NARS Cosmetics

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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NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As I mentioned in my review of Hustle, I…

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NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied to skin, which gives them a smoother, more skin-like…

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NARS Hyped Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hyped NARS Hyped NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features 12 shades with a mix of mattes and shimmers from pale beige to berry to soft black. It has a rosier vibe to the color scheme and runs light to mid-tone in depth with the exception of White Horse, a soft black. The quality was comparable to past NARS eyeshadow palettes, which is decent to good but not at the peak…

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NARS Velvet Rope Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Velvet Rope NARS Velvet Rope Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set ($40.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four shades–one new and three from the permanent range–in the brand’s natural matte pencil formula. I felt like the pencils actually had more of a velvety glide to them, which resulted in sheerer coverage than anticipated for three shades. They had medium, buildable coverage to mostly opaque coverage with a smooth, velvety texture that was thin and lightweight. A full-sized Velvet Matte Lip Pencil…

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NARS All Access Powermatte Lip Pigment Trio Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

All Access NARS All Access Powermatte Lip Pigment Trio ($45.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features two new, exclusive shades and one shade from the permanent range (American Woman). The liquid lipsticks are housed in a red-sequinned bag that has a gold, metal zipper and pull that has “NARS” and “54” attached to the larger zipper pull. When the Powermatte Lip Pigment formula is good, it’s really good, and when it’s not, it tends to…

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NARS Studio 54 / Holiday 2019 Audacious Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Barbara NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy beige with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single, fluid stroke. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and thick without being heavy, though I felt like it was more prone to catching on minor imperfections on my lips (though I exfoliated prior to applying it). It didn’t seem to apply as smoothly as past iterations have, though the variation was slight…

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NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Lip Sets – Beauty Article

NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Lip Sets Here’s the last of the sneak peeks of the new NARS x Studio 54 Collection, which is the brand’s limited edition 2019 holiday collection featuring tons of sets and palettes.  This time, I’m sharing swatches of the specially-packaged Audacious Lipsticks (available now at NARS & Sephora, 10/5 at other retailers), All Access liquid lipstick set (available now at NARS and Nordstrom), and the Velvet Rope set (available now at NARS and Sephora). For full…

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NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Cheek Palettes – Beauty Article

NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Cheek Palettes NARS x Studio 54 Collection is a new, limited edition 2019 holiday collection that features a slew of products, including two cheek trios and one larger, six-pan cheek palette.  I’m currently working my way through editing most of NARS’ holiday collection today (likely will have some of the lip products up tomorrow), and there are some of the smaller sets (like the duos) that I haven’t even photographed/swatched yet as the holiday launch is…

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NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Eyeshadow Palettes – Beauty Article

NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Eyeshadow Palettes NARS x Studio 54 Collection is the brand’s 2019 holiday collection, which features a plethora of sets, kits, and palettes (seriously, it’s a lot!). Head over to our official launch post for details about release dates, where what products will be available, and so on. I’m working my way through editing photos and swatches today, so here’s the first set I have ready — the two eyeshadow palettes. Both are limited edition and…

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NARS Immortal Red, Trans Siberian, Transeurope Express Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Immortal Red Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that felt more velvety than creamy as it glided across my lips without tugging. It had a very lightweight, thin feel applied, though it never felt clingy. The color applied evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. It wore well for six hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over…

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NARS Holiday 2019 Collection – Beauty Article

Release Date | Where to Buy Disco. Decadence. The ultimate indulgence. Feel the beat of Studio 54 with a limited-edition collection inspired by the famed nightclub’s salacious scene. Start the party with iconic shades; own the night with exclusive bolds and brights. Make your move with shimmering finishes and unexpected formulas. Glitter. Glamour. Excess. Expression. Consider this your VIP ticket beyond the velvet rope. Once you’re in, anything goes. Now online NARS Nordstrom Sephora Products in the Launch Inferno Eyeshadow…

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NARS Impulse, Afghan Red, Fire Down Below Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Morocco, Pigalle, Catfight Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Morocco Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, muted orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly and applied smoothly across my lips with just a touch of tugging. The texture was incredibly lightweight, thin but didn’t feel clingy, and had good adhesion so it lasted longer. The lipstick had a firmer, stiffer feel in the bullet, though it softened up after a few uses and never tugged to the…

