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Showing posts with label nars. Show all posts
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Monday, August 13, 2018

UD Naked Skin Concealer vs. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Review

Urban Decay Naked Concealer ($29): This concealer has an okay shade range with 14 shades. The shade I have is Fair Neutral which is my winter shade.

On Sephora's website it claims it is: "An innovative, high-coverage concealer that provides buildable, weightless coverage and leaves an invisible, Naked Skin finish". It also claims it is a "luminous, demi-matte finish" which to me, those are totally contradictory adjectives, lol how is it luminous and matte? 

Personally I think it has more of a luminous finish, but it is a little tacky so I always set it with a setting powder. This concealer has a solid 4 stars on Sephora's wesbite. It is full coverage and is extremely blendable, a little goes a long way with this product. I don't notice it interrupting my foundation underneath when applying it and no tugging at the skin.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30): This concealer has a little more shade range with 22 shades. I have 2 shades - one in Vanilla and one in Custard.  

On Sephora's website it claims it is: "An award-winning concealer that provides medium-to-full, buildable coverage and corrects, contours, highlights, and perfects." 

This concealer in the shade Custard was theeeee concealer to have a few years ago. Every Youtuber I watched used this concealer which has now been replaced by the new hottest concealers on the market Tarte Shape Tape and more recently Too Faced Born This Way. But nonetheless it is still a very popular concealer with a little over 4 star rating on Sephora's website.  I'd agree that it's a medium to buildable coverage. For me, I feel that it dries quickly a little dry for my liking, but I have dry skin so I think it would be a good pick for someone that has oily skin or an oily T-zone.

Out of the two concealers, I would reach for UD over NARS which is crazy because I'm over the moon about their Radiant foundation, although I haven't tried the NARS concealer with the foundation yet! I'll try that next and give you guys an update on what I think. 

Below from L to R is UD Fair Neutral, NARS Vanilla, and NARS Custard

Have you tried either of these concealers? What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

I didn't go crazy on this sale because I
already purchased quite a bit from the Employee Friends & Family sale but I did get a few things I have been eyeing for awhile. 

Mini NARS concealer in Vanilla and a 100 point perk for Makeup Forever HD Powder

Marc Jacobs The Sofia set. I am so so so glad I was able to get my hands on this because it was sold out for a bit and I'm so glad they brought it back for the sale because lawdddd these are GORGEOUS and the formula is amazing. Great way to try these lipsticks at a discounted price because lets be honest, when do I even go through a full size lip products? Never!  But I am literally dying over So Sofia and Infamous. 

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip. Im not sure that I'm completely sold on this set just yet. If you have it, what do you think of it? It comes with 6 mini lip products and although Lolita is always so raved about, dare I say, I'm really hating this shade. It's said to be a "dusty rose" but it looks straight up brown when I swatch it. And if you know me, I hate brown on my lips because it just doesnt look good with my skintone. 

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink. It definitely wouldnt be a haul of mine if it didnt have a highlighter so heres this beauty! Its limited edition so if its sold out on sephora already check Nordstrom or Bloomingdales. 

Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 115. This is another product Im not entirely sold on. If you have it what are your thoughts? I might be exchanging this for another foundation. I love full coverage foundations and this one seems to be a medium coverage to me. I thought everyone was raving about this product so I snagged it but Im still not sure. 

Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Kit. This is the big mama ! Ive been waiting to get my hands on this since it came out. I was going to wait til she came out with the refillable pans but I decided I couldnt wait any longer and dear goodness shes gorgeous! Ill definitely be getting use out of this. 

For those of you that have followed me for awhile you know all of this haulage will be going away until Christmas. I have a rule with myself that whatever makeup I buy for the holidays goes away until Christmas. I take pictures of them and swatch them for you and then I put them away sadly. Lol but it makes it more exciting for me on Christmas day! Well I hope you enjoyed this little haul. 

What did YOU get for the VIB sale?! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

NARS Triple Threat Offer

Shout out to the lovely @herpinketc.closet on Instagram for sharing this with me. NARS is having an amazing deal! On any order of $50 or more, use the code TRIPLE and you'll get 3 mini products: an Orgasm blush, and Orgasm lip gloss, and an eyeliner! That is a steal for NARS. This is probably a $45 set that you're getting. NARS is one of my top 5 favorite cosmetic brands so anything from them is amazing. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Wishlist

It's been awhile since I've done a wishlist, but as you can see from the collage above, I've accumulated quite a list! I've been lusting after most of these products for quite some time and just haven't had the chance or the means to pick them up. But I plan on checking these beauties off little by little. So let's get started!
Chanel Mediterranee Lumiere D'ete Illuminating Powder
Chanel Le Blanc De Chanel Illuminating Base
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzer
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quarts
Too Faced HangoveRx Primer
Too Faced Selfie Powders
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light
Benefit Roller Lash
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
Kat Von D Contour Palette
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Frenzy, Craving, and JubilationNARS Audacious Lipsticks in Raquel, Anita, Barbara, Brigitte, and Anna
What's on YOUR list?!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

HUGE Sephora Giveaway

Please only people who genuinely want to follow me and my blog. Please do not follow me just for the sake of winning and then unfollow me if you are not chosen. 

