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NARS Long Hot Summer Collection for Summer 2016

NARS Long Hot Summer Collection
NARS Long Hot Summer Collection

For Summer 2016, NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited edition Long Hot Summer Collection created exclusively for NARS boutiques.

Availability

June 1st

The Details

Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette | $48.00 | Limited Edition, NARS Exclusive

  • Long Hot Summer I Shimmering cream
  • Long Hot Summer II Bronze taupe
  • Bellissima II Matte grey brown
  • Long Hot Summer III Shimmering copper
  • Long Hot Summer IV Shimmering warm brown
  • Bengali Rich chocolate brown

Laguna/Casino Bronzing Duo | $42.00 | Limited Edition, NARS Exclusive

  • Laguna Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
  • Casino Diffused deep brown powder with golden shimmer

413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette | $59.00 | NARS Exclusive

NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited edition 413 BLKR Cheek & Lip Palette –the latest addition to the exclusive NARS 413 BLKR Collection. Paint the town pink with a glowing gradient of sheer, blendable blushes and iconic Laguna Bronzer paired with the essential fuchsia 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. Go block by color block or master a full-spectrum touch-up in a New York minute.

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Round-up: NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection Overview

NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection
NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection

NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection just launched online, and I’ve wrapped up reviewing all pieces — so let’s see how they did…
01

NARS Members Only Lip Cover

LELimited Edition. $28.00/0.22 oz.

NARS Members Only Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a "crimson." It's a medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity

02. NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover

NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a "vivid orange-red." It's a bold, bright, medium-dark red-orange with warm undertones and a moderate shine. Read full review.

A-

03. NARS Get Dirty Lip Cover

NARS Get Dirty Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a "desert rose." It's a muted, medium peach with subtle, rosy tones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

04. NARS Liberation Dual-Intensity Blush Duo

NARS Liberation Dual Intensity Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. Read full review.

A-

05. NARS Sexual Content Dual-Intensity Blush Duo

NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. Read full review.

B+

06. NARS Overheated Lip Cover

NARS Overheated Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a "deep dusty rose." It's a muted, medium peachy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy shine. Read full review.

B+

07. NARS Topless Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Topless Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "seashell pink." It's a very light, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Read full review.

B+

08. NARS Tan Lines Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Tan Lines Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "rich hazelnut." It's a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

B

09. NARS Pool Shark Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Pool Shark Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an "iridescent periwinkle." Read full review.

B-

10. NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "shimmering teal-green." Read full review.

C+

Glossover Breakdown

88%

Average Score
A
4
B
5
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
88%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
8.5
longevity
8
application
4.5
Total
88%

NARS Get Dirty & Overheated Lip Covers

NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover
NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover

NARS Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that is supposed to have “rich and lustrous” color with shine. They are a liquid lipstick, but they are not the type that dry down to a fully flat, transfer-free finish. They stay emollient and can slide around, and they transfer a lot–but they are also pretty pigmented so despite color being left on coffee cups and the like, a lot of hangs around. They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, but they wear no longer than four to five hours. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula. I didn’t have issues with the color feathering or bleeding on me, but the formula definitely has the slip that may make it a possibility for those who tend to experience that with their lip products!

NARS Get Dirty Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “desert rose.” It’s a muted, medium peach with subtle, rosy tones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color payoff with a creamy, light-medium consistency that applied evenly to the lips, but there was some emphasis of lip lines. It was comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, and non-tacky. The color lasted for four hours. Colour Pop Rayezor (P, $5.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is less glossy, cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Naked Proof (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Beige Mousseline (101) (P, $36.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Overheated Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep dusty rose.” It’s a muted, medium peachy-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy shine. This shade had the most slip of the four shades, which also made it appear the glossiest–the texture was a little thinner and watery. It had good coverage, though, but it seemed to move more even when just talking and I noticed a little color on my teeth even after an hour or two of wear. It lasted for four hours in total. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Honey (P, $21.00) is less glossy, warmer, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Honeycomb (P, $26.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Chihuahua (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Lip Cover Get Dirty
Get Dirty
NARS Lip Cover Overheated
Overheated

