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Let's Talk About NARS!

A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS? Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here.

 

The audacious thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Show-Me-Your-Audacious-Collection/m-p/1695820#M10941

 

SPRING 2019:

 

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APRIL 2019: NARS x CONNOR TINGLEY

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Have you picked up anything from the collection so far? Do tell!

 

 

 

 

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I just ordered this yesterday with my gift card, and I'm really happy to see your positive review! I thought it might be too dark for me, but I also like more pigmented blushes that I can buff out. Can't wait to try it, especially Exhibit A. It's always one of those blushes I'm drawn to in store. 

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I've just been waiting on a decent promo code before I get this palette. It's great to know that you love it!

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I just pulled the trigger on this one this morning. The colors looked so much more interesting to me than Unfiltered II, but it made me a little nervous, too. I'm glad you're loving it! I'm really excited for it now!

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@jozkid I was tempted by Unfiltered II but decided all the pinks would probably not show up well on my skin! I have light skin, but my olive undertones seem to negate any pinkness of most light blushes.

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ooo great info! Can't wait for my Unfiltered I to arrive now! I'll have to try the color contour like you mentioned.. and Exhibit A scares me....

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@KatieKabam @k617 I'm wearing Exhibit A today (single version)

 

It's one of my favorite winter blushes - it makes you look like you just stepped out of the cold.

 

As long as you don't use a super dense brush, you should be fine.

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@Mochapj it's -28 here with windchill today... I don't think I'll need Exhibit A's help! Smiley Very Happy

 

I'll go in with a super light hand. As long as it's easy to blend (which it sounds like it is), I can always apply some of my loose translucent powder and blend out to soften it.

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OK, is that Celsius or Fahrenheit? Because if it's Fahrenheit that's wicked cold! Not that Celsius is much better, but, you know....

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Good lord -28?!  I stepped outside this morning and it was -2 and I whimpered, LOL.

 

Clearly my Winnipeg heritage is fading! Smiley Very Happy

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@jozkid -28 C, but it's not surprising if we get -28 F here!

The record weather I've experienced is -40C + windchill, which means it's about -50C when all is said and done. And I'm not even that far up the province!

 

@Mochapj You need to return to the Prairies this week to recharge your Winnepeg durability!! Smiley Very Happy

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@k617 I actually prefer cold weather to hot myself, but I think -40 or -50C might be where I draw the line!

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LOL I've taken my husband back to visit twice at Xmas and both times it's gotten down to -40 plus windchill.  He thought he was gonna die Smiley Very Happy

 

And he was SO CONFUSED by why we plug cars in. Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy

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Hahahahah I'm sure after that -40 weather he understands!! @Mochapj

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@KatieKabam I'm going to try applying in a number of ways. I'll try to use my CT brush to gently stamp in swirl...if that's too intense, I'll try a soft stippling brush, and then a fan brush Smiley Happy

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Trial and error! @k617

 

It is WAY too easy to go overboard with blush in a matter of seconds! I feel Exhibit A will teach me some things.. Excited to see how you make it work!

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Nars was my makeup obsession when I started getting into makeup since so many people had HG products from them. I have 2 cult favourites, but one didn't work for me and the other wasn't as outstanding as people made it. I want to love the one product, so hopefully you gals can help.

 

Radiant Creamy Concealer, the HG of HG concealers. Everyone raves about it, but none of the colours match me and it creases so badly underneath my eyes. I have Custard, which is pretty much a foundation colour for me that leans a bit too yellow. I do have warm undertones, but recently SAs have been telling me I'm neutral to warm. If I tried to use just this concealer, it's too yellow and when I try to mix it with a better suited concealer, it looks extremely thick and dry.

 

Orgasm blush actually works beautifully for me, and I'm tempted to get a couple more blushes from Nars in my life. I just need to single them out since they are quite expensive for blush, and the formula isn't extraordinary in my opinion. Any suggestions would be great, I have light neutral-warm skin

 

I would love input on the Audacious lipsticks. They are extremely expensive, so I want one everyday colour, possibly Anita?

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I'm with you on being disappointed on the RCC shade selection. Vanilla looks a little off (grayish?) under my eyes and Chantilly is so light! However that's the color I'm using because I know I will just get more pale in the winter and I've been diligently using sunscreen so I didn't get much color this summer. Custard would be my closest foundation color, but I like my under eye concealer a little lighter than my foundation.

 

The blushes really depend on what you're looking for. My favorites right now are sex appeal, douceur, madly, and sin. Taj Mahal is next on my list.

 

For the audacious lipsticks I think Anita or Vanessa are your best bet for an everyday color. They are my lip but better shades on me. Anna is nice but probably too purple for an everyday color. I bought Anita when they were first released and I just had Vanessa delivered today, despite every blog saying you don't need both. They are extremely close in color! I'm with you on bridgette being too bright pink - I thought it would be a nice spring color but I never wear it. The next color I purchase will be Jane because it seems to be flattering on a lot of people.

 

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I have been going back and forth on trying out the RCC. Chantilly is too light for me, Vanilla is too pink, and until recently I would have said that Custard and Honey are too dark... but then I got a concealer from Ipsy that should also be too dark for me (allegedly it's for medium skin tones), and surprisingly it works really well on my dark circles. I think the extra pigment color corrects on the purple/blue so it doesn't end up looking too dark or orange? Anyway, I'm thinking about trying Custard out, but my biggest concern is creasing, so if it's hard to work with I may go with something else. I'm thinking either Tarte Creaseless Marajuca, or the new UD one in Light Warm, which I think would probably be a perfect color match.

 

I am also looking to add some more blushes to my line-up, namely a neutral and a red. I've been going back and forth between NARS and UD here too; UD Video vs... idk even with NARS for a nude, but I'm sure I could find something. For a red, I'm on the fence between Exhibit A and UD Bang or Quiver. One of my motivations here is that I can order UD from Ulta, and if I time that with a point multiplier special I could end up with 2k points and treat myself to $125 of freebies... but Exhibit A looks so gorgeous. Smiley Sad #epicfirstworldproblems

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Jaza, not sure if you've already answered your own question, but I have the RCC in Custard and it creases badly on me. Tarte Creaseless has been my go-to concealer for years, but I heard so many raves about RCC that I had to try it. I have oily skin too, but man, that RCC looks awful on me. Back to Tarte I went. I kept the RCC though for blemishes. It's good for that at least. 

 

Also, even though I'm on the paler side, Custard was still a good match. Vanilla was much to white on me. 

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Since you mentioned exhibit a, bang and quiver...

 

I love all 3, but Quiver is more of a raspberry than a red.  Bang is a nice orange red, and Exhibit A is a true red.

 

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Thank you!! That's very helpful. Quiver is out then, it looks like it would pull pink on me, which I don't want.

 

How do the formulas stack up, between UD and NARS? Would either be more difficult to go light with? They both look gorgeous, but different enough that I can't just say "oh, Bang's a dupe" and go with that. If UD is easier to go overboard on I might have to stick with my original NARS plan.

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