NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder
For Spring 2013, NARS introduces an innovative new mineral setting powder, available in both loose and pressed formulas. Light Reflecting Setting Powder helps skin “shine through makeup,” enhancing the look of foundation and extending makeup wear – all without
a trace of color.
Containing NARS’ exclusive Light Reflecting Complex, this translucent powder optimizes light reflection on the skin, optically fading fine lines, wrinkles, and pores as skin is visibly smoothed. Vitamin E and glycerin help guard against dryness and provide a luminous soft matte finish. Ideal for touch-ups, regulating shine, and seamlessly setting foundation. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-Comedogenic.
Loose Powder ($34.00)
Available January 15th at NARS 413 BLKR boutique and narscosmetics.com
Pressed Powder ($34.00)
Available February 1st at Sephora and sephora.com, March 15th at narscosmetics.com
NARS Spring 2013 Color Collection
Fresh and fierce, strong and sexy; the Spring 2013 Color Collection introduces a vibrant, ‘90s-esque palette that sets the tone for a season of audaciously feminine looks. Created by Founder & Creative Director François Nars, the collection heralds spring’s arrival with shades ready to make a graphic statement.
Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00)
- Mad Mad World Cyan and parakeet green
- Bouthan Soft pink tulle and bright pink with gold shimmer
Single Eyeshadow ($24.00)
- Persia Matte paprika
Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24.00)
- Corcovado 24-karat gold (Limited Edition)
- Seduction Sangria
Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($24.00)
- Cythere Soft metallic rose (Limited Edition)
- Dressed to Kill Fuchsia rose with gold shimmer
Nail Polish ($18.00)
- Disco Inferno Iridescent silver green (Limited Edition)
Availability: January 15th @ NARS, February for Sephora, Nordstrom, and other counters
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose Champagne Glow To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Maybe You Won’t Go to Carnaval, But How About a Glow of Rose?
Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose Champagne Glow To Reflect Shimmer Palette ($4.99 for 0.40 oz.) is a melange of light peach, peachy-orange, and medium pink. Blended together, they create a light, rosy-beige with a frosted, metallic finish. MAC Porcelain Pink is lighter. MAC Rhapsody in Two is similar. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is a touch more beige. MAC Redhead is less pink. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a smidgen darker.
I suspect of the three shades of To Reflect that I’ve seen from Wet ‘n’ Wild (I’ll post a review for the third one soon), this is likely the one that will have the most universal appeal. On darker complexions, it will serve as a highlighter, and on the very lightest skin tones, it can work as a blush as well as a highlighter. I’m medium in color, and it shows up as a highlighter and slight tint of color–there’s definite color, not just shimmer/sheen–on my skin. The finish has a high-shine, frosted look to it, which did result in emphasis of my pores along my cheeks, so if that’s a major concern for you, then you might want to opt for a subtler highlighter. This can be used wet for an even more metallic finish, if desired.
It’s a baked product, though it feels almost like a hybrid between traditional powder and baked, because it is smoother than a lot of baked products but still different from regular powder products. Rose Champagne Glow lasted for six and a half hours on me, and after seven hours, it looked a bit faded and somewhat patchy. It’s on par with the majority of baked products and how long they wear on me, so if you normally get longer wear out of your baked products, this might wear similarly.