NARS Cosmetics doesn’t need much introduction. Easily identified with its minimalist packaging and provocative names like “Orgasm”, “Deep Throat” and “Striptease”, it is should not be mistaken as a brand that is just trying to create sensation with catchy names. NARS Cosmetics, founded by Francois Nars, began in 1994 with a collection of 12 lipsticks. Demand for these soon led Nars to create a full namesake collection, NARS.
My love for NARS products started when I first got to know about the brand through overseas makeup forums that raved about the colours and coverage of their products. Back then NARS Cosmetics was not available in Singapore and I had to buy their famed blushers and foundation through friends in the US.
I couldn’t have been happier when NARS arrived on the shores of sunny island, Singapore. Even better news to me now is that this great brand is now available on Sephora.sg , which means no more fears of my holy grail from running out even with my sometimes crazy schedule.
As maximizing my sleeping time is of utmost importance, my morning makeup routines are simple and quick. Good glowy skin needs to have a good foundation (pun intended), eyeshadows to create depth to my puffy eyes, mascara to open up the eyes and a smooth creamy lipstick to add that touch of colour.
So here I spill the beans on my favourite NARS cosmetics products.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
Just from its name, I am sold! Long lasting, glowy look that doesn’t cake are all that I hear from its name and it definitely lives up to its name.
The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation achieves a natural-looking coverage with its highly pigmented formula that provides a 16-hour long wear and a breakthrough formula that blends easily and is buildable. NARS innovations also instantly neutralises redness and dullness for an even skin tone with high coverage and long wear. Although it is recommended by the NARS makeup artist to use our hands to blend the foundation, I still prefer to use a foundation brush or makeup sponge as I find it rather messy to blend with my hands. The foundation lasts very well on my combination skin with exposure to our humid climate.
- Lightweight, full-coverage and long-lasting.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Even Tone Technology neutralizes redness.
- Weightless Long-wear Technology uses flexible polymers and treated pigments that move with the skin.
- Oil-free and paraben-free.
NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Cordura
This luxurious and rich pair of eyeshadows of shimmering rich walnut and shimmering black brown is and versatile choice that can be worn alone or together. These eyeshadows are smooth upon application, highly pigmented and are crease resistant.
For a day look, I apply a thin layer of shimmering rich walnut with a light beige eyeshadow and build up the intensity for the night by applying the shimmering black brown to the outer corners of my eye. The micro-fine powder formula allows the colour to glide on easily and blending effortlessly.
For Asian eyes, a little contouring on the eyelids helps to give a deeper set eyes look and hides puffiness. NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Cordura is the most basic and important eyeshadow to begin with when you’re looking to put together a set of must have products.
Used wet, these shadows also double as eyeliners.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette
One of the best selling items of NARS on Sephora.sg is the Audacious Lipstick and it is not surprising why it is such a popular choice. The collection is characterized by their rich colour payoff paired with a creamy, satiny finish that gives lips a smoother and plumper look.
I am particularly fond of the nude shades in this collection as their colour payoff is so rich and true that it provides complete coverage for darker lips like mine. Long lasting and comfortable to wear even on my slightly drier lips.
Definitely a deserving winner of The Allure Best of Beauty award.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Juliette is a pink coral colour which is great for an everyday wear, bringing subtle colour to the face.
NARS Cosmetics can be purchased through Sephora Singapore , with free shipping above S$40, along with other makeup and skin care favourites like NYX, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Dr Jart+ and so much more.
Your orders from Sephora Singapore can be conveniently delivered to your doorstep of your home or office at your preferred timing.
If you want to keep your makeup and skin care secrets away from your curious colleagues, you also have the option of collecting your orders from one of the 10 SingPost POPStations located islandwide.
A parting shot with my winning trio……
Have you got any NARS favourites in your makeup routine and share with me what makeup brands you favour.
Love to hear from you soon!
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