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NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Vanilla) Review

Product Description

Ideal for all skin types, Radiant Creamy Concealer is a multiaction formula that instantly obscures imperfections, blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. Hydrating and luxuriously smooth, it layers lightly for buildable medium-to-full coverage and a natural luminous finish. The multiactive botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the skin by helping its barrier retain vital moisture. It also delivers antioxidant protection to protect the skin against damaging free radicals.

Skin becomes visibly smooth, soft, and more even-toned. Mineral tone balancing powder works to optically correct, not mask, imperfections to keep skin looking flawless. A single stroke of Radiant Creamy Concealer keeps the complexion looking fresh and creaseless. It goes on smoothly, blends easily, and stays in place all day. Comfortable and hydrated, skin glows with new radiance over or under foundation and looks beautiful—even when bare.

Thoughts

Previously I was using Tarte for my undereye concealer. I actually quite liked using it but wanted to see if there’s a concealer with better coverage and longer wear time. Part of the problem might have been that I needed a lighter concealer for my eyes compared to the rest of my face.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer comes with a sponge tip. I usually don’t really like sponge tip applicators because it seems gross to put something on my face and then put it back into the product. I also find that it applies too much in one spot when using sponge tips. I usually have to dab a bit onto my finger and then pat the product a bit at a time onto my face.

I chose Vanilla since I was only planning on using the product for my eyes. It would be too light for the rest of my face. The times that I used it on my face to try it out though, it seemed to really bring out the dry parts of my skin. Which deterred me from wanting to buy the right shade just to apply on the rest of my face lol.

It does a good job concealing my dark circles but I wouldn’t claim that it’s hydrating. I have dry eyes and without a good amount of moisturizer underneath before application, it brings out all the lines. I definitely wouldn’t apply this concealer on without proper priming beforehand. It also drags on the skin if I apply it as is so it’s not as creamy as I would like it.

Coverage-wise it’s pretty good. I think it does a better job than my Tarte concealer. Definitely at least medium coverage. I found that it lasted me a pretty long time too. But I’ve been using it during spring/summer, which are the seasons for allergies so I’ve been rubbing my eyes from time to time.. So that’s the only time that it hasn’t lasted me for hours LOL.

I find that the Tarte one was more moisturizing so it looked more dewy whereas NARS dries to a matte finish. So I recommend NARS to anyone that is looking for higher coverage with a matte finish. But I would suggest that you properly prime your eyes if you have drier skin. If you have oilier skin around your eyes than it might work better for you if you like to apply the product as is.

4/5

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Deauville) Review

Product Description

This Sheer Glow Foundation enhances, without masking, your overall natural complexion. The weightless formula hydrates the skin while complexion brightening properties improve skin brightness, radiance, and texture, leaving skin with a luminous, sensual glow.


Thoughts

This was a foundation that was definitely in many people’s makeup bag. And for good reason! NARS made this foundation in both ‘glow’ and ‘matte’. The matte one has been discontinued, but I don’t think too many people are upset since it’s the glow version that has been receiving all the raves. Recently they have released All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation to replace the matte version (not too sure about whether or not glow will stay). Haven’t tried the new one so I can’t compare.

Although this foundation is meant to give your face a glow, it does it very well. There’s a fine line between glowing and looking greasy and this one definitely does not look greasy. Very natural.

The formula is sheer to medium. It’s buildable without looking cakey. It blends into the skin flawlessly. I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone with super oily skin, but I think this would work for most skin types. The reason for this is after a whole day, my skin does get oily. I have skin that’s dry and flaky but end up oily by the end of the day. Since this foundation gives a glow, I get rather oily by the end of the night. As long as you use some oil blotting sheets you should be fine.

I really like that NARS offers up a variety of colours (17 in total online). I tend to lean on the neutral side so sometimes it’s hard to find a colour that matches when most offer either pink or yellow undertones.

I recommend anyone looking for a foundation that gives you long-lasting natural, glowing skin definitely try this out. If you have really oily skin you might want to stay away from this as it might just bring out the oiliness especially by the end of the night.

5/5

NARS Blush (Torrid) Review

The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry’s most iconic shades for cheeks. Natural, healthy-looking color that immediately enlivens the complexion. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush.
– Silky texture in matte and shimmering shades
– Micronized powder ensures soft, blendable application
– Iconic NARS shades




I love me some coral-coloured makeup! I was actually gifted Super Orgasm by my friend (who meant to gift me Orgasm LOL), but when I went to exchange it, I decided to find a more coral blush. My other friend, who also got Super Orgasm, had exchanged hers for Orgasm and told me it was much more pink with a hint of shimmer. I don’t really like wearing pink blushes. The makeup artist suggested Torrid to me when I asked for a coral-orange blush.

Torrid definitely delivered! It is highly pigmented so don’t go too crazy with the brush! Just a dash of the product will do. Which I like, because that means I don’t have to use so much product meaning it will last me longer ::^^:: . It doesn’t have a bunch of powder accumulating in the pan when you swirl your brush in it.

