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NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss

01/10

NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss
NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss

Redemption

NARS Redemption Multi-Use Gloss ($26.00 for oz.) has a translucent base with flecks of copper, pink, and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer to medium “coverage” in the form of sparkle, but it tended to sheer out considerably on my skin when used on my brow bone or cheekbones. It had more noticeable sparkle “coverage” when I used it as a lip product. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and spreadable, but it was denser than the average gloss, though not sticky or particularly heavy. As a lip product, it seemed almost primer-like and clung a bit to my lips without being drying.

On my face, it worked best over bare skin or lightly-powdered foundation as a glossy, shiny effect with minimal noticeable shimmer/sparkle. The sparkle was sparse and was only slightly noticeable when worn atop bare skin, but if I patted it over a liquid foundation, even as gently as possible, they seemed to blend in with my base. The same was true when I patted it under my brow bone as a highlight, whether on bare skin or over eyeshadow. The good news was that it did not seem overly prone to migrating and sliding down and around my face.

As a cheek highlighter, it lasted for six and a half hours before starting to appear a little glossy beyond where I put it over bare skin, while application over set base products actually was better at eight hours (I was worried it would eat my foundation more quickly). As a brow bone highlighter, it stayed on well for eight hours with minimal movement, but it was hard to seamlessly blend the ultra glossy brow bone highlight with the rest of my eyeshadow. The gloss had no hope whatsoever when used on the lid or near the crease from creasing; it was creased within a minute, and I could feel it between my lash lines within two hours. As a lip product, it had light shine but disappeared within two hours and looked and felt like gritty sparkle and was nowhere near as sparkly/reflective as a decent shimmery lipgloss is. It lasted for three hours as a gloss with sparser and sparser sparkle from there, but it was comfortable and non-drying.

Formula Overview

$26.00 -

The formula is supposed to work on "lips, eyes and cheeks" that can be "worn alone or layered" that is "luminous and layerable." For adding a glossy, wet-looking shine to skin, whether on the brow bone or cheeks, it works well and has fairly good longevity/doesn't kill everything under it immediately, but the formula has no dry down on skin, so it does feel wet and attracts wind-blown hair, dog fur and the like.

I actually think they're pretty ho-hum on lips; they actually lose quite a bit of shine and have more of a dulled, glittery-dirt kind of effect rather than sparkly, multi-dimensional effect on lips like you might get from a typical, shimmery lipgloss. I could feel some of the texture of the glitter/sparkle when I wore it on my lips as well. They had no scent or taste that I could discern.

The consistency was smooth, mostly gloss-like, but there was something that gave it a bit more substance and thicker feel overall; when it was on my lips, it felt more velvety, like it was a gloss-silicone primer hybrid. As a cheek product--mostly as a highlighter--it worked best over bare skin and lighter bases. Heavier, thicker, and higher-coverage foundations seemed to eat the sparkle more than anything else, so while there was noticeable shine and glossiness, the shimmer was totally lost. Even on bare skin, all five shades looked fairly similar once applied as there wasn't that much sparkle and little of it seemed to catch the light; it was mostly shine.

I found that the Multi-Use Glosses stayed more in place over a base than over bare skin, as it seemed more prone to sliding around more noticeably (within six hours) on just-moisturized skin. When I patted it over my base products, it didn't move around for closer to eight hours, and surprisingly, it didn't eat through my foundation and turn it into a patchy mess. It was difficult to find the right base, application, and figure out timing in order to avoid the Multi-Use Gloss turning my foundation into an emollient mess.

The first few times I tried it, the foundation turned patchy as I was applying the Multi-Use Gloss. It seemed to be easiest to use gently tapped onto my skin after giving my base products five minutes to dry down and set in place; I did prefer applying over set base products as well.

If you're looking for a glossy effect that doesn't totally break down your makeup for the face, it might be worth checking out, but if you're looking for a truly multi-tasking gloss, it's less impressive than a good, shimmery gloss and has to be carefully placed for reasonable usage on the eyes.

Pro-tip: unless you are after a glossy, creasing eye look, avoid putting this on the mobile lid/crease area; they do not survive whether alone or layered over other products--they crease within minutes and absolutely migrate into the lashes and lash lines. At most, get a small amount and dab on the center of the lid and leave a small gap between the mobile lid and lash line to give it room to migrate. I could feel even a very thin, barely-there layer on my lid every time I blinked, and unfortunately, for me, they stung my actual eye (not my lid) as the product seeped beyond my lid space and left me with a dull ache (even after just 15 minutes of wear).

Browse all of our NARS Multi-Use Gloss swatches.

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Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter

Down the Aisle

Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a strong sheen. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was firmer in the pan but not stiff to work with, so it blended out easily on my cheeks. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly on me.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter

Peach Kisses

Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium pink base (with warmer, yellow undertones) with warm, golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, and I felt like a little went a long way–both in terms of coverage as well as the sheen. The highlighter had a denser, lightly creamy texture that seemed like it would be heavy on my sin, but it applied smoothly, blended out easily, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture as I had feared. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit on my cheeks.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Peach Kisses
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter

Velvet Gold

Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had very finely-milled shimmer, but it was so bright and shiny that it was much more than a pearlescent finish. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort. The texture felt dense, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch, but it picked up well with my tapered highlighting brush. It was just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin, though someone who is more concerned about this may find it does for them. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Velvet Gold
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter

Melody

Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a more frosted, metallic finish. “Frost” always reads more textured and larger in particle size compared to a very metallic finish, which will look smoother and shinier. As a result, I did experience some emphasis of texture when I applied this shade at medium or higher levels of coverage. It had nearly opaque pigmentation (but easily built up to full coverage!) that applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably on my cheeks.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Melody
Melody
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter

01/06

Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter
Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter

Rhythm

Sydney Grace Rhythm Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy beige with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation, where a little went a long way so I’d recommend using a lighter hand with this shade if you tend to like your highlighters sheerer or more buildable. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan. The highlighter applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out easily along the edges. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Rhythm
Rhythm
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total