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post #241 of 466

Albatross and Amour were delivered yesterday. At this point, it should be no surprise what I think of them. love.gif

 

I've wanted Albatross for a very long time. For whatever reason, it would always be sold out at the times I tried to purchase it. I'm happy that it didn't disappoint. The gold sheen is beautiful and blended nicely with my blush. I can see myself using it as an all over face highlighter. I still need to get Luster to compare since I intend to use it as a highlighter as well. That's another blush I've wanted for a while that always seems to sell out on me. Amour is described as a "peachy pink" and it leaned slightly more pink when applied to my cheeks. It'll be good for when I want a very soft and pretty look.

post #242 of 466

Luster is my favorite Nars blush. I'm about an NC42 and it gives the prettiest natural glow.

post #243 of 466
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Albatross and Amour were delivered yesterday. At this point, it should be no surprise what I think of them. love.gif

 

I've wanted Albatross for a very long time. For whatever reason, it would always be sold out at the times I tried to purchase it. I'm happy that it didn't disappoint. The gold sheen is beautiful and blended nicely with my blush. I can see myself using it as an all over face highlighter. I still need to get Luster to compare since I intend to use it as a highlighter as well. That's another blush I've wanted for a while that always seems to sell out on me. Amour is described as a "peachy pink" and it leaned slightly more pink when applied to my cheeks. It'll be good for when I want a very soft and pretty look.


I LOVE Albatross.....So Purrrrty!!!!! I am thinking about getting Gina....is there a substitute for Crazed that you can suggest???

post #244 of 466
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Albatross and Amour were delivered yesterday. At this point, it should be no surprise what I think of them. love.gif

 

I've wanted Albatross for a very long time. For whatever reason, it would always be sold out at the times I tried to purchase it. I'm happy that it didn't disappoint. The gold sheen is beautiful and blended nicely with my blush. I can see myself using it as an all over face highlighter. I still need to get Luster to compare since I intend to use it as a highlighter as well. That's another blush I've wanted for a while that always seems to sell out on me. Amour is described as a "peachy pink" and it leaned slightly more pink when applied to my cheeks. It'll be good for when I want a very soft and pretty look.

 

I adore Luster! It gives a beautiful glow.

post #245 of 466

Ladies.....Just wanted to share...NARS is having 20% off on Black Friday!!


Edited by MzBrownBeauty - 11/19/12 at 2:02pm
post #246 of 466

Ooooh, MzBrown, that will be awesome if I can combine it with my GiltCity gift certificate. Thank you!!!! I'm going to try Mata Hari definitely. I was thinking of getting Exibit A, but does anyone think that's too similar to MAC's Hidden Treasure? I prefer not to collect items that are similar with only slight differences.

 

Does anyway have any neutral/neutral pink recommendations?

post #247 of 466

yahoo.gif  I'm so going to take advantage of that sale! Thanks for sharing. Plus I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

post #248 of 466
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Ooooh, MzBrown, that will be awesome if I can combine it with my GiltCity gift certificate. Thank you!!!! I'm going to try Mata Hari definitely. I was thinking of getting Exibit A, but does anyone think that's too similar to MAC's Hidden Treasure? I prefer not to collect items that are similar with only slight differences.

 

Does anyway have any neutral/neutral pink recommendations?

 

You already said you're getting Mata Hari, so maybe Outlaw and Amour. Dolce Vita could work, too, but it's a darker rose pink. For neutrals, try Lovejoy, Gina/Gilda, or Liberte. I think they end up being neutral on deeper skin tones. Here's Rihanna wearing Liberte.

 

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post #249 of 466
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Ooooh, MzBrown, that will be awesome if I can combine it with my GiltCity gift certificate. Thank you!!!! I'm going to try Mata Hari definitely. I was thinking of getting Exibit A, but does anyone think that's too similar to MAC's Hidden Treasure? I prefer not to collect items that are similar with only slight differences.

 

Does anyway have any neutral/neutral pink recommendations?

 

You should be able to! The first time I ever purchased NARS was through a sale they were running on Gilt. My favorite NARS blush is Lovejoy so pretty; it's a rosy/bronze color with gold shimmer. I adore it!

post #250 of 466

I currently have Outlaw and Lovejoy. I also have Orgasm, Angelika, Laguna, Gaiety, Luster, & Albatross in the Joie de Vivre palette, but I've never swatched them and will likely give them to my daughter for Christmas.