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NARS Hot Voodoo, Raw Seduction, Banned Red Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Hot Voodoo Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, but the bullet was quite firm and dense to the point where it felt stiff against my lips. I had the best luck applying it in short strokes rather than trying to apply it in a fluid motion. The texture was very lightweight–it almost felt like I was wearing nothing…

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Best & Worst of NARS Sheer Lipsticks (2019) – Beauty Article

NARS Sheer Lipsticks Swatches (x20) I’m pleased to report that I’ve now reviewed all of the new (and reformulated) shades in the NARS Sheer Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) range. There are 20 shades, which are listed from best to worst below. There’s a myriad of ratings in this set, and for some shades, they were “too pigmented” relative to how they were described (sheer)–like Dolce Vita and Tanganyka. What to Know About NARS Lipsticks, Sheer Finish The sheer finish…

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NARS Bulgarian Rose, Full Time Females, Jolie Mome Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Dolce Vita, Falbala, Tanganyka Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warmer undertones and a glossy, cream finish. While it’s listed as a Sheer finish, it had more semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though a lighter hand on the center of the lips and then blended outward might yield medium coverage. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and despite feeling like it wasn’t that creamy or slippery, it looked rather glossy. I didn’t…

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NARS Little Princess, Sexual Healing, Chelsea Girls Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Little Princess Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pale, peachy pink with a sparkling finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, but the color applied unevenly, clumped up on itself, and sank heavily into every lip line I had (and some I didn’t know I had!). The consistency was lightweight, thin without feeling clingy, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but the product just looked so poor on. This shade stayed on for two and a half hours and…

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NARS Raw Love, Dominatrix, Candy Stripper Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Damage Control, Bad Reputation, Jungle Red Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Damage Control Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly across my lips in a fluid stroke. The texture felt lightweight, thin but not clingy, and was comfortable to wear, as it was lightly hydrating. The issue I had with this particular shade was that some product sank into my deeper lip lines, and I felt like it was more…

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NARS Honolulu Honey, Blonde Venus, Casablanca Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Honolulu Honey Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium peach with warm, yellowish undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single pass, which didn’t build up well. I had trouble with the application, as the product sank into my lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of my lips. The consistency felt lightweight, lightly emollient, and thin (in a comfortable-enough way), but it wasn’t flattering on despite exfoliating my lips before applying it.…

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NARS Boukhara, Tonka, Fast Ride Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Shanghai Express & Red Lizard Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Shanghai Express Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging during application. The texture was just emollient enough to glide on, while it felt lightweight, thin but not clingy, and was comfortable to wear. It stayed on well for six hours, left a faint stain behind, and felt non-drying while worn. NARS Immortal…

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NARS Scarlet Empress & Force Speciale Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Scarlet Empress Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, muted plum with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It wore down to a truer matte finish within an hour of wear. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy but there was a smidgen of product that sank into my deeper lip lines, though it wasn’t noticeable at a normal viewing distance. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The…

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NARS Cool It, License to Love, Orgasm Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Living Doll, Start Your Engines, Niagara Lipsticks (2019) Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Formula Overview $26.00/0.12 oz. – $216.67 Per Ounce NARS has reformulated their core lipstick range, which now includes 72 shades across three finishes: matte, sheer, and satin. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly and evenly with a light feel” that is “long-lasting” and “resistant to bleeding and feathering.” The sheer finish has “subtle, sheer color that shines,” while the satin finish has “creamy rich color” and the matte finish has “intense color with a velvety finish.” The matte…

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NARS Lovin’ Lips, Hot Kiss, Erotic Adventure Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Lovin’ Lips Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and was comfortable to wear. There was a smidgen of product that sat in my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable in person and didn’t get worse over time. The lipstick…

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NARS Dressed to Kill & Maltese Red Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Dressed to Kill Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium red-plum with warm undertones and barely-there pearl paired with a cream finish. The lipstick had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The consistency was lightweight, just creamy enough not to tug but a bit thinner overall, so it adhered better and stayed on longer. It wore well for five hours and was lightly moisturizing over time.…

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NARS Schiap & Funny Face Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

NARS Schiap Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, which applied evenly and just barely tugged on my lips during application. The consistency was thin, incredibly lightweight, and didn’t feel clingy, though it was firmer in the tube, so it took more pressure to apply it in a fluid stroke. This shade stayed on well for six hours, left a faint…

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