Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple ($39.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as a “pink apricot.” It’s a medium-dark, coral-orange with a smidgen of pink and a satin-matte finish. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, powder. NARS Final Cut (LE, $29.00) is lighter, powder. Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is pinker. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is lighter, powder. Illamasqua Sleek (P, $26.00) is darker, pinker. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is slightly darker. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is more orange, powder. MAC Early Morning (LE, $25.00) is darker, powder. MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is darker, more shimmery, powder. See comparison swatches.

The pigmentation was very true-to-tube with rich, intense color payoff in a single pass. The consistency had a velvety, silicone-heavy feeling that helped it apply smoothly and evenly, and it didn’t feel tacky or slick on the skin. It sets in a few minutes, and Exumas wore well for seven and a half hours on me (as a blush) and three hours (as a lip color). As a blush, I found the color and texture to be very blendable. For this type of texture, I really like applying the initial load of color with a stippling brush, and then I like to pat and blend into place with my fingertips. Again, I had trouble with this as a lip color, as it was quite drying and clingy, and it also appeared a bit lighter as a lip color than as a blush or as it seemed in the tube. For more of an overview of the Matte Multiple formula, check out this post.

The Glossover

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Exumas

B+
Keep in mind, the rating is a reflection of the product used on cheeks as well as on lips, and the formula is clingy and drying when worn on the lips, whereas it performs better as a cream blush. Depending on what you're looking for, you might bump up the grade (in your mind) if you only would wear it on cheeks, or drop the overall rating if you just wanted a lip product.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
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NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

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NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
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27 thoughts on “NARS Exumas Matte Multiple Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is one of the shades I was looking forward to the most. And I think it looks lovely on your cheeks.

  2. I think this is my favourite out of all the Matte Multiples. It looks really wearable, fresh and pretty. It also looks good on the lips.

  3. This is one of the shades I have been waiting for and I love it!

  4. These look so nice :)!

  5. I’m surprised how nude it looks on the lips compared to the swatch and cheek. I guess these are much more for skin, then lips!
    Erin Recently Posted: Stinky Situations: Old Spice Wolfthorn vs. Dove Care Clean Comfort

  6. Exumas is so pretty! Perfect for spring!
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  7. These look so lovely on your swatches, it’s such a bummer they all perform so poorly on the lips. Thank you for your reviews, though, Christine! Sure spared me some bucks :)

  8. All of the ones you’ve reviewed so far seem to be orange-toned.. :-(

  9. ‘apricot’ is such a good way to describe this blush :-) in other news, I love eating apricots, so I may be biased…

    So pretty on you, Christine!

    Still mentally renaming them singulars, because I really wish they were better on the lips… ;-)
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  10. Angela

    I think this multiple is most flattering on you then Laos. I was originally going to purchase the two darker bronzers with Siam. Now, I want the two darker bronzers with either exumas or Laos. I am NC42 in Mac which is the same shade as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, or Halle Berry. Which of the two do you think would be most flattering on my complexion. I have yellow undertones.

  11. The shades are really pretty as cheek products!
    Vineetha Recently Posted: NARS Matte Multiple Siam Review, Swatches

  12. Leslie Buzzy

    What lip color are you wearing in the pic that is before you swipe your lips with Nars product, the one with the blush only….I just love that pale pink, and just gorgeous on you!!!