 

CC, thanks for the recommendations. Liberte looks nice when it's blended out. Do you like it better than Exhibit A? I'll check out the other two as well. Is NARS Gina looking like Small Vanity?

post #251 of 466
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I currently have Outlaw and Lovejoy. I also have Orgasm, Angelika, Laguna, Gaiety, Luster, & Albatross in the Joie de Vivre palette, but I've never swatched them and will likely give them to my daughter for Christmas.

 

CC, thanks for the recommendations. Liberte looks nice when it's blended out. Do you like it better than Exhibit A? I'll check out the other two as well. Is NARS Gina looking like Small Vanity?


For me, I do like Liberte more than Exhibit A because it's more flexible. It's more neutral so I can wear it with more looks. I feel like I can only wear Exhibit A with certain lipsticks. I don't own MAC Blushes. But based on swatches I've seen, I'm going to say Gina isn't like Small Vanity. I can still see Small Vanity on the cheeks. Gina kind of disappears into the skin. It looks like your face is brighter.

post #252 of 466

Thanks, love. I just read an opinion that said Gilda is best for cool tones b/c of the pink and Gina is better suited for warm tones. I'm terrible at seeing color differences or recalling them so I appreciate your patience with my stupid questions. It's funny b/c if you saw me in person you wouldn't think I struggled this much with identifying makeup that works for me. Well, at least I think I end up pulling stuff off. And crazypants, how do you NOT have any MAC blushes? I was certain you did. Even I caved and bought some this year.

 

I think I'll get Mata Hari, Liberte, and Gina/Gilda (I can't decide yet lol)

post #253 of 466
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Ooooh, MzBrown, that will be awesome if I can combine it with my GiltCity gift certificate. Thank you!!!! I'm going to try Mata Hari definitely. I was thinking of getting Exibit A, but does anyone think that's too similar to MAC's Hidden Treasure? I prefer not to collect items that are similar with only slight differences.

 

Does anyway have any neutral/neutral pink recommendations?

 

They're different. Exhibit A is like a true fiery bright red while Hidden Treasure is a warm brick red. Thanks for the tip MzBrown. What will they do cyber monday then?!

post #254 of 466
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Thanks, love. I just read an opinion that said Gilda is best for cool tones b/c of the pink and Gina is better suited for warm tones. I'm terrible at seeing color differences or recalling them so I appreciate your patience with my stupid questions. It's funny b/c if you saw me in person you wouldn't think I struggled this much with identifying makeup that works for me. Well, at least I think I end up pulling stuff off. And crazypants, how do you NOT have any MAC blushes? I was certain you did. Even I caved and bought some this year.

 

I think I'll get Mata Hari, Liberte, and Gina/Gilda (I can't decide yet lol)


Please, you know I'm still figuring stuff out as I go along. I don't notice the cool/warm difference with Gina and Gilda. To me the colors are very similar and they both seem warm. Gina leans peach (yellow/orange) and Gilda leans coral (pink/red), but the difference is slight. I can see Gilda a bit more on me probably because the pink/red of the coral color makes it a little darker and more visible on my skin.

 

I got into blushes way before I got into lipsticks and glosses. I thought blush was an easy way to add color to my face when I first started wearing makeup. I would put on blush and nothing else. MAC Coppertone was the first blush I ever bought. Then I purchased a MAC blush palette with more blushes shortly after that - Ambering Rose, Desert Rose, Plum Foolery, Raizin, and Sweet As Cocoa. I was trying to figure out what my next blush would be to fill the palette when I bought Taj Mahal. I fell in love with that blush and started buying more NARS blushes like crazy, but I still had my MAC blushes. Then I got my first La Femme blush palette and I didn't see the point in keeping my MAC blushes after that. The La Femme blushes blew me away with price, color selection and staying power. Both of my NARS and La Femme blushes are more pigmented and last longer on me than the MAC blushes did, so I returned them all except for Coppertone. I keep it for sentimental value since it was my first blush.

 

Don't get me wrong, I do think MAC blushes are pretty. They just don't last on me and always fade after a few hours. I've been tempted sometimes to buy MAC blushes again, but they always seem similar to either a NARS or La Femme blush that I already have.

post #255 of 466
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They're different. Exhibit A is like a true fiery bright red while Hidden Treasure is a warm brick red. Thanks for the tip MzBrown. What will they do cyber monday then?!


