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post #61 of 482
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I am Miss O.I am rather upset that nobody responds to my post.Maybe I am doing the posts incorrectly.I want to ask if anybody can advice me on Matt lipstick.I use Chanel.I require a sharp line outlining my lipsticks.If u can advice please do so.I am feeling left out.Billy no mates or what.x


Welcome to Specktra!

It's a big lively community, so your post probably got lost among the many that are posted everyday. It's nothing personal if you didn't get an answer. ;)

Specktra is well-organized, so your question will probably find many answers if you post it in the Recommandations section: http://www.specktra.net/f/188/recommendations 

Since we're in the NARS section, I'd recommend the velvet matte lip pencils. Texture is great, it's long lasting, and it's confortable on the lips. I don't use lipliner so I can't help you with that, but I see other Specktra members have already given great recommendations. :)

post #62 of 482
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I am Miss O.I am rather upset that nobody responds to my post.Maybe I am doing the posts incorrectly.I want to ask if anybody can advice me on Matt lipstick.I use Chanel.I require a sharp line outlining my lipsticks.If u can advice please do so.I am feeling left out.Billy no mates or what.x

welcome to specktra!

i didn't see your post, but as the others have mentioned - please don't take it personally.  i know i've had some of my posts go un-noticed from time to time!

i find with matt lipsticks it really helps me to use mac prep + prime on my lips first...it helps the lipstick go on more smoothly. i guess it helps with a lot of lipsticks finishes, but with the mattes it is more important to me so they don't get all bally.

post #63 of 482

Got my reflecting powder, however they sent me the loose instead of the pressed...uggh! They are sending me the pressed right away.

 

So, I will actually be able to use/compare both for you!

 

EDIT:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the powder!!!! So, I will keep both the loose & the pressed.

 

On me, it made my skin look incredibly smooth, flawless, soft-focused. It also made the powder contour & blush go on so smoothly & soft & color true!!! love.gif


Edited by elegant-one - 1/30/13 at 5:06pm
post #64 of 482
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Got my reflecting powder, however they sent me the loose instead of the pressed...uggh! They are sending me the pressed right away.

 

So, I will actually be able to use/compare both for you!

 

EDIT:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the powder!!!! So, I will keep both the loose & the pressed.

 

On me, it made my skin look incredibly smooth, flawless, soft-focused. It also made the powder contour & blush go on so smoothly & soft & color true!!! love.gif

if you end up liking the loose over the pressed i might end up exchanging it for the loose instead. i really dont know how much powder im supposed to put on! lol i dont want to over do it. I havent touched it since monday. i forgot to wear it on tuesday when i left and today i was just too all over the place with this mac archie release fiasco lol.  please let us know which one is better 

post #65 of 482
Ugh. Elegant has convinced me to go ahead and add yet another loose powder to my collection. Hopefully, it's at my local Sephora when I step out tomorrow or Friday.

I really prefer loose powders over pressed. I feel like it takes less to do what I need to do. That's just me.
post #66 of 482
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Got my reflecting powder, however they sent me the loose instead of the pressed...uggh! They are sending me the pressed right away.

So, I will actually be able to use/compare both for you!

EDIT:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the powder!!!! So, I will keep both the loose & the pressed.

On me, it made my skin look incredibly smooth, flawless, soft-focused. It also made the powder contour & blush go on so smoothly & soft & color true!!! love.gif

Yes I knew my leaning w the loose sounds better, I think I'll buy it when Archie's comes to Nordstrom thanks love for ur input
post #67 of 482
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

Ugh. Elegant has convinced me to go ahead and add yet another loose powder to my collection. Hopefully, it's at my local Sephora when I step out tomorrow or Friday.

I really prefer loose powders over pressed. I feel like it takes less to do what I need to do. That's just me.


