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post #271 of 655

Here's the detailed review of Dressed to kill l/s from Karen:

 

http://en.ffblogs.com/makeup-and-beauty/whether-youre-couch-surfing-or-man-hunting-the-latest-nars-lipstick-comes-dressed-to-kill/

post #272 of 655
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post

Another review of the blush:

 

http://www.glitterglossgarbage.com/nars-seduction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nars-seduction

 

 

It mentioned the blush has lack of pigmentation.

 

I think I should pass the entire collection.

The more I see reviews, the more I know/am sure the blush won't look good on my skintone.

Hmm. Karen's swatch looked really pigmented to me.th_dunno.gif I wonder what they're doing differently?

 

I wish I had a counter so I could try out the lipsticks. I keep getting pulled in by Dressed to Kill, but I've never tried NARS lippies before.

post #273 of 655
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Hmm. Karen's swatch looked really pigmented to me.th_dunno.gif I wonder what they're doing differently?

 

I wish I had a counter so I could try out the lipsticks. I keep getting pulled in by Dressed to Kill, but I've never tried NARS lippies before.

 

 

I don't know why but Karen's swatches usually look more intense than others.

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post #275 of 655

Here's the review of the shadow pencil:

 

http://www.glitterglossgarbage.com/nars-corcovado/

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post #277 of 655
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post

Another review of the blush:

 

http://www.glitterglossgarbage.com/nars-seduction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nars-seduction

 

 

It mentioned the blush has lack of pigmentation.

 

I think I should pass the entire collection.

The more I see reviews, the more I know/am sure the blush won't look good on my skintone.

even after her swatch im still eager to play w/the blush!! i'll pass on the duo shadows n pencil but maybe she only did one layer n sheered it out. with that color i'd go bold n build it to show up!! oooh n i need to add that paprika shadow too...dmn thats like $50 for a blush n shadow right? sheesh!!

post #278 of 655
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I find it very interesting how one product can be so different from one reviewer to the other. BlushingNoir made a wonderful look with MMW duo with both colors being vibrant and pigmented, while GlitterGlossGarbage apparently had all the trouble in the world having the green shade show.

post #279 of 655
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I find it very interesting how one product can be so different from one reviewer to the other. BlushingNoir made a wonderful look with MMW duo with both colors being vibrant and pigmented, while GlitterGlossGarbage apparently had all the trouble in the world having the green shade show.

 

I thought that was strange too. Especially since Karen mentioned the green was so pigmented that it stained her finger. I'd love to know what application techniques they all used- what brushes, bases and whether the product was applied damp or dry, since the results are visibly quite different from one person to another. I'll wait to swatch the duos in person for sure. That's what will let me know whether they're textures I can really work with. 

post #280 of 655
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I thought that was strange too. Especially since Karen mentioned the green was so pigmented that it stained her finger. I'd love to know what application techniques they all used- what brushes, bases and whether the product was applied damp or dry, since the results are visibly quite different from one person to another. I'll wait to swatch the duos in person for sure. That's what will let me know whether they're textures I can really work with. 

 

Glad I'm not the only one noticing this.

I have one duo from NARS (Divine) that swatches horribly on my arm (with fingers), and it applies unevenly and sheer on my bare eyelid. But if I use an eyeshadow base and brushes (no foam applicators), it looks very beautiful and vibrant. I think you're right, the difference must be in application techniques and tools. Maybe skin texture too.

post #281 of 655

The NARS duo - Marie-Galante I had to actually scrape some out to get a swatch, but a lot of bloggers seemed to manage pretty decent swatches and makeup looks with it.  I would love to know what technique they use!

post #282 of 655

i was thinkin that too but im thinkin its the application method as well. maybe karen heavily swatched and while on the lid GGG blended it out too much vs pattin it on or somethin...interesing!!

post #283 of 655
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

Hmm. Karen's swatch looked really pigmented to me.th_dunno.gif I wonder what they're doing differently?

 

I wish I had a counter so I could try out the lipsticks. I keep getting pulled in by Dressed to Kill, but I've never tried NARS lippies before.

 

I absolutely adore Nars lipsticks. You can chose from matte, satin and sheer. But even their sheer ones offer plenty of pigment and are so comfortable to wearlove.gif

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I don't know why but Karen's swatches usually look more intense than others.

 

I actually think her swatches usually look less intense and Temptalia's look the most intense. It may be my monitor though...this is why I always have to swatch in person

post #284 of 655
I want to love the new blush but the swatches look like Sin to me. I have that already.@
post #285 of 655

I can't still see any items at the website. I could see them in the middle of last week or so, but now they're gone. hmm.gif

Does anybody know what happended? Are they going to release tomorrow?

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post #287 of 655
Nothing I really want from the collection, until I saw the review of Bouthan. NARS make pink eyeshadow so wearable. I'm not sure if I can pull it off, though. Pink and blue eyeshadows seem very on trend this spring.
post #288 of 655
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The NARS duo - Marie-Galante I had to actually scrape some out to get a swatch, but a lot of bloggers seemed to manage pretty decent swatches and makeup looks with it.  I would love to know what technique they use!

