Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Christmas Miracle for my FACE!

It all started when I went to the Duty Free to pick up mascara. Since they were out of YSL Singulier which I haven't yet tried, I went back to this old faithful... I'm over DS Iconic... Let's face it, I can't put it on without getting it all over my face, so therefore, it's not for me. End of story as far as I'm concerned.

While I was there, I made an appointment to meet with a Nars artist as I am forever seeking a better alternative for my foundation/powder. I've been using the same thing since I was 15 and I can't get it here, nor could I get it in NYC. It's a huge hassle to have to stock up when I'm home visiting or worse yet, have my mom ship me my foundation! Ridonkulous! So I decided to try Nars! I love all the products I've used from Nars, so I assumed I'd be pleased!

And let me tell you... I'm ecstatic!!!

I start now with the primer. Nars offers two versions of primer. One is just standard and the black bottle below which is what I have, has SPF20! Perfect for the sun here! I had never tried primer before ever, but let me tell you, I'm a believer! My make-up stays on ALL DAY now, no matter how much I sweat or how many times (gross I know) I touch my face or blow my nose! This is the Christmas miracle I've always dreamed of!!! Not looking like a zebra by noon!!!
I opted for the sheer glow foundation. I love that you can put it on with your fingers. It doesn't take much, which is great and it goes on really easily. The coverage is great, but it's not too thick and muddy, which I HATE! It's jsut perfect and does everything you want a foundation to do! I'm soooo happy with it!

To seal the deal, I'm using Nars loose powder. I have had issues with loose powders before. I've tried them all, Clinique, Laura Mercier, everything. This one is fantastic. It simply does its job and sets the foundation, but it doesn't leaving me looking all matted and powdery. I still finish with my Stilla shimmer powder on my nose, cheeks and forehead, but to be honest, I wouldn't have to necessarily... I just like to be super glowy.

While I was there, I picked up a sharpener too. And I love it. It holds the shavings inside. And it has 2 sizes.
Most of these products were in the $25 - $30 range, which I think is reasonable for a product that makes me want to get out of bed in the morning just to put my face on. If you're looking for a great way to highlight the beauty that's already on your face, I suggest you make an appointment with a Nars artist and see what she shows you!
Today I'm off to get a facial, eyebrow wax and mani/pedi for my trip to LA! Hope you're all having a great weekend!!!
Pink Julep!


  1. That sounds like THE perfect day!!! Enjoy beautiful!!

  2. Now you've got me curious - I've been using the same stuff since I was 15 and lately I have been (in my opinion) not looking so hot - I feel greasy and just icky. Definitely going to stop by Nars after the Xmas craziness!

  3. I am curious too!! I use beauty control and hate having to place orders to get it! But I do like it.

  4. I've been contemplating getting new make-up lately too... now you have me wanting to go visit my local Sephora!

  5. I am forever in search of the perfect mascara. I swear I have tried everything on the market and nothing seems to really be "perfect." Ugh. I want those "baby doll" lashes and I want them now! :::cries::: :)

  6. I do love some NARS! great quality. i hope that you have an absolutely amazing trip and take lots of pics to share with us! Merry Christmas!

  7. You've been blessed! Nars is right for you girl.


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