- NARS Best of Lips Palette
Top: Copacabana Multiple, Chelsea Girls Lacquer and Dolce Vita Lipgloss.
Bottom: Orgasm Multiple, Eros Lipstick and Red Lizard Lipstick.
- NARS Essential Eye Palette
Top: Unconditional Love, Night Star and Galapagos
Bottom: Nepal, Ondine and Thunderball
I think the lip palette is a definite must if you want a good sampling of NARS cult faves. Anyone interested in these? Do you wear any of these colours? What do you think?
Sephora now sells the MUFE (Make Up For Ever) palettes. Being that I have been gagging to get my hands on one of these for ages, I instantly snatched one up. LOVE! First off, the MUFE palette and single shadow system is genius! Why oh why doesn’t MAC do this?
Click “Read More” below for full instructions and photos of MUFE palettes, shadows and depotting….
One of the reasons I have never depotted any of my MAC shadows is the fact that it is so permanent. The fact that I can’t pop them in and out of the palettes AND the single shadow pots just seems inefficient and so, well, permanent.
MUFE solves that by offering shadows and blushes that you can move back and forth from palettes and individual pots. They make this possible by holding their shadows in the individual pots with magnets, not glue like MAC does. What does that mean? It means depotting MUFE does not involve, the heat, burns, fumes and headaches that depotting a MAC shadow does.
It seems only the shadows that are in the newer version of the MUFE individual pots are held in by magnets. Both the newer and older MUFE palettes have the same design and same outer package colour. The only differences are that the old pots have a semi-matte finish to the black plastic and a back label that is all black with white text. The newer version has a glossy, black, plastic container and the back label is mostly black, but has a white stripe where the shadow number and lot are listed.
To depot, I started with a MUFE shadow/blush #89 (MUFE shadows and blushes are the same size). If you look at the shadow in the pot, the metal pan sits slightly above the black plastic shadow pot that holds it. I just used my thumb to gently push the pan up and away from the magnet. That was it. Then, you just slide it into the MUFE palette.
Another way to depot (which I figured out in the comments of this thread. Yay, Specktra!) is that the newer MUFE individual pots have a hole in the back of the palette, which you can just stick a pin through and push the shadow out. To find the hole (which is covered by the label), just take a pin and start pushing in around the center of the back of the individual pot where the lot # and colour # are. This is in the area of the white stripe on the label.
So whilst this was much easier than a MAC depotting, it wasn’t all fluffy bunnies and fairy tales. Some of the shadow pots aren’t raised up as high as they could be and are therefore extremely difficult and seemingly impossible to remove. Thus, the cosmetic carnage that follows…..
A few things I learned:
1. I always held the shadow upside down when removing the shadow from the pot. Let gravity help you.
2. I thought perhaps if I got a stronger magnet, it would overpower the one in the MUFE individual pot and pull the pan out. Noooope. Not so much. Couldn’t get that to work.
3. Can’t get the pan out of the pot? Try holding the pot in your hand with your palm and shadow facing down (make sure they are upside down and over a towel), then smack the back of your hand. The force will cause the pans to either fall out or jiggle loose from the pot. Having a towel there to catch any fall out, save your carpet and cushion the fall is a must.
4. Remember depotting in the above mentioned methods only seems possible with the newer version of the MUFE shadows. The new versions have a glossy black plastic pot and a back label that is black with a white stripe.
Overall, I really like this system. I will chalk up my two fatalties to being a beginner and work on my technique.
The palettes are $20.00USD at Sephora.com.
Do you depot your MUFE shadows or do you plan on it now that the palettes are so easily available?
Try to ignore the fact that is ridiculously hot and humid in most of the country at the moment and close your eyes. That’s right, go ahead. Close your eyes and visualize winter. There’s snow, a chill in the air and Oh…..My….God….MAC Holiday 09. Woot!
The MAC Holiday 09 collection will be called Magic, Mirth & Mischief and as in year’s past, it will be in several waves of releases and feature a main colour story with subsequent palettes, sets and kits within the same theme. Here’s the magic, kids:
Magic, Mirth & Mischief Colour Story - Oct (US)/02 Nov (AU)
Magic, Mirth & Mischief Holiday Sets part I – 02 Nov (AU)
- The promo pic for this has square boxes/palettes with round colored spots that looked like they could be see-through parts to the shadows underneath and were kind of raised like bubbles. The background colour on the box/palette was gold.
Love’s Divine Lash Kit – 02 Nov (AU)
- Note: This is a Myers exclusive in AU, so I guess this might be a Nordies Exclusive in the US. This is in a metallic, bronzy-pewter bag that is similar in shape to last holiday’s Red She Said brush bags.
Magic, Mirth & Mischief Holiday Sets Part II – 16 Nov (AU)
What do you guys think?
A big thanks to Mrs May at Specktra.net for the info.
Fall’s runways were dominated by two words: bold and feminine. Strong shouldered and form-hugging silhouettes, extreme heels and provocative thigh-high boots, and a color palette of classic hues turned up a notch to Technicolor volumes. These trends also illustrate the NARS Fall collection.
“For this collection, I wanted to create something fragile and strong, and seductive but not aggressive,” said François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics. The combination of strength and refinement has become a hallmark of NARS, and is particularly fitting this season as the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Click “Read More” below for product details and photos….
NARS Fast Ride Lipstick – $24
This seemingly dark purple may intimidate, but swipe it across the lips and its true shade is revealed: a sheer mulberry. A color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.
NARS Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow- $32
A typical Indian summer comes as a surprise, balmy sunshine meets brisk fall. Swipe the summery, frosted champagne shimmer up to the brow, and line the upper lid with the autumnal deep, matte mustard for a striking look, appropriate for every season.
NARS Brumes Duo Eyeshadow- $32
These new hues perfectly capture the moody shades of a cool twilight sky. Brumes pairs a velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state for a smoky eye that is both confident and serene.
NARS Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow- $32
This new shade mirrors the hues from traditional damask fabrics. Classic meets edgy in this new duo — an icy pink is paired with a warm rose gold with golden flecks
NARS Mekong Single Eyeshadow- $22
This is the perfect addition to the NARS woman’s adventurous palette. The intense, blackened espresso hue scattered with rose gold is a study in contrasts. Applied liberty across the lid it exudes a sexy attitude, or applied lightly, a simple, fashion-forward sophistication.
NARS Tokaido Express – $16
This new hue is a cult classic in the making. Named after Japan’s most heavily frequented high-speed rail route, this lacquer is an opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles.
The NARS Fall 09 collection is now available at NARSCosmetics.com and Nordstrom.com. Remember, if you happen to be purchasing this on the Nordies site, check out their NARS beauty exclusive Modern Love palette. All Nordies beauty exclusives are available as of today!
NARS Modern Love palette – $55
This Nordstrom exclusive six-well palette of signature NARS eyeshadow shades is the ultimate achievement in day-to-evening elegance for the eyes. Features single shades from six different NARS Eyeshadow Duos to create endless expressions for the lid, bridge, highlight and lash line. Shades included in palette are Alhambra, Jezebel and Habanera (top row), and Tokyo, India Song and Pandora (bottom row).
Happy hauling! xoxo
My MAC Haul from this weekend.