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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Back to NARS

My love for NARS is a strange beast. It comes and goes quite suddenly, almost as though it's a short-lived virus that must run its course... and by running its course I mean I buy a ton of NARS products in a short period of time. But that's not to say I don't actually enjoy the products I buy, or NARS in general, because that would be very far from the truth. I love NARS. Quite a lot. But I just find it strange that I go on NARS binges, then manage to not buy anything for months on end. It's as though those binges give me my fix... until I'm suddenly craving more. 

Does this mean I'm a NARS addict? Do I need to look up my local chapter of NARS Anonymous? To be fair, this most recent binge - if you can call it that - is quite small, and I'm very proud of myself for restricting my urges to two items. I also had a $20 Sephora gift card to spend (holla, VIB Rouge!) so I definitely got a great deal. I think this is progress. 

NARS Haul smudgeproof base velvet matte damned

NARS Haul smudgeproof base velvet matte damned

This is the damage: the Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned. I had been planning on purchasing a full size of the eye primer for quite some time, probably a year now, but had told myself that I needed to finish my tube of Urban Decay Primer Potion first, which has proven to be nearly an impossible task. UDPP has pretty much stopped working on me, so it was a struggle to keep using it. So, I caved. The second I opened that Sephora email with the gift card, I knew that this was finally going to be mine! 

As for the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, this is my first from this range. I have a lipstick by NARS which I love dearly (Cruising), so I was very curious to try these out. Adding to that, I had read a glowing review on this particular shade, Damned, maybe 2 days prior to shopping, so it was fresh in my mind. So far I'm really liking the vampy colour, and how easily it applies. It's slightly drying, so I like to add a bit of balm on top, but it leaves a nice stain on my lips, making the colour last for hours. Overall I'm very pleased with it and am enjoying having something a bit different to look at in the mirror :) 

NARS velvet matte lip damned

Damned and a smile :)

So here's to another NARS success. To be honest, I think I can count on one hand, or even one or two fingers, the number of duds I've purchased from NARS. The saddest dud, if you can call it that, was their Sheer Glow foundation, which was a wonderful colour and finish but broke me out like crazy. I was devastated. Part of me still is. The other dud, and again, this is more of a "doesn't work for me" sort of thing, is their eyeshadow duo in Cordura. Beautiful colours, but I can't seem to make them work. Ah, such is life! 

What beauty brands do you find yourself bingeing on? What are some of your favourite NARS products? 

xo Chloë


  1. I'm actually loving NARS at the moment as well; especially their Radiant Creamy Concealer. :)

    1. That's my favourite concealer currently as well! It's such a dream to use, I'm obsessed!

  2. Love your blog sweeties, great post. I've been meaning to try Nars as a brand for a while now. This sounds great. Might have to see where they sell it near me. Happy New Year xx
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