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NARS Duo Concealer Review

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Knowing how much of a fan girl I am when it comes to NARS you can imagine how hyped I was over the release of a concealer from NARS. Considering NARS has such an incredible line up it’s always put this Muse in a state of shock that such an extensive line of product only ever included a simple stick concealer. Stick concealer? What is this 1960? Of course NARS more than makes up for it’s lack of coverage by bringing out uber fabulous shadows and blushes but the Muse was always feeling a bit empty inside without a super amazing concealer to go along with all those other great beauty bits and bobs from our friends at NARS.

To my delight with the Spring Collection 2009 a brand new NARS Duo Concealer was released! Whoa, likey!

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I can go for this. Jump ahead to see if I’m loving NARS Duo Concealer!

The Muse is never one for beating around the bush when it comes to something she really, really loves or something she strongly dislikes. In this case she’s feeling utterly devastated how much she didn’t like it this new NARS concealer. Le sigh.

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The duo concealer is made up of two shades for mixing and combining your perfect color combination. I honestly thought these were going to be a creamy, dreamy moisturizing formula…um not so much. It deserves to be mentioned that the product has serious raves on Sephora. For me that’s rather puzzling as I didn’t find much at all to rave about but I did read through each review diligently because I wanted to see what it was that was so exciting about this concealer.

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Main problem is the formula and second problem is pigmentation. The formula is a thin consistency that’s very hard for lack of a better word, so much so that it makes blending an absolute nightmare. Coverage is extremely sheer so don’t expect to cover up much with this in regards to dark circles, fine lines, etc…it’s merely a very lightweight coverage that blends like utter rubbish and proceeds to dry out your skin and settle badly into fine lines.

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I did notice most of those who reviewed the product on Sephora were in their teens or twenties. Perhaps the Muse is simply an old lady with too much to cover. I personally wouldn’t indulge if you have dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness, generally speaking if you have a whole lot of stuffins going on under your eyes don’t think NARS Duo Concealer is going to cover it.

If you desire a light weight coverage and like concealers that aren’t thick, creamy, or moisturizing but simply light and a bit hard in texture this might very well be something you love.

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As for this Muse she’s terribly disappointed and will hold out hope that maybe NARS will go ahead and release a click pen concealer in the future or a more moisturizing concealer. Until than this Muse is sticking with Bobbi Brown and Mally Beauty for her concealing needs.

Anyone try?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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NARS Modern Love Palette Exclusively at Nordstrom


Can never get enough of David Bowie or the new NARS Modern Love Palette available exclusively from Nordies in May!

Loves it!

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The Muse has a special place in her heart for NARS palettes as they pack such a wallop in one slim case. Enjoy six shades of NARS shadow in a slick, slimline case for $50 USD.

The NARS Modern Love Palette includes the following shades:

  • Alhambra Metallic Rose Mist
  • Jezebel Shimmering Sable
  • India Song Shimmering Walnut
  • Tokyo Soft Silver White
  • Habanera Sparkling Charcoal Plum

Loves it NARS, I think it wants to come home with me tonight!

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Beauty News: NARS On HSN


NARS is pretty expensive and I always wince somewhat when purchasing a shadow (‘elllllllllo $22 less the richer) or a blush (buy-bye $25!).

Today’s beauty news brings word of NARS on HSN….hello easy pay and free shipping!

This is news to me as I hadn’t known that NARS was being sold on HSN. It’s likely part of HSN’s deal with Sephora as HSN has begun to carry more and more of the brands from Sephora as you may have already noticed. I can so deal with Free Shipping on NARS plus they offer easy pay options.

Minor rant, the catalog features four items…sheesh but maybe given time we’ll see more!

At the moment they have the NARS Dolce Vita Kit for $50 bucks on two easy payments of $25 each plus Free Shipping, that’s what I’m talkin’ about! They also have a trio of lip pencils for $45, again on easy pay plus free shipping.

