Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple ($39.00 for 0.26 oz.) is described as a “rose coral.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with a satin-matte finish. theBalm Pie (P) is lighter, warmer. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is also lighter, less pink, but sheered out, they’re very similar applied. NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Simmer (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, slightly lighter. MAC Mocha (P, $21.00) is less warm-toned, pinker, powder. See comparison swatches.

Laos is another really richly pigmented, intense shade of blush, so it’s absolutely a blush that will show up on all skin tones. The consistency is lightly creamy with a silicone-heavy texture, which gives it a velvety feel when applied to the skin. It blends out really well, which is key when you’re working with such a bold shade, so you can adjust the intensity to the level you’re looking for. Of course, I recommend applying less rather than more initially, and then building up the color as needed to get the opacity you’re after, as a little goes a long way (which seems to be a recurring theme within the Matte Multiples!). It sets in a few minutes, and I had enough time to work with the color and blend and sheer out to get the right look without having to work furiously to do so. This shade wore well for nine hours, and it still looked pretty good at that point. I have very light staining after removal, but it was gone in a couple of hours. Again, as a lip color, it was less impressive, as the consistency ended up feeling clingy, and the formula was drying over the four and a half hours the color wore. I noticed some settling into lip lines as it faded. For more of an overview of the Matte Multiple formula, check out this post.

The Glossover

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product

Laos

A-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

NARS Laos Matte Multiple
NARS Laos Matte Multiple

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder. On eyes: Chanel Jardin Zen Eyeshadow Quad.

The Dupe List: Laos

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32 thoughts on “NARS Laos Matte Multiple Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. That would make the perfect cheek colour to just throw on and go.
    Rikki Recently Posted: MAKEUP 101: Setting/Translucent Powders

  2. Finally a multiple gets a good rating from you :)

    I haven’t bought a single one so far because these don’t fare well in your books. Will definitely need to check this out and it will make a lovely colour for spring.
    Shivani Recently Posted: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | Not all that, really!

    • I like them as cream blushes, but the whole lips/cheeks thing just doesn’t work in my experience with the Multiples. They’re one of my least favorite products to test on lips, because they’re so uncomfortable and drying to wear!

  3. Yay, I’m glad to see an A rating for this one! The color is stunning! Maybe I will take my initial first choice off my wish list and replace it with Laos.

  4. Nazih

    You look gorgeous Christine! If you only had to choose one, would you go with the nars multiple or chanel cream blushes? Thank you for your reply :)

  5. It’s a shame these are drying as lip products, especially because this shade is beauuutiful on you!

    I like Laos for how soft and pretty it is, but I still can’t get over the ‘rouge’ romance of Siam! :-D
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Blood and Mist… Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Raisin Rage (#250)

  6. It’s funny – I thought this was for sure the shade I was going to pick up, but I actually love a few of the others more!

  7. Beautiful!

    I still can’t believe how much you get done in a day!!!

  8. This is one of the prettiest ones so far.

  9. Such a pretty shade! My next multiple from NARS!
    Vineetha Recently Posted: NARS Matte Multiple Siam Review, Swatches

  10. Martyisblue

    The best of the whole collection!:)

  11. Finally, one that looks as good as a blush and as a lipstick, that might not be to warm for me! It’s really coming alive on the skin!
    Erin Recently Posted: Primitivo Puglia IGT Terra Aprica Review

  12. Baby A

    I love the color on the lips. What’s a dupe for it as a lipstick, Christine?

  13. clare

    Hey! Great reviews as always. I really looking forward to getting one of these multiples. I was wondering, however, what lip color you were wearing in the first set of photos when you’re only wearing the multiple as a cheek color. I LOVE that orangey color!

  14. This is such a stunning color!!
    Ankita Recently Posted: FOTD : Peach + Bronze

  15. This is probably my favourite Matte Multiple. The colour is so pretty and fresh.