NARS Matte Multiples – Early Launch & How-to Videos

NARS has released four of the new Matte Multiple shades early on their website! (As a bonus, NARS has free shipping on any order until 2/22, and you can use code FEBMINIDUO–$25+ purchase required–for a complimentary mini Orgasm Illuminator & mini Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil.) They also posted three videos featuring the new formula (two are how-tos), for those who’ve been curious about how these can be used.

Edited: Sephora is also selling six of the seven shades online now!

5 Cool-Toned Pinks for Spring

What are your favorite cool-toned pinks? It can be such a fun color to wear, because a lot of the blue-based pinks have a brightness to them, which I think is perfect during late winter/early spring when it can be gloomy and gray outside.

  1. NARS Gaiety — cool-toned, cotton candy pink with a matte finish
  2. OCC Mannequin — a pale, cool-toned pink with a matte finish
  3. Hourglass Ethereal Glow — a soft, cool-toned pale pink
  4. MAC Pink Nouveau — a cool-toned, blue-based light-medium pink with a satiny finish
  5. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) — a cool-toned, light-medium pink with a matte finish

NARS Matte Multiples for Spring 2014

NARS The Matte Multiple for Spring 2014
NARS The Matte Multiple for Spring 2014

NARS brings vibrant pops of color and sensual sun-kissed hues to lips and cheeks with the new Matte Multiple. Founder and Creative Director François Nars takes one of the brand’s most innovative and iconic products and adds a modern twist on the cult classic. Available in seven shades from ginger pink to golden bronze, the Matte Multiple features a creamy, lightweight formula that delivers buildable, long-lasting, hydrating color for lips and cheeks. This innovative formula can be applied dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect or wet for a rich and vivid finish that melts into skin.

Matte Multiple ($39.00)

  • Altai Rose bronze
  • Anguilla Ginger pink
  • Cappadoce Golden bronze
  • Exumas Pink apricot
  • Laos Rose coral
  • Siam Poppy red
  • Vientiane Copper bronze

Availability: March 1st at NARS Boutiques and

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NARS Flair Sheer Lipstick

NARS Flair Sheer Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “sheer burnished berry.” It’s a medium-dark, berry-red with neutral-to-cool undertones. (On me, those generally translate slightly warmer.) Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $21.00) is creamier, warmer. Laura Mercier Cozy (P, $24.00) is warmer. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is slightly pinker/cooler-toned. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is more muted, lighter. See comparison swatches. (You can see it on The Dupe List here!)

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NARS Final Cut Blush

NARS Final Cut Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peach coral.” It’s a warm-toned, muted medium orange with a hint of pink. The color is more complex than it seems initially, but I think this is a shade that may look pinker or more orange depending on your natural undertones, as it looks more peachy-orange in some lighting, and then coral in the next room. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is slightly pinker. MAC Passion for Colour (LE, $20.00) is also a smidgen pinker. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is darker, cream. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is pinker, more shimmery. NARS Gilda (P, $29.00) is darker, not as flat of a matte. MAC Early Morning (LE, $25.00) is darker. Chanel Frivole (P, $43.00) is darker. See comparison swatches. (You can see it on The Dupe List here!)

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NARS Final Cut Blush
NARS Powder Blush Final Cut

10 Gorgeous Red Lipsticks & Lipglosses for Valentine’s Day

Some say a good red lip color is hard to find, but I feel like I fall in love with a new red lip color at least once a month! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of my favorite (permanently available!) red lipsticks and lipglosses… What’s your favorite?