NARS La Paz & Peloponesse Pure Matte Lipsticks

NARS La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “orchid.” It’s a subdued, purpled berry with silver sparkle. It’s mostly opaque applied to the lips, and the consistency felt slightly drier than other Pure Matte lipsticks. I could feel a very slight grit from the sparkle when I was applying it, but I couldn’t feel it when I pressed my lips together. It lasted six hours well, but it was slightly drying after four hours of wear. NARS Never Say Never is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Yung Rapunxel is much darker. MAC Strong Woman is purpler. MAC Dish It Up is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches.

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5 Shimmering Shades of White

Pure, snow white–in a variety of finishes, plus a highlighter that looks almost white in the pan but is a little warmer and golden than that. I wanted to include a white polish, but there weren’t many permanent ones to choose from (that I’ve covered and were good) — what white polishes have you found to work best? You can check out comparison swatches of my picks, too :)

  1. Inglot #453 — bright, metallic white (and not too cool-toned)
  2. Sugarpill Tako — matte white
  3. Maybelline Too Cool — creamy, cool-toned white
  4. NARS Albatross — a dusting of shimmer and sheen
  5. NARS Santa Monica Blvd. — bright white for your lash line

What’s your favorite white-hued beauty product?

NARS Launches Brow Gel and Brow Perfector

NARS Brow Gel ($22.00)

NARS is excited to introduce Brow Gel — a glossy, easy gliding gel to tame and groom eyebrows. Achieve new levels of artistry with a simple brush of the brows from this innovative new category offering.

Keep brows in place with a unique precision-tapered brush that adds shape and definition to every angle while creating a fuller, smoother brow look to perfectly set the symmetry of the face.

  • Oural Clear
  • Athens Blond
  • Piraeus Medium brown
  • Kinshasa Dark brown

Brow Perfector ($22.00)

NARS debuts Brow Perfector—a velvety eyebrow pencil for seamless definition of the eyebrows with precision and ease. This highly-anticipated addition to the brand’s brow category offering helps beauty lovers achieve even, elegant brows and every desired angle of arch.

A propel/repel pencil allows you to reshape, fill, and design brows for a full and flawless, natural matte finish, while an innovative oval shape gives complete control over brow shape, angle, and size. Natural ingredients ensure brows are nourished, soft, and smooth.

  • Salzbourg Blonde
  • Caucase Brown
  • Kalamata Light brown
  • Suriname Black

Availability: July 15th at NARS Boutiques and online at

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NARS Fall 2013 Gifting Collection

NARS introduces three exciting new gifting items for Fall 2013. Two eyeshadow palettes feature top-selling and limited edition shades for endless beauty combinations, while a beautiful cosmetic pochette – designed by NARS Founder & Creative Director François Nars himself – keeps all your favourite beauty essentials close at hand.

Ride Up to the Moon ($45.00)

  • Argentina Metallic gold (Limited Edition)
  • Isolde Frosted ginger (left side of duo)
  • Night Porter Black with pearls
  • Biarritz Perfect, neutral cream colored beige
  • Fez Velvety cocoa
  • Cordura Shimmering sooty dark brown (right side of duo)

Fairy’s Kiss ($45.00)

  • Monosque Shimmering soft pink (Limited Edition)
  • Kalahari Sugared cocoa (right side of duo)
  • Brousse Black violet (right side of duo)
  • Tokyo Lavender (right side of duo)
  • Brumes Matte charcoal (left side of duo)
  • Pandora Matte black (right side of duo)

Pochette ($55.00)

For the organized, but glamorous, makeup aficionado.

Availability: July 15th at NARS and NARS Boutiques

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NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection

For fall 2013, NARS introduces a collection with rich color in signature NARS shades, focusing on the eye and playing with matte textures. Created by Founder & Creative Director Francois Nars, the collectio heralds fall’s arrival with shades ready to make a sultry statement.

Single Eyeshadow ($24.00)

  • Kamchatka Navy smoke
  • Namibia Grey moon
  • Yamal Maple sugar (Limited Edition)
  • Bavaria Deep sea blue

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24.00)

  • Via de’ Martelli Chocolate
  • Las Ramblas Yellow gold (Limited Edition)

Pure Matte Lipstick ($26.00)

  • La Paz Orchid (Limited Edition)
  • Peloponnese Ginger pink

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00)

  • Paimpol Pink chiffon
  • Mysterious Red Crimson red (Limited Edition)

Nail Polish ($19.00)

  • Galathee Dove grey (Limited Edition)
  • Fury Regal purple (Limited Edition)

Availability: July 15th at NARS (some of it is showing available on Sephora now–thanks Kristy!)

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