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.
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.
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!
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:
(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!