November 1, 2017

NARS Man Ray Love Triangle Blush and Lipstick Set The Best $24 You’ll Spend This Season

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

The best $24 bucks you can spend this Holiday season is on a gorgeous NARS Love Triangle Blush and Lipstick Set. I can’t even begin to express how cute, affordable, and adorable these gift sets are.

NARS released three of them with their Holiday 2017 Collection and it’s a great way to introduce yourself one of the brand’s most beloved products, their blush! But knowing all you makeup addicts out there I’m positive you already own ever single shade of NARS Blush already. It’s a much beloved formula and a cult-favorite in the makeup community. This set is a great travel set, perfect for those of us that simply never hit pan on blush since it is smaller in size and god knows we have plenty to get through, or an ideal Secret Santa gift that won’t break the bank!

What’s inside? Each tiny triangle includes one mini blush that’s 0.08 oz in size and a matching Audacious Lipstick in 0.05 oz. It comes in some of the brand’s most popular shades like Deep Throat and Orgasm. There are three shade selection sets to choose from but in this post I’m swatching up the set that includes Deep Throat Blush which people love calling Orgasm without the shimmer and Barbara Lipstick which is a pretty tan rose.

NARS Man Ray Love Triangle Blush and Lipstick Set Swatches (Deep Throat Blush and Barbara Lipstick)

One thing you have to love here is although smaller in size NARS didn’t forsake quality. The smaller blush is just as great as the larger size with a silky, easy to blend, long-wearing formula that has excellent pigmentation. Likewise for the lipstick that has an easy, smooth glide on lips with beautiful opaque color on a single application.

If you travel a lot and want to lighten up your makeup bag one of these sets is perfect to do so. Or if you’re new to NARS and never tried their blush and lipstick this is an affordable way to dive in. Not to mention the smaller size is a lot easier to use up if you already have a 100 other blush shades in your stash.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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‘.

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  • Bethanne

    Secret Santa? Ha! I bought it for myself (color: Orgasm). I’m officially not checking my Muse e-mail until maybe next week, LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding of course, but I couldn’t pass this up for the price! Isabella, which color did you get?

    • Isabella Muse

      haha ;-D live by the rule: buy 2 for me, 1 for a gift LOL! This is Deep Throat, NARS was kind enough to send a sample over but I actually purchased Orgasm too. I have a full-size Orgasm but I wanted the smaller size for travel. Saves so much damn space! Plus so cute! ;-D haha. I know I’ll make you broke with all the sales/etc ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Bethanne

    By the way, my “excuse” to buy something from Sephora is that my purchase made me keep my VIB status through 2018. Heck, I don’t even need an excuse.

  • Pdo

    Just a few minutes ago I put it on my Sephora wish list…how funny. Glad its a good one.

  • Paige

    I would buy this in a second if it was in the special packaging with the gold Man Ray lips right on the case, but this seems less exciting because the only place you have the art is on the cardboard outer box. A good value, but itโ€™s missing the coolest part of the whole endeavor without the special cases! Did Nars send you any of the other items from the line that does have the special packaging that youโ€™d recommend? Iโ€™d buy that larger eyeshadow palette for sure if it was actually available in the states. Thinking about the lip glosses or maybe a blush (but I have fair skin and they look super bright). Any thoughts?

      • Paige

        Thanks! What did you think of the blushes, if you donโ€™t mind my asking?

        • Isabella Muse

          No prob! I haven’t tried them yet but very excited to do so. In the pan the shades are very promising! Will be reviewing them shortly ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Paige

            Iโ€™ll look forward to the review! Thanks for all you do. I love your site, itโ€™s such a wonderful resource – and a super fun read!

          • Isabella Muse

            coming atcha shortly ;-D Aw my pleasure xoxoxoxoxxoxo thank you so so much <3!

        • kjh

          Nars blush never sucks. Only very rarely is it 1/2 way to mediocre. Think I have >30, but Iโ€™ve been there from the beginning. Might fall for the hot sand/Rita, bec think I have neither. Hot sand is more of a highlighter, iirc. Also firmly believe that Nars reds/dark reds cannot be beat! I would give those up, when they pull them from my cold, dead hands. Canโ€™t wait for the Blanche/Noire Friday. My kinda set.

          • Bethanne

            kjh, which Nars set is that? I might want to buy it! Does anyone have – a preview link of the set?

    • Eliza

      I also read that they’re not cruelty free. Well I for one would love a post on Nars dupes since i won’t be buying Nars anymore!