My Nars Blush Collection 2012 (Swatches)

November 10, 2012 § 4 Comments

Nars Blush and Bronzer

Blushers are very important aspect of makeup because they instantly bring life back to your face. If I had to choose only 1 colour product I can wear on my face (excluding foundation), I will choose a blush over eye shadow or lip stick any day. So as you can expect, I own a lot of blushers from drug store brands to high end brands. Among all the blushers I own, I always find myself reaching for Nars blushers, because they simply has best colour pay off and texture. So today, I would like to share my Nars Blush collection. This post is picture heavy!

Nars Blush 01

Clockwise from top left (Colour description from official website)

  • Orgasm: Peachy pink with golden shimmer
  • Desire: Cotton candy pink
  • Gina: A true tangerine
  • Zen: Neutral beige
  • Madly: Warm soft-focus seashell pink

Nars Blush 02

From left to right (Colour description from official website)

  • Limited Edition Blush Duo
    Albatross (Highlighting Blush): Luminous glow
    Lovejoy (Blush): Shimmering bronzed rose
  • Laguna (Bronzing Powder): Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer

Swatches!

Nars Blush Swatch 01

Desire, Gina and Zen are matte colours, and Lovejoy, Orgasm, and Madly have very delicate shimmer in them. As you can see, Desire and Gina are a lot more pigmented than some of the other colours because they are matte. Obviously I would not wear them so dark on my cheeks but those are the colour that I need to be more careful when I apply. You may think Lovejoy, Madly and Zen look very much alike but they are quite different in person. Lovejoy is more rosey and it is more red than the other 2. Madly has nice soft pink undertone. Zen is more like a bronzer to me. I use Zen in stead of Laguna when I really don’t want any shimmer on my face.

Nars Blush Bronzer Swatch

Laguna is definitely my favourite bronzer and I use it quite often. It just gives my face really nice golden glow but not too shimmery. It’s probably really hard to see Albatross in the photo, but it is a very nice almost colourless highlight colour. It has slightly yellowish champagne undertone which just give you a beautiful glow. I tend to use it when I’m wearing matte blush.

During the spring and summer, my favourite blush to wear is Gina. Although it looks quite orange in the photo, it shows up a little more apricot on my cheeks and it makes me look really healthy and youthful. During the winter, my favourites are Lovejoy and Madly. They both look very sophisticated and stylish.

Although Nars blushes are expensive (CA$32 + tax), I really think they are worth the money. I just feel like I will never hit pan on these blushes because I only use so little every time. I definitely plan on buying more in the future.

So what do you think of Nars Blushes? What is your favourite blush (Nars or other)? Let me know in the comment section!

Clinique GWP at the Bay

September 20, 2012 § 3 Comments

Hi lovelies,

Today I want to share Clinique Gift with Purchase promotion at the bay with you. I found this promotion online and thought it is a really nice gift set. You can find details on The Bay Beauty page.

Clinique Gift With Purchase The Bay

The gift set includes some of their newer and popular products like mini size Chubby Stick and sample of All About Eyes Serum. You get to choose the Chubby Stick and Eye Shadow/Blush palette from 2 different shades. The pink variation comes with Chubby Stick in Woppin’ Watermelon, Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge, and Blushing Blush in Cupid. The nude variation comes with Chubby Stick in Mega Melon, but I’m not sure about the names of the Eye Shadow Duo and Blush because I chose the pink variation. (It’s not written in the pamphlet nor on the website…) Both variation comes with colours that are actually useful and pretty. I had hard time deciding because I wanted to try both Chubby Sticks. I chose pink variation in the end because I have more nude colours than pink shade in my make-up collection.

Clinique All About Eyes

All you need to do is purchase more than CA$28.50 (before tax) at Clinique and you automatically receive this fabulous gift set! Your purchase can be make-up or skincare product. I purchased All About Eyes, which I reviewed on this post, for CA$37.00 + tax because mine is running out soon. I would be buying the eye cream anyways when it runs out, so I figured why not buy it when I get a gift set. I’m pretty sure you can find something that’s CA$28.50-$35.00 easily at Clinique. (Even Better Makeup SPF 15 for CA$33,  All About Eyes Serum for CA$34 etc.)

Mini Haul – NARS Blush in Desire & Madly

April 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Image

Official Website Description

  • Desire (left) : Delicate bright pink [visit]
  • Madly (right): Warm soft-focus seashell pink [visit]

Hi guys, I haven’t been blogging for a little because I was traveling and super tired. I don’t have too many makeup products with me right now so that it one of the reason too. But I purchased these 2 Nars blushes from one of my friend for only CA$20 approx. because she apparently owns too many blushes. Anyways, I’m super excited to try these blushes because Nars blushes are my absolute favorite.

I haven’t tried them on my face yet (mainly because I don’t have anything to wear them with) but when I swatched them on my hand, Desire seemed much more wearable than it looks but Madly seemed bit too dark for my skin. I will review them when I get back to Canada.

See you all,

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