Well.. hello. I’m back after my gutsy earlier post 🙂
So I’ve never been happier since I’ve heard that NARS (my favorite makeup brand) just opened its standalone store in Dubai Mall this month! The brand showcased the new releases from Spring 2017 Collection and few landed at my desk for review.
Even though you may have already set up your mind on the products, thought I would just let you know how I feel about them and narrow down to what-to-buy and to ignore if that helps.
Here’s the thing:
- Soft Matte Complete Concealer – I hated it first when the SA at the store tried on me. It was creasing AF and drying. But after giving it another go, I can tell you it’s amazing. Amazing ONLY IF, minimal product used, blend well or patted slowly. Creasing is inevitable but when I used little product and applied in a patting motion – I saw a massive difference. However, unlike my HG Radiant Creamy Concealer, the Soft Matte Complete Concealer runs darker shade wise. I use Caramel in Radiant Creamy Concealer & Ginger in Soft Matte to get the right shade match. Don’t buy it unless swatched. It’s so important that you pick the right shade otherwise waste of money.
- Pore & Shine Control Primer– I love to try anything that controls ‘pores, shine and oiliness’ in general. So was immediately tested. Overall, I’m still undecided on this tube. Great as it sounds, I only saw it minimizes the level of shine throughout the day but not completely & pores were very much visible. The shine control only lasted about 4-5 hours. Which is not what the product promises. Boy! I expected much more. You cannot deliver a ‘half-job’ when you are NARS. Literally. If you know what I mean. Disappointing!
- Kiss Me Stupid Lipstick – Gorgeous nude-y, brown-y shade for medium tones and 6+ hours on me. This is all about au naturale kind. And used on eyes, lips & cheeks during London Fashion Week. It’s because of the universal shade + the non-drying & subtly moisturizing texture. Don’t regret later for not buying this!
- Powder Blush in Bumpy Ride – a great option if you didn’t like or own NARS cult blush in Orgasm. I wonder how that even possible 🙂 It is almost as the same shade as Orgasm but lesser shimmer content. Longevity is so-good as it wore for 7+ hours on me. If you fancy a lovely brightening blush then ..
I would recommend Soft Matte Complete Concealer & Kiss Me Stupid Lipstick.