My Friday FOTD With the NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, Makeup, NARS

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Going bold with NARS Deep End on my lids and lower lash line

I think everything from the NARS Summer 2016 Under Cover Collection — from the Lip Covers to the Dual-Intensity Blushes and the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows — is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love how cohesive the overall collection is and how they included shades for neutral looks and bold looks, too. The makeup look I was wearing in my review of the eyeshadows was something closer to my normal neutral makeup looks, so I thought I’d try a bolder look outside my comfort zone today.

This look was actually really easy, but I think it definitely makes a statement. 


First I dampened my brush before applying Deep End all over my lids to intensify the color, and I also used a damp brush to apply Deep End all along my lower lash line. Then, to blend this out, I used a fluffy crease brush to lightly dust Tan Lines into my crease. If I’d wanted to do a smokey look, I could have applied this damp as well, but I just wanted to blend out Deep End, so I applied it dry.

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Closeup of my all-NARS FOTD

For my blush, I used the right side of the Liberation Dual-Intensity Blush, a really pretty terra-cotta shade. It’s a great everyday blush for me, and I love how there’s a slight sheen it.

I didn’t use any highlighter (which is sooo rare for me because I LOVE, LOVE highlighter), but I still had a soft glow from the blush. I was super impressed that this didn’t look flat on me at all.

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Totally ready for summer!

For my lips, I used nude Overheated Lip Cover. I wanted a nude lip because the eyeshadow was so bold, and Overheated was exactly what I had in mind. This is definitely going to be a staple for me!

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Another look at my NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection FOTD!

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The gorgeous NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection

The NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection is available now at NARS Cosmetics. The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows are $29 each, the Dual-Intensity Blushes are $45, and the Lip Covers are $28.


Here’s another shot swatches of the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows:

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Swatches of the NARS Under Cover Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows (L to R): Topless, Tan Lines, Deep End and Pool Shark

(Note: These swatches are applied dry using a heavy hand.)

On my face, I’m wearing NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Malaga (I just reviewed this on my blog) and Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel. My mascara is Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, and my brows are the Dior Brow Styler (full review here).

So, have I convinced you that you NEED something from this collection? Yes? No? Let me know what you think!

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.


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  1. Katie says:

    OMG! That eyeshadow looks stunning on you, especially contrasted with all the peachy tones you’ve got on your cheeks and lips! So summery!

  2. I love the eyeshadow! Such a pretty look.
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  3. Lulle says:

    This is a really pretty look for summer! I love Deep End on you.
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  4. Diana says:

    The eyeshadow is definitely summer-ish. Looks good on you!

  5. Astrid says:

    Loving your reviews for the NARS Summer collection (and so jealous you got the bag!!!). I’m definitely convinced I should get Overheated… Now I need to make up my mind if I want the Eyeshadows or not (deep end or pool shark…?!?)
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  6. Becky says:

    This is a really lovely look on you. The eyeshadow pops beautifully! You’ve definitely convinced me on the shadows. Gorgeous!
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  7. Mary says:

    You look Fabulous! Great colors on you for summer. I want all of the eye shadows now, esp Deep End & Pool Shark.

  8. Jen says:

    I adore this look. It looks amazing on you. That eyeshadow/lipstick color combo is spot on!

  9. Deep End looks SO pretty on you! I think the shade would wash me out a bit but it goes soooo well with your skintone, beautiful.
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  10. Tatiana says:

    What a pretty look. I love Deep End on your eyes. Did you get all the colors from the summer collection? They are so tempting.

  11. Noel says:

    These colors look so beautiful on you. I especially love the peachy nude lippie.

  12. Erin says:

    Those colors are perfect on you!
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  13. Michaela says:

    Hi Adia. You definitely got your summer look on! I love the “Deep End” color on you and I’m glad you shared your tips on how to put it together with the rest of the Undercover collection. I’m really leaning towards getting the “Deep End” eye shadow. I’m also thinking about getting the other dual blush, but I forgot the name.

  14. Amy says:

    Gorgeous saturated color!

  15. denise S says:

    What a pretty look on you! Love the peach cheeks and aqua eyes! I’m going to Nordstrom today, I’m going to take a look at this collection.

  16. Mitzi says:

    That eye shadow looks fabulous on you! And by the way, I ordered one based on your earlier review. It still hasn’t arrived and now after reading this review, I’m getting antsy to try it out LOL.

    Btw, Pool Shark was out of stock on the Nars website earlier this week (just checked and it still is), but I see it’s available on Sephora (YAY)! Sooo, looks like I’ll be adding to my ever-growing eyeshadow collection! Thanks for reviewing these, Adia! 🙂

  17. Ester says:

    That eyeshadow looks so good on you. You’re very pretty by the way.

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