Hi!! (Credits to my youngest sister for helping me to crop and edit all the pictures in this entry.)
This entry shall be about NARS products which I own. Well, I must say the products I own are pretty limited to mainly the powder products, such as eyeshadows and blushers. I don't have any NARS lip products, nor pencil products. I store all my NARS stuff in this little container together with my YSL lipsticks and MAC quads (which I have obviously taken out when the picture was taken).
I think the most 'attractive' part about NARS is their range of blushers. If possible.. I want to collect all the NARS blushers. And I think some of their eyeshadow palettes are also super pretty and wearable. I also like their packaging.. Every of these little power pan contains a mirror, even the tiny eyeshadow container. Although they are expensive, I feel like NARS is a guilty pleasure that I like to indulge in. So whenever I go to places that sell NARS I spend a long time swatching and planning what to buy.. and when my friends or family travel, I always have a 1 or 2 item NARS wishlist for them to get.
First we have the "orgasm" products, namely the powder blusher, and the multi-purpose cream stick. This is like the IT color from NARS. Many people have said it is a universal color which suits everyone. It is a pretty pinkish peach color, with gold shimmer. Of late, I find that the gold shimmer is a little too much for my liking. The Orgasm blusher is my very first NARS product. I bought the cream stick last year in HK. If you see the swatches, the cream stick is pinker than the powder counterpart. I like the texture of the cream stick, it is not too creamy, and feels powdery after application.
Honestly, I prefer Deep Throat blusher (which my sister has, but not pictured here cos she brought it out with her today), Deep Throat is pinker and brighter.
Next, we have a couple of other blushers and THE bronzer:
I like how Laguna bronzer is not too crazy pigmented like the blushers which means I can dust it all over my NC15 complexion without looking muddy or orangey. Mounia is crazy pigmented and I use it on days when I have the time to blend out my blusher... but Sin is my fave, and Diana has reviewed this blusher too, she is another fan of Sin. :)
Next, we have the eyeshadows. I find that NARS eyeshadows are a hit or miss. Some of them are creamy and pigmented, while some colors can be chunky glittery. I am trying to build up a NARS neutrals palette/ stash..more on that later. Haha.
As you can see, Night Star is very glittery and chunky. The 'base' color doesn't have good pay off. If you see NARS colors on the website and their color description, you can pretty much tell which are the glittery chunky ones, and you might want to stay away from them. The rest of the brown colors, however, are impressive in terms of color payoff. And you get a lot of product in one pan, twice that of MAC, I think. (You get 3.5 g of eyeshadow)
I also have a eyeshadow duo call Aprils' Fools (don't ask me why). It contains a pale gold color and jade green color.
And lastly, NARS 2-way foundation. I hit pan on this....I use this sometimes to set my liquid foundation using a fluffy brush. The powder is very finely milled, and reminds me of Dior powder foundation. If I ever get to a NARS counter in person I would like to try out their liquid foundations!!
My gf is going HK next week, and this is my NARS wishlist for her:
- (THREE) Eyeshadows in Ondine, Ashes to Ashes, (and one surprise which might be part of the giveaway), Cyprus, Fez *** All are neutral shades***
- (ONE) Blushers in Mata Hari, Angelika or Desire.
So....I will update this NARS rave entry if I get the above items when she comes back. :) If you have any questions about the products mentioned, leave your comments below.
Thanks for reading!