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NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint Review & Swatches

Orgasm X NARS Orgasm X Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with moderate gold and pink pearl throughout. It had semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which distributed shimmer and color well as I spread the gloss over my lips. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and non-sticky, which gave it more of a gel-like feel and was comfortable to wear. It lasted well for four hours and felt hydrat...
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NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Orgasm NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that is inspired by the brand’s Orgasm and Orgasm X blushes. It’s a very light-leaning quad, so it was hard to get diverse looks out of it. I’d say it’s more suitable for someone who likes lighter tones and tends to work with one or two shades per look. The dustiness of the matte coral only made it harder to get contrast using the four shades. ...
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Summer 2020: Anastasia Norvina Vol. 4 / NARS Orgasm Quad + Palette Swatches

First up: the recently-released Anastasia Norvina Vol. 4 Pro Pigment Palette ($60.00), which includes a mix of eyeshadows (7), Pressed Pigments (16), and Pressed Glitters (2). Next, NARS recently launched an Orgasm X collection, which included the release of two eye palettes: NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00) and NARS Orgasm Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00). Summer 2020 Palettes Gallery Options ...
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NARS Orgasm Collection for Summer 2020

Release Date + About the Launch For summer, NARS bestselling Orgasm inspires a collection featuring a mini eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow quad, cheek trio, and lip tint. Now online Sephora Products in the Launch Mini Orgasm Eyeshadow P...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Pattaya, Christine, NARS Cosmetics, NARS Orgasm Collection, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020


NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Laguna NARS Laguna Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, golden brown with warmer undertones and a gold-shimmered, satiny finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more on top. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety with a smidgen of powderiness; it wasn’t quite as velvety as other shades in the recently repackaged/released Bronzing Powder range, but it was much...
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NARS Punta Cana Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Punta Cana NARS Punta Cana Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a darker brown with moderate, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout that gave it a more satin-like finish once applied. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety with some glide to it–it felt more silicone-heavy compared to the brand...
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NARS Casino Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Casino NARS Casino Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl throughout that gave it a satin finish when buffed and blended out. The texture felt smooth, velvety, and had more glide than past iterations I’ve tried from the brand–it definitely had a richer, more luxurious feel to it that sat better on bare skin and was easier to blend out. It had nearly op...
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NARS San Juan Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

San Juan NARS San Juan Powder Bronzer ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl throughout. When applied and blended out, the finish was more satin-like with a subtle sheen but not overtly shimmery. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full opacity with a second layer if desired. The texture felt smooth and velvety to the touch with light ...
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NARS Laguna Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Laguna NARS Laguna Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed less golden compared to the original Laguna (which remains in the regular Bronzing formula that has some shimmer), though it was still a warmer-toned bronzer overall. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and velvety consistency–it had a glide to it that gave i...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Mica, Christine, Laguna, Laura Mercier, Cheek Products, Bronzers, NARS Cosmetics, Pigmentation, Temptalia, NARS Laguna LE, Sephora CA Sephora, BeautyFeelUniqueHarvey Nichols, Sephora PL Space NK UK


NARS Paradise Found Oil-Infused Lip Tints Reviews & Swatches

Laguna NARS Laguna Oil-Infused Lip Tint ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a subtle, brown-tinted base with copper and gold pearl throughout paired with a high-shine finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips with good shimmer/pearl dispersion. The texture was smooth, almost cream-like but quite lightweight, and wasn’t tacky, which made it easy to work with and comfortable to wear. ...
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NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Samoa NARS Samoa Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. It’s a “cooler” toned bronzer in the sense that it doesn’t lean orange or golden. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which is a little higher coverage than described but not that far off. The texture felt incredibly smooth and silky with light glide, which helped keep it from being t...
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NARS Laguna Afterglow Lip Balm Review & Swatches

Laguna NARS Laguna Afterglow Lip Balm ($28.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium, caramel brown with moderate, warm undertones and fine copper pearl paired with a balmy, lightly luminous finish. The texture was lightweight, emollient without being too thick or slippery, and it felt thin on my lips after an hour or so of wear. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage, as expected based on the claims, that covered my lips evenly and di...
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NARS Paradise Found Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Islamorada NARS Islamorada Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a chunky, sparkling finish that had a bit of shine to it. It was more like a loosely-pressed (but mostly loose!) powder that was chunky and clumpy. Those are not words I want associated with my eyeshadow, and this was a mess to work with. There was a lot of fallout during application regardless ...
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NARS Vallarta Matte Bronzing Powder Review & Swatches

Vallarta NARS Vallarta Matte Bronzing Powder ($38.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, more muted golden undertones paired with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out easily on bare skin. The texture was smooth, velvety, and had a bit of glide to it with a smidgen of powderiness (that was just present in the pan but not applied). It picked up wel...
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NARS Bronzing Collection Swatches

NARS Bronzing Collection debuted for summer with updated bronzer packaging, new shades, and a few additional products across the Laguna colorway, plus two new Powerchrome Pigments and an rose gold gloss. By touch and initial application, the regular Bronzing Powder range still seemed updated–smoother, more velvety. There is a fourth shade (Quirimba), which is the deepest of the Matte Bronzing Powder range, but it is not yet available on either NARS or Sephora, so I w...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Christine, Laguna, Sneak Peeks, NARS Cosmetics, NARS Bronzing Collection, Matte Bronzing Powder