Here's how to enter:

1. Follow me on Instagram @beautyandablog
2. Repost this picture and hashtag #beautyandabloggiveaway
3. Subscribe to my blog by clicking the "Join This Site" button on the right hand side
4. Comment "DONE" on my blog post 


Giveaway closes on April 12th at 11:59 PM EST

Winner will have 24 hours to email me with their address and which shades they would like in the Too Faced Melted Lipstick, NARS Audacious Lipstick, and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. If they do not respond within 24 hours another winner will be chosen. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

High End Fresh Face

My previous post showed you makeup products to achieve an Affordable Fresh Face from the drugstore but for all you high end junkies, here's some high end makeup products to achieve the same look. All of these products can be found at Sephora or on their website. Again, this is the order I would typically apply my own makeup, so feel free to apply your makeup in the order you feel comfortable with.
First prime your face with either a brightening/illuminating primer or the Smashbox Primer Water would be very refreshing especially on a warm day.
Next, apply your foundation. I suggest a luminous foundation rather than a matte foundation to give you that dewy glow. This is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation that everyone swears by.
After that, apply your concealer (one to two shades lighter than your foundation) under your eyes to brighten up the under eye. If you want to highlight other areas of your face as well, highlight your chin, your cupids bow, the bridge of your nose, and your forehead. This is the infamous NARS Radiant Creamy concealer.
To bronze your face, you don't necessarily have to use a matte bronzer because matte bronzers are used for contouring, but when you're bronzing the face you can use either matte or shimmery bronzers. So use whichever bronzer you want just to give some warmth to your face. This is the Too Faced Sunny Bunny Natural Bronzer.
Then to add some color to your face, add a small amount of blush. This is the Tarte blush in the shade Dollface. I love light pink blushes for natural looks, especially on fair skin.
To add some glow to your face, add Becca's Skin Perfector in Opal. This color looks good on so many different skin tones.
 To give your eyes some definition, add a coat or two of mascara. My favorite is the Urban Decay Perversion mascara.
To make your eyes look more open and wide awake, apply a nude eyeliner on your lower lash line. This one is this Ardency Inn Modster eyeliner.
Fill your brows in to frame your face. You can go for a more natural look by just running some Anastasia brow gel through them or you can actually fill them in with the Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Set your makeup with the Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray to give you a flawless, dewy look and lock your makeup in place.

Last, apply a natural looking lipstick. I would suggest either a nude, a light pink, or a mauve color. This is the NARS Audacious lipstick in Anita.
What are your favorite high end makeup products to use for a fresh face?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NARS Dual Intensity Blushes

Here's a look at the NARS dual intensity blushes. No release date yet, but possibly in March. They're beautiful! They have the same pattern as the dual intensity eyeshadows. Which ones are you going to get?!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

February Wishlist: High End Edition

Surprisingly it's been awhile since I've done a wishlist because I feel like that's all I ever do but when I took a look back at my past posts It's been almost a month. And seriously, my wishlist just keeps growing and growing. I could literally put a million products on here but I'm sure you all don't want to see that many, so I've narrowed it down to 20 for you!

Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner
Jaclyn Hill swears by this eyeliner for the tight lining the lower lash line. If Jaclyn Hill loves it, I love it, end of story!

Dose Of Colors Lipstick in Soft Touch
This is another highly talked about lipstick and I've seen many YouTube videos on IMATS hauls that included this baby. It's such a beautiful every day color. It's like a pinky, nude, peachy color.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette & Brush
Okay, is anyone sick of hearing about this palette yet? I hope not. I know it's everywhere lately, but it's for a reason! This palette is said to even surpass the beloved Anastasia Beverly Hill's contour palette.

Model In A Bottle
Everyone swears by Urban Decay's setting sprays, but I have a feeling this baby might just be a holy grail once I get my hands on it. It's said to make makeup last literally all day through hot, humid weather and everything. The pink one is the original mattifying setting spray and the blue one is for sensitive skin.

NARS Luminous Liquid & Powder Foundation
These two are said to be a match made in NARS heaven. As you all know, I'm a NARS fanatic, it's my favorite company and this liquid foundation just looks like everything to me. The packaging is bomb dot com, it comes with a pump, it's just perfect. Now I need it in my life.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
I've never heard of something like this before and it is so intriguing to me! This is another one of Jaclyn Hill's new favorites and I'm dying to try it.
Red Beauty Blender
After using the Beauty Blender for the first time ever a few months ago, I now want every single color and the fact that they came out with a red one is awesome and perfect for Valentine's Day.
Chanel de Jardin Blush
This is such a beautiful blush. I swear Chanel, like NARS, can do no wrong. The only thing I have an issue with is the size. The product itself is very small. It's nice that it comes with it's own brush, but I would prefer more product.
Gucci Guilty Diamonds
The packaging on this is what really sold me. It's gold and it has diamonds/rhinestones. GORG!
NARS Ita Brush
$55 for a brush is a little outrageous, but like I mentioned above, NARS can do no wrong in my eyes. I've heard wonderful things about this brush for contouring.
Guerlain Highlighter Poudre de Soie and Cruel Gardenia
OMG can we just talk about how beautiful these highlighters are? YASSSSS need these in my life.
Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask
If you've followed me for awhile you know that Peter Thomas Roth quickly became one of my favorite skin care brands and they recently came out with their new mask "Irish Moor Mud Mask" that has many benefits and I am so anxious to try it!
Smashbox Step By Step Contour Stick Trio
I've mentioned these quite a few times but I feel like these would be great for contouring because I feel like they could make more precise lines than using a brush.
Tangle Teezer
Many YouTuber's swear by this hair "brush" but many people shy away from it because of it's $20 price point. It sounds a bit crazy to have a $20 brush, but there must be something about it that's worth it if all these people are raving about it, right?!
Too Faced Hangover Primer
Nicole Guerierro put me onto this. She uses it in all her videos and says it's her holy grail. I'm intrigued and want to try it out for myself.
Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzer
Oh My Lawwdddd! The prettiest bronzer I've ever seen. I'm obsessed with Chanel and apparently this stuff lasts so long! It's expensive, but it lasts long so that kind of justifies the price.
Le Blanc de Chanel Primer
Just another product Jaclyn Hill raves about that I'm dying to try. Ahhh! I love Chanel!