Posts Tagged ‘luster’
one fine night, while waiting for hubby at the office (this was wayyy beyond working hours – just so you know teeheee), i decided to play with my naked 2 palette. i remember watching a tutorial on smokey eyes on youtube and decided to give it a go.
just a background – i rarely wear smokey eyes, i feel that with my dark circles and eye bags, it doesnt really look nice on me. so i try to steer clear from smokey eyes (especially black color).
anyway, here’s the end result:
please ignore the red spots on face. was extremely PMS-ing and my foundation has worn off. didn’t retouch my foundation. just powdered my face and that’s it 🙂
closeup on the eyes:
chanel vitalumiere foundation
MAC studio finish concealer in nw25 (undereyes)
MAC studio finish concealer in nc35 (on face)
Laura mercier mineral pressed powder in rich vanilla
MAC espresso on brows
NARS luster blush
UD naked 2 (blackout and chopper)
MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Mac Hug Me lipstick
Mac viva glam VI lipglass
so what do you think? 🙂 hubby seems to like it sooo might be doing more smokey eye looks. but of course cant wear this at work! haha it’s just too much. 😉
feel free to leave a comment if you have questions 😀
sorry if i’ve been gone for a while, went on a short vacation and got too busy at work to post. you can read about our trip here.
when i posted my NARS collection post, a few fellow bloggers and beauty enthusiasts asked me for recommendations on what NARS blush will work best for their skintone. to help them out, i decided to take pictures of individual blushes + swatches. i’ll also include color recommendations for each type of skintones (fair, medium, morena).
(in alphabetical order, descriptions are as per narscosmetics.com)
amour: peachy pink
great for all skin-tones but fairer skin should apply with very light hand. i found it hard to take a picture of amour, it looks almost the same as some of the other blushes! but this is my current favorite Nars blush 🙂
angelika: cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle (right side of the picture)
angelika is VERY similar to mata hari. mata hari is matte while angelika has glitters. i think this blush will work for most skin tones 🙂
deep throat: peach with shimmer
they say deep throat is like a shy sister of orgasm. i don’t have orgasm in my current collection but i had it previously and i didn’t like it. it didnt show in my skin tone (i was darker before). plus orgasm has chunkier glitters than deep throat. *edit – got orgasm with the makeup your mind set*
will work best for fair and medium skin tones
desire: cotton candy pink
this is the brightest pink blush that i have! but don’t let the color intimidate you, it’s not as bright when you apply on your skin. this will definitely work well with fairer and medium skin tone. for more darker skin, this might look a bit chalky.
dolce vita: dusty rose
one of my oldest blush. i would recommend this for medium to dark skin stone. the brown undertone might not work too well for fair skin.
the only orange blush that i have. still on the fence if i like it or not (im more of a pink / red blush type of girl). this will definitely suit fair and medium toned skin. im not too sure about darker skinned tones.
luster: sheer golden apricot
luster and madly look awfully similar in the pictures but luster has more peachy undertones while madly has more brown and pink. luster is actually a beautiful color which will almost all skin tones! darker skin tones can use it as a highlighter.
madly: seashell pink
madly will work best for lighter skin tone. im NC35 (medium) and it doesnt show on me sometimes.
mata hari: rose petal pink
another favorite of mine. it’s almost the same as desire but less brighter. best for light and medium but can also work for dark skin tones.
orgasm: peachy pink with gold shimmer (left side of the pic below)
the most coveted nars blush! they say that this is the perfect blush for everyone. will have to find out if that’s true. i haven’t tried yet. :p
sin: berry with gold shimmer
when i see sin, i think more grape than berry hahaha. this is a great blush for medium to darker skin tones. for fairer skin tones, this might look a bit “muddy” depending on the application.
super orgasm: peachy pink with gold shimmer
one of my oldest blush. i hate the chunky glitters so i rarely use this one. good for fair and medium toned skin.
taos: desert rose with shimmer
beautiful color but highly pigmented so make sure you apply with a light hand 🙂 the color reminds me of dolce vita somehow, but i prefer taos. this will suit medium to darker skin tone, fairer skin should be careful when applying.
torrid: coral with shimmer
this looks similar to amour in the picture but amour has more pink to it while taos is more coral. this will work best for medium to darker skin tone. i think this is too dark for fair skin.
there you have it! hope you guys find this post useful! it took me a long time to finish this post because i wanted the pictures to be as close to the real thing as possible. i even asked my hubby to quality check the photos for me! hehe.
have a great weekend everyone!
coming up: my new all-natural skin care, reviews on my tony moly haul and nars carthage 🙂