NARS x Man Ray Deep Throat/Barbara Love Triangle Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle

Deep Throat/Barbara

NARS Deep Throat/Barbara Man Ray Love Triangle ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) contains two shades from NARS’ permanent line in miniature-sizes — a pink-coral blush and a rosy beige lipstick. Both were nice and consistent with full-sized versions that I have tried in the past.

Value

A full-sized blush retails for $30.00 and contains 0.16 oz. or costs $187.50/oz. A full-sized Audacious lipstick retails for $34.00 and contains 0.14 oz. or costs $242.86/oz. The set contains $15.00 worth of blush and $19.43 worth of lipstick for a total value of $34.43.

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NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush
NARS Deep Throat Powder Blush

Deep Throat

Deep Throat is a medium, pink-coral with a soft, golden pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly firmer texture that was still quite blendable on the skin but needed a moderate hand to pickup product onto a brush. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

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NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick
NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

Barbara

Barbara is a medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly. The consistency was creamy, moderately emollient, and had some noticeable slip on the lips. The downside was the slip caused the color pull away at my lip lines and settle into them over the five hours it lasted for. The formula was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.14 oz. - $242.86 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "one-stroke, full-coverage" pigmentation with a "soft matte finish" that is "long-lasting" and "hydrating." The formula is best characterized by its texture: creamy, smooth, and slightly denser/thicker on (but not heavy) compared to the typical lipstick formula. Most of the shades are opaque, while "weak" shades are more semi-opaque. The majority of the colors I've tested have applied evenly and smoothly with good glide and feel comfortable on my lips. They tend to last between four and six hours and was lightly hydrating to non-drying. There was no noticeable scent or taste.

Browse all of our NARS Audacious Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL • BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 • ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE • ISONONYL ISONONANOATE • EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CANDELILLA CERA/CIRE DE CANDELILLA • OZOKERITE • HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER • MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE • CETEARYL ALCOHOL • ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE • CETEARETH-20 • SILICA • CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE • POLYETHYLENE • COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA • ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE • PHENOXYETHANOL • COPRINUS COMATUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT • POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID • LECITHIN • CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM SEED OIL • SIMETHICONE • TOCOPHERYL ACETATE • SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE • HEXYLENE GLYCOL • DEXTRIN • WATER/AQUA/EAU • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • HYDROGENATED PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE • LYSOLECITHIN • PORTULACA PILOSA EXTRACT • TOCOPHEROL • SUCROSE COCOATE • ASCORBYL PALMITATE • PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38 • DISODIUM EDTA • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) • RED 28 (CI 45410) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) • YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985)] •

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • Chanel Burnt Coral Joues Contraste Blush
  • MAC Show Gold Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • Tarte Toasted Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • NARS Barbara Audacious Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This pairing is very nice for a professional or more natural daytime look. Just not one of be inclined to pick up for myself, I don’t think.

I know this is a Sephora specific post, but the set is(was?) available in different color combinations, depending on the store. NARS is offering Orgasm/Orgasm, Impassioned/Anna (which I got in Nordstrom) and Dolce Vita/Audrey. The Impassioned set was Nordstrom/Nars specific. I love mine!

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