Slimmycakes, do you have Wordly Wealth and Luster to compare? SOMUCH2SHAY asked me if they're similar, but I don't have them to compare.

post #256 of 466
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They're different. Exhibit A is like a true fiery bright red while Hidden Treasure is a warm brick red. Thanks for the tip MzBrown. What will they do cyber monday then?!


Slimmycakes, do you have Wordly Wealth and Luster to compare? SOMUCH2SHAY asked me if they're similar, but I don't have them to compare.

I have luster (which I LOVE, so subtle) but not Worldly Wealth. So sorry. But looking at pictures of it on google to compare, they do seem fairly similar in color, with worldly wealth having a bit more bronze in it and luster being more peach with shimmer\sheen to it (which makes it a nice layering blush). Hopefully someone who has both can do an accurate comparison.

post #257 of 466
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Thanks, love. I just read an opinion that said Gilda is best for cool tones b/c of the pink and Gina is better suited for warm tones. I'm terrible at seeing color differences or recalling them so I appreciate your patience with my stupid questions. It's funny b/c if you saw me in person you wouldn't think I struggled this much with identifying makeup that works for me. Well, at least I think I end up pulling stuff off. And crazypants, how do you NOT have any MAC blushes? I was certain you did. Even I caved and bought some this year.

 

I think I'll get Mata Hari, Liberte, and Gina/Gilda (I can't decide yet lol)

 

Since Gina is so subtle, I use it as more of a beauty powder, and it works the best when I want a makeup, no makeup look. It adds warmth to my skin after applying a more yellow toned foundation.  Sometimes it better to add warmth in than wearing a red/orange toned foundation all the time.   People always look at me when I wear it like I know she has something on, but what, lol.  I do use it with fix + if I want it to show up more.   I use all my blushes with fix + when I need to kick them up a notch. 

 

I also use it under or mixed with blushes, I combine it with something shimmery to highlight,  or when I want to layer my blushes for longer wear, I pull Gina, cause  its multi-purpose for me.  I use it with the MAC 131 or MAC 168. 

 

 

post #258 of 466
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Since Gina is so subtle, I use it as more of a beauty powder, and it works the best when I want a makeup, no makeup look. It adds warmth to my skin after applying a more yellow toned foundation.  Sometimes it better to add warmth in than wearing a red/orange toned foundation all the time.   People always look at me when I wear it like I know she has something on, but what, lol.  I do use it with fix + if I want it to show up more.   I use all my blushes with fix + when I need to kick them up a notch. 

 

I also use it under or mixed with blushes, I combine it with something shimmery to highlight,  or when I want to layer my blushes for longer wear, I pull Gina, cause  its multi-purpose for me.  I use it with the MAC 131 or MAC 168. 

 

 


These are fantastic tips. Thanks for sharing. I never thought to use Gina as a beauty powder. Would you do the same for Gilda, or even for something like Nico? How do you use your blush with Fix+?

 

I can't remember where I read it, but I saw a tip that said to apply a pink blush first and then layer it with an orange blush. This is supposed to look really pretty. And on NARS' Facebook page, they mention to apply Nico before or after your blush to diffuse the color and create a soft focused look. I wasn't interested in Nico before, but now I am.

post #259 of 466
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


Slimmycakes, do you have Wordly Wealth and Luster to compare? SOMUCH2SHAY asked me if they're similar, but I don't have them to compare.

i have luster, though i don't have worldy wealth but i swatched it in store....i'm quite certain that they are very different, in that ww is more bronzey, and luster is more apricoty.

 

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These are fantastic tips. Thanks for sharing. I never thought to use Gina as a beauty powder. Would you do the same for Gilda, or even for something like Nico? How do you use your blush with Fix+?

 

I can't remember where I read it, but I saw a tip that said to apply a pink blush first and then layer it with an orange blush. This is supposed to look really pretty. And on NARS' Facebook page, they mention to apply Nico before or after your blush to diffuse the color and create a soft focused look. I wasn't interested in Nico before, but now I am.

