From those first twelve lipsticks sold in New York NARS has grown to become a worldwide make up brand and somewhat of a household name for many beauty enthusiasts across the country. It wasn't until this time last year when I tried my very first NARS product whereby ever since I have found myself keeping up with the latest releases and eyeing up more than one of their lip pencils. From the sleek black packaging to the beauty that is NARS Sheer Glow I think it truly is a brand that embraces beauty, individuality and a passion for the make up industry.
Let's not shy away from the fact that NARS is quite a luxurious brand of which of course comes with a price tag. Due to this I find that it is not a brand that I can just go and spend money on as I like to take my time and try the products to the best of my ability before I purchase them. My first product was the much hyped NARS Sheer Glow whereby after being colour matched to the shade 'deauville' at the counter I decided to treat myself with my birthday money last year. I have to say having now being using this foundation for over a year now I think it really does warrant all of the hype, it is beautiful to apply and leaves an even more beautiful finish. To correspond with that I also picked up the Radiance Enhancing Primer which at the time I thought was really good having never used a primer before however in hind sight I do believe I have found something that works much better for me. Out of all the products featured here that is the only one that I have mixed feelings about therefore it really doesn't affect my feelings as a whole in regards to the brand.
The two palettes are both as good as they look with NARS Fairy's Kiss being a gift from my mum last year. This is the palette that I'm using the most at the moment as I really like the purple hues within it and is the only palette within my collection with these types of shades, it's also really handy and compact which I'm a big fan of. In contrast to this the NARSissit Palette is pretty huge and if I'm honest it is a bit too big for my liking. Whilst I absolutely love it because of the range of shades I'm not getting as much use out of it as I had thought which is a shame. My main reason for this is purely down to its size as I often find myself reaching for my smaller palettes such as Fairy's Kiss as they are easier to pick up out of my muji storage; it's a bit of a poor excuse but it's an honest one. Both of these palettes are limited editions so I'm not sure if any are available to purchase any more although you may find some of the latter floating around as it was only released this year.
It's hard to ignore the somewhat provocative names for the NARS blushes yet I don't even bat an eyelid now; I'm not entirely sure what that says about me so I'll move on quite quickly. At the moment I own one of the powder blushes in 'deep throat' which is gorgeous and so flattering to wear yet it is the type of shade I'm more prone to wearing in the summer time. I have found myself considering picking up penny lane which is quite different yet is a shade that I could wear all year round without much consideration. Douceur was originally the shade I wanted to invest in next however there are rumours that this has been discontinued although why that is I do not know as it has to be the most talked about blush that NARS offer.
Onto the Velvet Matte and Gloss Lip Pencils whereby where can I possibly start? Last year NARS launched their Promiscuous Lip Coffret which I treated myself to after going through a bit of a tough time at the end of the year. It was such a fantastic purchase and is one that I have never regretted as it allowed me to try five of their lip pencils in a smaller yet still generous size without having to commit to purchasing them at full price. This year they have launched a really similar set in absolutely stunning packaging which secretly I do prefer to last years.
So there we have it, I'm a self confessed NARSissist although, I bet you are too!
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