Recently i’ve been having a bit of a Nars moment; having “shopped my stash” i’ve fallen back in love with Nars’ products. Here’s a rundown of my top 5 Nars products, destined for everyone’s makeup bags.
The Nars Sheer Glow foundation has a lot of hype surrounding it, being a particular favourite with both YouTubers and Bloggers alike. It has medium, build-able coverage and leaves a satin finish on the skin, a little misleading regarding the “sheer glow” name. It is however perfect for nights out and special occasions, as it makes the complexion appear flawless. It has no SPF also, meaning it’s great for flash photography – although who really uses flash photography these days anyway! The one draw back to this product is that fact that it comes with no pump, meaning you have to pour it out onto your hand before use, something that can get a bit messy. With a price of (gulp) £33, it’s defiantly on the high end side of foundation, so wouldn’t be for everyone. I do however think that it’s a great one for makeup lovers who enjoy trying out all that’s on the market.
For palette lovers, Nars is a great choice of brand as they have a wide selection of beauties available. A favourite would have to be the “And God Made the Women” palette. It’s small and compact, making it a great one for travelling, or if you’re just wanting something to throw in your makeup bag. The shade range is gorgeous, and perfect for creating any eye look. It includes two matte shades, one being a light taupe and the other being a dark, chocolate brown, so perfect if you’re wanting to define the crease. It also comes with a light pink shimmer, ideal for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone. Other shades include a shimmery black, great for eyeliner, and a stunning, almost metallic bronze. This is definitely the palette for neutral eyeshadow lovers. The shadows themselves are lovely quality, super pigmented in colour and have amazing blending ability. At £35 I think it’s not too bad a value for what you get. It also comes with a handy brush, and a travel size of the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base; another favourite from us!
The Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is another popular Nars product. This eyeshadow primer is to be used under eyeshadow to make the colours appear more vibrant and stay all day without creasing. Again, it is on the pricier side at £19.50, but this little tube lasts a surprisingly long time, and guarantes a seamless canvas for eye makeup. The sponge-tip makes application quick and easy, and thepackaging is small and sleek. You defiantly get what you pay for, and is a must have in everyone’s makeup bag.
The lipsticks from Nars don’t get enough recognition as they should, when up against competition such as MAC and YSL. They are however the best on the market in our opinion, in terms of quality and long lasting power. Catfight is a stunning mauve pink shade, that looks beautiful on so many skin tones. It’s a matte formula meaning it gives high intensity colour pay off and the ability to last all day without re-application. Like with all Nars products, the packaging is compact and sleek, something that looks high end and professional. With 38 shades to choose from in the original range, from mattes, satins or sheer formulas, there’s no doubt that there’s a lipstick for everyone.
Last but not least are the blushes. This cult product comes with 33 shades, from shimmers to mattes. The colour Doucer is a gorgeous rose pink, one that looks stunning on paler skins. Having said that, with so many shades to choose from, there’s one that will suit everyone. The formula blends beautifully into the skin, however it is very pigmented, so you only need to tap your brush in slightly to get enough product.