Glossybox & NARS

by - Friday, November 27, 2015

Once every now and then Glossybox collaborates with a brand and releases a special box full of goodies for its subscribers. I haven't had the chance to pick up any of them before but when I found out they were working with NARS this time I couldn't let this opportunity pass. I got my hands on one of them and I can safely say I did the right thing!

If you've been following the world of make-up for some time now then there's no chance you haven't heard of NARS. Every beauty blogger out there has at least one product of theirs in their collection, with one always winning first place, their blush in the colour Orgasm. Now guess what, this box contained not one but two different forms of this famous blush, one in powder and one in stick form! 

The powder form came in miniature form, perfect for travelling, with a tiny mirror on the inside of the lid. Orgasm is a pink hue that fits all types of skin tones, from the palest to the darkest ones, plus the pigmentation is out of this world! A little can go a very long way, I really have to be light handed if I don't want to end up like a clown. It has earned my seal of approval, same as the rest of the world. Have I also mentioned it can double as an eyeshadow too?

Now if you were to ask me which one is the best option for a woman with the same skin complexion as mine I will definitely point you to the powder and not the stick, not because the second is less amazing but because its longevity is lessened due to the natural oils surfacing on the skin. If you're on the dry side though, go for the stick. You will love the quickness of the application, the colour payoff and the fact that you can carry it in your handbag and refresh your cheeks in an instant.

Now that we've covered eyeshadow and blush let's move on to the rest three products of the box, all perfectly put together to give you a full NARS face. 

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto, a black with grey undertones, applies so smoothly and is incredibly blendable if you're updating from a morning to a smoky evening look. Named after Rome's most elegant and expensive shopping street, I can already see the connection between La Dolce Vita and the winged eyeliner Hollywood stars were adorning when visiting during the golden era of Cinecittá

A touch of mascara to make the eyes look bigger, easy task for the newly introduced Audacious Mascara in Black Moon. Sporting a silicone wand with long and short bristles, it combs through the lashes and adds length, intensifying your gaze to its maximum. Good job there guys. 

Last but certainly not least comes a Satin Lip Pencil - another staple from NARS - in the colour Rikugien. Please don't ask me to pronounce this, I have no clue how (apparently it's inspired by a garden in Tokyo). What I do know though is that it's the perfect autumnal dusty rose nude and exactly what you needed to complete the NARS look of this box. I love its sheen, makes the lips look fuller, ready to be kissed. Plus it's so utterly moisturising. Just perfect.

Francois Nars, founder and creative director of NARS, said
"Don't hold back. Be bold. It encourages others to do the same."
and I couldn't agree more. Can I also ask for more collaborations like this one Glossybox? Please? Pretty please? 

Until next time,


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