All right! So this is the haul/review half of my Nars Workshop documentation. I did get a little crazy at the Nars stall, I now realize.
Again, I was not paid or sent freebies to review these products. All the gunk featured in this entry were purchased by yours truly. These are my personal opinions on these products based on my experiences with them.
What’s on my face?
1. Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original)
2. MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper
3. MAC Eyeshadow in Cork
4. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
5. Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner in Star
6. Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
1. Bare Escentuals Prime Time
2. Make Up For Ever Concealer Palette No. 5
3. Nars Firming Foundation in Barcelona
4. Palladio Oil-absorbing Rice Powder in Natural Rice
5. Nars Blush in Gina
6. MAC Fix+ Spray
1. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga
The Epic Nars Haul
PURE MATTE LIPSTICKS
Pros: sleek, gorgeous, tight packaging; beautiful colors; pigmented; less drying than other matte lipsticks and do not exacerbate dry lips
Cons: price (if I remember correctly, one is PHP1450); do not live up to claim of hydration; a little difficult to apply evenly
LARGER THAN LIFE VOLUMIZING MASCARA
Pros: intense, buildable, does not make lashes look and feel stringy
Cons: clumpy, expensive (I forget exactly how much it was, but I think it was around PHP1700)
Left: Orgasm, Right: Gina
Unblended (Left: Gina, Right: Orgasm)
Blended a bit (Left: Gina, Right: Orgasm)
Pros: versatile, sheer and buildable, looks good on many skin tones
Cons: rough and bumpy in pot
Pros: highly pigmented, gorgeous color, long-lasting
Cons: none! It looks scary orange, but when applied, it’s beautiful
FIRMING FOUNDATION (in Barcelona)
Pros: a little goes a long way, pump, wide variety of shades, buildable coverage, feels light on skin
Cons: dries too quickly, a bit hard to blend, flakes in some areas if not applied properly, no help with oil control
LIPSTICK (in Belle de Jour)
*Gunkie Note: It looks more orange in pictures than it really is! The swatch is more accurate so please use that if you want a better reference.
Pros: sheer but buildable, beautiful nude shade (for lighter skin tones. If you’re darker, this might wash you out even more or make you look strange)
Cons: too slippery, settles in fine lines, hard to get even coverage
And last, but definitely not the least…
THE MAKEUP POUCH
Gunkie Recs and Raves
I am in love with the Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga.
Gina looks gorgeous when applied; I didn’t think I would love it so much, but now it’s the blush I use everyday.
The Firming Foundation isn’t perfect, but it’s still the best foundation I’ve tried. Remember though, that everyone has different needs and preferences, so this might not necessarily work for you.
The Nars makeup pouch is THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO ME SINCE EYESHADOW PRIMERS.
I was very unhappy with the Nars workshop that happened a couple of weeks ago. Click here for more on that.
That’s all, folks! Gunkie out!