7.12.2014


I've always been hesitant of buying anything from Nars- maybe because of the high price or eccentric names( i.e., Deep Throat, Orgasm) *ahem* just to name a few. Nevertheless, I had decided to give it
a whirl at last when Sephora had an annual VIB sale with a 20% off on all purchases- it'd be pointless not to (oh-these never-ending excuses). One thing I knew for sure was that Nars has a good selection of high-quality, good-performance blushes, foundations and concealers. So, as a result, I've decided to focus my attention on previously specified categories of products.
Luckily, Nars had released the limited-edition One Night Cheek Palette ($65), which had all the necessities for the cheeks all-in-one palette. As a side note, I had a MAC blush in Peaches for about two years and was about to hit the pan. Therefore, it was an excellent chance for me to purchase a palette that contained a limited-edition highlighter Devotee, a bestselling bronzer Laguna, the bestselling blushes Orgasm and Deep Throat, and two newly released limited-edition blushes Mistinguette and Goulue. What a great palette it is for traveling! I am very happy with the purchase because I've got to try out the Nars bestsellers without purchasing them individually ($30 each), which, essentially, would result in a much lighter wallet. However, as much as I was happy that I ended up buying it, I'd like to note that they aren't as pigmented as an individual ones, which is slightly annoying to say the least.


I have a normal-to-dry skin type and as the sale was being offered in the colder months of the year, I'd decided to buy the Sheer Glow Foundation ($45) as it's supposedly is a hydrating type of foundation.   But, however, I've considered not to get it, because I had other foundations that I'd had to finish *round of applause*. The time went on and I'd finally decided to give it a try. The first time I visited the store I didn't ask for an assistance to get matched for the right shade, and grabbed the wrong color Stromboli, which is tad too dark and yellow for my skin tone, and went for Fiji, instead. I love this foundation because it looks very natural on the skin, feels very light, gives a 'lit-from-within' kind of glow, and most importantly, doesn't break me out. Speaking of which, I'd have fallen asleep once wearing this foundation for nine hours straight and hadn't gotten even a zit on some odd area of my face. That's why I love it so, so much.


The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer was recommended to me by the sales-associate at Sephora, when I asked for a hydrating under-eye brightening concealer. I'd get dry patches under my eyes, and this concealer didn't emphasize them like other concealers that I owned would, while it covered the dark circles under the eyes. As it's suggested to apply a concealer that is two shades lighter than your skin tone, I had chosen a shade called Vanilla- it does an excellent job highlighting my under eye area. However, the only downside is that it doesn't last very long-mine lasted for about two months. Nonetheless, I'm planning to purchase this concealer in a different shade, specifically in Custard, which is similar to my skin tone- good for camouflaging blemishes.

Of course, I am planning on expanding my collection-what would you recommend me buying from Nars?





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