NARS Tasmania, Salamanca, Quito Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

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This Spring NARS is re-introducing their lipglosses by launching 30 shades (23 repromotes and 7 new) with new packaging, an all new formula containing Sea Lavender (to help protect against the signs of aging) and other nourishing ingredients to hydrate and smooth fine lines leaving lips soft and supple.

Of the seven new lip gloss shades being released I have three to share with you today in Tasmania, Salamanca and Quito.

NARS Tasmania Salamanca Quito Lip Gloss Review Swatches

  • Tasmania (pink cantaloupe) is a sheer but pretty melon tinted pink. A great shade for your every day lip look.
  • Salamanca (pink flamingo) is a semi-sheer watermelon shade that gives a lovely and natural, yet glossy, shade to the lips.
  • Quito (bright strawberry pink) is a semi-opaque berry shade. I find it looks more natural if I just dab the color on from the wand then blend into my lips with my pointer finger. One of my favorite lip glosses so far this year.

NARS Tasmania Salamanca Quito Lip Gloss Swatches ReviewI found the formula of these to be thin, but buildable. They weren’t extremely sticky but lasted several hours (Quito lasted the longest at about 4). I’m loving the doe-foot applicator (it’s always been a fave of mine) but I wish the neck of the tube allowed for more product to release when you pull the wand out. The suction seems to keep a lot of it down.

NARS Tasmania Salamanca Quito Lip Gloss SwatchesWith 30 shades to choose from you’ll have no problems grabbing up a few that you’ll love. Which of the new NARS Lip Gloss shades will you be picking up?

The new NARS Lip Gloss retail for $26.00 each and will be available beginning April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on and May 1, 2014 at Sephora and Dept./Specialty stores (try Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s).


NARS 413 BLKR Blush Swatches & Review

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As evidenced by this blog I have a major passion for all things NARS BLKR. You’ve already read about my adventures with the Multiple, Duo Eyeshadow, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Larger Than Life Lipgloss and Nail Polish – now you can read all about how I fell in love with the NARS 413 BLKR Blush.

NARS 413 BLKR Blush Swatches Review PhotosThe packaging is standard (black, matte & with that rubbery feel) but in addition to the NARS name on the front it also touts the 413 BLKR name.

NARS 413 BLKR Powder Blush caseNARS 413 BLKR Powder Blush backNARS 413 BLKR Blush Review413 BLKR is described as a rosebud color. It’s an extremely pigmented raspberry pink shade that has a wonderful, smooth formula – making it easy to blend. All you have to do with this one is lightly tap your blush brush on the powder, dot the brush on your face and blend. I’ve found that if I lightly blow the excess powder off of the brush before I apply the shade is absolutely perfect for my skin tone and minimal blending is needed.

NARS 413 BLKR Blush SwatchesBelow in addition to NARS 413 BLKR Blush I’m also wearing some awesome NARS Summer 2014 items on my eye balls and NARS Tasmania Lip Gloss on my lips.

NARS 413 BLKR Blush Swatches FOTDAre you BLKR crazed like me? You should be.

NARS 413 BLKR Blush retails for $30.00 and can be purchased now at NARS Boutiques and on


NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow & Baalbek Eye Paint Swatches, Review & EOTD – Adult Swim Summer 2014

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Who says Summer can’t be sultry? NARS Adult Swim has plenty of vibrant color involved, but the two pieces that I gravitated towards immediately had me dying to play smoky and layer.

NARS Summer 2014 Adult Swim ReviewNARS Baalbek Malacca swatches adult swimFrom this collection I received two pieces to share with you guys and, spoiler alert, they are fantastic. Especially when used together! Malacca Single Eyeshadow & Baalbek Eye Paint were made for each other. They also play well alone and with others, but they shine and pop when paired up.

NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow Baalbek Eye Paint Swatches Review Adult Swim Summer 2014Malacca Single Eyeshadow is described as an iridescent peacock. When swatched it’s got a brown base that is on the sheer side when used dry with a pop of blue/green to it, making this shade appear duochrome. Above is a photo taken with flash and below I held the shadow near a lamp with a daylight bulb so you can see more of the natural dimension.

NARS Malacca Single Eyeshadow swatches macroBaalbek Eye Paint is described as bronze. It’s a blackened chocolate base with apparent gold glitter throughout giving it that bronze appearance. I love this as a base, as a liner… just live with me forever, okay?

