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^^ Thanks! She made me want to order Liberte right away :D

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Did anybody get Buenos Aires gloss pencil?

I thought it's nude beige pink because of the Nars' official description, but Christine from Temptalia said it's peach beige and she couldn't see any kind of pink color. Hmm..

If anybody has it, can you tell me what color it has? :)


Edited by Aquamarine1543 - 4/16/12 at 10:10am
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Originally Posted by Miss QQ View Post

Thanks, MarieMary. I love the matte lips look, but can't find a matte lipstick that doesn't dry out my lips.

 

Is the NARS matte lipstick more moisturising than Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet?



On me, def less drying than Chanel's. This is the order of various matte lipsticks for me (from least drying to most drying):

 

1. Nars pure matte lipsticks

2. Nars matte velvet pencils

3. Chanle rouge allure velvet

4. Lancome matte lipsticks

5. MUFE matte rouge artist intense

6. MAC matte lipsticks

 

I adore the look of matte lips!

 

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Anyone in Canada knows when we're getting this collection? I'm getting so impatient for it, lol! I definitely have a big wishlist though I'll buy in portion as thankfully Nars always makes their seasonal collections perm.


I actually love pastel or lighter shades on darker skin beauties like yourself. It pops much more on them. On lighter skin I find it washes ppl out. I stay away from light shades on my eyes when I'm not tanned. They don't seem to do much then.

 


NarsCosmetics.ca and TheBay.com both have the collection right now!

 

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NarsCosmetics.ca and TheBay.com both have the collection right now!

 



Thanks! I saw this just as I posted :D I'll check out the Bay this weekend

 

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My friend (who is a NARS counter manager) says the trio applies quite sheerly and "doesn't have the best pigmentation". Her picks for stars of the collection are the e/s duo and Never Say Never.



Good to know. Never Say Never is a colour I love, but I feel like I don't wear similar shades I have all that often. I'll have to see how it looks in person. I've not tried the Velvet matte pencils, other than swatching them on my hand. 



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Originally Posted by Miss QQ View Post

Thanks, MarieMary. I love the matte lips look, but can't find a matte lipstick that doesn't dry out my lips.

 

Is the NARS matte lipstick more moisturising than Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet?


 

I definitely find it more moisturising. Or at least less drying. 



 

Thanks so much for the link. That look Liz did with Marie Galante is spectacular. I'm all the more eager to get it now!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post

Did anybody get Buenos Aires gloss pencil?

I thought it's nude beige pink because of the Nars' official description, but Christine from Temptalia said it's peach beige and she couldn't see any kind of pink color. Hmm..

If anybody has it, can you tell me what color it has? :)



It's just a guess, but being a gloss, it's not opaque, so it might depend more on the skin tone of the person wearing it. Christine is warmer toned, so it may pull beige/ peach on her. Probably worth swatching for yourself, if you can, or just going with the swatches of whatever blogger is closest to your skin tone. 

 

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NarsCosmetics.ca and TheBay.com both have the collection right now!

 


Hurrah!!! Glad to see that they're getting these collections earlier now. There was a huge delay last Fall between when it was available on line/ in the US and when the collection was available in stores up here. Since then, they've gotten a lot better, though. 

 

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Just want to say how great NARS' customer service was! They refunded me the ~$30 for the 20% coupon code that I didn't know about until after I placed my order! They've always been really great about their CS! :)

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they are amazing!

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i ordered it , when it arrives tmrw i will let you know

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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post

Did anybody get Buenos Aires gloss pencil?

I thought it's nude beige pink because of the Nars' official description, but Christine from Temptalia said it's peach beige and she couldn't see any kind of pink color. Hmm..

If anybody has it, can you tell me what color it has? :)



 

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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post

Did anybody get Buenos Aires gloss pencil?

I thought it's nude beige pink because of the Nars' official description, but Christine from Temptalia said it's peach beige and she couldn't see any kind of pink color. Hmm..

