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NARS Matte Multiple Review, Swatches and Photos Part I

March 24th, 2014

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This spring, NARS brings us Matte Multiple, a new multi-purpose makeup stick that can be used on the lips and cheeks with a matte finish.

NARS Altai, Coppadoce and Vientiane Matte Multiples

Like the original Multiple, the Matte Multiple comes in a portable black tube with a twist-up design. Although the tube looks just a bit thinner, you only get 0.26 oz of product, which is half as much as the 0.50 oz with the original.

Another difference lies in the formula. Unlike the original which can be used on the eye, cheek, lip and body, the Matte Multiple is only meant for the cheek and lip. It can also be used dry for more intensity or wet for a sheerer effect. A great way to create dimension as suggested by NARS, is to use it wet over the high points of the cheek for a sheer veil of color, then dry underneath the cheekbone.

Color selection wise, there are a total of 7 that would work as blush, bronzer and lip colors on various skintones. In this review, I will be focusing on the bronzer colors.

Altai is the lightest bronzer shade in the collection. Described as a “rose bronze”, the color is a medium brown with pinkish undertones. On my NC30 skin, I can totally see this as a blush/contouring shade and even a nude lip color.
Coppadoce is a darker brown with golden undertones. It is the darkest shade out of all 7 Matte Multiples and definitely a bronzer shade for me.
Vientiane is almost identical to Coppadoce, except a tinge lighter with slightly warmer coppery undertones. I couldn’t really tell the difference between the two on my skin.

The Matte Multiples felt very creamy and application was a breeze! I loved that you could just swipe this directly onto the skin, blend with a brush and be good to go. The colors were also very pigmented, in fact, more so than some of the regular Multiples. Plus they dried off quickly to a matte finish that stayed on for 8 hours straight.

Overall, NARS Matte Multiple is a quick, easy-to-use product that will deliver results. And at $39 a pop, this is definitely a good investment.

NARS regular Multiple vs Matte Multiple

NARS Altai, Coppadoce and Vientiane Matte Multiples

NARS Altai Matte Multiple

NARS Coppadoce Matte Multiple

NARS Vientiane Matte Multiple

Swatches of Altai, Vientiane and Coppadoce Matte Multiples

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NARS Matte Multiple is available at narscosmetics.com for $39.

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7 Tried & True Must-Have Products

November 16th, 2011

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By Dustin Hunter, Makeup Artist

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Dustin Hunter has been designing various media since his early teen years. Studying several different art forms, Hunter’s creative background ranges from illustration and photography to fashion and interior design to music production and makeup artistry. He has worked for over a decade as a professional illustrator and his retail interior design concepts have been featured in nation-wide publications, receiving recognition for their uniqueness and creativity.  Check out his blog and YouTube channel!


MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter

7 Tried & True Must-Have Products

I’m a sucker for multi-purpose products: pigments, cream and liquid paints, mixing mediums, etc. I like to custom-blend just about everything! Not everyone feels the same way, though, and sometimes, it’s nice to have one product that does a job and does it well. These are some of my tried-and-true favorites from a few different companies (hopefully some that you haven’t heard of before)!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick | Their Long Lasting Cream finishes are some of the best lipsticks I own. They cover well and feel luxurious on the lips. The BEST ones are almost always limited edition. Favorites in the Permanent Range: Cherry Passion, Melon and Rose Tea.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars | I’m actually not a huge fan of these on the lips, but, OH, the blushes these make! They last forever and blend like a dream (they DO have mint in them though so avoid the eye area). Favorites: Cha-Cha and Divine.

Face Atelier Ultra Sheer | I love these liquid luminizers because you can mix them with foundation, cream blush or bronzer for glowing skin or apply them on their own (I use a fluffy blush brush) for a natural highlighting effect. Favorites: Champagne.

