July 7, 2008

New NARS Makeup Brushes

NARS has introduced a few new brushes to it’s line up that have most definately caught my eye!

One in particular that I’ve been lemming for a while now is the NARS Ita Brush 28. This brush looks superb for a light dusting of shimmery bronzer, powder, or blush!

Although the Ita Brush has been around for a while it deserved a mention since it’s just now popping up in Sephora stores around here.

If you’re seeking the latest, greatest, and brand new you might want to reach for the new NARS Botan Brush which looks simply lovely. This is an ultra large kabuki brush that’s made for buffing powder into the skin! Since I’m currently trying to convince myself that I should be loving minerals this brush appeals big time! At $75 USD the price makes me wince so the possibility of actually buying this are slim but one never knows as the Muse has been known to shell out as much as $50 for a good brush, sometimes its just worth it!

And finally if you’re looking to tote it all along with you or you’re just a fiend for NARS you might want to get your greedy hands on the new NARS Travel Brush Set. For a mere $170 USD you can do up your makeup in style with six brushes from NARS and a travel case.

I’m not particularly enamored with this kit’s price or the brush roll but if you’re a NARS fan it might very well be on your wish list!

All in all a nice selection of new brushes from NARS to keep your face happy and your makeup skills hone.

Want ’em?

Loving one in particular?

Too expensive?

Tell the Muse!

Check out more NARS news and reviews by clicking on some popular posts below!

Click here to find out why NARS Nail Polish in Schiap is my Summer Must Have color!

Check out more Summer Must Have makeup with my review and rave for NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave!

Click here to discover why I am loving the Sephora Exclusive NARS Orgasm Nail Polish and Lipgloss Set!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • PaoPao

    Hi Muse!

    The brush pack is beautiful!

    I’m going to London in 2 weeks, I might be able to see it! And if not, I’ll always be able to see a Nars counter LIVE!!! Can’t wait! I’ll take a huge haul back with me!

  • the Muse

    morning pao pao 🙂

    how are you lovie?

    I’m not partial to the pack as the roll on it is kinda not that pretty. But I’m loving the kabuki and slim line brush! 😉

    Have fun in London! Wish I was going 😉


  • Taryn

    Hi Muse!

    That Ita brush is way cuter than mine – it’s shorter and chubbier. I wonder if there are two versions?

    Anyway, it’s a terrific brush and really gives you a natural blushing look. Only downside is the rubber handle gets all smudgy and sparkly after awhile.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  • the Muse

    morning taryn!

    Hmmm could be as I remember around xmas they had another version. Plus Sephora had a rather cool one.

    Yak! I hate that. That’s my pet peeve about the nars packaging. 😛

    Weekend was grand 😉 How was yours? Hope you had a great 4th!

    Sorry I haven’t been on! We’ll catch up soon!

    I hope 😉

    Plenty too tell you!

  • Seymone

    The Nars Ita and Botan Brush are on my must have list.. Thanks for refreshing my memory

  • creampuffer5


    Nars Botan is totally worth it. I kept going back and forth, when it came to this brush because of the hefty price. But it’s…..AMAZING! Totally worth the money and believe me when I say I’m not one to shell out $75 for some brush. But I don’t regret it one bit. My mac kabukis #180 and #183 have taken a back seat to botan. Just check it out at Sephora and you won’t be able to put it down 🙂

  • Taryn

    Yeah, the rubber NARS packaging stinks. Nouba has it too.

    Oh, I got stuff to tell you too! We have to chat soon! 😀

  • the Muse

    hiya Seymone!

    You’re most welcome 😉 They are currently making a guest starring appearance on my wish list 😉

    Thanks for the comment!

  • the Muse

    hello there creampuffer5!

    Ok now my lemming force is strong for this lol!

    It sounds amazing. I’m jealous. Me wants it too.

    Is it big and chunky or compact? Got any pics?

    Ugh you’re evil for telling me it’s awesome 😉

    Thanks for the comment! Btw are you the same creampuff that was kind enough to tell me about the BP sale at Sephora?

    Thanks for that too if it’s you!


  • the Muse

    hey taryn!

    yak 🙁 I hate that as my palettes get major messy so I can imagine the rubber handle on a brush sigh…i still wants these though 🙂

    Can’t wait!

    Maybe later today?

    I’ll try to catch you!

  • creampuffer5

    Hi Muse,

    Yes, that’s me too. Not sure if CreamPuff was a livejournal related id. I have no id, I’m such a space case. You have good memory by the way. Maybe next time it’ll be CreamPuffer007, hehe. That’s my xbox tag by the way. I’ll totally take you out at Halo, lol. 🙂

    Now as for botan, it is very big and chunky. It covers a lot of area and it’s super soft. I love love love it!!! How do I put up the pics here by the way? I can put it next to my mac kabuki for size reference.

    I’m really sorry for being so evil, muahahaha*cough,choke*muahaha 😛 But it’s a must have.

  • MandyPandy

    Not worth it, if it’s any consolation. The brushes are very overpriced and bleed black dye every time you wash them; I had two Ita brushes and ended up swapping them both away after 2 hellacious months.

  • the Muse

    hiya creampuff!

    Awesome! Good to meet you outside of my cbox 🙂

    No worries. My nicks are always changing with numbers and extra letters I know the feeling 🙂

    Hells I bet you will! The Muse’s calling is not Halo. Although if you challenge me to some AoK, CoD,or WoW I may just rough you up some 😉 Bring it!


    ugh I’m so jealous as it sounds awesome. I love the mini mac kabuki and I also have the kabuki introduced with the beauty powders..that brush is awesome!

    Do you have a blogger account? You can slap ’em up as an entry if not email ’em my way 😉

    LOL you’re going to make me spend $75 bucks aren’t you?

    I can’t help myself..I feel an order coming on…someone stop me *falls over*


  • the Muse

    mandy love of my life, sunshine of my world…you’re a very active writer today 😉

    NO! They do!? You lie. They bleed black!? That’s insane! 75 bucks and it bleeds black? Tell me you’re kidding!


    Me no likey black dye!

  • MandyPandy

    Yup. They leak like an untrained housedog.

    The only positive thing I can say about it is you could probably use the stuff to touch up your roots. Just wet the brush and apply to grey! Make sure to wear gloves.

    If you have any Japanese friends, now would be the time to have them CP some Hake brushes from Gion. They are made with white goat hair and will probably cost a fraction of the price of Nars.

  • the Muse

    I love when you visit me here Mandy and use phrases like “leak like an untrained housedog”

    It reminds me that our relationship is based on a ton of crude references!


    Ewww seriously THAT bad!? Wow. I need to buy 1 just to see all the dye!

    I do indeed…hmmm will have them look for these 😉

    No dye too! Thats a plus!

    Love ya!

  • creampuffer5

    Hi Muse, 🙂

    I gave it another wash and it bled black a little bit. I think it just need a good wash that’s all. I posted pictures of it on my livejournal, here’s the link:

  • the Muse

    hiya creampuff! Mwah!


    LOL! Thanks for the rec! Cargo Rome? Is it shimmery!?

    Must have *nom nom*

    Nice to put a face to your name! You’re gorgeous 🙂 great makeup!

    UGH JEALOUS! I want that bloody brush lol!

    I know I’m going to cave 😉


  • morgan

    the nars botan brush is AMAZING.. I cant believe I shelled that much cash out for it either.. but I would do it again now that Ive used it it gives a perfect finish..and its huge and just FAB!! you must get it you won’t regret it…I have kabukis from mac,too faced and many more and nothing compares…