My NARS face

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My NARS complexion
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Last month I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the mecca of all beauty halls, Selfridges, to meet with NARS’ international lead makeup stylist Jane Richardson to talk all things complexion-based from foundations, concealers, powders and blush. One of my favourite aspects of makeup is mastering a flawless base whether you are after light and dewy or matte and sculpted to perfection and it was great to watch Jane is action and see how she uses theses familiar NARS products to give you a beautiful base to begin your look. The following morning I couldn’t wait to delve into my bagful of base products including a couple of cult classics and give my face a NARS makeover!

First things first – primer and foundation and for this I used the multi-protect primer (SPF30) and Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji. My oh my, I can certainly see what all the fuss is about with NARS Sheer Glow as it is just the most gorgeous product. Great coverage but not too heavy, fresh and dewy but not at all greasy. Apart from the fact that it doesn’t have a pump it pretty much ticks all the boxes for me and gives your skin an incredible glowing quality with a buildable coverage. Jane opted to apply this foundation with her fingers working from the centre outwards and liked to also blend it over the eyelids to work as a primer for your eyeshadow.

Next up is a very much adored concealer from NARS – the radiant creamy concealer in the shade Custard. This coveted concealer is heavenly and covers a multitude of sins from dark circles to pesky blemishes. As the name suggests this makeup must-have is extremely creamy, light-weight and luminous to help create a smooth, perfected complexion with some skin-loving properties to boot. I set my foundation with the new light reflecting setting powder which helps “skin shine through makeup” and gives your look a natural, radiant finish by optimises the light reflection on your skin. It also regulates shine without leaving a trace of colour so is perfect for quick touch-ups during the day. To add some extra lit-from-within radiance to my skin I brought out the big guns and reached for the infamous Multiple in Copacabana and placed this creamy highlighter along my brow and cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow. Lightweight, sheer yet shimmering, Copacabana is such a pretty pearly-champagne highlighter which gives your skin a beautiful glow.

With the base done it was time to contour and blush the cheeks so I reached for possibly the most adored bronzer on the beauty market ever(!) – NARS Laguna. Diffused with golden shimmer to give your skin an all-over warmth and glow, Laguna is perfect to contour or give you a sun-kissed radiance with a natural finish. And as if I didn’t have enough stuff on my face already, I topped off my NARS complexion with a dusting of Luster Blush which is described as a sheer golden apricot powder and is silky and lovely to apply, giving your cheeks a gorgeous peachy sheen and shimmer. Peachy perfection!

So that’s my NARS face done and I have to say that I can concur with every cult classic mentioned whilst discovering a few, lesser-raved about items such as Luster blush which is just beautiful. What are your favourite NARS base products?

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29 Comments

  1. 18th December 2013 / 11:50 pm

    I'm such a NARS fan girl, and want to try everything! I loveeee NARS Luster, and their creamy concealer is my favourite concealer of all time. You should try their new creamy foundation, it's really lovely too! You look so pretty, your skin looks utterly flawless! xxx

  2. 19th December 2013 / 2:32 am

    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, hands down!

  3. 19th December 2013 / 3:10 am

    You look gorgeous! I love Nars so much, I've used a lot of their lip products but not so much their face ones but I'm keen to try them xxxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  4. 19th December 2013 / 5:19 am

    Love. nars products, my favourite brand of the year and the Sheer flow foundation is a staple in my kit. You can buy pumps separately for the foundation, as that's one of my biggest bug bear. Just a shame it doesn't t come as standard with the bottle xx

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  5. 19th December 2013 / 6:06 am

    i just wish it's a bit more affordable 🙁

  6. 19th December 2013 / 7:27 am

    You are so pretty Milly! ♥
    xx

  7. 19th December 2013 / 8:02 am

    You look gorgeous I'm currently loving looking at all things NARS I'm getting my first NARS things this Christmas Laguna bronzer and Deep Throat blush. Really want the concealer and Sheer Glow too. x

    Catherines Loves

  8. 19th December 2013 / 10:11 am

    I love Nars and Sheer Glow is certainly at the top of my list to pick up after Christmas. You look amazing x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  9. 19th December 2013 / 11:42 am

    I've never actually tried anything from Nars but have heard so many great things about the brand! Will definitely have to look more into the brand! X.

    Amy Lauren

  10. 19th December 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Your makeup looks so great, but I have to admit that I haven't used anything from Nars myself.. It's a little bit out of my budget unfortunately! 🙁 The products look lovely though! Great photography 🙂

    Valérie // scribblesofvalerie.com

  11. 19th December 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Reading this i am now definitely going to go out and buy some NARS Products! Thank you!

  12. 20th December 2013 / 12:55 am

    I do love Nars as a brand and I'm very tempted to try sheer glow but I think I'll have to try a sample first, the blush is such a gorgeous colour too x
    RosalieJayne

  13. 20th December 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Lovely!! I really want to try the sheer glow and the creamy concealer xx

    yespeasebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  14. 22nd December 2013 / 12:54 am

    My favorite is definitely Nars Sheer Glow, but I love most Nars products.

  15. 27th December 2013 / 3:39 pm

    I love NARS!!! It's my favorite makeup brand. Have you tried any of NARS lipsticks? If you have, please tell us which ones are your favorites :)!

  16. 30th December 2013 / 7:02 pm

    The blush looks amazing on you.
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