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NARS DUAL INTENSITY

NARS Dual Intensity Blush and Eye Shadow Review and Look

Recently, after the success of the NARS Dual-Intesity Eyeshadows, NARS released their new NARS Dual Intensity Blush duos. I actually had yet to try the NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow formula so I took the opportunity to test out both and create a look. The shade of blush I tested was the NARS Dual-Intestity Blush ($45 US/$52 CAD) in Frenzy. Certainly not an optimal shade combination for a fair cool-neutral skin tone but I was not disappointed with the formula. The colour description for Frenzy is "sparkling soft pink-gold

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Top 10 Spring Eyeshadows

10 Beautiful Eyeshadow Shades & Palettes for Spring | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

When it comes to spring colours for eyes I think of pretty soft pastels and fresh bright colours. It's the perfect season to embrace the girly girl within us and really play with colour. Here are some of my favourite Eyeshadow Shades and Palettes for Spring. Some are new Spring 2015 releases, while others have been in my collection a little longer. Lancome My French Palette - Such a stunning palette of pink toned neutrals with a punch of teal colour. Dior 5 Couleurs Kingdom of Colors House of Greens - Lovely palette of

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top ten red lips

Top 10 Red Lipsticks | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday team is sharing Top 10 Reds. I opted to go for Top Ten Red Lipsticks. I love a gorgeous red. Unfortunately I lack the confidence to wear one out of the house. I just feel like I have a spotlight on my lips saying "Hey you! Look at me!". Plus I find my mouth area in general not one I want to draw attention to. I wish I had the nerve because there is just something about a stunning red against fair skin and blue eyes that looks breathtaking. Just not on me! In no particular

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NARS SPRING 2015

NARS Spring 2015 Colour Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

The NARS Spring 2015 Colour Collection is a well edited collection of only 7 pieces. The collection features Tilda Swinton in the second of four ‘Portraits by The Artist’, a seasonal series of acts created by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Act 2, for Spring 2015, is a nude scene – daring, baring, anything but neutral. Disrobed tones in spectral effects expose a new natural state. The look begins with a provocative pink shimmer on cheeks. The barely-there effect extends to eyes, where a bold beige base

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sephora beauty insider birthday gift 2015

Celebrate Your Birthday in 2015 with Sephora Beauty Insider and NARS!

Sephora has one of the best beauty rewards programs out there and for 2015 they are really stepping it up by having you Celebrate Being One Year Bolder with a Gift from Sephora Beauty Insider and NARS. Beauty Insiders and VIBs (Very Important Beauty Insiders) will receive the exclusive One Year Bolder Beauty Duo. It includes minis of two of NARS top selling lip crayons. The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (passionate scarlet red) and the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rose pink). The NARS Lip Pencils are incredible

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NARS matte velvet shadow sticks

NARS Matte Velvet Shadow Sticks in Reykjavik, Glenan, Nunavut | Review, Photos, Swatches

The NARS Eye Opening Act Collection released this month is a limited-edition collection featuring two eyeshadow palettes, and illuminating multiple and 5 new Matte Velvet Shadow Sticks ($32 CAD). I have 3 of the NARS Matte Velvet Shadow Sticks to share with you. REYKJAVIK - Grey GLÉNAN - Blue NUNAVUT -  Purple The pencils are richly pigmented and creamy. The swatches below are a single swipe of the pencil. The creamy consistency applies beautifully and gives you adequate time to blend the product. They blend out

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NAILS

NARS Barents Sea with Yves Saint Laurent Nuit Blanche = Stunning Nails

I am obsessed with this nail combo. I have been in love with the Yves Saint Laurent Nuit Blanche La Laque Couture from the YSL Spring 2015 Collection. I have been having so much fun seeing the gorgeous effects this polish gives over different nail colours. Nuit Blanche is a clear base very densely packed with iridescent micro-shimmer and iridescent flake shimmers of various sizes. It is so incredibly pretty. Yesterday I painted my nails with two coats of NARS Barent Sea from the NARS Holiday 2014 Collection after applying NARS

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Top Ten Beauty Products of 2014

The Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014 | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 Beauty Products of 2014. Rather than selecting Limited Edition favourites or new shades I am choosing to focus on completely new product launches that were added to brand's permanent product lineup.   NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32 US/$37 CAD) Stunning shades and incredible pigmentation combined with a fabulous formula make this new lipstick formula from NARS a huge hit for me. Anita is next on my list! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush ($35 US/$41 CAD) I was so