If anybody has it, can you tell me what color it has? :)


I agree with what katred said; skintone definitely plays a part on how it looks. Also Christine's bare lips are pretty light. Since the color is not fully opaque, it will look different on someone with darker / pinker lips. ;)

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Oh dear... M-G got a really bad review on Temptalia: 

 

http://www.temptalia.com/nars-marie-galante-eyeshadow-duo-review-photos-swatches

 

It's bizarre, because reading her review and Cafe Makeup's, it doesn't even sound like they're talking about the same product. CM doesn't mention anything about the product being very sheer, although she does say that it was built up for the look (which I would have guessed, given that the lid colour is quite bright). And the swatches look totally different! I get that they have different opinions- which they're both clear about- on whether or not they like the finish, but it seems strange that women who know beauty would come to such drastically different conclusions. 

 

These are the times when I think of how lucky I am to live somewhere I can easily swatch the products in person...

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i stopped reading her reviews a while ago... i just look at the pics

 

she reviews like a machine, too many items a day 

i really don't think she takes time with the products 

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i ordered it , when it arrives tmrw i will let you know



 


Thanks, Monsy! :)
 

 



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Oh dear... M-G got a really bad review on Temptalia: 

 

http://www.temptalia.com/nars-marie-galante-eyeshadow-duo-review-photos-swatches

 

It's bizarre, because reading her review and Cafe Makeup's, it doesn't even sound like they're talking about the same product. CM doesn't mention anything about the product being very sheer, although she does say that it was built up for the look (which I would have guessed, given that the lid colour is quite bright). And the swatches look totally different! I get that they have different opinions- which they're both clear about- on whether or not they like the finish, but it seems strange that women who know beauty would come to such drastically different conclusions. 

 

These are the times when I think of how lucky I am to live somewhere I can easily swatch the products in person...



As far as I know, she isn't a big fan of Nars eyeshadow basically. I read about it on Temptalia a couple of months ago.

She usually doesn't give good grades on Nars eyeshadows. (maybe from around B+ to B-)

IMO, when she writes some reviews about them, maybe she turns to be little subjectice at least.

 

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Hers is the ONLY negative review I can find. I spoke with friends who are NARS artists and some who are NARS afficenados (sp?) and I actually got asked twice if I was sure she reviewed the correct duo. 

 

I only look at T's site for swatches now. I have several products that I personally love that she gave D-F reviews on. She says she is unbiased but there are some thing she just doesn't like (and that is fine) and she always gives them horrible reviews (like MAC mineralize products and NARS Soft Touch pencils). It would be more helpful at this point if she would just swatch these and not review them.


Edited by mac_aiken - 4/16/12 at 6:53pm
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I read her review. She stated that it lacked three things creasing, fading and fallout. Just a personal opinion those things can be fixed with an extra base and applying foundation/concealer after eyeshadow application. Christine site is helpful but I just don't like how she holds everything up to the MAC veluxe pearl type finish. I don't think everything is meant to be so pigmented. But at the same time it's her site and her opinion so I just let my opinion win when Im spending my own money.

With that said I'm still buying the duo!
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I totally agree that sometimes she holds things to a standard that the product was not even designed to meet. But I do agree with her soft touch pencil reviews because those things will crease into the lines on my hand!

 

But I really like the look of the duo, especially how it is on Cafe Makeup.

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I definitely find it more moisturising. Or at least less drying. 

 

Thanks so much for the link. That look Liz did with Marie Galante is spectacular. I'm all the more eager to get it now!!!!
 


Thanks! I think I have to pick up Moscow then!

 



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On me, def less drying than Chanel's. This is the order of various matte lipsticks for me (from least drying to most drying):

 

1. Nars pure matte lipsticks

2. Nars matte velvet pencils

3. Chanle rouge allure velvet

4. Lancome matte lipsticks

5. MUFE matte rouge artist intense

6. MAC matte lipsticks

 

I adore the look of matte lips!

 


Thanks for this list! I have only tried 2 and 3, and I am excited to try the NARs pure matte lipstick now. Moscow looks lovely. What are your favourite colours from the pure matte lipsticks?

 



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Oh dear... M-G got a really bad review on Temptalia: 

 

http://www.temptalia.com/nars-marie-galante-eyeshadow-duo-review-photos-swatches

 

It's bizarre, because reading her review and Cafe Makeup's, it doesn't even sound like they're talking about the same product. CM doesn't mention anything about the product being very sheer, although she does say that it was built up for the look (which I would have guessed, given that the lid colour is quite bright). And the swatches look totally different! I get that they have different opinions- which they're both clear about- on whether or not they like the finish, but it seems strange that women who know beauty would come to such drastically different conclusions. 

