REVIEW | NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation and Concealer

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation Stromboli NARS Soft Matte Concealer Praline swatch

Ever since NARS discontinued their Sheer Matte foundation, I haven’t been too interested or impressed with their matte products. I have a post about a matte foundation that NARS replaced the Sheet Matte foundation with, which I REALLY did not get on with. I actually tried the Soft Matte Complete Concealer when they first released it in late 2017, however I was ultimately not a huge fan. I chalked it up to the fact that I picked the wrong shade. When NARS released their Soft Matte Complete Foundation, I decided to give the foundation a go along with the concealer once again despite my overall disappointment with their matte base products. This time I picked my go-to shade in the foundation (Stromboli), and a newer shade in the concealer (Praline). Were these any better than what they’ve since released? Keep reading to find out!

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REVIEW | NARS Matte Bronzer in Vallarta

Bronzers are staples in my every day routine. I can’t remember the last time I went without it, but I can’t imagine ever doing so again. It’s one of those steps that really makes all the difference when you feel like your face needs a little somethin-somethin. While preparing for this review, I took some before-and-after pictures with a full face of makeup on sans bronzer; getting ready and looking at the photos really solidified how important bronzer was, in my opinion! So today, I wanted to discuss a new bronzer which NARS came out with, the NARS Vallarta bronzer. So without further ado, let’s get into my thoughts!

nars vallarta bronzer review swatch

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REVIEW | NARS Overlust Cheek Palette

NARS overlust palette

NARS always gets me with their beautiful, curated face palettes. I will admit that I did get this one on a whim – I actually had my eyes on the NARS Free Lover palette, but I made a swift executive decision to get the Overlust palette instead. Why? I can’t say for sure. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect warm nude blush, and this was just right up my alley.

On an editorial note, I’d like to try a different format with my reviews this time around. More specifically, I’d like to make them more to-the-point. So, as usual, read on if you’d like to know what the deal is with this palette!

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SWATCH | All the foundations I own

Well, I’ll cut right to the chase: it has been almost 2 years since my last blog post! What happened? Life. Life happened. Maybe someday I will get into what has been going on in the last 24 months (all good things, for the most part!), but today I will say goodbye to 2019, and the 10s with a short and sweet post.

Even though some time has passed, I was, and remain, a makeup obsessed person. So naturally I collected a small heap of products, with a few thoughts and opinions to go with them as well. To start, I’d like to share something I usually find very useful: swatches. Today, it will be swatches of all the foundations I currently own. I’m hoping that this will be of help to anyone who shares a similar skin tone to me.


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