It lasts me for quite a long time. I still see hints of it by the end of the day. It’s a matte blush so it doesn’t bring any sheen to the cheeks, which I love. I cannot do shimmery blushes ::nervous:: .

It comes in a rubbery case. I actually kind of like that it’s like that because it prevents it from slipping out of your hand or off the table. I tend to be clumsy with my things so I’ve dropped blushes and other makeup many times before. I think this helps me from destroying my products LOL!

Definitely recommend this blush to anyone looking for a long-lasting coral blush that’s matte. Will be purchasing again once it runs out.. if it ever runs out ::>_o:: .

5/5

Tarte, Urban Decay, butter LONDON, Sephora Haul

I don’t know how beauty bloggers do it sometimes. The ones that can constantly push themselves to write reviews for beauty products ::swirl::. I applaud them, really LOL! It’s not like I’m lacking in things to review, but they just take so long to do! I don’t think people realize that even short, little reviews can take a really long time to do.

From the moment I receive an item in the mail or from the moment I arrive home with it from the store, I’ll take pictures of it first for the blog before even using it. After that when I use the item I have to keep in mind how the item performs. Do I like it or hate it? Why? Of course, you don’t just use an item once and base a whole review off of it either. I think it’s only fair if I use products multiple times, even longer if it’s a product for the face. When I’m ready I have to go edit those pictures and retake any photos that couldn’t be used or if I think I’m missing something. With the pictures done, I’ll have to sit there and actually write down all my thoughts on it.

Although a lot of my posts are about beauty products, I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger. I’m kind of glad that I’m not a full-time beauty blogger ::^^:: LOL! That’s why I really appreciate people who take the time out to do all those reviews. Anyway, I’m going off-course with this post. I thought I’d post up my beauty hauls from the last fourish months from high-end brands.

Tarte

Back in December Tarte had a 30% off Friends and Family Sale. Sadly, they don’t ship to Canada. We have it at our Sephoras, but I wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the 30% off. I asked my friend to help me order it and send it to me haha. I received the items some time in January. My first item from Tarte was actually their Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer. After that I was hooked. I liked that they used natural ingredients (and are eco-friendly) since my skin as of late has not been itself. I really needed products that wouldn’t irritate it further. Tarte’s quite pricey, but I think most of their products are worth the price.

Items:
Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (Tipsy)
The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush
Amazonian Clay Illuminating Serum (Sample)

I think with the 30% off, California sales tax, and shipping to me, the total was around $80-$90 CAD. Whereas if I just purchased it at my local Sephora at full price with our sales tax included, it would cost me $136.50 CAD. Pretty crazy, right? That’s a whole other product that I could buy LOL!


Urban Decay

Urban Decay has always been known for its popular items like their Primer Potion and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. They really sky rocketed in popularity, in my opinion, when they came out with the Naked Palette. Anyone who has even an inkling of knowledge on make up knows about that palette. All the Youtube makeup gurus praised it endlessly and was featured in many of their videos. How many palettes has it inspired from other brands since the Naked Palette’s debut? Countless! Everyone wants to cash in on it.

Although I wanted to get the palette to try out so many of the looks that was inspired by this palette I held myself back because.. well, I don’t really wear eyeshadow LOL! Until recently that is. And with the 20% off they had for their Friends & Family Sale I thought I’d order some of the items I wanted to try.

Items:
De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
Naked Palette (x2)
Naked Basics
Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
(NOTE: The second Naked Palette and the Naked Basics palette belongs to my friend. I just helped her order it.)

I actually wanted the All Nighter setting spray but the were out the next day that I checked. The day I asked my friend to help me order it, it goes out of stock ::tear::. Total for everything might’ve been around $200 CAD? I don’t quite remember how much shipping was. Full price total here would’ve been $243.60. But two of the palettes aren’t mine so it costs a bit less for me than that.


butter LONDON

butter LONDON is supposed to be known for their non-toxic nail polishes (3-free). They come in the prettiest colours and supposedly have awesome formulas. I got a 25% off coupon code during boxing week and got them in January, I believe.

Items:
Lillibet’s Jubilee
West End Wonderland
Rosie Lee
Lovely Jubbly
Lady Muck
Pink Ribbon

I’ve actually already tried Lillibet’s Jubilee, Rosie Lee, and Pink Ribbon too. I haven’t typed out a review for them though. It is so hard to capture nail polish swatches on camera! I feel like it somehow doesn’t look as awesome as it does in real life. I have no idea how other bloggers even do it -sigh-.

Sephora

There’s actually items in here that were presents from my friends. Some of them I haven’t tried out yet and some I have, but I haven’t made a post about them yet.

Items:
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
NARS Blush (Torrid)
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Mineral)
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil
Origins Zero Oil Oil-Free Moisture Lotion
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

I forgot to include Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel, and Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector in the picture ::nervous::. I forgot the Origin’s moisturizer so I retook the picture and then I realized I forgot these two items too.. too lazy to retake picture for the third time though HAHA.

So, any items that you guys might be the most interested in a reading a revew on?