 

These are the times when I think of how lucky I am to live somewhere I can easily swatch the products in person...


CM makes me want to buy M-G. I mostly look at the pictures at Temptalia only for all her reviews. Too bad I can't see or swatch anything from NARS in person, but I'm lucky I can trust the opinions on Specktra. Let us know what you think of it. I am waiting for CM to review the trio!

 

The duo looks so pretty with Never Say Never! Liberte looks gorgeous on CM too, I'm a bit chicken - I don't know if I can pull off such a deep colour.

 

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I totally agree that sometimes she holds things to a standard that the product was not even designed to meet. But I do agree with her soft touch pencil reviews because those things will crease into the lines on my hand!

 

But I really like the look of the duo, especially how it is on Cafe Makeup.



Sadly, I bought Celebrate from last year's spring collection and I've almost never been able to make it work, even as a base. If I use it, I can't use eye liner, because it causes the liner to bleed all over my lids (even if I set it with powder). I love the colour so much that I'll sometimes pull it out just to try again, but I've really not had much luck. 

 

I do think that the duo looks like it has a very different kind of a finish- both T and CM said that it was like nothing they'd seen from Nars before- and I'm expecting it to be sheer but buildable. I'm so in love with the looks I've seen with it (ironically including the ones where Christine was wearing it to swatch the Nars lipsticks- I thought it looked wonderful!) that I have a feeling I'll be picking it up and figuring out how to make it work for me. 

 

I can usually fix creasing with a primer and with building sheer layers and fallout is something that I get with a lot of shadows (including Hourglass and my beloved Armani Eyes to Kill), so even if I have some of the same issues, I figure they might not bother me as much. 

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^^ I like the look T did with the duo for the lip swatches too. I'm with you, I am not bothered by fallouts unless they are large chunky glitters like UD ones. I have semi hidden double eyelids so everything creases unless I use primer. And I use Chanel baked eye quads and they are mostly buildable and needs layering. I seem to be justifying why I need the duo lol.

Here's a review of Moscow, gorgeous on her! After reading what she has to say about its comfort level on dry lips, I think I'm ready to plunge and get my first pure matte lipstick.

http://messywands.blogspot.com/2012/04/nars-summer-2012-moscow-pure-matte.html
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Yeah, I'm mostly not agreeing with T either. For me, lots of times the colors/texture that she recommends isn't really my favorite. For instance I tried the Cle de Peau lippies (I think she's raving a lot about it) but I'm not too crazy about it - especially with that price :P.

 

Karen put up a review of Ramatuelle: http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/its-cool-to-be-warm-the-nars-ramatuelle-trio-eyeshadow-is-both-cool-and-warm/#more-109119

I'm not too crazy with the colors on her, unfortunately... maybe just the placements? 

 

So, in my attempt on being frugal and sure of the products I'm buying, I'm trying to recreate the look with some products I have. I don't have anything close to silver so I took a little bit of UD Gunmetal from Naked Palette and apply it with MUFE Aqua Eyes 23L (light champagne) I think that's closest thing to a cool silver I have. It's still way darker than the silver in trio would look like :D. Also the light in my apartment is kinda awful to catch colors but I'd love to hear your thoughts :).

Result: 

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Eyes: MAC Lithe Pigment & MAC Saffron

Liner: Chanel Espresso

Blush: Nars Taj Mahal

Lips: Mac Prolongwear So Very Good, with Instagold lustre on top of it.

 

I think I've just convinced myself to get the trio. LOL.

 

MissQQ - I think Moscow looks very pretty on her too! Would love to see how it looks on you :)

 

 


Edited by cutemiauw - 4/17/12 at 8:11am
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I've stopped reading Temptalia's reviews or look at her swatches actually, because she is just not objective. Often, she doesn't even try to use the product in any other way than she usually does. It's her way or it's crap. Well, no. There are a variety of eyeshadows, and you just don't use them the same way to get the best results. Some look best when used wet or over a cream base. Some need to be dabbed onto the skin and not applied by swiping the color, some look better over another color, etc... Some are sheer; that doesn't mean they're poor quality; they're just designed that way (just like lipstick, really).