Hello little lady bigstar.gif havent seen u in awhile... I think I'm convinced w the loose I'm getting it at Nordstroms
post #68 of 482
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Hello little lady bigstar.gif havent seen u in awhile... I think I'm convinced w the loose I'm getting it at Nordstroms

Haaay! lol.gif I wish my Nordstroms sold Nars, but they don't. They do sell it at my local Saks and they usually get their stuff early, but it wasn't there when I checked yesterday. We'll see.
post #69 of 482

I am going to pick this powder up tomorrow thanks to the good things elegantone said about it in the Archie thread. Hoping my Sephora has this in stock! 

post #70 of 482
I just read what Elegant posted in the Archie thread and it makes me realize that one of the beautiful things about dry skin is not having to touch up during the day! However, even if I did, I'm so ridiculous that I would carry a damn loose powder in my bag. ohboy.gif
post #71 of 482
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

Haaay! lol.gif I wish my Nordstroms sold Nars, but they don't. They do sell it at my local Saks and they usually get their stuff early, but it wasn't there when I checked yesterday. We'll see.

I'm ordering online since my sephora and Nordstroms or any higher end stores are like half hour from me so I'll save the gas wait at home : )
post #72 of 482
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

I just read what Elegant posted in the Archie thread and it makes me realize that one of the beautiful things about dry skin is not having to touch up during the day! However, even if I did, I'm so ridiculous that I would carry a damn loose powder in my bag. ohboy.gif

Oh believe it lol I'll have a loose powder in my purse not like I don't already have 7 lipsticks in there
post #73 of 482
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

Got my reflecting powder, however they sent me the loose instead of the pressed...uggh! They are sending me the pressed right away.

 

So, I will actually be able to use/compare both for you!

 

EDIT:  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the powder!!!! So, I will keep both the loose & the pressed.

 

On me, it made my skin look incredibly smooth, flawless, soft-focused. It also made the powder contour & blush go on so smoothly & soft & color true!!! love.gif

you put blush and contour on top of the loose powder?  I thought it should go on last? 

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Edited by Sojourner - 1/15/14 at 3:53pm
post #75 of 482

Sorry peeps, just getting around to coming here. And, I can't use the thank button as it says I am over my limit of rating content ???No clue what is up with that.

 

Yes, this powder is definitely worth looking into. If you end up loving loving the powder, I think it would be nice to have the pressed in your purse or for traveling. If you put it on & then stand back & look in the mirror, I think you should see a difference. I only did one side of my face so I could compare.

 

I used the powder on bare skin first to see how it would make my skin look. Then I wanted to see if it muted/changed the color of the blushes so I used those over the powder. I felt that it made a fantastic smooth flawless canvas. You could always do a dusting over the MU then.


Edited by elegant-one - 1/31/13 at 10:53am
post #76 of 482

Thanks for the review, Elegant! I'm thinking I'm going to pick this up at Sephora this week. I'll let you know how it holds up on my VERY oily skin!

post #77 of 482
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Originally Posted by VampyCouture View Post

Thanks for the review, Elegant! I'm thinking I'm going to pick this up at Sephora this week. I'll let you know how it holds up on my VERY oily skin!

You are very welcome my dear! I hope that it works well for you & you end up liking it. Please let me know.

post #78 of 482
Thank you, elegant! Did you also get one of the new Hourglass powders? I'm wondering how they compare or if they are for completely different purposes?
post #79 of 482

No, I didn't. I may have to have a look at them ;)

post #80 of 482

Oh Maitai and elegant...why would you do this to us, lol.  This powder sounds just heavenly!  I usually prefer pressed powders to loose since I find it faster and less likely to make a mess, so I'm leaning toward the pressed, but idk.  I should decide quickly though because Feb. and March are supposed to be "no-buy" months for me (with the exception of an item or two from Sephora's Jasmine collection in March).  Maybe I should just get a pressed AND a loose to make the choice easier (by eliminating it altogether!).  This powder just sounds like a must-have for both my personal stash and especially my freelance kit!

post #81 of 482
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Here is a review of the Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder with before and after pictures:

http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxrms/lighter-than-air-nars-light-reflecting-loose-setting-powder

post #82 of 482
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Originally Posted by MarieMary View Post

Here is a review of the Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder with before and after pictures:

http://www.beautylish.com/a/vxrms/lighter-than-air-nars-light-reflecting-loose-setting-powder

"forgot until we glanced in the mirror and noticed how pretty our skin looked!" - quoting the ladies in the above link.