NARS Summer 2020: Paradise Found + Laguna Collection

Release Date + About the Launch For summer, NARS expands the Laguna Collection with new shades of Matte and Shimmer Powder Bronzers, Laguna Afterglow Lip Balm and Tinted Lip Oil, plus a special edition in a jumbo size of Laguna Bronzer. There are also two new Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments! Now online at Sephora, 4/1 at NARS ...
Tags: Beauty, NARS, Sephora, San Juan, Christine, Laguna, Samoa, NARS Cosmetics, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020, Laguna Collection, NARS NARS Sephora Products, Polynesian Monoi de Tahiti, Quirimba Deep, Punta Cana Diffused, Mini Laguna Bronzer Lip Oil


NARS Loaded Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches

Foxy NARS Foxy Loaded Lip Lacquer ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a cream finish. It had a smooth, almost cream-like texture but it had a flexible, almost vinyl-like feel to it at times; no tackiness or heaviness at all, though. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly across my lips with only a smidgen of product in my deeper lip lines (but not ...
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NARS Shock ‘Em, Slam, Stricken Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Shock 'Em NARS Shock ‘Em Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a shiny, sparkling light, golden beige with more of a transparent base. It was one of the chunkiest eyeshadows I’ve come across, and the size of the clumps and flakes was daunting (though it doesn’t contain any plastic glitter). It would have been easier to work with if the larger pieces broke up and could be really smoothed out, but it was hard to get...
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NARS Hammered, Naked City, Riding High Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Hammered NARS Hammered Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, coppery red with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a pearly base. It had opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips as well as with a dry or dampened brush, though dampened application gave it a smoother finish overall. The texture was loosely-pressed into the pot, though it was more pressed than it was loose both initially and a...
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NARS Powerchrome Eye Pigments Swatches

NARS Powerchrome Eye Pigments ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) are new, limited edition and exclusive to the brand’s website. There are six shades available, which launched yesterday, and I have all six swatched for you in today’s post! NARS Powerchrome Eye Pigments Gallery Options Products Sw...
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NARS Hot Fix Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hot Fix NARS Hot Fix 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($49.00 for 0.76 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette exclusively available through Nordstrom. The palette contained one highlighter along with three blushes, though the last blush in the palette could work as a highlighting blush and/or highlighter depending on one’s skin tone. The four shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable and easy enough to work with, and last...
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Spring 2020: Lipsticks & Lipglosses from Tom Ford, NARS, Natasha Denona, Giorgio Armani

For spring/summer, there are eight new shades in the Tom Ford Lip Spark ($55.00 each) range that ranged from pale pink to rich red. Next, there are four shades of NARS Cool Crush Loaded Lip Lacquer ($26.00 each) and three shades of Natasha Denona Lip Oh-phoria ($26.00 each), which are all lip glosses. The very last shade is the new Giorgio Armani Mahogany (601) LKip Maestro ($38.00) I spied earlier this week at Sephora (not sure why there’s just one new shade…). Spr...
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NARS Dominate Blush Review & Swatches

Dominate NARS Dominate Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm copper undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, soft consistency that was slightly dry to the touch, but it didn’t have powderiness in the pan. The powder applied evenly and blended out well along the edges, but it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture slightly. It stayed on nicely for eight...
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NARS Zen Blush Review & Swatches

Zen NARS Zen Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, very light brown with more olive-leaning undertones, though it seemed a bit warm-toned overall. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely without looking too flat or too dry applied. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which seemed to deepen slightly once applied and blended out (likely due to th...
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NARS Tempted Blush Review & Swatches

Tempted NARS Tempted Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, but the texture was slightly drier and thinner, so it was easy to use a lighter hand or less-dense brush to get sheerer, more buildable coverage if preferred. The powder applied evenly to my cheeks and diffused nicely along the edges with little effort. It wore we...
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NARS Orgasm X Blush Review & Swatches

Orgasm X NARS Orgasm X Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral base with fine, golden shimmer throughout that gave it a more luminous finish. It was significantly warmer, deeper, and had a smoother sheen compared to the original Orgasm blush. The consistency felt slightly drier to the touch, almost papery (and I mean that in a neutral way), but it was incredibly easy to pick up with a brush–withou...
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I'm a Veteran Beauty Editor, and the New Nars Afterglow Collection Blew My Mind

I make it no secret that I'm a massive Nars Cosmetics fan. And honestly, I didn't realize how massive a fan I was until I moved my from New York to London last Summer. It was whilst packing up my entire life - which after 11 years as a beauty editor included a whole lot of makeup that needed to be drastically cut down - that I realized that most of my can't-live-without-cosmetics that I wanted - no needed - to bring to Britain were from Nars. Two of those products were the Wanted Eye Shadow Pale...
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NARS Aroused Blush Review & Swatches

Aroused NARS Aroused Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the firmer, thinner texture made it easier to pick up less product as it wasn’t powdery, which made pickup more precise. I found that more rounded blush brushes tended to deposit color more strongly and made blending more challenging–it’s particula...
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NARS Behave Blush Review & Swatches

Behave NARS Behave Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque (two layers). The texture was smooth to the touch but slightly thinner, and while it didn’t darken too much when applied on bare skin, I would recommend applying it over more matte skin (as opposed to dewy skin or dewy bases!) to avoid the color deepenin...
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NARS Illicit Blush Review & Swatches

Illicit NARS Illicit Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-brown with moderate, warm undertones paired with a satin finish. It had very fine shimmer throughout that looked quite luminous once applied and buffed onto my skin, so it was lightly glowing but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery but very blendable and easy to work with. It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer that...
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