7 Reasons to Love NARS

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7 Reasons to Love NARS

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  1. NARS Modern Love Palette Rocks the Cradle of Eyeshadow Love
    With a mix of shimmery neutrals; sexy, sparkling plum and a sprinkling of basic brown and black all together in the same place, this well-coordinated eye palette still packs some serious potential.
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  3. NARS Multiple Duo in Orgasm/South Beach: With a Name Like That, It Has To Be Good!
    This Multiple Duo is one of five and comes with shimmery, peachy pink Orgasm and South Beach, its shimmery coral partner in crime. At $45, it’s a little on the expensive side, but considering how lovely the colors are, and that both shades purchased individually would set you back $74, it’s not a bad deal at all.
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  5. NARS Shrinagar Lipstick: Berry Sexy!
    Shrinagar was the only lipstick color in Nars’ last spring release, but never mind when it arrived. It looks great any time of year! It’s a sheer wash of deep, glossy raspberry with microscopic flecks of silver — complex, even flashing purple at certain angles. Picture hot librarians in nerdy chic glasses! πŸ™‚
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  7. NARS Says Aloha with the Hula Hula Eyeshadow Duo
    This shimmery eyeshadow duo feels like poetry on my eyes… One of two eyeshadow duos from the NARS spring 2009 collection, Hula Hula comes with two cool-toned eyeshadows, the first in shimmery strawberry pink and the other in gold. For all my glitter girls, both colors in the duo have bangin’ flakes of glitter — HUGE chunks like the glitter in NARS’ Super Orgasm Blush, BAM!
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  9. NARS Mounia Blush: More Wearable Than It Looks
    The first time I swatched this shimmery reddish brown coral with golden pearl, I was convinced it would cause crazy clown cheeks! It looked almost like bright orange paint in the pan and on the back of my hand. To my surprise, the shade doesn’t look anywhere near as bright on my cheeks. It delivers a bright yet natural, just-pinched flush — not at all what I expected!
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  11. Live Nude Gloss! NARS Supervixen Lipgloss
    Movie moment! If I were starring in a blockbuster, this is how I’d want my lips to look in my closeups, with hair perfectly tousled, of course, and C. Bale feeding me croissants and coffee in bed (assuming he wasn’t being mean to his mum, oh, gawd).
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  13. NARS Mediteranee Face of the Day: Orange, Anyone?
    Here’s a bright look I really like (despite my confused, far-off stare in the picture at the bottom) using the orange and gold shades from the NARS Mediteranee eyeshadow duo and products from MAC Cosmetics, Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier and Chanel.

TGIF, ladies! Looks like we made it through another workweek. I hope yours wasn’t bad, but if it was, I hope it gets better. πŸ™‚


This morning I reminisced about some of my favorite NARS products of the past few months. Actually, since NARS is so good about maintaining the availability of their older products, one or two of these are from last year, but all are still available through their website.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vonvon says:

    Wow!! NARS certainly has lots of good stuff. Heard so much about their blushes, esp Orgasm, of course, and still lemming for the Modern Love palette….

    Have a good weekend, Karen!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Chanel Good Enough To Eat?? And Pressies From A Friend =-.

  2. Stef says:

    Mmm, supervixen! Love the name, love the visual. I think I need to make this mine.

    The Mounia blush looks great on you! It just goes to show you how you need to swatch everything. So many things (especially on color-forward lines like NARS) look spooky in the container, but fab on the skin. I do wonder what it would do on my lily white skin? I fear I would be approaching the clown territory…
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… tarte multiplEYE lash enhancer Γ’β‚¬β€œ review =-.

  3. TaLaisa says:

    Wow! That shrinagar lipstick is sooo so gorgeous. I think I’m in love!
    .-= TaLaisa’s last blog post… Happy Valentines =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi TaLaisa,

      It’s *really* pretty in person. Gotta love how NARS keeps the seasonal stuff in the permanent collection. It makes it *that* much easier to fall in love with items from the line.

      How’s your Friday going?

  4. Marina says:

    Gimme # 1, 2 and 4))
    And that orange look is one of my favorite!I saw this post long time ago and you inspired me to get similar eyeshadows and coral lipstick. Now I am SO in love with those colors
    Thank you!:)
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Golden Cage Makeup Collection by Chanel. Holiday 2009 =-.

