Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Bansar Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rose brown.” It’s a warm-toned, plummy brown with a satin-matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage (my lip freckle was just slightly visible), and the consistency was creamy, smooth, and velvety so it applied evenly and looked flattering on the lips. The color wore well for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. bareMinerals Break Away (LE) is lighter. Givenchy Brun Cachemire (104) (P, $36.00) is brighter, lighter. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is more orange, brown. MAC Spice (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS Mondore Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cranberry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had rich, full color coverage in a single stroke, and the color applied beautifully as the consistency was creamy and glided over the lips easily. The color wore well for six and a half hours and left behind a stain. Like Bansar, it was comfortable to wear but was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Studded Kiss (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $26.00) is darker. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is brighter. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned set of shades that is new–and limited edition!–for fall. It’s supposed to be online on July 15th on NARS, and then a full release to the usual retailers on August 1st. I think if you really loved the texture of Kauai, you’ll love the texture of these shades. I will say these two felt a smidgen softer, so sometimes, it seems like more product loosens from the pan than necessary.

Jardin Perdu (Left) is described as a “metallic dove grey.” It’s a medium-dark, silver-gray with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish and cool undertones. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was very soft and buttery. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is very similar. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is warmer. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is similar. Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is similar. MAC Tundra (LE) is a cream product. MAC Evening Grey (LE, $19.50) is slightly warmer. MAC Silver Sleet (LE, $32.50) is more metallic. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jardin Perdu (Right) is described as a “metallic amethyst.” It’s a medium-dark, muted purple with subtle warm undertones. It had really good color payoff, and the powder felt soft, fairly smooth, and dense. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me. NARS Kauai #2 (P, $24.00) is very similar–it’s just a brighter, slightly warmer version, but it was surprisingly similar. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, warmer. Makeup Geek Bewitched (P, $6.99) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is similar. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is similar. Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Grand Galaxy (LE, $19.50) is similar. bareMinerals Encore (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

NARS Unlawful Blush
NARS Unlawful Blush

NARS Unlawful Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as an “amber pink with silver pearls.” It’s a muted, rosy-brown with warm undertones and silver shimmer and slight silver sparkle. Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, cream. MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is darker, slightly warmer. Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, sheerer, cream. Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is browner. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is browner, darker. Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, slightly rosier. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peachtwist (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade from NARS’ upcoming fall collection (launches online on July 15th). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and fairly smooth when applied. It had good color payoff, but it builds nicely to true-to-pan coverage if desired. Initially, there seemed to be soft, silver sparkle strewn through the powder (not too much but noticeable), but applied, I really didn’t see any bits of sparkle whatsoever. The resulting finish was quite subtle–a soft, lightly luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading.

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

NARS Fall 2014

Launching online on July 15th, the upcoming NARS Fall 2014 Collection features ten products for eyes, face, lips, and cheeks. Here’s a quick sneak peek of the products — full reviews to come! :)

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection
NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

A bold, yet tender palette, dramatic enough to seduce the darkest hour – NARS Cosmetics introduces the captivating scene of the Fall 2014 Color Collection and the new Night Series Eyeliners.

Eyes shine in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing depth. Lips smolder in warm reds and cheeks are softened with a wash of glistening pink.

The Night Series eyeliners glide on smooth with ultra-saturated color in a single swipe while luminous micro-pearls set in jet black color light up the night.

Duo Eyeshadow ($35.00)

  • Jardin Perdu Metallic dove grey / Metallic amethyst (Limited Edition)
  • Dolomites Shiny rose quartz / Chocolate (Limited Edition)

Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00)

  • Bansar Rose brown (New, Permanent)
  • Mondore Cranberry (Limited Edition)

Matte Multiple ($39.00)

Mauritanie is no longer being released due to production issues. NARS suggests trying Na Pali Coast in lieu of Mauritanie.

  • Mauritanie Strawberry red (Limited Edition)

Blush ($30.00)

  • Unlawful Amber pink with silver pearls (New, Permanent)

Eyeliner ($24.00)

  • Night Flight Black with cobalt blue pearl
  • Night Bird Black with purple pearl
  • Night Clubbing Black with gold pearl
  • Night Porter Black with green pearl

Availability: July 15th at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com; August 1st at all other retailers/stores

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Friday, July 4th, 2014

NARS Nail Polish
NARS Nail Polishes

On July 15th, 43 shades of NARS Nail Polish will debut. Some are old favorites, others are new. It has been reformulated and now comes with a wider brush. I’m testing out wear at the moment, but for now, here are some sneak peek swatches… (FYI, I don’t have all 43 shades, just the 14 shown here.)

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