NARS Cosmetics

NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Quirimba NARS Quirimba Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a totally flat, matte finish, so it seemed to darken a bit when applied over bare skin (you’ll want to apply it over matte or set skin). I’ve noticed that mattes that darken are often a little drier and more difficult to blend out. I had the best luck applying with a fluffier, more fan-like brush to…

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NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orgasm X NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with moderate gold and pink pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which distributed shimmer and color well as I spread the gloss over my lips. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky, which gave it more of a gel-like feel and was comfortable to wear. It lasted well for four hours and felt hydrating while worn. FURTHER READING: Formula…

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NARS Orgasm Mini Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orgasm NARS Orgasm Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition travel-sized palette. It’s very compact and small in physical size, but the actual amount of product per shade was still decent (0.02 oz.) and would give plenty of uses. The packaging has a much lighter, flimsier feel to it than most NARS palettes, which may be a surprise for some; it didn’t strike me as prone to falling apart, though. The quality was on par…

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NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orgasm NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that is inspired by the brand’s Orgasm and Orgasm X blushes. It’s a very light-leaning quad, so it was hard to get diverse looks out of it. I’d say it’s more suitable for someone who likes lighter tones and tends to work with one or two shades per look. The dustiness of the matte coral only made it harder to get contrast using the four…

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Best & Worst of NARS Bronzing Collection (Summer 2020) – Beauty Article

NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches While I’m still waiting for Quirimba, here’s a round-up of all the other seven bronzer shades from the recently-released NARS Bronzing Collection, which featured updated bronzer packaging, new shades, and a few additional products across the Laguna colorway, plus two new Powerchrome Pigments and an rose gold gloss. NARS Punta Cana Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a darker brown with moderate, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout that gave…

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NARS Orgasm Collection for Summer 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch For summer, NARS bestselling Orgasm inspires a collection featuring a mini eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow quad, cheek trio, and lip tint. Now online Sephora Products in the Launch Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette, $25.00 (Limited Edition) Maximum Pleasure Shimmering gold Full Moon Metallic pale pink Danger Girl Matte coral Wild One Metallic golden pink Pattaya Sparkling iridescent copper Seduced Sparkling amber Orgasm Eyeshadow Palette, $52.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive) 1 Golden shimmer 2 Light pink champagne…

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NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches NARS Bronzing Collection debuted for summer with updated bronzer packaging, new shades, and a few additional products across the Laguna colorway, plus two new Powerchrome Pigments and an rose gold gloss. By touch and initial application, the regular Bronzing Powder range still seemed updated–smoother, more velvety. There is a fourth shade (Quirimba), which is the deepest of the Matte Bronzing Powder range, but it is not yet available on either NARS or…

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Best of NARS Powerchrome Eye Pigments – Beauty Article

NARS Powerchrome Eye Pigments ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) are new, limited edition and exclusive to the brand’s website. The formula is supposed to be “intense payoff” in “one swipe” with “all shine.” The brand recommends applying with fingertips (actually “fingerprint application”) to get “intense payoff with as minimal fallout as possible.” Check out how each shade rated and dive into reviews if you need more information! 🙂 01. 01. Slam NARS NARS … This is only a snippet of a…

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NARS Loaded Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Foxy NARS Foxy Loaded Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a cream finish. It had a smooth, almost cream-like texture but it had a flexible, almost vinyl-like feel to it at times; no tackiness or heaviness at all, though. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips with only a smidgen of product in my deeper lip lines (but not enough to…

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NARS Shock ‘Em, Slam, Stricken Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Shock ‘Em NARS Shock ‘Em Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a shiny, sparkling light, golden beige with more of a transparent base. It was one of the chunkiest eyeshadows I’ve come across, and the size of the clumps and flakes was daunting (though it doesn’t contain any plastic glitter). It would have been easier to work with if the larger pieces broke up and could be really smoothed out, but it was hard to get all…

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NARS Hammered, Naked City, Riding High Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hammered NARS Hammered Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, coppery red with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a pearly base. It had opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips as well as with a dry or dampened brush, though dampened application gave it a smoother finish overall. The texture was loosely-pressed into the pot, though it was more pressed than it was loose both initially and after subsequent uses. It felt lightly creamy to…

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NARS Hot Fix Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hot Fix NARS Hot Fix 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($49.00 for 0.76 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette exclusively available through Nordstrom. The palette contained one highlighter along with three blushes, though the last blush in the palette could work as a highlighting blush and/or highlighter depending on one’s skin tone. The four shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable and easy enough to work with, and lasted for eight hours on average. Hot Fix LELimited Edition. $49.00.…

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NARS Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cool Crush NARS Cool Crush NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm-toned, neutral palette with two pops of blue-teal to add more versatility and dimension. The palette performed decently and was consistent with NARS’ eyeshadow formula, generally. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while several were more powdery or slightly drier in texture, so there was light to moderate fallout depending on the shade. If you typically use an eyeshadow primer, I expect…

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NARS Dominate Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Dominate NARS Dominate Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm copper undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, soft consistency that was slightly dry to the touch, but it didn’t have powderiness in the pan. The powder applied evenly and blended out well along the edges, but it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.…

