Showing posts with label Nars Summer 2012 Collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nars Summer 2012 Collection. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nars Moscow Summer 2012 Collection Pure Matte Lipstick Swatches, Pics, & Review



If you have read any of my Nars Summer 2012 collection posts, (located here, and here, and finally, here), you might notice that I whined a lot about not having ordered the Pure Matte Lipstick Moscow when I placed my initial order on Nars.com.  You might remember me talking about how hesitant I was to order a matte lipstick sight unseen.  I like to check those out in person to see if they will pull my lips off or if they're comfortably wearable.
 
It seemed like my Nordstrom and my JC Penney Sephora were never going to get it in stock for me to look at.  Didn't they know the angst in my need to see this???  So I stalked other blogs for more information.  When I visited Cafe Makeup, I became convinced that this would be a wearable matte and I ordered.
 


 
Nars Pure Matte Lipsticks are in a slim tube, making application a breeze.  It's easy to apply it where you want it to be.  Sometimes, if you apply a pigmented matte lipstick and go over the line, ugh, you're stuck with a goofy look until you wash your face.  This kind of tube enables the precise application that I need in a matte lipstick.
 
I did, indeed, find this to be very comfortable while worn.  I took Amy's advice from above and moistened my lips with a little balm first.  I let that sink in for a bit and once I was ready to put on the lipstick, I dabbed it off and like a first grader with a new crayon, I ran it over my lips with fresh excitement.
 


 
 
I like it!!   (I should have warned you...my invisalign trays were redone again and for the next six months, you'll be treated to the nifty extra plugs they put on my teeth that help the invisalign to work.)
 
I got the seal of approval from the hubster as I paired Moscow with the new Chanel eyeshadow duo Sable-Emouvant.
 


 
Be thankful, I am sparing you a grip too tight on the flat iron over the bangs.  Holy curly bangs, Batman.  I semi-fixed those later.  I also have an arm swatch for you to consider.
 


 
The Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow was a dream to wear.  It wore well through lunch and shopping and never felt tight or dry.  The lipsticks can be found for $25 at Nordstrom, Sephora, Nars and any other department store that carries this brand. 
 
 (All links are provided for your ease of ordering or obtaining more information.  I have an affiliate relationship with Nordstrom.  Please see my disclosure policy for more info.)
 
For more great pictures of this collection, visit Makeup Magpie, and Pink Sith.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quick Look Wearing Nars Summer 2012 Liberte' Blush and Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio


For swatches of the Nars Summer 2012 items, I purchased, see this post.  Today is a quickie post utilizing the Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio and the Liberte' blush, just to give you an idea of how they look on.  I confess, I was scared of Liberte' at first because it's one of those really pigmented blushes from Nars, but I found it to be quite workable and really, I really like it.
 
 
The eyeshadows wore VERY well.  I've had hit and miss luck in the past with Nars eyeshadows but this trio wore all day long with no mishaps.  The blush, ahhhhhh, I love the blush!!  If you get it, you won't be sorry.  As for the lip I'm wearing here, well, it's a mismash of a few items...a Buxom lip pencil and then I just threw a Lancome gloss over it. 
 
Anyway, the picture is unedited and hopefully you can see that I focused on the blue in the trio for the inner 2/3 of the eye, and went with the orange on the outer 1/3 and used the golden peach to highlight.  I threw on Chanel Taupe liner just for grins.
 
I still haven't been able to find the Nars summer items locally, and I'm not sure I want to spend $8 shipping for one lipstick, so I'm waiting...waiting for a website code or for the collection to come on-line at Nordstrom.
 
And there ya go!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nars Summer 2012 Pics and Swatches: Liberte' Blush, Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio, Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil


Today we have swatches, swatches, swatches of the Nars Summer 2012 Collection. I just love the advertising picture and was intrigued by the shadow, in particular, and how it glowed a light shimmering silvery blue and peach...I just had to see it in real life.
 
Isn't that gorgeous? I could picture being on a deserted tropical island somewhere when I look at that picture. Tropical islands are my happy place, so I relish any image that takes me there. Anyway, much staring at this photo and mentally going to my happy place prompted three purchases from the Nars website. I've looked at Nordstrom several times, hoping to see the items in person, but they still don't have them in at the counter where I live. But, when they get them, I'm checking out the matte lip product the model is wearing.  I just can't purchase a matte lip product without testing it first.
 
  So, onto the show.... I suppose you would call the Ramatuelle eyeshadow trio the star of this collection. It features a light frosty blue, a frosted golden peach and a matte orange that has a hint of brick to it.
 
Nars Summer 2012 Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio
 
On my arm, the peach is quite golden. I suspect it will show up more peachy on my lids as my arms are warm toned and my lids are very cool.   While my skin swatches show warm colors, I suspect on my eyes, the colors will be true to the palette itself.  I'll be able to make = whichever color pop that I want to depending on what color of shadow base I use. I think this trio will be extremely versatile and fun to play with. I'll give you longevity stats as I wear it. (I just got it today so haven't worn it yet.)
 
Nars Summer 2012 Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio
 
Next, I did something a little unusual...I purchased the blush in the collection. It's unusual because with all the blushes I have, it seems like I should be able to make something work, and I probably can but I like how it looks in the ad. I am, after all, an  advertiser's dream. Liberte' blush is a brick orange. It'll be a good color applied lightly to my light skin and be great a little later in the summer when I have a little color. (Please, always use sunscreen!!!)
 
 
Nars Liberte' Blush
 
It'll be a no-brainer getting ready in the morning to use this with the Ramatuelle eyeshadow trio.
 
Nars Liberte' Blush Swatch
 
Nars Summer 2012 Collection
 
I ordered the Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil thinking it would be a frosted beige that would work well with the eyeshadow trio. It was a little bit of a surprise to find out that it's a creamy peachy nude. Not at all what I thought,
 
 . Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
 
Nars Summer 2012 Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
 
Granted, I haven't tried it on the lips yet, but I'm afraid this won't quite be my color and I'm really wishing I ordered the Moscow Pure Matte Lipstick instead. Well, we'll give it a go and see how it is. I'll leave you with one more look at all the items that I purchased together.
 
Nars Liberte' blush Nars Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio Swatches
 
I plan to wear Dior Bikini nail polish this week with these items, but doesn't the light pink Trouville polish in the ad look so pretty??
 
(Nars Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio retails for $45.  Nars Liberte' blush is $28, and Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil retails for $24 wherever Nars is sold.)
 
Have you tried the Nars Summer 2010 collection yet? If you have, what is your favorite item in it? And how do you feel the wear of these items is/are?
 
(Edited to add:  You can see the items in use in THIS blog post.   Buenos Aires pencil is reviewed in this post.).

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