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NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

Unfiltered I

NARS Unfiltered I Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) includes six powder blushes. It’s a new, limited edition palette for spring, which should officially release soon. There is another palette–Unfiltered II–which features cooler, softer shades and leans pinker overall, while this one is bolder, richer, and warmer across the board. I think there’s a good mix of finishes, lights and darks, and like the addition of one cooler shade that still makes sense with the other shades.

NARS Spring 2017 Cheek Palette Unfiltered I
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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B

Watch Me

Limited Edition
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A-

Me First

Limited Edition
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A-

Takeover

Limited Edition
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B-

Out There

Limited Edition
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A-

Chic

Limited Edition
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A
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Sneak Peek: NARS Unfiltered I & II Cheek Palettes Photos & Swatches

01/07

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered I Spring 2017 Cheek Palette

NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes ($59.00 for 0.72 oz.) come in two varieties–one is a bolder, warmer set of shades, while the other is a slightly cooler, pinker set of shades. Here are swatches of both:

NARS Unfiltered I Palette

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NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes at Sephora

NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes
NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes

Sculpt, shape, and glow with a covetable wardrobe of high-impact matte and seductive shimmer blushes, customized to you. No filter. No limits. #NARSissist. A curated selection of six must-have shades in each limited-edition mirrored palette. Warm it up with hot bronzes and reds in Unfiltered I; cool down with soft pinks and golds in Unfiltered II. NARS’ unparalleled powder blush formula is richly pigmented and micronized to deliver sheer, buildable color. This season’s lineup takes style to the next level with five limited-edition blushes and one iconic shade in each palette. Wear individually or blend together to customize your look.

Availability

11/28 at Sephora, 12/15 at NARS, 2/1 everywhere else

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The Details

Unfiltered I | $59.00 | Limited Edition

  • Watch Me Opalescent gold (Sheen)
  • Me First Apricot (Sheen)
  • Takeover Copper rose (Sheen)
  • Out There Deep russet (Matte)
  • Chic Rich raspberry (Matte)
  • Exhibit A Red (Matte)

Unfiltered II | $59.00 | Limited Edition

  • Conquest Pastel peach (Matte)
  • Undefeated Pale pink (Shimmer)
  • Power Play Vivid pink (Matte)
  • Hot Sand Peach champagne (Sheen)
  • Fame Pink amber (Sheen)
  • Candid Mauve raspberry (Shimmer)

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Round-up: NARS x Sarah Moon Color & Holiday Collections

NARS x Sarah Moon Collection
NARS x Sarah Moon Collection

It took a few weeks, but all of the products, palettes, and kits from the NARS x Sarah Moon collection have been reviewed, and here’s how everything stacked up…

01

NARS Impudique

LELimited Edition. $30.00/0.15 oz.

NARS Impudique Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bold, bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, gold pearl. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. NARS Fearless Red

NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark, burnt red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

03. NARS Rouge Indiscret

NARS Rouge Indiscret Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

04. NARS Rouge Improbable

NARS Rouge Improbable Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A

05. NARS Indecent Proposal

NARS Indecent Proposal Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

06. NARS Glass Metropolis

NARS Glass Metropolis Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($125.00 for 0.64 oz.) contains eight miniature sized Audacious Lipsticks (each is 0.08 oz., while a full size is 0.14 oz.) housed in a frosted glass box with a mirrored edge in the middle. Read full review.

A

07. NARS Mind Game

NARS Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret ($45.00 for 0.72 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features six miniature sized Velvet Lip Glides with three exclusive shades and three from the permanent range. Read full review.

A

08. NARS True Story

NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes four cheek colors plus lip pencil. Read full review.

A-

09. NARS Quai des Brumes

Quai des Brumes (Right) is a dark, smoky taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. There were a few sparkles in the pan, but they did not translate swatched or applied to the lid. Read full review.

B+

10. NARS Thousand Worlds

NARS Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set ($49.00 for 0.66 oz.) includes two miniature sized Audacious Lipsticks (both brand new shades) and two miniature sized Nail Polishes (also new shades). Read full review.

B+

11. NARS Give In Take

Give In Take Blush III is a bright pop of peony pink with subtle, warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

B

12. NARS Look Closer

Look Closer IV is a deep black with warm, brown undertones and multi-colored pearl. It was richly pigmented with a more cream-like--dense, smooth--texture that applied well to bare skin and lasted for eight hours before creasing. Read full review.

B

13. NARS Recurring Dare

NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes four cheek colors plus lip pencil. Read full review.

B

14. NARS Isadora

C+

14. NARS Isadora

NARS Isadora Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and lighter pink shimmer. Read full review.

C+

15. NARS Indes Galantes

Indes Galantes (Right) is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage. Read full review.

C+

16. NARS Shadow Side

NARS Shadow Side Velvet Shadow Stick Set ($39.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains three miniature sized twist-up cream eyeshadows and a miniature sized mascara. Read full review.

C-

17. NARS Non-Fiction

NARS Non-Fiction Touch-Up Kit ($65.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes a palette with two blushes and a pressed setting powder, plus a miniature-sized lipgloss and mascara. Read full review.

D

Glossover Breakdown

87%

Average Score
A
8
B
5
C
3
D
1
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
87%

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipglosses | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipgloss formulas I’ve tried:

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss

Anastasia Lipgloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “opaque” with “high-shine” that’s “non-drying.” It is one of the more pigmented lipglosses out there that has a smoother, more cushion-y consistency that typically spreads well across the lips. My experience from wearing the formula is that they are often lightly to moderately hydrating and wear three to five hours. Check out our list of the top 15 Anastasia Lipglosses, plus here are of my favorite shades are: Weekend Barbie, Purple Rain, Orchid, and Warm Bronze.

Availability

Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color

Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Color ($52.00 for 0.07 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “lip stain with an ultra-glossy finish” that has “intense, vibrant color” and “long-lasting high shine.” The formula feels lightweight, almost watery, when initially applied but thickens and feels more like a moderately tacky gel after thirty to forty seconds. It has great staying power with the glossiness lasting for six hours and the color itself still going strong eight to ten hours later (after two meals and coffee)–by the end of the day, it has more of a natural sheen to it (like a lip stain) but looked even. It does stain as well. I would forget that I was wearing it, which is a testament to how comfortable and hydrating it is for all-day wear. The coverage is nearly opaque but has that slight translucency that you would expect to see in a lip stain. Some of my favorite shades are: Infamy and Red Corset.

Availability

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks

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