Category Archives: NARS Cosmetics

I Need It Now: @narsissist Velvet Lip Glide

I need you to understand that the sun kinda rises and falls with Francois Nars and Nars Cosmetics. Even if I don’t have it to spend I have to know what’s coming next.

I haven’t had a chance try any yet but I am sweating the Nars Velvet Lip Glide. Continue reading I Need It Now: @narsissist Velvet Lip Glide

What Should You Buy With Your @Sephora Gift Card?

What Should You Buy With Your Sephora Gift Card 1

You’ve begged. You’ve pleaded. You’ve dealt with everyone rolling their eyes, but you finally got it, a Sephora gift card. I know you heard the harps play and angels sing, but now the anxiety is setting in. You want to make this purchase count so what should you get? There are endless possibilities and perhaps some not-so endless funds so here are some suggestions in case you can’t ball out of control in Sephora after the holiday or anytime a gift card comes your way. Continue reading What Should You Buy With Your @Sephora Gift Card?

Save and Splurge: Vampy Lip Edition

I’m a woman who likes options or at least that’s what I tell myself when I pick up something that may or may not look similar to something I already own. So today I have a few swatches of some vampy lip options for you. One is on the high side while the others are budget friendly so hopefully you won’t feel left out if vampy lips are your lane and you haven’t tried these yet.

Vamp Lip Swatches

Wet N Wild – Vamp It Up ($1.99)

Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lacquer – Vamp ($4.59) 

NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Train Bleu ($26)

When it comes to a dark lip what’s you’re go-to shade?

A Fall Blush Option: @NARSissist Dolce Vita

Fall is upon us. You may be dragging your hoodies (or someone else’s *winks*) from your closets so that means it’s time to transition your makeup to deeper tones. Deeper lippies are a staple, but what about blushes?

Nars Cosmetics Dolce Vita
NARS Cosmetics Dolce Vita($30)

Dolce Vita Blush From Nars Cosmetics

Nars Cosmetics Dolce Vita has been in my makeup drawer forever. It’s described as a dusty rose and a great blush for fall. It’s matte so if you’re trying to stay away from sparkly or glitterly blushes then this could be for you. Unfortunately, Nars blushes are not cheap. Prices have slowly crept up on us Narsissists in the last few years, but I still think they’re great. There’s something out there for most skintones so even if Dolce Vita doesn’t tickle your fancy there’s another one out there waiting for you. And if you already have a fave Nars blush let me know in the comments. :-)

Nars Cosmetics Dolce Vita blush($30) is available at narscosmetics.com, Sephora and wherever Nars Cosmetics are sold.     

Thumbs Up: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is the first Nars foundation I’ve tried. I have used the tinted moisturizer(I like it) and I’ve used the Radiant Creamy Concealer(I like it) but I can’t compare it to Sheer Matte or Sheer Glow. Continue reading Thumbs Up: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

5 Products I'm Bringing With Me Into 2015

2014 is coming to a close. While some of us are thinking about what we want to leave behind I wanted to share some beauty products that are coming with me into 2015.

OCC Pagan and Technopagan
OCC Lip Tars($18.00)

Continue reading 5 Products I'm Bringing With Me Into 2015

NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella and Train Bleu

Are You a NARSissist? Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

I am an unabashed NARSissist. It is my holy grail brand. If I had the chance to meet François Nars I’d probably pass out. However, that opportunity probably won’t present itself anytime soon so I have to be satisfied with cool products. This is Cruella and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils Cruella and Train Bleu Continue reading NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella and Train Bleu

5 Ways to Know It's Holy Grail

5 Ways To Know It's Holy Grail

There comes a time in every beauty lover’s life that they hit the jackpot with a product or brand. The skies open up, the seas part and harps play for your discovery. Some of us call it the holy grail or HG for short. This is 5 reasons a brand/product is considered holy grail. Continue reading 5 Ways to Know It's Holy Grail

FOTD: A Bold Summer Look Re-creation

FULL DISCLOSURE: Nars 413 BLKR Illuminator and Lost Coast Eyeshadow Duo were gifted to me.

I was hanging around on Youtube and decided search for some Nars videos and ran across this one:

In this video head artist, Cindy Rodriguez, used some of the products from Nars Cosmetics’ Summer 2014 Adult Swim Collection to create a look around a bold lip. I decided to recreate the look with a few tweaks since I don’t own everything from Adult Swim.

Bold Lip Nars Summer 2014  Re-creation
Products I used for this look are below.

I feel good about it. Obviously the artist in the video didn’t wing out the eye. I did that just to add more drama because my eye looked a bit plain without it. I’ll be getting some swatches up of Lost Coast and 413 BLKR soon so you can see them upclose. I’ll also put what I used below. Let me know what you think.

Are you big on recreating the looks you see or do you just do what you want?

Products used:

Face

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation – 177

Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer – Ebony Bronze

NARS Blush – Desire

NARS Iluminator – 413 BLKR

Eyes

NARS Eyeshadow Duo – Lost Coast

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Maybelline Master Precise Ink Pen eyeliner – Black

Lips

NARS Lipstick – Funny Face (swatches here)