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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

Overall Rating:

NARS Matte Multiple is available at for $39.

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Boyish Feminine Look at Jason Wu A/W ’14

February 9th, 2014

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After the graphic glitter eye at S/S 2014, Jason Wu A/W 2014 opted for a softer, boyish feminine look with strong brows and lightly contoured skin.

Jason Wu A/W '14 runway beauty
Using products from Lancome, makeup artist Diane Kendal went for an “effortless, chic” look. She started by prepping models skin with Visionaire Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector then added Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder. Next, she contoured and highlighted the skin with Blush Subtil Palette in Rose Blush. She applied the pink shade on the apples of the cheeks, the highlighter shade on the lids and top of the cheekbones, and the bronze shade under the cheekbones and on the crease of the eye. Next, she added definition to the top lashline with Artliner 24H in Noir before curling lashes with Le Curler. To finish the look, Kendal groomed brows with Modele Sourcils Brow Groomer in Naturel, extending them a bit to make them appear straighter and topped lips with L’Absolu Rouge La Base.

Boyish feminine makeup look at Jason Wu A/W '14
Jason Wu A/W '14 backstage makeup

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Get Amber Heard’s Makeup Look at 2014 Golden Globes

January 12th, 2014

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Tonight at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, actress Amber Heard presented in a dark midnight blue Atelier Versace dress with a romantic up-do and gorgeous bronzy eyes. See how makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen created the look after the jump!

Amber Heard's Makeup Look at 2014 Golden Globes
“Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix,” said Matthew. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips. I was just bringing out the remarkable geometry and beauty of her face.”

How To
Moisturize skin with Cle de Peau Gentle Nourishing Emulsion. Prime with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, conceal with Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm, and follow with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige.

Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette. Apply the shell shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette as a base color all over the lids. Follow with the bronze shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy applied to the crease and under the eyes. Deepen the bronze with the brown shade from Vol. 6 Eye Palette applied to the outer corner, top and bottom of the lids. Line the eyes with a deep plum pencil like MAC Eye Kohl Prunella. “I also smudged the line with the black shadow from the palette,” says Matthew. Apply a high-shine pearl shadow to the inner corner of the eye. Apply a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, allow to dry and curl lashes. Amplify with individual lashes like Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black.

Apply the sheer rose shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to the cheeks, and highlight with the sheer champagne shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light. Retrace your steps with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, an opalescent sheer powder which mimics a moonlit glow.

Line lips with Hourglass Trace Lip Liner in Bare and follow with Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper, a golden pinky beige shimmer.

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NARS Hong Kong Blogger Event + Spring 2013 Makeup Demo

February 17th, 2013

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During my recent trip to Hong Kong, I attended a NARS Blogger Event at Lab Concept, Admiralty, in which NARS makeup artist Rebecca showed us how to rock a bright yet wearable makeup look using the latest Spring 2013 Collection. Thanks Jennifer and everyone at NARS Hong Kong for setting everything up :)

NARS Blogger Event in Hong Kong
* NARSSkin Optimal Brightening Concentrate mixed with Sheer Glow Foundation
* Copacabana Illuminator – along the cheekbones and up to the temples.
* Seduction Blush mixed with Light Reflecting Setting Powder – cheeks.

* G Spot The Multiple – on the lid as a base.
* Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow – left shade on the brow bone; right shade on the lid blended past the crease.
* Via Veneto Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – all around the eyes.
* Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow – left shade on inner corner and lower eye.
* Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara – upper and lower lashes.

* Dressed To Kill Lipstick – dabbed onto the lips for a stained look.
* Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil – only on the center of the lips to highlight.

NARS Hong Kong makeup demo
And here’s the finished look. You guys digging it?

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Face Of The Day: NARS Fall 2012 Makeup Look

August 7th, 2012

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Fall makeup to me is cool and edgy which is why a purple + green eye, courtesy of High Society Trio Eyeshadow from the NARS FAll 2012 Collection, is perfect for this. More after the jump!

FOTD using NARS Fall 2012 makeup collection
Wearing NARS Storm Bird Nail Polish, More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and High Society Trio Eyeshadow
Wearing NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow, More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and Outlaw Blush
 NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow makeup look

Products Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #127
* Senna Form-A-Brow Eyebrow Stencil Kit in Neutral
* NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese – all over the lid as a base
* NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow – lavender shade (left) on the eyelid and dark purple shade (right) on lower eye
* myface cosmetics Blingtone in Silver Screen topped with silver color (left) from NARS Vent Glace Duo Eyeshadow – inner corner of lower eye
* Army green shade (middle) from NARS High Society Trio Eyeshadow over Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Siren – dragged from outer corner of the eye to the crease for a graphic look
* MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack – upper lashline
* Estée Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Eye-Opening Mascara in Bold Black/Rich Brown and Jealousness USA Diamond Beauty Fake Lashes in JS-507 – upper eye
* Jealousness USA Diamond Beauty Fake Lashes in Clear Touch JS-709 – lower eye
* NARS Outlaw Blush – lightly dusted on cheeks
* NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush – down the center of the nose and sparingly on the top of cheekbones
* Smashbox Step-by-step Contour Kit – contour shade (left) along the sides of nose
* NARS More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil topped with NARS Born This Way Larger Than Life Lip Gloss
* NARS Storm Bird Nail Polish

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