NARS Exumas Matte Multiple Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

NARS Exumas Matte Multiple
NARS Exumas Matte Multiple

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Angela Avatar

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.

Leslie Buzzy Avatar

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!!!

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