Tag Archives: NARS

PRODUCT REVIEW: THE TOOL YOU HAVE TO HAVE

10 Aug

SEPHORA’S PRECISION SPONGE

Happy Hump Day! (can you believe it’s only Wednesday?)

This past week I had an AMAZING shoot with photographer Lauren Cowart & models Nyne Lyves & Millie. We did 4 different looks, which was so ambitious, but we got it all done & they are GORGEOUS. Two of the photos are below, but I promise more amazing photos are to come!!

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I used a new tool I picked up the day of the shoot when Lauren & I went out to run some errands. I had heard of the Blender Ball – $19.95, but since it isn’t carried in the Sephora store I went to, I opted for the PRECISION SPONGE – $12 instead. This sponge is AMAZING! That’s the only way to sum it up. I used it with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and also with MAKE UP FOREVER INVISIBLE COVER FOUNDATION HD – $40. Unlike a brush, this sponge easily distributes all of the makeup evenly over the face & leaves it with an amazing airbrushed, glow-y quality. If you don’t have one – try it! I’ve been using it every morning on my skin instead of my fingers or a brush as I usually do.

Blender Ball

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My next purchase will be the Blender Ball because I’ve heard great things about it.

**PLUS – This is cheaper than a foundation brush from Bobbi Brown or MAC (two companies that make my favorite brushes). **

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GORGEOUS FUCHSIA LIPS

13 Apr

I love this makeup look on Kim Kardashian. Fuchsia lips are such a statement & can dress up a casual outfit.

 

Try NARS Semi-Matte Lipstick in Funny Face $24.00 (below) to achieve the look. Top the lipstick with a matching gloss or a lipgloss with a gold tinted lipgloss.

PRODUCT REVIEW: NARS OBSESSION

21 Mar

I absolutely love NARS. Here are some product reviews:

1. NARS Blush and Bronzing Duo in Hungry Heat $39/$40 – A great bronze/blush duo for lighter complexions. You can mix the colors together or use them separately.

TIP: I use a nice angled brush like MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

2. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Terre De Feu $25.00 – This is a color I purchased he other day & I love it. It’s still not the perfect red I’m looking for, but I’m getting warm!

TIP: I put on a light coat of lip balm & put on a lip pencil that matches my lip color or the color of the lipstick. This gives the lipstick a longer staying power.

3. NARS Blush & Bronzer Duo in Sin/Casino $39/$40 – I purchased this color recently & I LOVE IT! My new favorite blush is the Sin color. Great for olive to deep complexions looking for a warm natural flushed color. The bronzer is great & easy to layer on.

4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok $25.00 – A great color for fair & light complexions, or a deeper complexion looking for a pale, matte lip.

I hope some of you will try these products. They’re great & go on so naturally. It’s important to buy good brushes to apply the color the best way. I rely on MAC’s brushes – they’ve never failed me. Good brushes make such a difference in product appearance.

STAY TUNED!!

10 Oct

I’m on the pursuit of the perfect lipgloss today….


MAC?

Dior?

Yves Saint Laurent?

Smashbox?

MAKE UP FOR EVER?

Sephora?

Bobbi Brown?

NARS?

Clinique?

Chanel?

Urban Decay?



Forget about happiness, lipgloss is where it’s at! haha. But really, I’m on my way to the mall right now & will probably spend a good hour searching & I’ll be sure to post pictures of the lipglosses I tried & let you know if I found my perfect no lipgloss (other than C-THRU) … wish me luck!!

I GOT ANSWERS FROM NARS

6 Oct

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Remember about a week ago I made a post complaining about the new NARS lipstick in Scarlet Empress? Well, I wrote NARS (a straight forward) letter and got this back… Take a look.





Dear Client,

Thank you for contacting NARS Cosmetics.

We have reformulated a majority of our lipsticks which includes the NARS
Scarlett Empress shade. Unfortunately, the testers provided at Sephora were
provided to the stores before the formulation was updated.

The new formulation offers advanced emollients for moisturizing and
anit-aging benefits. Clients will also find the color lasts longer than the
previous formula. Unfortunately, the manufacturer could not obtain the same
pigment ingredient used in the previous formulation for Scarlett Empress.
Therefore, you will find the shade to be altered in pigment.

We apologize if you feel inconvenienced by this modification, but invite you
to try our newly formulated lipsticks in the future.

If we can assist you further please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Alex
Customer Desires Representative
NARS Cosmetics

Well, that answers my question, but I’m not happy with it – I LOVE the color the tester was, now they won’t be making it anymore! 😦

A SAD STORY WITH A SIDE ORDER OF BEAUTY TIP

29 Sep

Time for a short story: I was very disappointed when I went into Sephora the other day& was searching for THE perfect red lipstick. I had been to MAC tried Diva, Media, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, looked at countless other lipsticks from other lines…blah blah blah.

Anyways. I found this in the NARS section:

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NARS Lipstick in Scarlet Empress. OMGSH I HAD TO HAVE IT! I’m not kidding – you guys might be like, “what’s her issue, it’s just lipstick” but I fell in love. I tested it out on my hand it was the creamiest thickest deep red perfection ever – more so than the swatch above – I almost cried…so I’m excited. I’ve found MY red lipstick, right? WRONG!

Here comes the BEAUTY TIP part :

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS take the product you are going to buy (NOT the tester) and open it before you buy it.

I was with Erika and Kelcie and was insisting that the color was different. They didn’t believe me – because it did look very similar. Even the makeup artist didn’t believe me. So I buy it, knowing I’m going to have to return it but put it on my hand next to the “same colored” tester –> COMPLETELY DIFFERENT consistency& definitely not my perfect red! Now I can’t claim NARS does this on purpose – but they sent two testers to Sephora (I demanded to see the other one) and they both are this amazing red & I looked at all other 3 lipsticks on sale…all the dull semi-red kinda pink lipstick … if they do this on purpose they are WRONG.

I got my lipstick tho! I am very good with words.

THE MOST AMAZING PRODUCT EVER!!

5 Sep

NARS palm beachThis is my favorite product hands down. This is The Multiple from NARS $37. You have to get one I promise it’s worth the money.

It’s a cream to powder stick & you can use it on your eyelids, cheeks & lips. I use mine as an AMAZING bronzer, usually only on my cheeks & on my forehead right at my hairline.

I first purchased the color PALM BEACH & it works on a lot of skin tones…I can’t tell you how much I love it. I recently replaced my PALM BEACH with a new matte version called RAPA NUI & I love it even more. Ladies, go get one!

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