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow Baalbek Eye Paint swatchesFor the EOTD using these products take a firm brush apply Baalbek all over the lid and into the crease as a base. Wait for it to dry completely and pat Malacca over top of Baalbek using the opposite side of the same brush. Next take a fluffy blending brush and blend Malacca through the crease and up towards the brow (but not the whole way). Finish up with a highlight shade at the inner corners or the eye and at the brow bone. I used MAC Grain Eye Shadow.  Under the eye dash a bit of a blackened green liner (I used Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Black Jade) and smudge Malacca underneath. Finish up with your fave mascara (I used Milani Total Lash Cover).

NARS Adult Swim Summer 2014 EOTD SwatchesWhat are your picks from the NARS Adult Swim Collection?

The NARS Adult Swim Collection for Summer 2014 will be available beginning April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on Make sure to also watch for this collection to launch at stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus at a later date.


Introducing New NARS Lip Gloss – Official Product Information & Photos


NARS Lip Gloss Stylized Group ShotWith a new formulation, NARS Lip Gloss lavishly coats lips in a full spectrum of shades with sophisticated natural shine – perfect for everyday glamour. The silky texture and new doe- foot applicator provide precise application and longer, more comfortable wear.

Nourishing ingredients hydrate and smooth fine lines leaving lips soft and supple, while Sea Lavender helps protect against signs of aging. The comprehensive 30-shade collection includes 7 fashion-forward new shades and 23 iconic favorites for a full range of effects, from sheer shine to bold luster.

The newly designed packaging features a clear tube for improved color visibility – allowing the colors to pop off the shelves.


  • SALAMANCA (NEW) Pink flamingo
  • ETERNAL RED (NEW) Bright orange-red
  • QUITO (NEW) Bright strawberry pink
  • PRISCILLA (NEW) Shocking pink
  • SIXTIES FAN (NEW) Pomegranate
  • ISTRIA (NEW) Pink glacé
  • TASMANIA (NEW) Pink cantaloupe
  • TRIPLE X Clear, super-shiny, ultra- wet gloss
  • SWEET DREAMS Pink grapefruit with sugary shimmer
  • SCANDAL  Sheer crushed cherry
  • STELLA Muted raspberry
  • TURKISH DELIGHT Pink sherbet
  • CHIHUAHUA Sheer guava
  • GIZA Sheer nectar
  • ORGASM Peachy pink with shimmer
  • STOLEN KISSES Sparkling caramel pink
  • SUPER ORGASM Peachy pink with gold glitter
  • RISKY BUSINESS Warm raspberry
  • STRIPTEASE Candlelight nude
  • DOLCE VITA Sheer dusty rose
  • GREEK HOLIDAY Sparkling pink sand
  • SUPERVIXEN Sheer sparkling mauve
  • SWEET REVENGE Sheer pink grapefruit
  • BELIZE Pink mauve with flecks of gold
  • OPHELIA Strawberry nectar
  • EASY LOVER Ultra-sheer hot pink
  • WONDER Sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer
  • ANGELIKA Cotton candy pink with gold particles
  • MISBEHAVE Sheer cherry red with gold shimmer
  • ROSE GITANE Sheer sangria

Price: $26
Available April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on and May 1, 2014 at Sephora and Dept./Specialty stores

NARS 413 BLKR BLUSH & ILLUMINATOR – Official Product Information & Photos


NARS 413 BLKR Blush and Illuminator Group ShotNARS Cosmetics introduces the 413 BLKR Blush and Illuminator –the latest additions to the exclusive NARS 413 BLKR Collection.

With spring in full bloom, this rosebud blush provides a rich, pop of pink while the shimmering champagne illuminator adds a soft pearlescent sheen to cheeks and face, wear them layered to create a multi-dimensional cheek look or on their own for a softer, ethereal effect.

Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, Founder and Creative Director François Nars drew inspiration from the fast-paced city when creating the 413 BLKR Collection. He wanted to introduce shades in each category that were ‘quintessentially NARS’.  Available exclusively at NARS boutiques and on, the latest debuts are modern, bold and timeless – just like the city itself.

413 BLKR BLUSH Rosebud, $30

413 BLKR ILLUMINATOR Shimmering champagne, $30

AVAILABILITY: April 1, 2014 at NARS Boutiques and on

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