NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as an “iridescent lilac.” It’s true-to-description: it’s an iridescent lilac with a shimmering frost finish. MAC Bubble Gum has more of an iridescent lilac feel (but it has more of a golden shimmer than true iridescence). If you have an iridescent lilac eyeshadow, you could pat it over your lips and get a similar effect.

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NARS Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Tender Night
D
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
64%

NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish ($19.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “electric orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with a jelly finish–it has a squishy, slightly translucent quality to the way it looks and applies that is very true to the jelly finish. NARS TV Party is darker and a true cream. Illamasqua Gamma is a bit brighter and also a true cream.

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NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Nail Polish Madness
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as a “seafoam green.” It’s a cool-toned, seafoam green with a matte finish. I don’t have too many mint/aqua eyeliners, but NARS Parrot Cay (which I always loved the look of but the wear left a lot to be desired) and Korres #12 are both similar–slightly lighter I would say.

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NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Barrow Street
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
90%

Sneak Peek: NARS Summer 2013 Collection Photos & Swatches

NARS Summer 2013 Collection
NARS Summer 2013 Collection

Full reviews to come… as you can see, today was a rather busy day!  For now, enjoy some sneak peek swatches and photos, while I work on getting everything ready, tested, and reviewed. Please hold all questions until I’ve had a chance to post the reviews!   Thank you for your patience!

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NARS Taj Mahal Blush

NARS Taj Mahal Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer.” It’s a bold, vibrant orange with a hint of red and a golden shimmer-sheen. Wet ‘n’ Wild Golden Goddess is more subdued, browner. MAC Center of the Universe is also more muted and browner. MAC My Paradise is more coral/red. Jasmine Rajah (which is an eyeshadow) is very similar but has a subtler golden sheen.

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NARS Taj Mahal Blush
NARS Powder Blush Taj Mahal
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%