Thursday, March 27, 2014

Love it: NARS the Multiple… in marvelous Matte



It’s quite exciting for a beauty freak like me when iconic beauty products are reinvented, and the new NARS Matte Multiple is most definitely worth all of the hype it’s getting. I’ve been playing with one of these new cream colour sticks for a little while now, and I have to start off this review by telling you… that thus far I’m in love.
The new “modern matte” formula (aka matte, but never chalky or powdery) is actually quite different from the original, not just in texture, but in application and pigmentation as well. It’s available in seven shades - from bright blushes to deep bronzes - and each can be used wet or dry. Unlike powder formulas, they apply more sheer and translucent when wet and more opaque when dry. And like the original Multiples, you can use your fingers, a brush or sponge to apply them to cheeks and lips (I like fingers best).
From first play the one thing that really got me is how comfortable they are to use. Usually matte lip colours are drying, but these ones felt quite comfortable on the lips - even though I have been using my shade (Altai) mainly for cheeks thus far. Altai is described as a “rose bronze” and has been the perfect trans seasonal complexion warmer. It’s a light-medium, warm-toned peach-brown with orange undertones and a satin-matte finish, and although it is intensely pigmented, it is easily softened and sheered out (even with a dry application). The texture is creamy, smooth, and very blendable, and this particular shade seems to wear really well on my cheeks.
To sum up, I love the creamy texture, the flattering colours, the ease of application, the lasting power and the gorgeous, modern matte finish of the NARS Matte Multiple. Skin looks healthy and glowing, and you can’t argue with that.
The only problem? … choosing just one!
These arrive on April 1 down under online and instore at Mecca Cosmetica.

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