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New Product Alert! NARS 413 BLKR The Multiple


Introducing an exciting addition to the NARS 413 BLKR Collection: the Multiple – the iconic innovation for eyes, cheeks, and lips from NARS Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars.

A rich burgundy, the NARS 413 BLKR Multiple is the perfect multi-purpose beauty stick. Its unique creamy formula and sheer color blend effortlessly to create beautiful accents, contours, or dynamic highlights on all skin tones. Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, the NARS 413 BLKR Collection was created especially for NARS boutiques. With a second flagship location recently opened in Los Angeles, NARS is pleased to feature the collection at both boutiques, as well as on narscosmetics.com.

The Multiple ($39.00)

  • 413 BLKR Rich burgundy (New and Permanent)

Availability: February 1st @ NARScosmetics.com and NARS flagship boutiques: 413 Bleecker St, New York, NY; tel: 646.459.2323, 8412 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; tel: 310.623.1730

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Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm, dusty brown matte.” It’s a medium-dark brown with subtle warm, tan undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Namaste is grayer. MAC Wedge is a bit warmer. theBalm Sultry is lighter.

It originally debuted in the Naked Basics Palette (so not that long ago), and if you fear running out of it or you loved it but not enough to pick up the palette, you can grab it as an individual color. Overall, Faint is a very versatile neutral, and it was definitely one of the best shades in the Basics palette, because it can work on a variety of skin tones.  I didn’t re-test this one, since it just came out two months ago, but when I originally tested it, the shade lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer).  The texture is soft, finely-milled, and had excellent color payoff–the individual pot did seem a smidgen powdery, though.  The blendability, however, is top notch, and I didn’t notice any fall out from the powderiness during application (I did try applying this pot of shadow, I just didn’t keep it on all day).

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Giorgio Armani Pop Collection for Spring 2013


“This Spring I love the mix of vivid shades with nudes, women are traditionally drawn to color but afraid of it – this way they can play and customize to their own desires. At the Giorgio Armani S/S 13 show – I used the soft grey tone to create a muted graphic shape – then a thick liner was drawn with the Swimming Pool Turquoise blue, and then blended with the taupe – this gives a soft pop of glamorous, sensual color. Any woman can wear it.” — Linda Cantello, International Makeup Artist for Giorgio Armani Cosmetics

Face & Eye Bliss Palette ($88.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Coral Bliss Sheer Blush in Coral and for eyes; Opal, Shimmer Greige and Swimming Pool Turquoise shadows
  • Rose Bliss Sheer Blush in Rose and for the eyes; Iced Pearl, Flesh and Hibiscus shadows

Rouge d’Armani Sheer ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Beige Rose (101)
  • Beige (100)

Face Fabric ($49.00)

  • Pale Porcelain (0.5) (New)
  • Medium Nude (3.5) (New)
  • Medium Nude (4.5) (New)

Blushing Fabric ($39.00) (Limited Edition)

  • HD Orange (8)
  • Fuchsia (9)

Availability: Nordstrom and Giorgio Armani Beauty

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Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Uncut Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “smoky purple with a reddish shimmer.” It’s a darkened eggplant purple with burgundy-red undertones and a shimmery, frosted finish. MAC Rich Core is more muted, less red-toned. NARS Calabria is very similar but a cream product. Make Up For Ever #311 is less purple, more burgundy. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is less shimmery.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores. Uncut has fantastic, rich color payoff, but I noticed a particularly drier, flakier finish compared to other Urban Decay eyeshadows. It’s not as soft or as buttery as other shades in the formula. This shade left a slew of fall out in its wake as I applied it, so it’s the kind of product I’d recommend applying prior to your base products, because full clean-up is required. It is, however, still blendable and pigmented, even though drier textures tend to hurt both of those characteristics. It also lasted a full nine hours on the lid (no primer) without fading or creasing; and despite the fall out woes during application, there was only a very minor amount (barely noticeable) during wear.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Uncut
Uncut
Uncut
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “smoky olive green shimmer.” It’s a smoky olive green with subtle brown undertones and a gray cast. It has a shimmery, frosted finish. MAC Enviable is lighter. Giorgio Armani #25 has a deeper base. bareMinerals Speaker Box is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever #84 is less frosted.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores. The pigmentation level was nice, being very true-to-pan, and the resulting finish was shimmering and sparkling without resulting in fall out.  The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled; it had a very dense, buttery feel that you’d expect from Urban Decay’s formula. I found it looked greener as I blended out the color on the lid, so depending on how you apply it, the color can look smokier and grayer or warmer and greener.  Snare wore well for a full nine hours (no primer), as I didn’t see any signs of fading or creasing.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Snare
Snare
Snare
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Heartless Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale pink satin.” It’s a light-medium pink with a satiny finish and subtle, warm undertones. NARS Bouthan #1 is lighter and matte. MAC Love Power is darker and metallic. bareMinerals Giddy is matte and a touch warmer. Urban Decay SWF is pinker and more frosted/metallic.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade that launches on February 1st at Urban Decay as well as in Sephora in JCP stores.  It had good color payoff, and there’s enough color that it doesn’t look chalky against my medium skin tone, so it should be appropriate as a lighter pink for a variety of skin tones.  The texture was soft, finely-milled, but it was very slightly powdery. The softness gave it a nice, blendable texture during application, though. When I test-drove it for wear, it lasted eight hours well, and it was just slightly faded after nine hours (no primer).

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Heartless
Heartless
Heartless
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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