7.06.2012

NARS Summer Glow Feature + New Foreplay Palette

"With names like Orgasm, Sin, Baby Doll, and Casino, it sounds more like a scandalous romance novel than a stylish, successful makeup line. But true to the NARS brand, their product names, like their makeup, are edgy, innovative, and empowering. With blushes, bronzers, and body shimmers coveted by celebrities and beauty insiders alike, to eyeshadows, artist palettes, lipsticks, and liners loved by legions of loyalists, NARS is makeup for the modern woman. The brands full spectrum of classic and fashion-forward colors encourages women to experiment and express their individual beauty."
Nars continues to impress me, season by season. The quality of their products are so nice and I continue craving more and more with each new item that releases. What are your favorite NARS products?

Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer (Oil-Free)
This oil-free gel primer refines the look of pores, regulates shine and creates a matte surface to the skin for smooth and long-wearing makeup application. Mineral Powders manage oil in the T-zone while blurring the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. It is alcohol-free, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, synthetic and fragrance free.
Research Results: 87% felt that the surface of their skin was smoothed, 78% thought the product controlled shine all day long, 97% felt that this product left their skin feeling soft, 94% felt that their skin was soothed and comforted, 87% thought the product made powder, blush, and bronzer application easier
LOVE this primer, it smells so good (like natural essential oils). It makes my makeup glide on smoothly to create a flawless complexion. The consistency is very lightweight and thin, however it helps control shine, yet hydrates where it needs to.

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Shade: Alaska
Infused with lush, naturally derived ingredients, this lightweight tinted moisturizer immediately helps thirsty skin feel hydrated. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation for a clearer and brighter complexion in just four weeks. Oil-free and luxurious, it obscures the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores and other imperfections. SPF30 adds a translucent veil of protection. 
Natural polysaccharides from Moorea island in French Polynesia hydrate, condition, and help encourage natural cell renewal. Mineral-rich seawater uniquely revitalizes and adds key minerals back into the skin. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps improve skin’s overall condition. Soft and smooth to the touch, skin looks natural and glowing. This dermatologist-tested product is free of oil, synthetic fragrances and is non-comedogenic.
Research Results: 84% felt their skin was more radiant and luminous, 81% felt the product smoothed out the surface of their skin, 81% felt the product gave them immediate hydration
This is one of my favorite tinted moisturizers that I have ever tried. It has a great coverage for a tinted moisturizer. My skin feels hydrated and super smooth! The shade is perfect for me, not too pink and not too yellow. Mix this with Laguna Illuminator to darken for your summer complexion.

Illuminator
Copacabana (glistening pearl)
This is a multifunctional face product that gives skin a refreshed luminosity. This light-reflecting liquid glides on to refresh and enhance the complexion, creating a shimmering incandescence. Wear it alone, or pair it with makeup to transform your skin from ordinary to extraordinary. Size: 1.2 oz
This is beautiful above your cheekbones or mixed in with your foundation. It literally gives you a beautiful, gorgeous glow!

Super Orgasm
peachy pink with gold glitter
I use this one as a blush and it is gorgeous! You can also mix it in with your foundation for a peachy glow!

Below are items I picked up recently that are no longer available, but I thought you still might want to see what I hauled...
Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio
This trio is so beautiful, I want to do a tutorial using this for a sultry smoky eye.

Sea of Love Set
Mini Bush in Super Orgasm (peachy pink with shimmer)
Mini Multiple in Orgasm (peachy pink shimmer)
Illuminator in Laguna (brown with gold shimmer)
So happy with these products. There was a Turkish Delight lipgloss included that I gave away. I use the Laguna Illuminator as my bronzer, or mix it in with a foundation that is too light for my complexion (to darken it a bit for summer). The multiple is so great, I need to start collecting these! I love my mini Super Orgasm blush, I keep it in my handbag for touch-ups.

New and Exclusive to Sephora
Foreplay Palette
NARS introduces the Foreplay Palette, created exclusively for Sephora. Even the most insatiable beauty appetite will be satisfied by this sleek quad, housing all the shade elements of the iconic Orgasm Blush. 
Create your own personalized Orgasm with the chic, limited edition palette. Combine the gold highlighter, pink matte blush, peach matte blush and- of course- Orgasm Blush, for a beautiful range of cheek shades. Depending on your mood, make your ORGASM matte, highlighted, or even more intense.
Shades include:
(clockwise from top left)
Peach matte blush
Gold highlighter blush
Orgasm- Peachy pink with golden shimmer
Pink matte blush
Price: $49
Availability: August 1 at Sephora and sephora.com