I was going through my makeup the other day and realised how many NARS products I own. I’m obsessed with NARS. The makeup is highly pigmented, they have a variety of colours for all skin tones and they use innovative technology to look after your skin while you wear it. Their collaborations are always amazing – I have so many limited edition palettes which I am too afraid to use and their foundation is just everything! I could crush all day! I put together a few of my favourite products and linked them to some of the celebrities I am crushing on too. Enjoy!
EMILY’S EYES – BRONZE EYESHADOW
Okay so it’s hard to look like Emily, but you can steal her smokey sultry eyeshadow look. Bronze eyeshadow is everywhere. It suits every skin tone and every style so whether you’re a super glam Kim and Kylie or a cool chick like Alexa or Cara you can totally rock this look. Traditional bronze is normally applied for an evening or winter look, and golden shimmers are used for the day and summer, but the bronze metallic eye is still going strong for SS17. If you’re into the rusty bronzes, burgundy and pink we keep seeing on the catwalk and red carpet, this is a toned down version.
This NARS Galapogus Eyeshadow is a gorgeous highly pigmented eyeshadow with glitter particles. The luminous, light-reflecting powders are for shading, highlighting and lining eyes so the finish depends on the application. They are long-wearing, crease-resistant and the colors glide on smoothly and evenly. If you want to try the smokey eye look, they blend effortlessly and can be worn wet for a more intense look. I love the glitter but once its applied onto the eyes the glitter it’s actually really subtle. For a day look, I apply with a blending eyeshadow brush and layer if needed. Sometimes I rim my lash line with it, but if I’m going out, I use it with a sponge blender for a more intense version. The eyeshadow stays in place and lasts all day, even after a full day’s work, a work out and after a night out. The best part about it is that when the eyeshadow does eventually start wearing away, the glitter becomes more prominent and it looks amazing!
GLOW LIKE GIGI
Give me Gigi’s youthful glow! You can actually get it in a bottle. I have written about the Sheer Glow foundation before so if you know me you will know how much I love it. It’s the makeup artists foundation of choice because it leaves your skin looking luminous and glowy, but it still keeps your skin looking real. When it comes to my foundation, I like to have it looking like skin, but I need foundation to make it look perfect. I have dabbled with other foundations over the years and I always come back to NARS because they get my colour right every time and makes my skin look immaculate.
This foundation is full of skin care benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula which leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone. I dot mine on the skin with my finger and then blend out using a sponge applicator, but you can use a foundation brush or your fingers. I have tried them all and find the application best with the sponge as it doesn’t require me add more foundation. If you have oily skin then try the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation which is equally as good.
POUT LIKE PRIYANKA
Prianka Chopra is incredible! Her lips are perfection and they always look pillowy soft and voluptuous. She’s not afraid of a bold lip. With my lipsticks, I always go either soft pink or red for the evenings and never a nude. I thought I would try the super bright pink for summer and deeper plum for the evenings. These are new looks for me but I do love them.
This Satin Lip Pencil in Yu is amazing. Its so intense and even when it comes off it stains the lips, I love it! It is so hydrating and moistens the lips and leave a satin finish without it looking like a lipgloss. I know lip glosses are back but I can’t wear them a second time round. The modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil is so easy to carry around as they take so little space. Perfect for holidays.
(Me and my Yu Pink)
I was a little afraid of this Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red (below) because I didn’t think I would suit it. The truth is, it suits all skin shades, from pale to dark because it’s a classic universal colour and it’s so on trend. If I was wearing it at night, I would go easy on the rest of my makeup, especially on my cheeks and eyes so this would be a bold statement look. But if you don’t care and want to enjoy the full makeup look go for it.
The lipstick again is highly pigmented and comes on easily. It feels really comfortable on the lips as it’s so conditioning. It also has a patented blend of conditioners and antioxidants to hydrate, nourish and protect lips. It stays on all day, doesn’t dry or crack and stays in place keeping lips looking luscious and plum. It’s my new fav. (Me with my Afghan Red)
To turn myself into JLo I finish everything with a few sweeps of this incredible highlighter Dual Intensity Blush in Jubilation. As you can see, I have used it to death! It’s a purely pigmented color a silky, wet/dry formula which can be customised. Apply dry for a healthy glow and wet for translucent, second-skin finish look.
The translucent Prismatic Technology features pearls and pigments perfectly suspended in transparent soft base to allow for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture. I use a fan brush and sweep it all over my cheekbones, cupids bow and nose to create the ultimate glow. I love it!
I used all these products to create my looks above and also used the Nars Audacious Mascara in Black Moon and bronzer in Laguna.