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A NARS wishlist from a NARS virgin

I'm not normally a wishlist kind of post girl.  Don't get me wrong I read other people's, but I rarely post them myself.  I do of course have wishlists, I just normally tend to make these on Pinterest (if you'd like to follow me on Pinterest I'm just here) or mentally in my sieve like brain.  I only normally have wishlists on my blog if they're products from one particular brand that I've only tried one or two products from, or none at all.

I know many beauty fans are already NARSissist's (there's too many S's going on there!) but I have a little confession to make and that is that I have never tried a NARS product, nope, not a single one. 

The reason I'm posting this is that recently I've been daydreaming about NARS and I'd like the advice of my readers.  As some of you may know earlier this year I was awarded the PhD that I've been working on for four stressful, tiring, nearly breakdown inducing (seriously, at one point I was this close to a breakdown) years.  A PhD means you conduct a piece of research, on your own but with support, that is original and so should hopefully contribute some new knowledge to whatever area you're working in.  Now all of that is out the way and it's completed I will be publishing a book about what I found and I'm hoping to get a good publishing deal (fingers crossed) as although my area is very popular with many people, very few people actually study and research it (that's quite cryptic isn't it!).  Just in case you're curious, my area is Parapsychology (I'll leave you to go and Google that one).  

I think the reason I've never tried anything from NARS is the price, as it's definitely more on the high-end side, and at the moment I don't have a lot of spare cash.  There are several things I definitely need to do with any money I get from the deal, including paying back my parents for the money they lent me to buy a more reliable car and go and buy a new laptop so I can carry on blogging and actually write the book.  But also, depending on how much I get, I'm dreaming about a little (or maybe not so little) NARS haul, either from Space NK (although the one near me is quite small so this may not be possible) or more likely an online order.  It looks like this little haul may be around £200 worth (I did say probably not so little) so I may end up having to narrow it down to fewer products.

So what have I been dreaming about?  Well obviously to start with the Radiant Creamy Concealer.  Everybody raves about this and how it covers everything and as I have a lot to cover it's a no brainer really.  One product I've wanted to try for a while now is one of their foundations but I'm not sure if I'd go for Sheer Glow or Sheer Matte.  I'm not a fan of dewy foundations, I much prefer a matte finish, but a lot of people say that Sheer Glow isn't dewy, so I'm really confused about which one to go for.  I might nip into Space NK and see if I can get a little tester of each.  Which one do you think I might prefer?

Moving on from bases, although I'm not a huge eye shadow fan (only because I'm lacking in application skills) and don't wear it often their new Dual-Intensity eyeshadows have really caught my eye.  I'm thinking something neutral like Andromeda or Europe and then something more dramatic like Desdemona or Subra.  

Of course I'd have to finally try one of their iconic Blushes but I'm really not sure which one I'd go for.  All I know is that I wouldn't go with the one that Sleek's Rose Gold is a dupe for (Orgasm?) as I have that and haven't even tried it yet as I'm not sure about it.  Any recommendations?  I'd also love to try one of their new Matte Multiples and would probably go for Anguilla.  I've never tried a liquid illuminator before so I'd probably throw in their Illuminator in Copacabana for a little experimentation.  

I'm sure you're aware by now that lipstick is my thing and I'd love to try one of their lip pencils, but I can't decide between a Satin lip pencil, Velvet Gloss lip pencil or Velvet Matte lip pencil.  There are too many difficult decisions in life!  Which one would you recommend?  Obviously while I'm at it I might as well try one of their lipsticks and I'm quite liking the look of their Semi Matte lipstick in either Jungle Red or Red Lizard.

So there you have it, my top 'I want to try' products from NARS.  Is there anything else you would recommend?

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  1. They were really happy to give me a sample of the Sheer Glow in Cheltenham so I'd go for it :-) it's definitely not matte but it's not overly dewy, I tend to pop a bit of powder on top anyway xx

  2. I love nars blushes but find the concealer and sheer glow foundation isn't as good as people say it is. On me, they both look quite cakey. I love the satin lip pencils but the velvet matte ones are too drying and not that pigmented. I have a review on my blog of the sheer glow foundation if it helps?

    1. That's the problem sometimes isn't it, you try a product everyone else seems to love and you find it disappointing or don't like it. I'll avoid the velvet matte ones then as my lips are naturally dry and don't like drying formulas. Thanks hun x

  3. The Dual Intensity eyeshadows are really good, but my favourite product is the NARS Bronzer in Laguna. It literally stays on all day and its a great shade - it can either be applied lightly for just a bit of bronze or it can be built up.

    1. Ah you see I've never actually tried a bronzer before so I'm a little scared of them! I'll bear it in mind though x


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