There are quite some new launches from Nars Cosmetics that I was looking forward into them during this spring season. I had my eyes on the Skin Deep palette from the first day it launched and I knew its a must have for me. There are some more newness from the brand as well as they have added some new shades to some of their Best selling products which is quite exciting.
Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette
Up first is the Skin Deep Eye Palette (C$74.00) is a beautiful nude eyeshadow palette that I feel every woman should own. It comes in 12 beautiful neutral shades that go from the lightest neutral shade to the darkest with different textures. I think it looks beautiful on all skin tones, the texture and pigment of theses shadows are incredibly delivers an amazing payoff. The texture of the shadows are soft and silky especially for the shimmery ones. The selection of different texture is truly amazing, if had to live with one eyeshadow palette definitely it would be this one. The shadows layer beautifully and you can create many different looks with this palette.
The top layer contains larger pots which is meant to use them with larger blending eyeshadow brush to apply to the larger eye area as well as they’re nice blending shades. And smaller pots are designed to be use for more detailing and adding contrast to the eye shape. You can use the matte neutral shades to define the brows as well.
- Taunt is a cream matte finish shade
- Sophia is a rich cool brown in matte finish
- Whipped is a nice brown with warm under tone and matte finish
- Undressed is a taupe brown in matte finish
- Bali is a beautiful deep natural taupe with matte finish
- Icon is a nice rosy gold shimmer shade
- Basic Instinct is an icy rose shimmery shade
- Coconut is a deep brown shade in matte finish
- Centerfold is a shimmery grey beige
- Calendrer Girl is a pure golden brown shade
- Faster Pussycat is a beautiful metallic copper
- Unbuttoned is a deep brown in shimmer finish
This eyeshadow palette carries a mix of new and exiting shades. The shades may look repeated but they’re not, they all come in different tones which makes them look different once its applied. I truly loved the palette, if you’re some one like me who love neutral shades when it comes to eye shadows then you would probably love this palette. Although I have quite many neutral eyeshadow palette I feel this is becoming a most favorite one right now. I love how there is a few pop of light pink and brick shades to make this palette a little different from other ones in the market.
All shades blends well with each other and works best with a nice eyeshadow brush especially the matte shades. I found the shimmery ones applies best with using a flat eyeshadow brush or your finger tip would bring the shades to its best look. There not much fall out from the shadows but to avoid any fall outs with shimmery shades, apply a face setting spray on your eyeshadow brush before the application, it would not only take cares of the fall outs it set the shadow beautifully and stays longer.
Sheer Glow Foundation & Radiant Creamy Concealer
Nars also extended their shade range in their best-selling foundation Sheer Glow Foundation (C$59 for 30 mL) as well as in Radiant Creamy Concealer (C$37.00 for 6 mL) which is another best-selling concealer from the brand.
The Sheer Glow Foundation is a lightweight buildable foundation that is perfect to enhance the look of the skin. The finish is natural and radiant, with medium coverage but buildable. I loved that it provides a nice and luminous finish to the skin that I always look into my foundation. And now they’re introducing it in 34 shades and which 20 shades have been introduced to the foundation, which is a great range of tones. I noticed they have induced lots of in between shades from light to medium and a lots of new deep shades and to be exact 7 new deep shades to the line. Which I found is incredible. I received this foundation in shade Salzburg which I found was a perfect match to my skin. I usually mix two foundation to get a perfect match with most of the brands and only some carries my exact shade. I was really impressed with the shade, texture and finish of the foundation.
Last but not least the Radiant Creamy Concealer is also now available in 22 shades. I think every one is already very familiar to the Radiant Creamy Concealer which is an award-winning multi-action concealer. Radiant Creamy Concealer has been a long time go to for me. I have never trusted a concealer than this so far. It carries that bit of radiance that blends better on skin while it looks natural and provides the coverage. I don’t like matte finish concealers and especially the once with opaque texture. The Radiant Concealer is one of the few concealer that I could use under my eye area.
If I had to live with one concealer it would be Radiant Creamy, because the texture is creamy and the application wand is what I would prefer for application. I have had used the Soft Matte Complete Concealer (reviewed here) is one of the matte finish formulas that have worked great on my skin and I was really impressed with the finish and texture of the concealer. I felt like it’s the stick version of the Radiant Creamy Concealer.
I received the Radiant Creamy Concealer in shade Crema Catalana which is a good match to my skin but you know the rule of concealer, you need two or three shades lighter than your foundation. For me I use Vanilla to highlight my under eye area and face. But I still love the formula and most of the times when I’m on run I just use my concealer to cover all my face, and it gives me the perfect finish and look.
Bottom line a huge thumps up from me. It truly is a win for me with the Skin Deep Eye palette as well as the Sheer Glow Foundation. It’s an eyeshadow palette that I can wear all year-long without any hustle, it carries enough color to create nice hot brick-red looks and many neutral and smoky eye looks for day and night. The texture and pigment are amazing and it performs amazing. Same with the Sheer Glow foundation , I loved the finish and luminous texture. The staying power is quite amazing and love that you can build the coverage without looking cakey. It layers beautifully without looking like you’re wearing a mask. It definitely have become one of my stable foundation for me. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of my must have products, I always have a back up of my shade in my makeup drawer. You can now find all these products available online and in store at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Many thanks to the Nars team for sending the press samples for editorial purposes.