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NARS Summer 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow
NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Deep End Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “shimmering teal-green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark teal with subtle, cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage dry, while damp application yielded mostly opaque coverage that had a stronger, smoother sheen. The texture was fairly smooth but slightly firm in the pan, and I had trouble getting true-to-pan, opaque coverage out of this (even when used with a damp brush) as it kept fading down and didn’t blend out evenly. It lasted for six hours before creasing on me. NARS Bavaria (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Chiang Mai (Left) (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Ignite (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Hello Kitty Kawaii (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Glass Slipper (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shoshanna (414) (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Steamy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Venezia (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Flower Shop (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pegasus (P, $9.99) is warmer, less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Bella Teal (21) (P, $4.49) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #413 (P, $6.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #11 (P) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Pool Shark Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “iridescent periwinkle.” It’s a bright, medium periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had sheer coverage that leaned purpler when applied dry. The color was brighter and bluer when applied damp, and the coverage level was nearly opaque. It applied decently to the lid, but it seemed to fade some as it dried down (from damp application). This shade lasted for seven hours on me. Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Moon's Reflection (P, $16.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Rivage #1 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Big Bad Blue (LE, $22.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chit Chat (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #429 (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $19.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). NYX Blue Jeans (P, $6.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Tan Lines Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rich hazelnut.” It’s a medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff both dry and damp–it became a little darker and more opaque damp. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the eyeshadow lasted for seven and a half hours. Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #1 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cold Brew (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Too Haute to Handle (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Power Couple (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #3 (P) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Bronze (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Enchanted Forest (LE, $20.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Snakebite (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC Cactus Thorn (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (P, $29.50) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Smashbox Stare (P) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Topless Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “seashell pink.” It’s a very light, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry, while damp application yielded opaque coverage. The powder had a soft, smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to use on the lid. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Sugar Rush (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (P, $21.00) is brighter, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S522 Pinky Nude (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is warmer, brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Transforming Pearl (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Bubble Bath (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bouffant (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #4 (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC MACnificent Me (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Jest (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Deep End
Deep End
Deep End
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Pool Shark
Pool Shark
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Tan Lines
Tan Lines
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Topless
Topless

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NARS Do Not Disturb & Members Only Lip Covers

NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover
NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover

NARS Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is a new, limited edition formula that is supposed to have “rich and lustrous” color with shine. They are a liquid lipstick, but they are not the type that dry down to a fully flat, transfer-free finish. They stay emollient and can slide around, and they transfer a lot–but they are also pretty pigmented so despite color being left on coffee cups and the like, a lot of hangs around. They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, but they wear no longer than four to five hours. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula. I didn’t have issues with the color feathering or bleeding on me, but the formula definitely has the slip that may make it a possibility for those who tend to experience that with their lip products!

NARS Do Not Disturb Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “vivid orange-red.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark red-orange with warm undertones and a moderate shine. It had rich, opaque coverage, and the consistency was lightweight, spreadable, and applied with even coverage. The color lasted for five hours and left only the barest stain behind. Maybelline Neon Red (P, $7.49) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Gilda (P, $55.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay EZ (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (90% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mimosa (LE, $24.00) is less glossy, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Heroic Red (321) (LE, $36.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Original Mix (P, $23.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is less glossy, more muted (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is glossier, more muted, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Members Only Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.28 fl. oz.) is described as a “crimson.” It’s a medium-dark red with cool, bluish undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented with full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without emphasizing lip lines or appearing streaky. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. I didn’t experience any feathering/bleeding, but those are not things I experience frequently, but with the more emollient texture, it could be an issue for some. Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is less pigmented, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $55.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (90% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Gazpacho (P, $26.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Lip Cover Do Not Disturb
NARS Lip Cover Members Only

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NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush

NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo
NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo

NARS Sexual Content Dual Intensity Blush Duo ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo for summer. Both shades had sheerer, softer color and shimmer applied dry and richer, deeper, and more metallic color when applied damp. The shades work well together, if one wants to layer or use the lighter shade as more of a highlighter and the darker shade to define the cheek.

I noticed something interesting on the packaging, which says: “apply dry for sheer color or with a dampened brush for high-impact finish.” The reason this is interesting is because this is the exact opposite of the formula when it initially launched (see original press release verbiage here) that stated “sweeps on dry for a bold flush or wet for a translucent wash of color.” It was an issue, because they are pigmented both wet and dry, but they darken, intensify, and become more metallic when used damp (by no means translucent!). It was also odd, even at the time, as the Dual Intensity Eyeshadows are described as dry application resulting in sheer coverage and damp application resulting in more opaque coverage (in fact, the copy for the eyeshadows is the exact copy printed on the boxes for the blushes in this launch). NARS’ website copy sounds different to me than when the formula debuted (I’d say it’s almost more confusing), though is still mentions to apply it “wet for translucent, second skin finish.” Anyway, since the boxes for the blush duos in the launch specifically say one thing, that’s what I’ll be rating on — but they should decide once and for all what they want these to be!

Sexual Content (Left) is described as a “sandy peach.” It’s a light, muted peach with warm, rosy tones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer coverage and had less warmth and depth, while the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Applied damp, it was mostly opaque with a stronger sheen (but less obvious shimmer particles) that wore eight hours on me. I had no trouble blending the blush whether it was with a dry or damp brush. MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) (P, $42.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Cheek Studio II (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more pigmented, darker (85% similar). Chanel Espiegle (DC, $45.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sexual Content (Right) is described as a “soft raspberry.” It’s a soft, medium-dark rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Applied dry, it had medium, buildable coverage with a sparkling, frosted sheen, with a soft, lightly dry texture that was blendable and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. With a damp brush, it was opaque and more metallic–this shade did emphasize pores slightly–and was a little more challenging to blend out damp, though it seemed easier to use than past iterations of this formula. It wore well for eight and a half hours when applied with a damp brush. Burberry Silk and Bloom (LE, $68.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC All Aflush (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $26.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). NARS Ferocious (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Black Opal Orchid (P, $8.95) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This blush will launch on narscosmetics.com on April 15th.

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Duo Sexual Content
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