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NARS Pop Goes the Easel – Nordstrom Exclusive

March 9, 2017

NARS Pop Goes the Easel Nordstrom Picks | The Beauty Look Book

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m back and have a review of the NARS Pop Goes the Easel collection today. This is currently a Nordstrom Exclusive collection with new shades for lips and cheeks consisting of:

  • Three new Powder Blushes ($30 each) in Misconduct, Peep Show and Threesome
  • Four new Velvet Lip Glides ($26 to $28 each) in Bait, Suck, Impossible Red and Disruptor (not sure why one shade is listed at a higher price online)
  • Three Sheer Pop Multiples ($39 each) in Motu Tane, Cote Basque and Navagio Beach

I ordered two of the lip products and all three multiples to test out. I’ll say up front I love the Sheer Pop Multiples, the Velvet Lip Glide colors are nice but not must-haves in my opinion.

Up first are the Velvet Lip Glides. I picked the lightest color options in Bait and Suck since I don’t really wear a lot of orange or reds unless they’re sheer. (By the way I’m obsessed with the new Tom Ford Lip Balms, the colors are perfect for spring to summer and I love the formula.) Bait is a bright cool-toned pink that has a bit of a streaky finish with one swipe but it can be smoothed out with a finger or brush. Suck is a medium peachy nude, it’s like if you mixed Playpen and Unlaced (both of which were reviewed here and I didn’t really like color-wise). I do like this color, but I can’t help but feel like it’s a bit on the boring side. If you want a good neutral nude, the Tom Ford Revolve Around Me, Lips and Boys Bradley or Edward Bess Pure Impulse are much better although they are lipsticks versus the velvet lip formula.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Suck Bait | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Swatches Unlaced, Playpen, Stripped, Suck Bait | The Beauty Look Book

Next are the Sheer Pop Multiples which appear to be a new formula. These have a more weightless formula that isn’t quite as dewy as the regular version. These have a soft shimmer finish and considering how sheer they swatched on the hand and arms I was surprised that the color payoff on the face is really good. Navagio Beach is a sheer champagne gold, Motu Tane is a light pink with impressive pigment, Cote Basque is a coral with tiny gold flecks of shimmer. They dry to a powdery finish although they stay creamy long enough that you can easily blend on the cheeks and layer depending on how much color you want. I would say the finish can definitely be sheered out for a sheer wash of color, but you can still build to medium coverage. I like these better than the regular multiples. They layer well over foundation and powder without looking cakey or dragging your base off the face.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple | The Beauty Look Book

A quick comparison of the Navagio Beach Multiple to the Banc de Sable Highlighter Palette. The palette is to die for gorgeous and I’ll review it soon. If you’re one who want a sheerer glow of shimmer go with the multiple. If you want more pigment go with the palette. Are they different enough to justify both? I think the formulas are different enough to justify both but I’ll have to do a bit more testing with both on the face at the same time to tell you. I’ll be sure to address this when I review the palette. At the moment I’m more inclined to say I like the palette more – but that’s mainly because I like the darkest shade A LOT.

NARS Banc de Sable Palette v Sheer Pop Multiple Navagio Beach | The Beauty Look Book

I’m trying something a bit different with face looks of the products. If you prefer the up close lip swatches let me know and I’ll resume that style in future posts. In both posts I’m wearing the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation in Bisque with Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder #2.

Look 1 has Sheer Pop Multiple in Motu Tane and Velvet Lip Glide in Bait.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple Motu Tane and Velvet Lip Glide Bait | The Beauty Look Book

Look 2 has Sheer Pop Multiple in Cote Basque and Navagio Beach mixed with Velvet Lip Glide in Suck.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple in Cote Basque and Navagio Beach and Suck Lip Glide | The Beauty Look Book

Overall love the Multiples. I like the Velvet Lip Glide colors but don’t think they are must-haves. Bound is still my favorite out of the bunch, but if you found the nudes in the original launch off, I think many will find the color Suck more wearable.

NARS Pop Goes the Easel Nordstrom Picks | The Beauty Look Book

You can find the NARS Pop Goes the Easel collection exclusively at Nordstrom. Have you checked out the colors yet? If you saw the powder blushes in person let me know what you thought!

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  • Erin Hepper March 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Do you use a brush to blend the multiple into your skin? If so, which one? Thanks so much, love your blog!

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:11 am

      You can definitely use a brush, but I prefer to blend with fingers!

  • Porsha Troost March 9, 2017 at 10:01 am

    @ Sabrina, I picked up 2 of the blushes and they are gorgeous! I really like Misconduct, it’s like Sin with a little Douceur and Orgasm thrown in. Peep Show is also really pretty but it’s more bold – it makes a nice powder complement to the Cote Basque multiple.

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:11 am

      Ooooh, thx for the input! Might have to see if I can check them out in person then πŸ™‚

  • TheCafeMakeup . March 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Lovely review as always Sabrina! I backed that Blanc de Sable up this morning–you are right, it’s gorgeous!!

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:11 am

      Thanks Amy! That palette is to die for!

  • Eileen March 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Welcome back! I purchased the Banc de Sable palette which is lovely and versatile but the Pop Goes the Easel collection just doesn’t suit my coloring. That’s OK, though, because a new collection is always just around the corner πŸ™‚

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:11 am

      Thank you Eileen! I think Banc de Sable will suit more people πŸ™‚

  • Sheridan Grady March 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

    These are all so gorgeous! I love play pen! x

  • fannyanddailybeauty March 9, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I really like the sound of the Sheer Pop Multiple and I love the sheer yet pigmented finish they give to the skin, especially the shade Cote Basque! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Christina March 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Sabrina,

    I like seeing the lip swatches as full face shots because it gives me an idea of how it’ll look against my complexion based off of yours (I’m ultra fair, but I can still get an idea of how it’ll translate to my skintone).

    Bound always looked a little dull on me, so I’m hoping Suck will do better since it’s a little lighter, but it looks a little pinker on your lips than on your arm swatch, which I like!

  • Swingtime March 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I was hoping you’d review this collection! I’ve been wanting Motu Tane, but wanted to see more reviews (yours, specifically) before buying. I think I need it. I wonder if this will only be a Nordstrom collection or if others will have it, but since it’s LE, I’d better make up my mind soon!

    I hope you’re settling in and the worst of the moving process is behind you.

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:10 am

      Hi Swingtime – not sure, it’s listed as a Nordstrom Exclusive!

      • Swingtime March 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        I caved and bought it last night. I’m not taking a chance on this one!

  • Candice Petersen March 9, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    The blush sticks are really stunning

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  • Tannya Aditya March 10, 2017 at 2:22 am

    screaming over the multiples!!!!! cote basque and navagio beach are simply dreamy.

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:09 am

      Dreamy is the perfect description!

  • Kristin Barnes March 10, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Love everything in this collection!! Esp that Navagio beach multiple!
    <3 Kristin |

    • BeautyLookBook March 10, 2017 at 4:09 am

      Thanks Kristin! I think the multiples are winners πŸ™‚

  • Tali March 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Yaaay, nice to have you back, I hope your going to review the new tom ford lip balms! πŸ™‚

  • Amelia March 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    The Multiples are so beautiful! But I 100% have my eye on that palette πŸ˜‰


    • BeautyLookBook March 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

      The palette is a stunning one!

  • Rebekah Smith March 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I picked up Misconduct blush from this collection and it is absolutely stunning!