Makeup Brand Obsession: Nars

Makeup Brand Obsession: Nars

Can you believe that before about October last year I had never tried a product from Nars? I don’t like being high-end beauty products online and I have to go to London to have a nosy at Nars rather than in my local stores.

Last year I made my first splurge buying the Nars sheer glow foundation which I had a little difficulty with to begin with due to some annoying dry spots on my cheeks and the edges of my nose. Fortunately, as I have upped my moisturiser game I can use this foundation again without it clinging to dry patches *yay* The wonderful team in Selfridges were absolutely spot on with my colour match and one pump of the foundation goes quite a long way and is enough to cover my whole face with a medium coverage.

The Nars creamy concealer has been one of my total holy grail products recently and I had no idea concealer’s could even be this great. I won’t talk too much about it as I give a thorough review of it in my concealer breakdown post here, but this is one of my favourite products around.

nars blushers

Nars blushers are the products that I have the most of. Last year I purchased Sex Appeal (Far left) which is a barely there light pink tone which for my pale skin works really well to just give my cheeks a little colour for a simpler day to day look. I had loved the look or Orgasm (Bottom) which is one of the beauty world’s most coveted blushes but the colour looked too dark and daring for me so I was super excited to get it in my December My Little Box. I was completely wrong about the colour as it is a beautiful mid pinky tone which is quite easy to use as a natural look without building it up too much.

I made a trip to Selfridges in February and treated myself to two new blushes (oops I only went in for one) and bought Deep Throat (Top) which is a slightly deeper pink tone than Orgasm and Unlawful (Far right) which is a slightly orangery bronze tone and really nice to make me look like I have a little bit more colour. I’m really keen to try out even more shades but at £23 each, I think I might wait until I’ve used up what I have so far. Let’s see if that lasts!

nars swatches

I’ve only tried one of Nars’ lipsticks so far from their Audacious collection in shade Natalie which is an orangey toned red. The lipstick goes on with a creamy consistency but doesn’t look sheen on my lips, almost with a matte finish. The orangey tone is great as it warms my tone rather than washing me out like a lot of red shades do.

The final product I have from Nars is the Koala eyeliner which is a grey shade and sadly it’s the only Nars product which I think is a bit naff. When drawing it on my hand it comes out a deep dark grey but in reality, it just doesn’t come out like they on the eyelid and it comes through as quite a light grey which wasn’t what I wanted when I originally bought it which is a shame.

Have you tried Nars products? Do you have any recommendations?


  1. March 11, 2016 / 12:47 am

    I love the sound of the koala eye liner. I've not had any of these items but would sure love to test them out! They sound great. Angela from Daysinbed

  2. March 11, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I LOVE Nars. I actually only tried it for the first time a few months ago, but you can really notice the quality.

  3. March 11, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    NARS products are so beautiful! I just wish they were a little bit cheaper then I'd use more of their products!

  4. March 11, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I have to admit I do like NARS – I wish they were a little cheaper so I could buy more haha! x

  5. March 11, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Great design on the packaging and the names make me smile! I've been trying different foundations but not these yet.

  6. Emma White
    March 11, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    oh I have heard of this brand but have never tried it yet you may have changed my mind

  7. March 11, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Nars Blushers are my go to all time favourite I love them, I got a friend to get me some from the US where they are considerably cheaper! x

  8. March 11, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I've never heard of this brand and I love the letter design :). Thx!

  9. March 12, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I have to confess I've never heard of this brand. Sounds like a high quality product though!

  10. March 12, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I've never heard of the is brand but it sounds like it has great products to offer and might be worth trying 🙂

  11. Mellissa Williams
    March 12, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love the shade on that Nars lipstick. Shame the eyeliner doesn’t live up to expectations. I think I need to get some Nars in my life!

  12. Afshan Nasim
    March 12, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I also don’t have any Nars Products, but I have tried the Nars sheer glow foundation and didn’t buy it, but I think I will. Great article.

  13. Jessica
    March 13, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Haven’t used any of these products but I would definitely love to, especially the creamy concealer.

  14. fashion-mommy
    March 13, 2016 / 11:54 am

    I have never tried Nars, but I always hear really good things about this brand.

  15. Tanya Brannan
    March 13, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    I have never tried Nars, but am off to London soon and I need some new foundation! I will be hitting Selfridges on your recommendation and giving it a go xx

  16. March 13, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    It sounds really good, I can’t believe one pump of foundation covers your whole face that is great!

  17. Bex Smith
    March 13, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I love NARS, I have a few products by then but want to try more x

  18. March 13, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I have to confess I must be one of the only people in the world that has not tried it yet so I need to put that on my list!

  19. Rosana McPhee
    March 14, 2016 / 12:12 am

    looking forward to trying the Nars creamy concealer -souhds great

  20. March 14, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I have never tried Nars, Im more of an Avon girl! But I do want to try it, I have heard great things.

  21. March 14, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I tried their blushers in the past but didn’t find them very attractive. I have an eyeshadow stick and lipstick by them and they are much more appealing 🙂 x

  22. March 14, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I am yet to try a NARS product. It’s on my shopping list though. Loving what you have here.

  23. Laura
    March 15, 2016 / 1:25 am

    I have the creamy radiant concealer and love it, although I recently got the Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher and its sooooo amazing!! xxx

  24. lena
    March 16, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I’ve never used NARS, I love that lipstick shade though so may have to check them out.

  25. Beautyqueenuk
    March 19, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I want to try more NARS, I have a bronzer stick and that it is, such a bad beauty blogger ha x

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