NARS x Man Ray The Veil Face Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette
NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette

The Veil

NARS The Veil Man Ray Face Palette ($49.00 for 0.38 oz.) is a trio of “buildable” powders that includes limited edition blush and highlighting shades. If you like your cheek colors more pigmented, the trio might work for you, but if you were holding onto the concept of “buildable,” then I think you may be more disappointed.


01/03

NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
NARS Laguna Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Laguna

Laguna is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a lot more red-toned in the palette compared to the standalone, permanent shade that was released earlier this year, though. The consistency was smooth but quite dense and needed a heavy hand and a dense brush to yield coverage, which was semi-opaque and buildable overall (though it was supposed to be sheerer). It blended out without much effort and lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

01/03

NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush
NARS Lovesick Blush

Lovesick

Lovesick is a rich, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth texture that wasn’t too firm or too dense in the pan, but it didn’t kickup any excess product in the pan. A little went a long way, so I would recommend using a lighter hand to build up color initially. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

01/03

NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter
NARS Surreal Highlighter

Surreal

Surreal is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer with a smooth, soft, and blendable texture that was easy to apply to the skin. It did emphasize my skin’s natural texture just slightly at semi-opaque coverage or higher. On me, the highlighter lasted for eight hours.

Formula Overview

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They’re not listed as part of the Dual Intensity formula, though they felt a lot like it (firmer but not stiff, a little dry to the touch but very blendable and don’t appear dry or dusty on the skin), and the description of the formula was similar–use dry for “shimmering veil of second-skin color” or wet for a “high-impact glow.” All three shades were quite shimmery applied dry, and they were metallic when applied with a damp brush. I’d disagree with these being “sheer shimmer” or “second-skin color” in any way dry–all three were mostly opaque to opaque dry, which is where the palette fell “short.”

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NARS Man Ray Face Palette $49.00/0.38 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Pat McGrath Subversive Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Amulet Vice 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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It looks really nice. The collector in me wants it for the packaging, but I have Laguna (who doesn’t?) in another palette, and it’s a tad dark for me. The highlighter is too dark for me, too. I think I just have to pass and save my $ for something else.

Nars is really pushing Laguna down everyone’s throats. Becca does the same thing with Opal. This looks really pretty, but I’m not the biggest fan of Nars’ face powders.

I bought it with Ulta’s 20% off code and I’m really glad that I did! It looks gorgeous, especially the blush. I have Laguna in the Bord de Plage palette but it’s my favorite bronzer (in the Sun Wash formula) so I don’t mind getting a second one!

100% tempting! I absolutely love each of the shades. Even the overly redundant Laguna, because I like that this version is a tad redder. So now it’s all about deciding between the single of Fetishised, which has to be purchased directly from Nars, or this one, because I can get it from various retailers? 🤔

I only have a mini laguna from some set. Not great on me. Do agree and see the slightly redder bit. Pink corals aren’t ,my thing. Like the highlighter and love the packaging/design. Going for the Blanche/noire lips out of this collection. Big surprise. Waiting for the S sale ( Nov 3 start for rouge, if not announced here yet.) Doubt it will sell out and require a Nars f&f.

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