 

That was one that seemed impossible to swatch, but that performs like a champ on me. I guess since the sheerness was obviously intentional, it didn't bother me. I know a lot of people disagreed and found it very difficult to work with. Applying it wet will yield more colour, but I still think that they should have given the formula of this duo a different name, because it really is completely different than what you would normally expect. I think that having it out there with the same description that applies to all of their shadows is somewhat confusing for consumers.

 

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The review of Bouthan duo:

 

http://blog.flauntme.com/2013/01/13/nars-bouthan-duo-eyeshadow-review/

The more I look at this, the more I'm actually interested in this one. For whatever reason, I seem to be able to wear pink shadows well- I think it's because they tend to brighten up my complexion, which has light pink undertones as is. One could say that I probably don't need more pink shadows, but I do enjoy them.

post #289 of 655

Ahh well, if it worked for you..that's great!  I should never have bought it..those aren't colors I LOVE anyway..I just got carried away and added it in the basket :(

post #290 of 655

The Non-Blonde just posted a review of Seduction blush:

 

www.thenonblonde.com/2013/01/nars-seduction-blush-spring-2013.html

 

Interesting how much more pigmented her swatch is than every other one I've seen and she specifically states she used a brush. I find that this is indicative of many Nars products: They often don't swatch as well as they work. Outlaw looked anemic to me in swatches, but then I saw what it looked like in use and was amazed at the intensity of the colour.

 

This shade reminds me a little of Mac's "Breezy", a colour I love and don't wear enough. "Seduction" looks a little cooler and plummier.

post #291 of 655

Bouthan is very pretty ! On my list with the other duo + the lipstick (  + the loose reflecting powder )

As for Marie-Galante, it's better to use it wet I think. It usually works well so. I always use it dry but it remains very sheer ( subtle and beautiful though ).

post #292 of 655

Here's the detail review of Seduction from Karen:

 

http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/nars-blush-and-the-look-of-seduction-bold-vivid-and-vaguely-reminiscent-of-an-early-90s-girl-group/

 

 

I think Seduction is greater on darker skin than lighter complexion. It looks beautiful on Karen's skin!

post #293 of 655

Another review of Seduction:

(It compares with other Nars blushes)

 

http://makeupforlife.net/2013/01/nars-seduction-blush-review-swatches-photos.html

 

 

 

Btw, wow..Seduction is really dark.

I have Outlaw, Dolce vita and Liberte, so I can feel how dark Seduction is. tong.gif

I love Dolce vita the most.

post #294 of 655
^^^^ Ooh, thanks for the link.

Seduction looks really dark, but I think I like it. I'm glad it appears to be a different colour than Outlaw, almost plummier. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this tomorrow.
post #295 of 655
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^^^^ Ooh, thanks for the link.

Seduction looks really dark, but I think I like it. I'm glad it appears to be a different colour than Outlaw, almost plummier. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting this tomorrow.

 

 

 

Seduction looks fascinating, but I'm not sure it also looks good on lighter skin, esp. NC10/NC15. :(

post #296 of 655
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Seduction looks fascinating, but I'm not sure it also looks good on lighter skin, esp. NC10/NC15. ssad.gif

I'm quite pasty myself, but I'm determined to make this work. I will still play around with it at Nordies before I buy it, just to make sure. =)
post #297 of 655
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The lastest swatches you've posted of Seduction (thanks!) had me *convinced* that I want it. And I'm pale as well (NW10). I'm sure that with a very light hand a Yachiyo brush or similar, it would look fantastic!

post #298 of 655
post #299 of 655
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Originally Posted by MarieMary View Post

The lastest swatches you've posted of Seduction (thanks!) had me *convinced* that I want it. And I'm pale as well (NW10). I'm sure that with a very light hand a Yachiyo brush or similar, it would look fantastic!

 

 

I know.

But Based on my experience, most of Nars reddish blushes appear really similar on my cheeks because I can only use them with a light hand even if swatches show different colors. So that's why I can't decide whether I'll buy Seduction because I already have Nars reddish blushes. I have Taos, Dolce vita, Outlaw, Exhibit A and Liberte. (esp, Outlaw and Taos look exactly same on my cheeks, so that's why I have no idea why I have these two.lol)

post #300 of 655
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine1543 View Post
I know.

But Based on my experience, most of Nars reddish blushes appear really similar on my cheeks because I can only use them with a light hand even if swatches show different colors. So that's why I can't decide whether I'll buy Seduction because I already have Nars reddish blushes. I have Taos, Dolce vita, Outlaw, Exhibit A and Liberte. (esp, Outlaw and Taos look exactly same on my cheeks, so that's why I have no idea why I have these two.lol)

I understand. If you already have Dolce Vita, then it makes sense that you wouldn't want to get Seduction. ;) More money for the Satin Lip Pencils, woohoo! :P :P

I don't have anything similar from NARS, so I'm still debating. It's permanent, so I might get it later on when a collection doesn't appeal to me.

 

I chose to disregard Temptalia's notation on longevity (7 to 8 hour of wear is amazing imho), so it's an A+ product as far as I'm concerned.

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