Be sure to mark 16th October in your calendars cos that is when the mother of all make-up brands will hit our sunny shores!
Yes you heard me right, NARS is re-launching in the Middle East and not a moment too soon if I may say.
Founded by François Nars, the brand is sophisticated, witty and effortlessly seductive! Bold and audacious, NARS makes its own rules and boldly goes where no other makeup brands have gone before; truly the lifestyle beauty brand for the modern independent woman (that’s us!)
I personally discovered NARS via one of my favourite youtubers, Lily Pebbles (here) who’s always raving about their products. I placed my first order for the Narssist Cheek Palette a few months ago and felt head over heels in love with the stuff!
It has to be my favourite make-up item EVER! It includes the very famous Laguna bronzer and of course, the Orgasm blush. These 2 are probably what made NARS so popular…. the colour, the texture, the finish on your skin are just… incredible! The highlighter is also beautiful… my only regret? To not have bought another 2 of these!! I got mine from the SpaceNK website.
What I also love about NARS is the packaging! Matt black, sleek, chic and just so sophisticated. They do tend to get a little dirty but they just look so cool on your make-up stand!
The press kit included a few bits & pieces for us to try out and here’s my feedback on those:
Nars Hot Sand Illuminator – A gorgeous light-reflecting liquid that glides on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. This fab little number can be applied all over the face or used as a highlighter or you can mix it with your foundation for added sheerness.
NARS The Multiple in Copacabana – a really lovely highlighter/blusher/Eye shadow that comes in a super hand stick form. Not too shiny but enough that it captures the light and bring your best features forwards. A sweep of this creamy formal over your cheek bones and below the brow gives you that instant ‘glow’. Can also be used as an eyeshadow and on the lips! Hence the name…
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu – I’m not one to usually wear such bold colours on the lips but I’ve gotta admit to really liking this one! Paired with a simply cost of black mascara, it’s instant chic in under a minute! Perfect for those lazy days!
NARS Lip Gloss in Pricilla – WOW! And I mean WOW! This has got to the the most pigmented lipgloss I have ever tried. Such a rich colour and beautiful formula. Doesn’t stick, stays put for hours, makes your lips look delish… a keeper!
NARS Du0 Eye Shadow in Kauai– Again, WOW! Seriously guys, these eyeshadows are buttery smooth when you apply them and they stay put for hours on end!! They have a kind of wet-to-dry finish which looks amazing. Again, never thought I’d use these colours but I have been reaching for them almost everyday recently! You can apply a light layer of it or built them up to a more full-on smokey look for an evening out!
NARS Eye Paint in Baalbek – A super intense & rich gel-type formula which can be used to line, highlight, shade or define the eyes. A wicked 18-hour wear makes it a long day (or night)’s perfect companion. Probably the one I won’t be using so much as the colour is a little too dark for me and I’m actually pretty scared of using it! I will however try it out as an eye liner and report back to you gals!
So when can you gals get your hands on NARS products? Well, you’re going to have a little while as they will officially launch in Sephora at The Dubai Mall on 16th October.
And if you really cannot wait until then, check out SpaceNK‘s website or for my French ladies, Sephora.fr or Sephora.com!
I promise you it is well worth the wait!
See you there