Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NARS Fall 2014: NARS Blush in Unlawful and NARS Multiple Swatches, Review


Press sample


NARS blush in Unlawful

NARS blush in Unlawful

I was able to try the new blush from the NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection called Unlawful.  It's described as an amber pink with silver pearls.  I don't see much pink in it but it is definitely an amber color.


NARS blush in Unlawful

NARS blush in Unlawful


NARS Swatches: Blush in Unlawful, Multiple in Mauritanie (discontinued)

NARS Swatches: Blush in Unlawful, Multiple in Mauritanie (discontinued)

NARS states that its blushes are made of micronized powder for soft, blendable application.  One touch of the product on your skin would tell you that this product is indeed jet-milled.  It has a very fine-milled texture, that even the smallest amount would give beautiful color and enhance the complexion.

I personally consider NARS as the king (or queen) of blush staying power.  I would apply it in the morning and go out in 110 degree heat, and would come home after 8 hours with the product still on my face.  I've been wearing NARS for approximately 9 years now, but I have yet to find a blush dud.  If I can only buy one type of product from NARS, it would most definitely be the blushes.

NARS Unlawful has fine silver pearl, but it's not an all-out glitter fest.  It gives a nice shimmer when light hits it.  As you can see in the swatches, it's not as glittery as NARS Orgasm at all.  I think if you want the perfect blend of shimmery and satin with a good pigmentation, NARS Unlawful is for you.


NARS Mauritanie Multiple (discontinued)

NARS Mauritanie Multiple (discontinued)



NARS Matte Multiple in Mauritanie is supposed to have been part of the NARS Fall Color Collection 2014.  Unfortunately, due to production issues, it has been discontinued.  It's technically supposed to be a creamier, more pigmented version of NARS Unlawful blush.  However, do not fret!  There is a similar NARS Multiple that is out in the market and available today - NARS NaPali Coast Multiple:

NARS Napali Coast Multiple


NARS Napali Coast Multiple swatch


NARS Napali Coast is such a beautiful coral shade! It's a great cheek color and I can really say that the formula gives a gorgeous lit-from-within look. This is probably the best NARS multiple that I own! it's also versatile because, as the name "Multiple" suggests, you can use this as a lip color, as well.

NARS Multiples are also great to apply on the go. You just directly apply these to your lips and cheeks, then blend as necessary using clean fingertips.  It's almost a dupe of NARS Unlawful in stick form, but it is a bit sheerer than Unlawful.

All in all, you can't go wrong with NARS blushes and multiples.  NARS blushes retail for $30 each and NARS Multiples retail for $39 each on narscosmetics.com.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)

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