  5. Michelle says:

    ‘Scuze me, hot stuff! Love that look!

  6. amy says:

    Supervixen looks so gorgeous, I got to pick that one up some time!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Shine On Leave in Hair Treatment =-.

  7. amy says:

    BTW did some of the earlier comments for this posting got erased?
    .-= amy’s last blog post… John Masters Organics Shine On Leave in Hair Treatment =-.

  8. Glosslizard says:

    You inspired my with your photo the other day, so I’m wearing a look with the Habanera duo! I paired it with a sheer berry lippie and it makes for a terrific summer-fall transitional look! Yay! I love being seasonal! πŸ˜‰

  9. shivotra says:

    Hey Karen.

    Thanks for the post. I kinda have a NARS crush myself.

  10. Toni says:

    Loving the Hula Hula shadow duo! And the Shrinagar lipstick is too pretty! Man, I feel a trip to Sephora coming on!
    .-= Toni’s last blog post… Downsizing My Stuff =-.

  11. Patti says:

    Modern Love and Supervixen looks fab! Do you know if Modern Love is still available? I think you earlier post said that it was a Nordstorm exclusive-

    haay I wish I live closer to Nordstrom but I think my wallet is glad that I don’t πŸ˜›

  12. lexi says:

    you are killing me girl -NARS is my fave then MAC followed by UD. I want to go back 2 the NARS counter to find a lipstick to go with the Stella gloss I bought yesterday – I still want the cream blush!

  13. Fabian says:

    Hey Karen, Happy Friday! I looooove NARS, it’s just oh-so-expensive! Orgasm-South Beach is hawt, though I’ve been more of a Orgasm-Laguna person myself. And as for NARS Mounia, I love it as a pleasant surprise! Thanks for another fun post πŸ˜€

  14. u love amazing as usual and I so want the NARS Modern Love Palette Rocks the Cradle of Eyeshadow Love!!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… CL 2NE1 & Pink Eye! =-.

  15. Sherry says:

    saw your pic, so pretty must come say love the look πŸ™‚
    .-= Sherry’s last blog post… Custom jewellery =-.

  16. Steph B says:

    I love, love, love Shrinagar. I’ve been wearing it the last few days and have gotten so many compliments. It feels great on too.

    I’m treating myself tomorrow because I hope to have some job interviews coming up. I need a new powder. I’m a little shiny and can’t decide if I want the MUFE HD translucent powder, MAC prep & prime, or Benefit Matterial Girl. Thoughts?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Steph B.,

      I love all of ’em equally. If you’re super oily and want it also use it for pics, I’d opt for the Prep+Prime.

      Good luck on your interviews! What position are you going for?

  17. Tavia a says:

    I love the blush and I think many girls like it also. Who doesn’t like an orgasm πŸ™‚
    .-= Tavia a’s last blog post… Day Smoke makeup inspired by Too Faced Smoky eye palette =-.

  18. jesse says:

    oh karen, you make me laugh hardcore with your bale comments.

  19. Steph B says:

    Thanks for the tip Karen. There is a MAC store next to a Sephora near me so I did half my face in each yesterday. The MUFE looked best initially, but after about half an hour and the rest of the day the MAC was the clear winner. Added bonus for being cheaper. I’ll go back tomorrow or Tuesday to pick it up.

    I’m going for a government gig — management and program evaluation type stuff. Fingers crossed!

  20. lexi says:

    Pillow Talk is next on my list too – I think I’d like Stella better on top of a lipstick – I’m still getting use to it on it’s own.

  21. Alice says:

    hey karen, i just wanted to tell you that the makeup you have on in that picture makes you look stunning!!!
    The shadows or whatever you used to apply the makeup around your eyes made it stand out more. the blush suits you very well,and you’re right its just like a perfect pinch of flush! i’ve seen various photos of the colors you have on your cheeks and by far this is the most natural looking on you! I usually never comment but this time i had too! i just thought it would be nice if someone told me i looked good. i love wearing blush…and no one ever tells me if that shade suits me or if that shade is way off! so mounia blush is definitely for you!

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