Happy Human Rights Day beauties. I know many who have taken Friday off, so if you’re one of them, then enjoy the looong weekend. Yes, it’s a public holiday but I’m still keeping to this blog schedule as best I can and today I thought I’d share the few Nars items I purchased about a year ago.
This post is long overdue and you’ll tell that my pictures look a little different and that’s because I took them shortly after I received them. I’ve since added 2 more products to this collection but didn’t have time to take pictures, so I’ll feature them in another post in the near future.
NARS blush in Torrid
” A RICHLY PIGMENTED, MICRONIZED POWDER FORMULA THAT DELIVERS SHEER BUILDABLE COLOR IN A WIDE RANGE OF SHADES AND EFFECTS. THIS SUPERFINE POWDER BLENDS EVENLY WITH EACH APPLICATION.”
Their minimalist packaging is just so chic. I love the simplicity of it as I feel like this will never go out of style. The blush comes in a matte black hard plastic compact with a little mirror. It has NARS printed on the top of the compact but that’s about it. The matte material does, however, stain easily and if it’s white powder or foundation then you, unfortunately, can’t get it clean.
Pigmentation and wear
The blush is described as a Warm Coral With Golden Shimmer. I knew I wanted to own one if their blushes after all the great reviews I’ve read. I love peachy and coraly blushes and opted to go for torrid as my first blush purchase.
The blush isn’t overly pigmented, it has the perfect pigmentation. I love blushes that are easy to work with and that’s been my experience with this blush. It blends beautifully and wears all day long. Although it contains a touch of shimmer the finish is more of a satin and looks stunning on the cheeks.
The Multiple in Copacabana
I initially didn’t know how this product was used. Thought it’s just a highlight but it’s actually called the multiple because you can use it for your eyes, lips and cheeks.
” François Nars’ iconic innovation: the original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body.
The Multiple’s unique creamy formulae and sheer colour blend effortlessly to create shimmering accents; contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.”
Formula and application
Copacabana is described as an Opalescent Pink Pearl Highlight. It’s said to have a cream-to-powder formula but to me, it felt straight up like a cream. I was underwhelmed by this product. The pigmentation wasn’t as intense as I hoped and I wasn’t excited with the shade either. It was too pale toned for me and I also didn’t have the best time with the application. Perhaps I’m not too clued up on how to apply cream products.
The glow was there but it gives more of a healthy youthful glow, which is great for days when I’m rocking a no makeup look. I ended up selling this product because I didn’t use it as often as I had hoped I would.
NARS Powermatte lip pigment in Slow Ride
You guys know that I love liquid lipsticks, so I obviously had to try one of theirs.
“A HIGHLY PIGMENTED, FULL COVERAGE LIQUID LIPSTICK THAT PROVIDES LONG-LASTING, COMFORTABLE MATTE COLOR.”
Texture and Longevity
This shade is described as a soft brown pink on their website but I have to say it’s more of a deep terracotta brown. It has a thin liquid consistency which applies like ink. The wand has a nice sharp tip and I find it very effective in applying this type of formula. This formula is said to be infused with liquefied pigments with infinite matte colour saturation for lasting, weightless wear. The pigmentation is insane, you need one thin layer to achieve a full opaque lip. This formula settles beautifully on the lips and doesn’t crack or go crusty and the staying power is really impressive. I can easily wear it for more than 10 hours without needing to touch up.
There are still so many NARS products on my lust list. Their luminous weightless foundation, as well as their audacious lipsticks, have so many great reviews so those are next on my list.
Their products are a little more on the pricey side but the quality is outstanding. I would love to add more of their blushes and their powermatte liquid lipsticks to my collection. It’s just unfortunate that they’re not easily available. For those in South Africa who are interested in purchasing any of their products, I’d say it’s best to purchase on Cult beauty. You just have to aware that you’ll get charged customs and duties for any orders over £28.
Let me know if you own anything from this brand? Have you tried the luminous foundation and if so, please do share what you think of it?