The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today! In case you missed it you can see my Beauty Haul with swatches of my picks from Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and more here. My Hair Care and Fragrance picks from Diptyque, Jo Malone, Oribe here.
Today I have a closer look at the three sets from NARS I hauled and after playing with them I think they are my favorites and definitely worth looking into!
PLEASURE TRIP CHEEK PALETTE
nail polish is Gucci Annabelle Rose
The NARS Pleasure Trip Cheek Palette ($45 sale, $87 value) is a trio with one highlighter (Wanderlust), one shimmery brush (Lucky Star) and a soft matte bronzer (Wild at Heart). The palette shows up pretty well on my medium tan skin for a bronzed rose look. Colors are smooth and the shimmers aren’t too shimmery. Pigment is on the medium-high side but can be easily sheered out. The texture is that finely milled pressed texture similar to the older Banc de Sable or the more recent NARS Orgasm on the Beach – just not as glowy/shimmery on my skin.
AFTERGLOW LIP SHINE SET
The NARS Afterglow Lip Shine Set ($45 sale, $78 value) is really nice, especially if you like smooth texture lip glosses. Pigment is sheer but still visible on the lips. I like them alone but they also layer beautifully with lipsticks or lip liners. Lasting power is pretty good for a gloss. The shimmery ones have no texture even with the sparkles.
- Base – NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St Moritz + Huda Beauty GloWish Skin Tint in Medium Tan 06
- Concealer – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
- Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish in Medium
- Eyeshadow – Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad in Cognac Rose (LOVE this! swatches here)
- Eyeliner – Tom Ford Eye Defining Liquid Pen (also part of the Tom Ford Coquette Eye Set)
- Mascara – NARS Climax Extreme
- Cheeks – NARS Pleasure Trip Cheek Palette
- Nail Polish – Gucci Beauty Nail Polish in Annabelle Rose
- Top – Everlane Micro-Rib (older style, current Micro-Rib Crew Tee version here)
Broken Glass is a clear base loaded with silver and pale gold shimmers.
Orgasm is a medium pink shimmer.
Laguna is a warm coppery bronze with a subtle shimmer.
AFTERGLOW MINI LIP BALM DUO
Last but not least lip swatches of the NARS Afterglow Mini Lip Balm Duo ($22) in Deep Throat and Fast Lane. The lip balms in this duo are super mini, but it makes for a nice sampler size to give you a sense of how they will perform on your lips. Also makes a super cute gift. I think the full-size Afterglow Lip Balms ($28 each) are 100% worth the splurge. Love these for the soft wash of color + shine.
“Receive deluxe samples of Bronzing Powder in Laguna (0.04 oz.), Lipstick in Rosecliff (0.06 oz.), Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (0.09 oz.) and Climax Mascara (0.06 oz.) with your $100 NARS purchase. Online and in U.S. stores.*”
There is also another gift available online with any purchase in Beauty and Fragrance with $150 purchases (sample pack).
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Did you pick up anything from the Nordstrom sale?