 

i have a really old mac bridal face chart where they apply pink swoon first, then springsheen on top...

post #260 of 466
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Originally Posted by Slimmycakes View Post

I have luster (which I LOVE, so subtle) but not Worldly Wealth. So sorry. But looking at pictures of it on google to compare, they do seem fairly similar in color, with worldly wealth having a bit more bronze in it and luster being more peach with shimmer\sheen to it (which makes it a nice layering blush). Hopefully someone who has both can do an accurate comparison.

 

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i have luster, though i don't have worldy wealth but i swatched it in store....i'm quite certain that they are very different, in that ww is more bronzey, and luster is more apricoty.

 

Thanks ladies. I've forwarded your responses.

post #261 of 466

yahoo.gif Luster will finally be mine! th_happy1.gif

 

I ordered it bright and early this morning when I saw it restocked on Sephora's website. I also have Gaiety on the way. I'm hoping there won't be a delay with the holiday and they will be delivered Friday. I feel like that I've been trying to get Luster for so long that I'm very impatient with this order. I even went to Sephora the other day to purchase Luster in person and to qualify for my VIB status. They only had two left in the store and the boxes were dusty and beat up looking. Needless to say, I passed.

 

I thought my NARS blush hauls would be done after Luster and Gaiety, but now I'm lemming Nico. Does anyone have any thoughts about the following blushes? I'm not sure how they will work on WOC.

 

Deep Throat

Doucer

Madly

Sex Appeal

Silvana

Zen

post #262 of 466
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

yahoo.gif Luster will finally be mine! th_happy1.gif

I ordered it bright and early this morning when I saw it restocked on Sephora's website. I also have Gaiety on the way. I'm hoping there won't be a delay with the holiday and they will be delivered Friday. I feel like that I've been trying to get Luster for so long that I'm very impatient with this order. I even went to Sephora the other day to purchase Luster in person and to qualify for my VIB status. They only had two left in the store and the boxes were dusty and beat up looking. Needless to say, I passed.

I thought my NARS blush hauls would be done after Luster and Gaiety, but now I'm lemming Nico. Does anyone have any thoughts about the following blushes? I'm not sure how they will work on WOC.

Deep Throat
Doucer
Madly
Sex Appeal
Silvana
Zen

I tried nico at the store and it was kinda hard for me to pull off. But im still determined to try again lol not anytime soon tho because i got my marilyn beauty powder for that.

I habe doucer and i love it. Thats my safe blush that i can wear with anything
post #263 of 466
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I tried nico at the store and it was kinda hard for me to pull off. But im still determined to try again lol not anytime soon tho because i got my marilyn beauty powder for that.
I habe doucer and i love it. Thats my safe blush that i can wear with anything


I'm interested in Nico because of what NARS' Facebook page said about it diffussing other blush colors. I've never swatched it before, but I don't think it's something I could wear on its own. What color does Doucer appear on you? Can you actually see it or does it just brighten your face?

post #264 of 466

Douceur comes out pink. I actually see it. The lighting in my room is horrible so i sometimes overdo it just because in my room i cant see it but once my bf was like woah you put too much blush on, and i looked in my car mirror in the daytime you really can see it.  Its not like a bright pink but more muted pink on me.

 

As for nico  this person below has it on as a highlighter and it looks very nice thats why i wanted it but in person i think it was discouraging that the makeup artist and my friend were really against it on me.  so i want to go back on my own and check it out and take time with it. but then again i love my marilyn beauty powder so idk if its something i really need right now.

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post #265 of 466
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I'm interested in Nico because of what NARS' Facebook page said about it diffussing other blush colors. I've never swatched it before, but I don't think it's something I could wear on its own. What color does Doucer appear on you? Can you actually see it or does it just brighten your face?

 

 

I swatched Nico months ago but can't remember what it looked like for the life of me! I adore Luster, it gives the prettiest glow to the cheeks and makes an awesome yet understated highlight. I hope you love it as much as I do.

 

BTW, I wore Torrid the other day and it's so soft and beautiful!

 

So far I have:

 

Taj Mahal

Dolce Vita

Lovejoy

Torrid

Luster

Lokoum

 

Now I'm looking at Silvana and Outlaw but will likely hold off on purchasing blushes until I finish Christmas shopping for my son and family. My son is as obsessed with sneakers as I am with makeup! I've got big competition but he wins every time! Happy Thanksgiving Ladies!!

post #266 of 466
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yahoo.gif Luster will finally be mine! th_happy1.gif

 

I ordered it bright and early this morning when I saw it restocked on Sephora's website. I also have Gaiety on the way. I'm hoping there won't be a delay with the holiday and they will be delivered Friday. I feel like that I've been trying to get Luster for so long that I'm very impatient with this order. I even went to Sephora the other day to purchase Luster in person and to qualify for my VIB status. They only had two left in the store and the boxes were dusty and beat up looking. Needless to say, I passed.

