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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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@k617 the real technique brushes work really well with this formula..I use the denser buffing brush that came in the face kit and works really well both wet and dry. 

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It works best with the brush designed for the DI blushes, the wet to dry blush brush from Nars. I would get that brush! It's dense and synthetic, really nice!

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@mochapj @mrsbaine @heartsmyface @malday @Gwenhwyfar Tried both my scratchy Bobbi Brown mini face blender brush and soft but dense Sephora mini multitasker #45.5 and both work well but the multitasker wins! It LOADS on the pigment like crazy. Thanks for your help!

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@k617 I don't with that palette; but I have in the past with some of the DI blush singles

 

do you have any goat hair brushes? They need something more scratchy when they're too firm. Nars also makes a DI specific brush for them and I have it and it works, but best to see if you have something already

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@Mochapj Tried to look on Sephora and can't find the specific DI brush.. which one is it? Is it just the regular Nars Blush Brush available only online?

 

ETA: Whoops, is it the wet/dry brush?

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@k617 Yup, it's the wet/dry brush.

 

It's got a very small, compact bristle round head that is sized for the DI single pans (so quite narrow - maybe about the diameter of a quarter?)

 

I've not bothered to try them wet, but supposedly it works for both.

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@Mochapj Ohhh I have a scratchy brush! My promo Bobbi Brown mini face blender Smiley Happy I will try that one!

 

Sounds like I really have been using brushes that are much too soft to pick them up. Glad I have you guys to turn to before returning this beauty!

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This was one of the reasons I wasn't the hugest fan of them; they felt a little harder for me to work with... until I found that a damp beauty blender does the trick. I use that now and it applies and blends out really well. 

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@mrsbaine Ooh, I'm gonna try this trick. Thanks for the tip!

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Cool, thanks for the tip @mrsbaine! If my scratchy brush fails I will try that before going out to buy the brush.

 

I really like this palette and think the colours are gorgeous...I want it to work out!

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Oh boo, that's a drag.  The DI blushes are normally a little harder pressed in the pan but normally give nice payoff.  I wonder if this is a case of needing to break the blushes in.  Are you maybe up for removing the top layer with a piece of scotch tape to see if things are softer below the surface? 

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@heartsmyface @k617 I feel like I had to deal with this (getting past the first layer) with my Steven Klein DI blush. I am expecting to have to do the same with the blush palette, because I assumed it to just be a feature of the formula. I always use a fluffy brush, so the bristles don't break into the powder very quickly.

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@heartsmyface I wonder if that's really it? I feel like the top layer has a bit of a shiny surface that I need to break into first.

 

I'm only on my second day of this palette so that very well could be it!

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I don't really have a problem but I do swipe a few times and the brush I use is by no means fluffy. It applies a little intensely to my cheeks actually. This is what I use:

 

 

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Thanks @malday, maybe I'm just too used to powdery blushes that have lots of kick up!

 

Or maybe I need a denser brush to apply these. My pro contour brush is fluffy and pretty soft. I do have a mini multitasker (45.5? Something like that?) that I initially bought for highlighting but was loading on too much pigment because it has short and dense bristles. Perhaps I'll try using that one to pick up the powder and my regular blush brush to blend it out.

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Temptalia has swatches in the gallery:

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Overheated looks beautiful, but I'm hesitant because of this "Lip Cover" formula....liquid? not? inquiring minds want to know!

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I'm also very curious - eyeing Get Dirty, but liquid lipsticks are hit or miss for me. 

 

They sure look like liquid lipsticks based on the images.

 

I adore NARS lip glosses, though, so I'll probably give it a go!

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I know...T's swatches look very thick/heavy.....

 

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Finally swatches of the blushes and the eyeshadows!! I've been stalking no joke Smiley Happy I might just get both blushes and the eyeshadows as well cause I know from experience that once I start playing with them wet with my own brushes that  I am going to love them.  As pretty as the swatches are, I always find that pictures never do quite capture how these will look once properly blended in real light and on my own skin tone.  The DI formula, hoping these will be in the same vein as previous releases, take on a life of their own once applied wet/blended. Gorgeous!

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Hmmmmmm - members only looks pretty, but her swatches of deep end and pool shark don't look as vibrant as v0ltagekid's - maybe it's the lighting. As being fair skinned I hope these will be darker.

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