Recent Beauty Buys

Beauty Haul Nars Lipstick Queen

After realising Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet foundation doesn’t work for me, I’ve picked up Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc, a liquid foundation I’ve been reading a lot about and that everyone seems to love.

I couldn’t get my hands on the sample to properly test it, but after giving it a quick try in store I decided to go for it as the first impression was good. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla is another products from their range I wanted to try for a while. I have high hopes for these as I haven’t been in love with Nars so far (I’m probably the only person in beauty world not blown away by their products).

Sitting next to the Nars counter, the Lipstick Queen was difficult to ignore – this Saint in shade Bare Nude gives a perfect soft tint of colour in a moisturising, creamy formula.

On to the testing now, stay tuned for detailed reviews and swatches to come in the next few weeks!

x

21 thoughts on “Recent Beauty Buys”

  1. Have you tried Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation? This is more for dryer skins. Just thought I’d mention as you didn’t get on with Velvet 😊

    1. Vitalumiere Aqua is my HG foundation, I love it! But I like having at least two with different coverage and finish. Lancome Taint Miracle is the one I love as well :)
      What type of skin do you have? x

      1. I have dry skin, so my favourite foundation is also the Vitalumiere Aqua. I did but the Velvet and first time I used it, it felt really drying, but the next time I used a really hydrating moisturiser which did the trick and it felt fine.didn’t last too long though, maybe 4/5 hours but I’m glad I will be able to use it. What skin type do you have? What’s the Lancôme one like?

      2. Normal to dry, I have dry patches around my nose most of the time.
        Teint Miracle has better coverage than Vitalumiere Aqua and it’s illuminating. It has a beautiful finish, with a perfect amount of glow. The best application I get with a Real Techniques Expert brush which is dense and perfect for cream products and heavier foundations. The range of shades is very impressive, give it a try when you stumble upon Lancôme counter :)

      3. Is the Teint Miracle more medium/full coverage? I do prefer my foundations to be light as I think it suits my skin better.

      4. I’m the same, I use light foundations and BB creams most of the time. But I still think Teint Miracle is amazing and must-have for dry skin. :) It can go from light to full coverage. With a buffing brush you need just a small amount of product to even out your skin tone and from there you can build it up. New version has been reformulated to give better coverage (medium) but I find the buffing brush applies it quite lightly (it doesn’t work for me when I apply it with my fingers). I wouldn’t buy it without trying it first (you might not like the creamy texture or glowy finish), but I definitely recommend you check it out and grab a sample :) If it helps, I’m B10/20 i Vitalumiere Aqua and 010 Beige Porcelaine in Lancome Teint Miracle.

  2. I have just bought this foundation how have you found it? Also I have the concealer in chantilly and was really disappointed but i think its because i got a shade too light and actually needed vanilla, very annoying!

    1. Hi Naomi :) I haven’t properly tried it yet, I’ll let you know in a few days. I haven’t picked up a pump (annoyingly I wasn’t offered one) but I’ll try it tomorrow.
      Have you tried mixing your shade of concealer with a bit of foundation? It might help with the colour. x

    1. I quickly tried it this afternoon, it didn’t look great :( How do you apply it? Do you use a primer? I’ve used it over my moisturiser and applied with Real Techniques Expert brush, but it highlights my pores. Im trying to find a way to minimise that. x

      1. Kazem ti trebala sam da ti posaljem sempl prvo da ga isprobas. Ja ga nosim preko nars prajmera, onog illuminating . I posle njega stavim nars loose powder (uglavnom). Da li ti naglasava suvocu?

      2. I apply it using my RT expert face brush and yes! I do use a primer. I use both the benefit porefessional and hourglass viel primer.

      3. How all skins are different, RT Expert just smudges this foundation on me, looks better when I apply it with my fingers. :) I’m planning to get HG primer soon, it will probably help with the application x

  3. UH ne zna da li si trebala da uzmes Sheer glow bez probanja sempla pre. Meni nit smrdi nit mirise kako kad. nekad mi valja nekad mi ne valja uopste. OK je puder ali nista spektukalarno, mogli bi da poboljsaju formulu. jel planiras concealer da koristis oko ociju? zanimaju me utisci posto meni nista nije pokrivao a imala sam i pogresnu nijansu.

    1. Koristim korektor oko ociju, groooozno izgleda kad probam da ga stavim direktno onim aplikatorom pa utapkam, ni “k” od kremastog, samo suv, naglasava bore i suvocu, ni na sta ne lici.
      Uspela sam da ga stavim cetkicom za korektor, ali preko jako masne kreme. Samo tako funkcionise. Preko hidrantne ne. Trajao mi je mozda pola dana pre nego sto je izbledeo.

      Hvala ti za semplic ali nema smisla da te cimam, mogla sam da sacekam dok ne dobiju one plasticne kutijice da mi sipaju. Nego sam imala slobodnog vremena (citavih pola sata dok sam cekala prijateljicu lol ) i odma’ napravim neku stetu :D
      Naglasava suvocu, ali preko jace kreme i kad nanesem prstima ne bude strasno. Izgleda bolje posle jedno pola sata od stavljanja, nekako se prilagodi kozi. Ali uvlaci mi se u borice i u pore tako da cu ga proslediti.

      Sve u svemu, ima mnogo boljih proizvoda od ovih imo, mozda odgovaraju masnokozcima za nas sa suvom je mnogo veliko cimanje.

      1. Imala sam bas utisak da ti se nece dopasti. Zato mi je i bas krivo. Korektor sam isto nanela onim aplikatorom i to je izgledalo uzasno, suvo, nikakvo pokrivanje uvukao se u borice ma jeza… uopste ne znam sto ga svi toliko hvale? ajde ja sam mislila mozda je problem sto imam losu nijansu. pa sam onda u sephori probala vanilla i isto je izgledalo uzasno. ma ne bi mi bilo tesko da ti posaljem, ne bi bila prava nijansa ali bi bar dobila utisak o teksturi i kako se ponasa na licu. On meni isto po malo naglasi suvocu ali dobro hidriram uvek i sa nars prajmerom je mnogo bolji. Ma nema do teint miracle ni jedan nije mi toliko dobar. U poslednje vreme dosta nosim i studio fix fluid zamisli potrosila sam ga celog! heheh napokon da nesto potrosim

      2. Moram da probam jos neki od MAC pudera. Lancome TM je meni milju daleko od svih ostalih slicnih formula. Savrsen je.

        Ma nije frka za puder, prosledicu ga vec. Razmisljam da im pisem, jer na njihovom sajtu stoji da je sheer glow za “normal-to-dry and dry skin types” a on to nikako nije. Korektor jedino direktno preko kreme da probas.

  4. e ako hoces hourglass primer da uzmes cek da ti posaljem mislim da imam nekoliko kesica semplova!!
    ma malo sutra je za dry, zaista nije. cini mi se da sam ja to odavno na blogu pisala. i uopste nije glowy a nije ni sheer. znaci omanuli su totalno hahaha.

    da teint miracle je i meni daleko daleko ispred svih u toj kategoriji sto pokusavaju da budu za suvu kozu. stvarno su napravili sjajan puder. proceprkacu po jos nekim semplovima imam pune kese pa da ti posaljem jos nesto.

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