 

I thought my NARS blush hauls would be done after Luster and Gaiety, but now I'm lemming Nico. Does anyone have any thoughts about the following blushes? I'm not sure how they will work on WOC.

 

Deep Throat

Doucer

Madly

Sex Appeal

Silvana

Zen

 

I re-read your post and now I have to add Gaiety to my list!!! It looks gorgeous! Please come back and let us know what you think about your recent picks!

post #267 of 466
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

yahoo.gif Luster will finally be mine! th_happy1.gif

 

I ordered it bright and early this morning when I saw it restocked on Sephora's website. I also have Gaiety on the way. I'm hoping there won't be a delay with the holiday and they will be delivered Friday. I feel like that I've been trying to get Luster for so long that I'm very impatient with this order. I even went to Sephora the other day to purchase Luster in person and to qualify for my VIB status. They only had two left in the store and the boxes were dusty and beat up looking. Needless to say, I passed.

 

I thought my NARS blush hauls would be done after Luster and Gaiety, but now I'm lemming Nico. Does anyone have any thoughts about the following blushes? I'm not sure how they will work on WOC.

 

Deep Throat

Doucer

Madly

Sex Appeal

Silvana

Zen

deep throat is really pretty - for a while i was wearing it every day....i think it's universally flattering.

 

silvana i swatched recently, and i thought it might be more of a highlighterish shade for me...or maybe more like a beauty powder?  pretty anyway. madly is on my current wishlist, and based on swatching, i thought sex appeal was going to be ash city...but sometimes looks can be deceiving...

post #268 of 466
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Douceur comes out pink. I actually see it. The lighting in my room is horrible so i sometimes overdo it just because in my room i cant see it but once my bf was like woah you put too much blush on, and i looked in my car mirror in the daytime you really can see it.  Its not like a bright pink but more muted pink on me.

 

As for nico  this person below has it on as a highlighter and it looks very nice thats why i wanted it but in person i think it was discouraging that the makeup artist and my friend were really against it on me.  so i want to go back on my own and check it out and take time with it. but then again i love my marilyn beauty powder so idk if its something i really need right now.

 

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

deep throat is really pretty - for a while i was wearing it every day....i think it's universally flattering.

 

silvana i swatched recently, and i thought it might be more of a highlighterish shade for me...or maybe more like a beauty powder?  pretty anyway. madly is on my current wishlist, and based on swatching, i thought sex appeal was going to be ash city...but sometimes looks can be deceiving...

 

Now my NARS blush to-buy list has gotten longer instead of shorter! I hadn't seriously considered any of those shades in the past. I looked up swatches and watched videos, and now I see I would've been doing myself a disservice.

 

I have another Sephora gift card coming my way in December and I should have my VIB 10% off welcome coupon as well. I'm definitely getting Nico. Sephora doesn't carry Silvana or Zen, so that leaves Douceur, Deep Throat, Madly and Sex Appeal. I think I'll get Madly with Nico. It comes across as a brown color in swatches and I've been looking for a nice brown blush. I think Madly is supposed to be similar to Luster, except Madly leans pink while Luster leans peach and has a highlighter sheen. I'll get the remaining blushes during next year's VIB sale.

post #269 of 466
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Originally Posted by MzBrownBeauty View Post

Ladies.....Just wanted to share...NARS is having 20% off on Black Friday!!

 

Is there a coupon code that should be used to get the 20% off?  I keep looking at their site and everything is regular price, no mention of any black friday specials.  Is this one only for their discount members?

post #270 of 466
Ladies...I wanted to apologize for giving you the wrong date on the Nars sale. The sale is suppose to be for days 11/26 and 11/27. I received this info from nouveaucheap blog. There is also a list of beauty sales for Black Friday/cyber Monday. Again, I apologize for not providing the correct date. In addition, there was no code listed.
Edited by MzBrownBeauty - 11/23/12 at 12:45pm
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