If you look at her review, the colors in Marie Galante are too sheer to achieve a nice intensity. But other reviews, swatches and looks prove otherwise. At least with Marie Galante, you can use it dry for a sheer softer look, and use it wet (I imagine) or over a dark base for an intense night look. It's a versatile product.

 

I do agree with her on her review of the soft touch shadow pencils. And in that case, she tried (even though she could have tried applying it in a thin layer). But what doesn't work for one (or most in that case :P ) doesn't mean it's unusable. My sister can use soft touch shadow pencils because she has "magical" eyelids: she can wear anything, any texture, without a base, and it would look amazing, stay on all day with no creasing. Therefore Christine's opinions shouldn't be held as an absolute truth (and they often are, just based on the comments on her website). I know it sounds obvious said like that, but I'm sure some didn't even bother to check out a product in person even though they could just because it got a bad review on Temptalia.

 

 

Btw, Never Say Never looks amazing on Liz on Cafe Makeup. I can't wait for the review. And applying Buenos Aires on top is a good idea. :)

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I kind of want the trio now.... LOL. I didn't want it at all, I wanted MG, but now I am starting to like the trio more. I have so many purples, I don't think I need any more for now.
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I kind of want the trio now.... LOL. I didn't want it at all, I wanted MG, but now I am starting to like the trio more. I have so many purples, I don't think I need any more for now.

 

 

lol...so do I. I also have lots of purple and blues. (but I'll get the duo in any way.lol) 

but the problem is, even if peach/apricot shade doesn't go with me esp. the third shade of the trio which is pretty orange, I don't know why but I'm still attracted to the trio.:S

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It's most surprising. " Marie-Galante " is a very pretty duo, I don't understand Temptalia's revieuw. D no way, to me it would be B+  ( without a primer ). Colours look more intense than they really are but on the whole it's very good. Maybe there was a problem with that duo Temptalia received ? Mine is ok, I agree with the fact that shadows are pretty sheer, beautiful though.

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Buenos Aires on nc20 skin, daylight

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I read her review. She stated that it lacked three things creasing, fading and fallout. Just a personal opinion those things can be fixed with an extra base and applying foundation/concealer after eyeshadow application. Christine site is helpful but I just don't like how she holds everything up to the MAC veluxe pearl type finish. I don't think everything is meant to be so pigmented. But at the same time it's her site and her opinion so I just let my opinion win when Im spending my own money.
With that said I'm still buying the duo!


She isweang the duo with the Liberte blush and it looks so pretty on her.   I am not woried about the creasing cause i have to work ALL  shadows.  My lids are so oily.    i can't wait to get to Sephora and check this out! 

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for some reason I have been really wanting that Doucers de Paris (pleasures of Paris) palette! Anyone know anything about this palette? I think I am going to order it if I get the Liberte blush.  I know it is different from exhibit a but I haven't made a definite decision yet.  At least this blush is permanent so I have a little time to think about it :) 

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Not sure if this has been posted.. but regardless of what Temptalia review was, looking at this look from this blog sold me on Marie Galante :D

 

http://www.makeupzone.net/nars-mariegalante-look/

 

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So I posted here last night and somehow my post has vanished! Anyway, I'm still wanting Marie-Galante duo. One bad review is not gonna phase me. Here's my wishlist:

 

- Marie-Galante duo

- Liberte Blush - anyone with cool undertones and light skin tried this? It looks pretty orange on T and I'm cooler than her so I'm worried it may not work

- The yellow nail polish from Takhoon - if it suits me of course...anyone seen these polishes in Canada?

- Trouveille nail polish

- the matte velvet pencil

 

Miss QQ - I only have two of Nars Pure matte lipsticks, Mascate (deep neutral red) and Montego Bay (light peach) and both are beautiful, have great texture and are wearable colours to me. I have more of their matte velvet pencils but I just find those so easy to apply. I'm on my second Sex Machine and Damned.

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^^ thanks! I have Sex Machine, love the colour but I apply gloss over it because it is dry for me. Montego Bay looks pretty on NARS website, but I think I'll start with one pure matte first, so it's likely to be Moscow. I want to see Liberte on a fair, cool toned skin too.

Monsy - Great swatch! BA looks lovely. I've never tried the gloss pencil before because I haven't read up on their reviews.
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