For no reason other than boredom, I went to my Nars counter the other day for a make over. I have been eyeing up Blade Runner for ages…a dark forest green with a copper.
My SA, Leena at Nars is amazing. She smells nice too (Nars Monoi Oil I’m told – its expensive – £42 (!!!!) for some Monoi oil?! BUT, I have compared it to similar items on the market, pure Monoi oil, Hei Poi, Nuxe which are both nice but the Nars one is a cut above scent wise.) Its like when you put off buying GHD’s and buy Babyliss and loads of other cheaper straighteners only to come to the conclusion that with the 20 pairs of knock offs, you could have just bought the GHD’s in the first place and avoided frizz.
This time she has some skin tips for me! They include two multiples; Copacabana the white silvery highlighter and Palm Beach a bronze. You know how when you go to a counter and you ask what X is for and the SA (at MAC or Benefit normally) goes “You can use it on your eyes, cheeks, lips, forehead, bum cheek” and your like, REALLY?! I can use DEEP DARK RED for ALL those things?!
You lie, SA, you lie.
Anyway here’s the tip for dewy, glowy, flawless skin.
Copacabana and Palm Beach on the skin BEFORE foundation application. Here is where you apply it -
YELLOW = COPACOBANA (or equivalent highlighter)
ORANGE = PALM BEACH (or equivalent shader)
Yes, I know, I look like I’m summoning dead spirits or something. Leave me alone.
The resut is that the multiples conceal dodgy areas (like shadows for example) and smooth out the cheeks. Once you get to foundation you will find you need less.
You can use all kinds of highlighters and shaders for this but ideally in cream form if you are going to be putting foundation (liquid) on top.
Then set it all with powder and a RUBBER SPONGE. I don’t know the science behind it but it looked GOOD. Can you see how glowy my skin is in the photos? 10 layers of foundation can’t do that usually so I liked it, and I will definately do it in my day to day routine as it took like 20 seconds.
Other products used:
Sertao on Cheeks
Blade Runner on Eyes
Nomad Cream Shadow
Black Moon Eyeliner
Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Pencil
Sex Vixen Lipgloss
Sertao. It’s REALLY nice. Its very shimmery and would work as a bronzer, but just as well as a blush which surprised me because I thought of it as more of a Nico (a all over softner, I call it). Veryyy nice and my kind of peachy shade.
Barbarella. I said to Leena that I wanted the peach effect she had given me but without having to use the Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Pencil AND Casablanca lipstick together – too much work. No probs she said, barbarella will do it. Isn’t ir GORGEOUS?!
Sex Vixen. When Leena showed me this, I was like – oh another mauvey gloss? I need another gloss like I need piles, but once I swatched it, I saw a sheery but super shimmery light mauve, so pretty, and cool toned, excellent on top of things or on its own. Needless to say I was over powered (also Nars doesn’t do many super shimmer glosses, unless you count Moon Beam so this is a nice change).
No Blade Runner in stock though – Boo Hoo!
Anyway here’s photos of the look:
Nice? NICE! Shame my job for the evening was brushing the cats and hunting for fleas! (which I throughly recommend, very cathartic)
Soon it will be the weekend! x