably get something better on the market. My lips are very pigmented though but if yours aren't then go for it!!
This is a gorgeous peachy, orange coral. This would look amazing on tan skins like mine. I get tons of compliments when I wear this. It's perfect to pair with a peachy or coral blush like peaches, Melba, Springsheen, style (which I use). I use ravishing, style blush, brown powder eyeliner and mascara for a fresh look and it always makes me look like I just had mind blowing sex!! Excuse the boldness I just had to get that out there. The only thing I wish is that it wasn't so sheer. I have pigmented lips so I have layer which just makes it kinda streaky and slide. Other than that, it's perfect!! To be honest I don't know if I'd buy again. I love this particular shade of coral but if I can find a dupe with a more opaque finish, then that's what I would go for!!
Fanfare is a gorgeous warm toned pink with the slightest hint of coral (which would only appear on fair/cool toned people). I love this lipstick since I've found a pink for me after so long. I have a pigmented upper lip which pulls a little brownish mauve. This covers it pretty well and gives me the warm natural pink I've always wanted. I would definitely buy this lipstick its HG status for me. I just wish it was an amplified formula instead of creme sheen since amplifieds are more opaque. I can't apply it by gliding it across my lip because it becomes streaky and hoppy and messy. Instead I just glide lightly and dab. It's definitely long wearing though. I recommend this all women looking for a light summery girly pink. This is the pink for WOC!
This is a truly beautiful plummy pink. It's not like a dark plum shade like rebel or something but its a pink with plum undertones. I would say this has somewhat cool undertones but its a shade that would still look good on warmer skin tones. I'm NC 30-35 and it's beautiful on my. It's an amplified cream formula which is one of my favourites because its super opaque and creamy with a sheen to it. I definitely recommend this lipstick to everyone. It's great for fall and winter but I can imagine it pulling your look together for a summer soirée! It'll also look wonderful for WOC any time of the year!
This is the most beautiful one of Mac's best lipsticks IMO. It's quite the complies shade. On the lips, it's a very pigmented, rich rosy shade with hints of warm pink, red and a little brown. It's definitely a colour you could wear on an everyday basis if you at NC/W 30 or up. It's a really nice fall colour because its very rich and not light or summery. I can imagine it would show up more red on fairer people with cooler skin tones because its just one of those colours that looks different on different skin tones. It's an amplified cream finish which means its super opaque and glossy too. My favourite finish a long with satin! First two applications make it look satiny but then it becomes nice and creamy. The vanilla scent won't last which is my only complaint but it really doesn't matter. As long as it doesn't smell like old crayons like my mattes do... Anyway, currently my favourite lipstick and I definitely recommend this shade to everyone
This is a great product. Personally I don't think it's a blush, it's more like a Bronzer on my NW 25-30 skin and i use it to contour. It's a matte finish and very pigmented. Sort of reminds me of Nars Laguna Bronzer without the shimmer. It's neither cool nor warm in terms of undertones so it can work on a variety of skin tones. I personally have to layer since its just a little light on me but I'm fine with that. I probably wouldn't buy this again because I want to get either Laguna or Chocolate Soleil next. But overall great product and not as expensive as sephora bronzers.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
Pinkqt 2/20/2013 5:32:00 PM
This is a lovely gold highlighter even though it looks white in the pan. I contoured my face with MAC harmony and used this to highlight for a fall wedding and I got tons of compliments! Gives your face a gold sheen which looks beautiful on olive skin. It has gold shimmer but it's only visible if you look really closely at the cheeks. I wouldn't use this as an all over face highlighter because of the shimmer but it's beautiful on the cheeks and inner corner of the eye. It looks a lot like my Oyster eyeshadow by Smashbox. I wouldn't buy this again just because I want to try Lorac Spotlight next!
This is a lovely coral blush with red undertones and gold shimmer and is super pigmented. It's a beautiful blush but it's not original. I feel like it can be duped easily which is why I probably would buy again (that and the fact that I want to try more Nars blushes). While I have it though, I'm enjoying it a lot and I think it'll last me a very long time because I only need a light hand to apply
I love this blush. I bough it last spring and neglected it since because it looked so dark and brown in the pan but recently I fished it out of my drawer and tried it with a fan brush and it looks so beautiful. You really need a light hand when applying it to give you a rosy bronze look. So beautiful for olive skin tones and perfect for the summer. The gold shimmer also makes your cheeks look ethereal. I probably wouldn't buy it again because this would last me a long time and if I ever do run out (which Would probably be in a few year), I think I'd want to try other Nars blushes.
I bought this eyeshadow when I read all the amazing reviews but to be honest, it's not worth the hype. Twinks is a beautiful burgundy, brown shade with maroon/red shimmers and it would look beautiful in the crease or the lid if it wasn't so sheer. You really have to get in there with your 239 or a similar brush and pack it on. I don't think I'd buy this again unless they change the formula and make it smoother
I love this palette. I had been listing for t for two years before I finally got it. I just couldn't see how people could justify buying such an expensive palette but once I got it, I realized it really is worth it. The shades are so beautiful and I'm a sucker for neutrals so I love them. They are all very pigmented but I just wished they weren't as powdery and the packaging was better. The velour gets dirty easily and the cardboard packaging makes me nervous about travelling with this palette. Other then that, I highly recommend this. It's long lasting and you'll really have fun with it if you're creative!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
Pinkqt 2/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great primer, I can't say if it's the best out there but it's definitely high up there. I used this at 9 in the morning and my eyeshadow was still in place by 10 at night. Of course it creased just a little due to my oily eyelids but it did a hell of a lot better job than Urban Decay Primer Potion and Mac Painterly. I personally would not buy this again because I want to try Laura Mercier Eye Basics but if I don't end up liking any other eyeshadow base, then I would go for this one again.
This blush looks like a bubblegum/pepto bismol pink blush in the pan but on the face, it's just the most beautiful shade ever. It provides a natural pink flush to the cheeks that makes me look like I've just been sent a valentine by a secret admirer. I have medium olive, Pakistani skin tone and this looks so natural on me. It also has a sheen/glow which makes the cheeks look even more healthy just so beautiful on the apples of my cheeks and very pigmented too.