I’m not feeling nearly as guilty indulging in NARS with an easy pay option and free shipping. Now, HSN, please can you bring in the full catalog of NARS so we can get our fix?

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NARS Summer 2009

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NARS Summer 2009 is already available for purchase at www.narscosmetics.com Mmm indeed just turned Spring and on to Summer so soon NARS? Oh well we lurve you anyway!

It’s not my favorite collection from NARS but even I get deny that the colors look very nice and I’m particularly impressed with all that gorgeous shimmering blue on the promo image!

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Oooo Tropic! Wanna be friends? Tropic is a gorgeous ocean teal with silver shimmer obviously Muse Approve for purchase before I even get my hands on it. Pretties!

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Lovely apricot and radiant orange make up NARS Scorching Sun Shadow Duo. Mimics a burning sun dontcha know! Perfect for Summer eh?

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NARS Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder is a rich terracotta to give skin the glow of a healthy tan!

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NARS Lipstick in Outsider and Falaba give a kiss of Summer to lips with coral and rose shades! Likey Outsider and wants it for myself!

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NARS Belize Lip Gloss offers a shade of pink mauve to lips to contrast that beautiful tan you’ll be sporting this Summer!

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Can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore Adelita Nail Polish! Not much of nail girl but I can be tempted by this peachy pink shade!

Overall, I’d say NARS has a nice little line up for Summer. I’m wanting Tropic Eyeshadow, Scorching Sun Duo, and possibly Outsider Lipstick.

How about you?

Anything appealing to you?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Battle: NARS Super Orgasm VS Benefit Coralista

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Pitting NARS Super Orgasm against Benefit Coralista could cause for an interesting fight dontcha think?

Some fans of both are fond of saying how similar the two are but the question is if NARS Super Orgasm went up against Benefit Coralista who would win?

Jump ahead to find out!

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Let the Beauty Battle begin!!!!!!!
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Now NARS Super Orgasm is considerably more pricey when compared to it’s contender. Coralista is 0.42oz and has a $28 USD price tag. That’s nearly double the product for $3 USD more. Uh oh NARS, Benefit could be beating you out when it comes to price and size.

I hear tales of woe when it comes to Super Orgasm how glittery and shimmery it is, what a mess it is, etc…but the Muse thinks these are all blasphemy! Super Orgasm is much more pigmented when compared to it’s sister color, Orgasm. And yes it does have a whole lot of shimmer going on and chunks of gold glitter however it blends out to a nice satin finish minus any crazy shimmer. The shade is a glowing peach that’s simply stunning to say the very least! Uh oh Coalista look out Super Orgasm is creeping up on you here!

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Now Coralista is undoubtedly the better deal of the two products. Nearly double the size of Super Orgasm with a price tag of merely $3 USD more makes it a considerably better option when it comes the quantity but what about quality?

Smelling like a sweet tropical peach sporting some seriously cute packaging and having amazing color pay off all make Benefit Coralista an incredible blush! The Muse is fond of telling everyone and anyone that will listen that it’s one of Benefit’s crowning jewels! Truly a great powder.

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And the fight begins…..

NARS Super Orgasm starts off with a pop of peach, a hefty price tag, but little weight to back itself up! Benefit Coralista throws the first punch with a crazy peachy finish, a price tag to please, and enough weight to sink a heavy punch into Super Orgasm’s face!

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And the winner is….

Oh please jebus don’t make me choose between two of my very favorite blushes! Ugh it’s so hard!

It’s difficult to choose between these two incredible products! Both are simply amazing to say the least but if I’m honest with myself Benefit Coralista has the better color pay off, the most bang for my buck, plus who can resist a blush scented like a tropical peach? Actually in the end the peach scent threw the fight and made Benefit Coralista our winner!

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So tell me….

Who’s your winner?

Is NARS Super Orgasm the best girl for the job?

Or do you favor Benefit Coralista?

Tell the Muse!

Still not convinced Coralista is a winner? Check out both my reviews of NARS Super Orgasm and Benefit Coralista to make your final choice!

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