NARS x Man Ray Hot Sand/Rita Love Triangle Review, Photos, Swatches

01/03

NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle
NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle

Hot Sand/Rita

NARS Hot Sand/Rita Man Ray Love Triangle ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) contains a peachy highlighter and a vibrant, warm red lipstick. The highlighter actually seemed better than I remember the full-sized version being, while the lipstick was consistent with the full-sized version.

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.


01/06

NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush
NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush

Hot Sand

Hot Sand is a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that was almost creamy-like as it was soft without being powdery. The powder applied evenly to the skin, blended out nicely, and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

01/06

NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick
NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick

Rita

Rita is a rich, medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer. The lipstick was lightly creamy without too much slip, so it stayed in place well and did not gather in my lip lines over time. This shade wore well for over six hours and was lightly moisturizing.

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.

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Product Availability

NARS Man Ray Love Triangle $24.00/0.17 OZ.
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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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I want the hot sand mini/highlight. Butch already have a full size of Rita (I got as a gift), which I rarely wear as I have already found my HG red lip.

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