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Favourite Lipstick of 2014

My Favourite Lipstick of 2014 | Makeup Wars

Today the Makeup Wars team is sharing our favourite lip product of 2014. Mine has to be the new NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32 US/$37 CAD) launched in the Summer of 2014 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NARS Brand. This lipstick formula is nothing short of phenomenal! I really need to invest in some more subtle shades as the ones I have are quite bold and I don't often wear a bold lip. If I could I'd have all 40 shades I would! Gloriously intense pigment, perfect coverage, great wear time, and incredibly comfortable

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Top Ten Tuesday Holiday Products 2

Top Ten Holiday 2014 Limited Edition Products You Don’t Want to Miss

Today on Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday we are sharing our Top 10 Holiday 2014 Limited Edition Products. Whether they be individual holiday collection releases or holiday gift sets there are always so many incredible products that come out for the holidays. It's not only a great time to shop for your loved ones but also yourself! I found it really hard to narrow it down to ten, plus I haven't had an opportunity yet to test all the holiday products I have for review, but here are a selection of products that have stood out for me

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NARS Holiday 2014 Lipsticks 1

NARS Hardwired Lipstick in Adriatic, Femme Fleur, Deadly Catch | Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Hardwired Lipstick ($32 CAD) is a lipstick created exclusively for the NARS Laced with Edge Holiday Collection fuses cutting edge pigments with rich texture. Shades are: Adriatic – glistening soft cream. This is a very frosty pale cream with a good coverage while still having transparency. Femme Fleur – shimmering brich red with gold pearl. This is a beautiful copper red with subtle gold shimmer. It has a tad bit of sheerness but it is almost opaque. Deadly Catch – crimson. This is a sexy cool red with opaque

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NARS Holiday 2014 Collection 1

NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast, Canberra, Gabon | Review, Photos, Swatches

The  NARS Laced with Edge Collection for Holiday 2014 introduces a new formula of eyeshadow with packaging adorned with an interpretation of lace based on a design by Chris Kabasti, an LA-based architect and designer who creates designs and furniture using computer generated algorithms. NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow ($28 CAD) A new formulation of eyeshadow in limited edition shades: Opal Coast – iridescent white Canberra – shimmering lavender Gabon – bronzed green The eyeshadows are very nicely pigmented. I haven't

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NARS Holiday 2014 Collection 4

NARS Holiday 2014 Lip Gloss in Soleil d’Orient, Corsica, Burning Love | Review, Photos, Swatches

My favourite pieces in the NARS Laced in Edge Collection for Holiday 2014 are, hands down, the lip glosses. These lip glosses have incredible pigmentation and a cushy comfortable feel with zero stickiness. There is no need to layer a lipstick underneath but they will pair nicely with the lipsticks in the collection. NARS Lip Gloss ($31 CAD) in : Soleil D’Orient – shimmering pink champagne. This lipgloss very pigmented for such a shimmery shade. While the effect may seem a little metallic for some you can easily sheer it down

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NARS Holiday 2014 Collection 8

NARS Laced With Edge Collection Holiday 2014 Sneak Peek

I haven't had a chance yet to test and swatch the beautiful NARS Laced with Edge Collection for Holiday 2014 but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the stunning products in this collection as well as the gorgeous packaging. The packaging is adorned with an interpretation of lace based on a design by Chris Kabasti, an LA-based architect and designer who creates designs and furniture using computer generated algorithms. NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow ($28 CAD) A new formulation of eyeshadow in limited edition shades: Opal Coast

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NARS Velvet Lip Liner Review 1

NARS Velvet Lip Liner Review, Photos, Swatches | Belle Mare and Costa Smeralda

NARS Velvet Lip Liner ($24 US/$28 CAD) is a new 12 shade range of lip liners from NARS that pair perfectly with their new Audacious Lipsticks. The shades I have tested are Belle Mare (sangria) and Costa Smeralda (Shocking Pink). They have the same propel/repel (twist-up) design as the NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wearing Eyeliner. Just like the eyeliners they have a sharpener hidden in the end of the pencil. I love this because even with twist up eyeliners you still sometimes would like a very fine point. The formula is

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makeup wars masks

Makeup Wars | My Favourite Detox Mask and Overnight Treatment

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing our favourite masks and intensive treatments. I am sharing with you a couple of recently discovered products that instantly became favourites. I actually like to use them together for a real one, two punch to liven up and restore my skin. The Bio-Beauté by Nuxe Vitamin-Rich Detox Mask with Orange Water ($27 CAD/50ml) was just released this month exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. This mask has the most incredible and invigorating citrus scent thanks to the Orange, Lemon, and Mandarin

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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