 

I think that sentence captures how this powder makes you feel. It did me. Look how pretty my SKIN looks. They're exactly right.

 

I am so glad that Sephora made the mistake they did, just so I could own both loose & pressed powders.greengrin.gif

post #83 of 482

How does this compare to MUFE HD powder?  Do you get the white cast?

post #84 of 482
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

"forgot until we glanced in the mirror and noticed how pretty our skin looked!" - quoting the ladies in the above link.

I think that sentence captures how this powder makes you feel. It did me. Look how pretty my SKIN looks. They're exactly right.

I am so glad that Sephora made the mistake they did, just so I could own both loose & pressed powders.greengrin.gif

Now i want the power instead... Le sigh
post #85 of 482
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Originally Posted by Michelemu21 View Post

How does this compare to MUFE HD powder?  Do you get the white cast?

In the reviews available so far, they all say it photographs well, without the dreaded white cast. But to be on the safe side, better wait for a couple more reviews just to be sure. :D

post #86 of 482
I think a powder has to be pretty terrible to get a white cast.

I remember using the MUFE HD powder the first few times, looking at pictures and being horrified by my white forehead. I wasn't applying it right. After I realized I couldn't just throw the powder on my face, I no longer looked like I went face first into a bowl of flour. lol.gif

I'm starting to rethink buying this powder now. I wonder how much light reflecting it can actually do on my dark skin. Like I said before, I have several powders already and now, I have a Rebecca Minkoff bag in my sights that I need to save for.
post #87 of 482
What did you do wrong shontay? I haven't used a setting powder for ages, so I just would dust it all over with a fluffy brush?
post #88 of 482
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Originally Posted by Michelemu21 View Post

How does this compare to MUFE HD powder?  Do you get the white cast?

No, no white cast at all! And, I even tried a spot where I piled it on just to see what happened & still no white out ;) Just blurred smooth appearance. Not sure if that is how it will work for everyone, but that is how it was for me.

 

I did not like the MUFE powder. It did leave white powder. I never bought it.

post #89 of 482
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Originally Posted by shontay07108 View Post

I think a powder has to be pretty terrible to get a white cast.

I remember using the MUFE HD powder the first few times, looking at pictures and being horrified by my white forehead. I wasn't applying it right. After I realized I couldn't just throw the powder on my face, I no longer looked like I went face first into a bowl of flour. lol.gif

I'm starting to rethink buying this powder now. I wonder how much light reflecting it can actually do on my dark skin. Like I said before, I have several powders already and now, I have a Rebecca Minkoff bag in my sights that I need to save for.

 

Nice bag!

 

I don't think that will happen with this powder, but check it out in person if you can first.

post #90 of 482
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Originally Posted by Anneri View Post

What did you do wrong shontay? I haven't used a setting powder for ages, so I just would dust it all over with a fluffy brush?

The fluffy brush was my problem. I was using the Mac powder brush and, to me it's not suitable for loose powder. I started using the MUFE HD buffer brush which is soft, but packed. I pressed the powder on instead of just fluffing it on there. That solved the problem. Now, I use a Real Techniques powder brush and it's absolutely perfect. Soft, huge and it has a long handle which the MUFE brush didn't. That brush was stumpy and it was made of wood or something so, over time, it cracked.

I went to Sephora yesterday and noticed they upgraded by changing the handle to metal(? I don't know what these damn materials are, but it's more stable). I prefer long handles, but MUFE is my favorite brand, so I'll probably buy it anyway. The point of all this is, A tightly packed brush is the way to go.
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