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NARS Blindfold & London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/08

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Blindfold

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark, berry red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly on the lips. The pencil felt smooth, velvety, and thin, which gave it a lightweight feel but made it “cling” a little compared to the typical lipstick. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, though it started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear. This shade also left a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Blindfold
Blindfold

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London Clinic

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NARS Double Decker, Ephelide, Promise Lip Tints

01/08

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint

Éphélide

NARS Éphélide Lip Tint ($26.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It’s a new, limited edition formula described as a “natural hint of color with extremely comfortable wear.” It medium pigmentation that applied fairly evenly across the lips. The product had a thinner, wetter texture going on that immediately developed into a smooth, non-tacky, and gel-like consistency on the lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

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Double Decker

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Promise

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NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

01/09

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyehadow

Rue Allent

NARS Rue Allent Velvet Duo Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo (and formula) that launches April 15th online. The compact is the same size as other NARS’ eyeshadow duos, but the actual quantity is slightly less at 0.10 oz. (compared to 0.14 oz.). The formula felt less powdery and thin compared to most of NARS’ eyeshadows, which I found to be an upgrade overall. This particular duo featured a soft, warm white and a smoldering, smoky green-tinged brown.

NARS Velvet Duo Eyehadow Rue Allent

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B+

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NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

01/06

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Casino

NARS Casino Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that could be built up to medium coverage with two to three layers. The consistency was rather firm in the pan, which made me nervous about application, but it actually applied, blended, and diffused beautifully on the skin. It had a natural finish–matte but not flat–that did give it that “second-skin warmth” the brand spoke of in the press release. The bronzer wore well for almost eight hours on me.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Casino
Casino

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

01/06

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Laguna

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer ($40.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, golden undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was buildable up to medium coverage (two to three layers). The powder was firmer in the pan, and as a result, a dense brush and a heavier touch were necessary to get enough product to transfer onto the brush to apply to my skin. While some firmer powders can be difficult to blend, I had no trouble applying and diffusing the bronzer. This shade just barely shows on me (I think it was slightly more noticeable in person), so I expect this would be ideal for those fairer than I. The bronzer started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

The new formula is supposed to have a “matte finish” with a “sheer pigments” that look like “second-skin warmth.” There are four shades, and going from light to dark (per the brand), they are: Seaside, Laguna, Casino, and Falaises. The formula felt smoother and firmer compared to the brand’s Dual-Intensity formula (which has a similar pattern on it). The formula had sheer to medium coverage with some shades being more buildable than others. I had to use a denser brush and heavier hand to ensure product transferred onto my brush, so they would be hard to overdo.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer Laguna
Laguna

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