Last night I had a makeup dream, except that in this dream there was an ice cream truck, and instead of ice cream it sold the new NARS Multiple Tints ($38 each).
Okay, now here’s where it gets REALLY weird. Instead of applying the sheer, buildable tints to my cheeks and lips, I gobbled ‘em up like they were sweet, creamy treats!
Available in three eye-popping shades — Beverly Hills (a bright red tint), Cadaques (a bright fuchsia tint) and Turks & Caicos (a bright orange tint) — these do look a lot like desserts, don’t they? Kinda like Push Up Pops, yum!
But don’t be fooled by their vibrant shades. Each adds just a whisper of highly wearable color.
I’ve been playing with Beverly Hills, the red shade, on my cheeks (NOTE: I also tried it on my lips but didn’t like the flavor…like an odd mix of concentrated Hawaiian Punch and Sour Patch Kids) this week, and, impressively, it lasts for a good 6-8 hours! — even without a primer.
For a quick, easy cheek flush, I swiped BH directly from its travel-friendly tube and blended out the edges with my fingers. I gave it a try on top of powder, where it worked aw-ite, but it seemed to excel on bare skin or atop foundation.
NARS Multiple Tint in Beverly Hills on NC30 skin
NARS Multiple Tint in Beverly Hills on NW20 skin
A NARS Multiple Tint tip from NARS National Trainer Janice Daoud
For a sexy flush, mix and apply Beverly Hills and Cadaques beneath the curve of each cheek. Then, add a pop of color to the apples with Turks & Caicos.
Texture wise, Multiple Tint doesn’t feel like the original NARS Multiples to me. The OG ones apply moist but dry to a powdery finish; these, however, have a wetter texture and a glossy finish not unlike the gel Cheek Stains from Tarte.
I’m a fan of Beverly Hills and might pick up the other two. I sure hope NARS considers adding these shades to the permanent line (hint hint!). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Available now at Sephora stores, NARS counters and NarsCosmetics.com.
You might like NARS Multiple Tints if…
- You dig cheek stains
- You like long-wearing blushes with a (slightly) glossy finish
- You want a fast, effortless flush
- You like the idea of buildable color
Haaay, boo. I hope you slept well. Apart from the occasional odd dream, which are like free entertainment, my insomnia hasn’t been bad lately. I wonder if it’s due to the Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Extra tea I’ve been having before bed…
It’s juiced up on valerian, which makes the bags a little stinkier than the original, non-Extra version, but who cares if it works, right? One cup of this before beddy-bye and I’m out like a light!
Have a kick-@ss day today. Holla at me and let me know what’s new.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,