Terra Firma Gel Mineral Matte Finish Bronzer | I use this on myself all the time. It’s highly pigmented (I dilute it with body lotion), long-wearing, won’t rub off on clothes and looks SO amazingly natural – If most bronzers are too orange for you, look no further! (There’s also a shimmering version if you like to twinkle.)

MAC Reflects Glitters | A MAC PRO exclusive (but anyone can buy from MAC PRO). I’ve used these in a multitude of ways: mixing custom lip gloss, over mascara for sparkling lashes, on top of just any eye look, pressed over lipstick for a metallic foil effect, as a face and body highlight, worked into a hairstyle, etc. Not many things are THIS pretty! (Be aware that MAC lists these products as “not for use in the eye area.”) Favorites: Reflects Bronze, Reflects Gold and Reflects Transparent Teal.

MAC Blot Powder and Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder | My two favorite setting powders! Blot Powder by MAC is perfect for mattifying a look without adding any color or texture. Diamond Perfect Finish Powder by Purely Cosmetics is a transparent loose powder that easily outperforms the transparent powders I have from MAC and MUFE (smoother application, better line diffusing AND it doesn’t bounce light back in photography).

See more photos & swatches!


MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter


MAC Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter


MAC Reflects in Bronze, Gold, Teal


OCC Lip Tars


OCC Lip Tars in Cha Cha, Divine


Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect & MAC Blot Powder


Estee Lauder Lipsticks


Estee Lauder Lipsticks in Cherry Passion, Melon, Rose Tea


Terra Firma Matte Gel Bronzer


Terra Firma Matte Gel Bronzer


Face Atelier Ultra Sheer


Face Atelier in Bronze, Champagne, Opal, Peach


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Celebrity Inspired Makeup – Megan Fox By Eve Pearl

August 9th, 2010

Eve shows us how to create a Megan Fox look! EVE PEARL Products Used: (www.EvePearl.com) **ALWAYS CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR LATEST COUPON CODE!!** PRODUCTS USED: (www.EvePearl.com) •Priming Moisturizer – ($28) •HD Foundation Medium – ($54) •Smudge Proof Black Pearl Liquid Liner – ($26) •Diva Eye Pallet – ($40) •Au Naturale Eye Pallet – ($40) •Ultimate Lashes 101 – ($6) •Black Lash Glue – ($6) •Glamour Lash Mascara – ($22) •Kohl Eye Pencil w Smudger Combo in Blackout – ($18) •Salmon Concealer Medium – ($35) •Neutral Pressed Powder – ($32) •Creme Blush Rosy – ($22) •Lip Gloss in See Thru/Wet Kisses – ($28) •Lip Pencil in “Cosmo” – ($18) EVE PEARL BRUSHES USED: (www.EvePearl.com) •Foundation Brush ($25) •Mini Oval Concealer Brush ($18) •All Over Eye Shadow Brush – ($20) •Eyeliner/Eyebrow Brush – ($15) •Mini Crease Brush (Natural) – ($20) •Mixer/Blender Eyeshadow Brush – ($20) •Mini Smudger (Synthetic) – ($15) •Fan Brush – ($20)

Angelina Jolie inspired makeup tutorial

October 20th, 2009

Hey lovelies, this look was requested [but I can’t remember by who, I’m so sorry!! message me and I’ll update this info!) here is the picture: www.freemyspacelayouts.ca The products used: Face: Nivea day moisturiser Revlon Colorstay in sand beige MEMEME beat the blues highlighter MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in medium Benefit hoola matt bronzer Natural Collection blush in peach melba Eyes: Urban Decay e/s in foxy Natural Collection e/s in white opal Rimmel smokey brun quad, chocolate brown …

Makeup Tutorial:Rihanna Inspired Look/Summer Look 2009

October 8th, 2009

Eyes: All by MAC Expect the UDPP UDPP Saddle Brown Down Bronze Rice Paper Black Track Zoom Lash Smolder Brows: Wet “N” Wild Pencil Face: Dior Bronzer MAC: Pinch me & Trace Gold Lips: MAC Impassionated & Any Clear Lip Gloss