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NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark, smoky duo of shades featuring a shimmery gray and matte burgundy. I wasn’t a fan of either shades, as they were both harder to apply and blend out. It is an interesting combo of shades, though, so there is that!

Indes Galantes (Left) is a dark gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was looser and a bit drier, so the shimmer separated more from the base color and felt gritty to a degree. It had decent pigmentation, though not fully opaque, and it blended out fairly well but needed extra effort around the edges. The eyeshadow started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Diesel (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is cooler (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nighttrain (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #2 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #4 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (P) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Give In Take II (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Diane (P) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indes Galantes (Right) is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but dusty and thin, which made it harder to apply on bare skin as it would sheer out and become patchy. Even over a primer, it was finicky and tended to look uneven. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Kat Von D Velvet (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Drama (P) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Kir Royal (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Deep Damson (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Cherry Cola (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Burgundy (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Bitten (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (P, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Everyone's Darling (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Indes Galantes
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NARS Impudique Blush

NARS Impudique Blush
NARS Impudique Blush

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. Laura Geller Guava (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pamplemousse (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Warmhearted (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Love Sick (22) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Becca Rose Spritz (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, smooth, and almost velvety texture–it was denser and less thin compared to a lot of NARS’ blushes, especially as it wasn’t chocked full of shimmer (those tend to be denser). Even though it was incredibly pigmented, it still blended out beautifully on the skin, and the more I blended, the more luminous the finish became. This shade seemed like an amplified version of the brand’s signature Orgasm blush–just so, so much better–and is richer than Deep Throat. It wore well for almost nine hours on me.

NARS Powder Blush Impudique
Impudique

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NARS x Sarah Moon Matte Lipsticks

NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick
NARS Fearless Red Moon Matte Lipstick

NARS Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to be a “high-pigmented” lipstick with a matte finish, “improved hydration,” and “lavish wear.” The formula was dense and felt firmer in the tube, but it had a really good glide, as it was rather velvety and creamy going on over the lips. The texture was definitely a little powdery in the way it looked and felt on the lips, but it was soft enough to flex and give as I smiled and moved my lips, and it didn’t catch on little imperfections. The wear was good, ranging from four to seven hours, and the formula was mostly non-drying to slightly drying. I did not detect any scent or taste.

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. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and glided on without draggong on the lips. The color really locked on and adhered to lips, but it never felt like it was sucking all moisture out of my lips either (though it was non-drying overall). This shade lasted for over seven hours and left a stain behind. NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Mama (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rouge Indiscret (LE, $28.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Maple (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Santa Sangre (P, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Love Life (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter, lower quality (90% similar). MAC Chili (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Temper (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time. Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $17.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Verve (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Beeper (LE, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Whirl (P, $17.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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. This shade had just a bit of sheen compared to the other shades, though it was still more matte than a satin (hence the semi-matte descriptor!). It had mostly opaque coverage, but you could see the outline of my lip freckle slightly. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and easy to apply, and while it lasted a long time (seven hours) and did not move around easily, it wasn’t uncomfortable. I didn’t find the formula hydrating, but it wasn’t drying either. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00)(95% similar). NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Perfect Score (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dominic (P, $35.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Rouge Indiscret Moon Matte Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had very good color coverage–just shy of being truly full coverage–that had a velvety, smooth, and lightweight consistency that was easy to work with and apply to the lips. The texture didn’t drag or pull on the lips, and the lines looked rather crisp and didn’t have the draggy edge of some matte formulas. On me, it wore for seven hours, left a stain behind, and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Colour Pop Lost (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Fire Down Below (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam I (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Nosferatu (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C406 (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M402 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NARS Infatuated Red (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Retro Rouge (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Project Chimps (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS VIP Red (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Red Velvet (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Fearless Red (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop TGIF (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Moon Matte Lipstick Fearless Red
NARS Moon Matte Lipstick Indecent Proposal
NARS Moon Matte Lipstick Rouge Improbable
NARS Moon Matte Lipstick Rouge Indiscret

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NARS Isadora Blush

NARS Isadora Blush
NARS Isadora Blush

NARS Isadora Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and lighter pink shimmer. Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Berry Shimmer (LE) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Covet (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Samba (LE, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Clinique Black Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS’ Powder Blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented, natural, healthy-looking color” with a “blendable application.” It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a slightly drier texture. It didn’t seem like it was going to be problematic, but I had trouble applying this one on my cheeks as the color looked patchy and applied unevenly (but didn’t want to blend or diffuse), so it ended up looking splotchy even after trying to buff it in with a clean buffer brush. I was dismayed by how it applied, but it applied similarly every time I used it (four times; including over foundation). The shimmer was fine enough and did not emphasize my pores or skin’s natural texture. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

NARS Powder Blush Isadora
Isadora
Isadora
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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Sneak Peek: NARS x Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Palette Photos & Swatches

NARS x Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Palette
NARS x Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Palette

One of the larger palettes from the NARS x Sarah Moon Gifting Collection is Give In Take ($69.00 for 0.78 oz.), which includes six eyeshadows and three blushes in the Dual Intensity formula. This palette is exclusive to Sephora, so it will be available November 1st. Here are swatches…

NARS x Sarah Moon Give In Take Palette

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