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NARS Zen Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Zen NARS Zen Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, very light brown with more olive-leaning undertones, though it seemed a bit warm-toned overall. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely without looking too flat or too dry applied. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which seemed to deepen slightly once applied and blended out (likely due to the natural oils on my…

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NARS Tempted Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tempted NARS Tempted Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, but the texture was slightly drier and thinner, so it was easy to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to get sheerer, more buildable coverage if preferred. The powder applied evenly to my cheeks and diffused nicely along the edges with little effort. It wore well for eight and a…

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NARS Orgasm X Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Orgasm X NARS Orgasm X Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral base with fine, golden shimmer throughout that gave it a more luminous finish. It was significantly warmer, deeper, and had a smoother sheen compared to the original Orgasm blush. The consistency felt slightly drier to the touch, almost papery (and I mean that in a neutral way), but it was incredibly easy to pick up with a brush–without being powdery–and blend out the color…

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NARS Aroused Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Aroused NARS Aroused Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the firmer, thinner texture made it easier to pick up less product as it wasn’t powdery, which made pickup more precise. I found that more rounded blush brushes tended to deposit color more strongly and made blending more challenging–it’s particularly unforgiving if one over-applies pigment. When I used a fan…

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NARS Behave Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Behave NARS Behave Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque (two layers). The texture was smooth to the touch but slightly thinner, and while it didn’t darken too much when applied on bare skin, I would recommend applying it over more matte skin (as opposed to dewy skin or dewy bases!) to avoid the color deepening and potentially becoming harder to…

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NARS Illicit Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Illicit NARS Illicit Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-brown with moderate, warm undertones paired with a satin finish. It had very fine shimmer throughout that looked quite luminous once applied and buffed onto my skin, so it was lightly glowing but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery but very blendable and easy to work with. It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer that stayed on well for eight hours before…

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NARS Thrill Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Thrill NARS Thrill Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft consistency that felt smooth and finely-milled to the touch without being powdery, though it was a bit thinner (which I find true of most of NARS’ powder blushes) that can darken slightly when applied on top of bare skin or cream/liquid foundation. For truer color and the most foolproof application, I recommend applying over a…

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NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive) – Beauty Article

NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive) NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive) NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive) NARS Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 (Nordstrom Exclusive) Release Date + About the Launch Meet The Cool Crush Collection: Loaded Lip Lacquer, a luxe new lip formula, Hot Fix Cheek Palette, a covetable compact of blush and highlighting powder, and Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, featuring 12 must-have shades. Exclusively at Nordstrom. Now…

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NARS Savage Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Savage (2020) NARS Savage (2020) Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch with light slip–it was creamier than most of the brand’s blushes but still thin and a bit “drier” (not in a bad way), which made it easier to pick up less product if desired as it wasn’t powdery so it was more controllable. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer,…

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NARS Coeur Battant Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Coeur Battant NARS Coeur Battant Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark magenta pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. If you’re someone who is very light or tends to prefer sheerer coverage, it will feel very pigmented so I’d recommend using a very light hand and/or a fan brush for application in those circumstances.…

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10 New Shades for Spring 2020 – Beauty Article

Release Date + About the Launch Buildable. Blendable. Indispensible. Uncover the best in glow. Our cult-favorite, bestselling NARS Blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek color in matte, satin, and shimmering finishes. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application. Buildable shades from sheer to bold deliver a natural wash of color to every skin tone—a light swipe of even the highest-intensity hues deliver a natural-looking flush. Superfine and silky powder. Irresistible and inimitable. Blush is the…

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NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Afterglow NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusively available at Sephora. It’s a warmer-toned palette that included four matte eyeshadows and eight shimmery shades, though I’d say four were very shimmery/metallic and the remaining four had more of a pearl finish. Most of the shades were pigmented, but the NARS’ formula is thinner and can run a little drier, so it often works better over a primer, which was true of this…

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NARS Overlust Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Overlust NARS Overlust Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.42 oz.) features a new highlighter formula (first row), which is supposed to be a “gel-to-powder” formula that “applies like a second-skin” and “allows for easy layering or blending under or over” the blushes (which were described as having “sheer buildable color”). The new highlighter formula seemed to lean too much to the powder side, rather than gel, and was thin, almost like a dried-out cream highlighter, which made it difficult to pick…

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Best of NARS Holiday 2019 Collection – Beauty Article

NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Lip Sets Here’s your review roundup for the NARS Studio 54 Collection, which is the brand’s holiday launch. The collection also features some smaller sets and duos (all featuring permanent products), too, which weren’t reviewed. (As holiday launches slow down, I might get to them, we’ll see!) NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was… NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($34.00…

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NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Inferno NARS Inferno NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that is exclusive to Sephora. It contains three more matte shades, five glitter shades, and four shimmery shades. If you don’t like glitter, this is an easy skip, because five shades contain glitter (one uselessly) and only three of the non-glitter shades are actually good. The glitter used is plastic, and I have not been able to find any information that has suggested there’s…

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NARS Free Lover Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Free Lover NARS Free Lover Cheek Palette ($41.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features one highlighter and five blushes, which is exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warmer mix of corals, so if you’re a big fan of coral blushes and aren’t already stocked up, it might be worth considering. I think that NARS’ satin and matte blush shades tends to be best suited to those who pair them with a drier base (like drier skin…

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