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If you are a Sephora VIB Rouge, I would pass on this sale and wait for the VIB Sale that starts on April 1st. The VIB Rouge members will get 20% off during the Sephora sale. Unless of course Macy’s carries a product that is not available at Sephora. Nordstrom is price matching the Macy’s sale (if they carry the same item) so if you prefer Nordstrom, you can also shop through them. Now let’s get into a couple of recommendations.
You know me, I like to give recommendations that I don’t hear a lot of talk about. Today I want to talk about a blush and a highlighter. Liberte is one NARS blush that I rarely hear about anyone using. They did include the shade in the limited edition Afterglow blush palette, so maybe it will start to gain some traction. MAC Lightscapade is a highlighter that used to get a lot of buzz and that has definitely died down. I’d imagine that this particular shade of the mineralize skinfinish line is still popular for those with lighter skin tones.
With this launch, NARS is emphasizing that they have turned 3 blush shades into Eyeshadow, Laguna, Orgasm, and Taj Mahal. If you’ve been here a while you may recall my review of the Taj Mahal Eyeshadow Quad (click here for that review and swatches). Unfortunately for me, Taj Mahal was a miss. I have a feeling that the shade may not work for me because its depth is too close to my skin tone, so it doesn’t stand out enough.
I do tend to be a fan of NARS eyeshadows more often than not. The only formula of theirs that I don’t get along with is the glitter formula. However, in their defense, I don’t like any brand’s glitter formula. I talked about this formula in my post about their Mini Voyageur Quartz palette.
I already had this post in the works, but I decided it was time to finish it since NARS recently released their new Light Reflecting Advanced Skincare Foundation. With this new release, they have also expanded the shade range for the Light Reflecting Powders (both loose and pressed).
This Sleeper hit is a little different because I already knew I like this powder in the shade Sunstone, but the color was a little too orange for my coloring. After debating a long time about the translucent color, I decided to just give it a try. I often jot down notes on my makeup just in case I decide to write a blog post about something in the future. Well, when I was reviewing my notes this powder not only kept coming up, but I was also happy with it every time I used it.
This is basically a spin on shopping my stash. My hope is that it helps you think of ways to take inspiration from what you see other people using and find a way to recreate that with what you own. Today I’m going to be talking about some limited edition eyeshadows from MAC. Bougie Babe was released with the 2020 Loud and Clear collection, while Dare to Diva and Hollywood Heroine were released with the 2019 MAC in Monochrome Collection.
Since everything that I am sharing was limited edition, I’ll be offering you some alternatives from my own stash as well as some products I found by using Temptalia’s swatch catalog (love her website!).
First, let’s take a look at the swatches of my limited edition shades next to the alternatives I found in my own stash.
I was determined to take the rest of this year off, but I was starting to drive myself crazy, so I’m back at it.
I wanted to talk about some older products that I don’t hear mentioned much anymore, but they still manage to take up permanent residence on the brand’s bestsellers list. To keep it simple, I went by the brand website’s best seller list rather than retailers like Sephora and Ulta. Let’s revisit some Nars products.
I knew when I purchased this palette that I was making a compromise with the two topper shades (top left and top middle shades). I don’t really enjoy them, but jordan (top middle shade) does have some base pigment. So I’m crossing my fingers that it will work decently for me. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to like an entire palette, but I do enjoy them since they typically take the guesswork out of coordinating colors.