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NARS Las Ramblas & Via de Martelli Larger Than Life Eyeliners

NARS Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Las Ramblas Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as a “yellow gold.” It’s a warm, yellow gold with a pearly sheen. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke and was buildable to semi-opaque color coverage on the lash line, though it wasn’t totally even so it does need to be smudged and blended a bit after applied to get the best results. The consistency could have been somewhat creamier/easier to glide on. It wore well for seven hours but has noticeably thinned out after eight hours. Chanel Vegas Gold is darker, more orange. Make Up For Ever #9L is slightly less yellow. See comparison swatches.

Via de Martelli Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as a “chocolate.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark chocolate brown with red undertones and a very subtle pearl. It was semi-opaque in a single pass but was buildable to full opacity with a few passes. It was creamier than Las Ramblas, so it was easier to apply. This shade lasted for eight hours well and only started to look somewhat thinner after nine hours. Urban Decay Bourbon is darker, browner. MAC Brown Border is darker. MAC Fluidline is warmer, more copper. See comparison swatches.

NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Las Ramblas
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Via de Martelli

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NARS Mysterious Red & Paimpol Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “crimson red.” It’s a subtly warm-toned, medium-dark red with a matte finish. It’s bold, bright, and very opaque. The consistency is just waxy enough that it glides across the lips without tugging or pulling while still delivering full color in a single stroke.  It wore for six hours and was slightly drying overall. Maybelline Infra-red is glossier. NARS Majella is browner, darker. Hourglass Raven is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Paimpol Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.086 oz.) is described as a “pink chiffon.” It’s a slightly cool-toned, light pink with an iridescent shimmer, so it looks frosted on the lips. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but between the light color and frosted (but matte) finish, it wasn’t very flattering or forgiving on the lips. It seemed to apply easily enough and did so evenly, despite it not being opaque.  It wore for two hours and was slightly drying after wearing twice in a row! MAC Beauty is lighter, more opaque. MAC Fun Finds is warmer. MAC Mlle is more opaque. Guerlain Rose Innocent is glossier. See comparison swatches.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Mysterious Red
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Paimpol
Paimpol

NARS La Paz & Peloponesse Pure Matte Lipsticks

NARS La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick

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.

Peloponnese Pure Matte Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “ginger pink.” It’s a muted, peachy-brown with gold sparkle and a frosted finish. Like La Paz, I could feel the sparkle in the tube when I applied it to my lips, but I couldn’t feel it if I pressed my lips together. It also had a slightly drier consistency compared to other shades in the range. This shade appeared more frosted on the lips than the other one did, but it also had opaque color coverage. It lasted five and a half hours well, and it slightly drying as well. shu uemura OB Dream Orange is less frosted, lighter. NARS Casablanca is darker, less frosted. MAC Freckletone is sheerer, less sparkly. Guerlain Gracieuse is pinker. See comparison swatches.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick La Paz
La Paz
La Paz
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Peloponnese
Peloponnese

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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 NARScosmetics.com

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