6.09.2010

FOTD and NARS Discovery!

I've been getting a lot of use out of my NARS Pleasures of Paris palette but I must admit, I had issues with it in the beginning. As we all know, NARS eyeshadows are known for their pigmentation. Although I've heard some shades can be quite chalky, this is not the case with the shades in the PoP palette.

The main issue I encountered with these shadows was that they would crease like crazy after only about 3 hours of wear! Keep in mind, this is after using a base such as MAC paint pots or UDPP. Yes, I have oily skin, but my paint pots and UDPP work so well with my MAC, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, etc. eyeshadows that I was caught off-guard when it did nothing to keep my NARS shadows from fading and creasing. Does anyone else have this issue with NARS e/s?!

What is my NARS discovery you ask? MAC Greasepaint Sticks make an excellent base for these babies! The GPS does for my NARS shadows what Paint Pots and UDPP do for all of my other shadows. Success! (Note: In today's FOTD I used UDPP initially because I wasn't sure of the look I was going to do yet. If I had already decided I was going to use solely my NARS shadows, I probably would've omitted the UDPP and just stuck with the GPS.)


Face:
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 005 Natural Beige
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in 02 Medium
MAC MSF in Cheeky Bronze

Eyes:
UDPP
MAC GPS in Dirty (lid and waterline)
NARS e/s in Cordura (lid and lower lashline)
NARS e/s in Fez (blend out Cordura)
NARS e/s in Abyssinia (brow bone)
MAC pigment in Vanilla (tear duct and brow highlight)
Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara in Blackest Black
Ardell lashes in #136

Lips:
MAC l/g in Splashing
MAC l/g in Perennial High Style (over Splashing)




This is me failing at my attempt to be "sultry". Sigh.




How is everyone's week so far? Any big plans for the weekend?

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    Hope that you come check my blog dear...

    Kisses from Portugal,
    Cristiana

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  2. i LOVE a smokey eye on you.<3

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  3. Love the smokey eye and the lip color. Perfect! :)

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  4. it looks well nice on u!! <3 x

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  5. Very Pretty :)

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  6. Looks so great! I only have one Nars shadow and didn't have that problem but I'm glad you figured it out!

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  7. Very pretty, youre hair is super cute!

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  8. your hair looks awesome! and loving that lip colour :D

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  9. Very pretty! I love the colors you used on the lid.

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  10. Really pretty on you, i love the lip colour especially x

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  11. I love this subtle smokey eye look! i'm wearing it today!! :)

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  12. OMG!! just love it :) very pretty

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  13. WOW your make up looks perfect. im loving the smokey eyes so much!~

    xox

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  14. Very pretty, the eye look is amazing :-), so blended :-)

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  15. great look! Loving the bangs on you too! I'm graduating tomorrow and going to vegas this weekend to celebrate! woo hoo! Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. Nice smokey look

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  17. I love your eyes! So smokey & sexy :P

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  18. oo0o0o0 love this look! so smoked out and sexy ;) ;) i wish i could blend like that i always look like a reversed panda when i try a smoky eye lol and that revlon photoready looks good on everyone! hot hot FOTD ;) ;)

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  19. Gorgeous! Love the look. I am going to CCO this weekend for the 1st time. Wish me luck haha

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  20. So pretty and smokey ^____^

    I remember reading that NARS shadows aren't generally compatible with silicone based primers, which I think UDPP is - so the creasing might have something to do with that? D:

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