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Founder and creative Director François Nars has always had a fascination with Japanese culture., especially the concept of Kabuki makeup. After travelling to Japan many years back he bought back with him a small pot of Japanese Kabuki makeup for the lips.

After many years, debuting this Christmas is the ‘Bento Box Set’- a limited edition set of two Kabuki cups that were hand-poured with a new exclusive to NARS lipstick formula in highly pigmented shades containing Vitamin E, also included is a Kabuki Lip brush, designed to give you the best and precise application.

 

Ladies, if your mad about lippy and want to get hold of one of these then please be fast! The stock levels are very limited! Available at NARS and most NARS counters, I know Selfridges had stock of them! £95

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 A list of current products you will find in my makeup bag!! If you haven’t got these in your life…. you NEED them!! Simples!!

Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation (yes it is actually called that) $50- Best foundation ive used so far! I hate the caked, dry, orange look! This formula gives you a dewy flawless look and provides translucent coverage, corrects skin undertones, instantly smooths fine lines and boosts skin’s natural moisture throughout the day, all the while delivering antioxidant benefits. Magic stuff indeed!

Inika Organic Eyeliner Pencil £10 (approx) – Fab formula, easy on the eyes and love that the lid has a sharpener!

NARS Downtown Lipgloss (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Love this entire Holiday collection! Fabulous sheer lip colour, glides on well and very this season!! Mucho Love!!!

NARS Estruque Eyeshadow (2010 Holiday Collection) £16- Gotta love a vintage gold eyeshadow. Long wearing, crease resistant and you can wear this wet or dry!!

NARS Little Darling Lipstick (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Gotta love a good natural lippy! I love natural lips.. this lippy is fabulous! Moisturising and dewy, wear it alone or add a clear gloss on top to make your lips really pop!

NARS Sex Appeal Blush (2010 Holiday Collection) £19.50 – ‘sex appeal… you either have it or.. you don’t! In terms of this fabulous blush… I have it’  With this seasons colours being so bold this peachy blush is just enough to highlight your cheeks without being waaaayyy over the top.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick £18- Matte but moisturising, I totally cannot live without my pure matte lippy!

PIXI Endless Silky Pen Price £11- Glides on like butter and is water proof! What more could you want! Comes in lots of fabulous colours too.

TooFaced Cosmetics leopard Love Complexion Perfection kit $30- Love a good bronzer.. this give you 3 different choices depending on what mood you’re in!

Shu Uemura Pro Concealer £16.50 –  Provides a high but natural coverage! Great for under circles and balancing out skin un even skin tone! Can be used alone or underneath your normal concealer!

What are your faves?

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I’m totally in love with NARS makeup at the moment! Ever since my invite to try out the Pure Matte lipstick (which I cannot live without BTW) I have been so intrigued by the brand! What do I find so intriguing you ask? Well…. the fact that they have not been bought out my Estee Lauder is probably NO.1 on my list! (it guarantee’s the quality of makeup) Yes I did just make a dig….. and what! Also the fact that besides being such a big brand its stayed quite small and true! Anyhoo.. moving on, the NARS holiday collection is ‘Right up my street’.

OKINAWA £32 – The name inspired by Japan.. these exotic colours do encompass its name! The shade of triad silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx are sooo amazing! You can really create some amazing looks with these! Stand out this season with a smokey eye with a hint of originality!

Melusine £23 – From the meaning free, spirited woman, this modern eyeshadow duo really is something! The pale silver lilac and matte purple work in harmony to achieve an eye-popping look! Create a contoured eye look with or try putting the pale silver over the purple for that extra hint of fabulosity!

Etrusque £16- This amazing shade of antique gold can be used wet or dry! It really does light up your lids and gives that real va va voom effect! I’m a sucker for gold eyeshadow and this one is really special! I love the antique hue that makes it timeless!

Sex Appeal £19.50 – “you either have it, or… you can get it” A soft peach blush that gives a moment of calm throughout this holiday collection! It’s a light shade that gives real depth to the contours of your cheeks!

Petit Monstre £17 – Meaning ‘Little monster’ this luscious berry pigment has a satin luxurious finish. A fabulous colour for this season! 

Little Darling £17 – The perfect shade of Nude! This romantic shade of lippy is soo me! Those of you who know me, know how much I love my nude lips! Great for that natural look and sheer enough to be coupled with another one of your favorite NARS lippy!!

Downtown £17 – More of a busy lifestyle than a real place. This party perfect metallic pink gloss will have you lips ready for the party season in a flash. Also contains an  iridescent shimmer for that extra something, something!!

Bougainville £17 –  This amazing pomegranate lipgloss infuses lips with a dramatic splash of colour! It has a deep pigment but yet quite sheer to wear! Be a show stopping diva wearing this baby!!

Poker face £13 – A vibrant purple orchid nail polish apply once for a more subtle shade add a second coat to really stand out!

Bad Influence £13 – What people like to call me on a night out :p, this warm smokey taupe polish is anything BUT boring!!

So ladies.. and Gents (if you like) get your bums down to your nearest NARS counter and have a peak at this amazing Holiday Collection! It truly is yummy! I’ll be testing out the products over the next few days so I will let you guys know how I get on! Let me know your faves from the collection!! I’m finding it hard to choose a fave :)! It’s all so WOWZA FABULOUS!

P.s Apologies for my terrible swatches.. im terrible at them and dont do them very often! I just wanted to try and show off the amazing colours on skin!!

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The Christmas season approaches fast and so do all the fabulous new releases.. Here are a list of my favorite current products enjoy 🙂

Orly ‘Tis the season’ holiday collection my fave colour is ‘Naughty Or Nice’ (top right) it’s a deep purple cherry colour.. I LOVE IT!! looks great with this seasons trends. Check out the collection at www.orlybeauty.com £8.75 each

Orly Matte Top coat is such a versatile product, instead of spending out and buying the new latest craze of Matte polishes.. turn any of your polishes at home into a fabulous Matte finish by using this top coat. Works a treat 🙂 Orly Matte Top coat £9.75 (approx) www.orlybeauty.com

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick is an item I never leave the house without.. these fabulous Matte Lipsticks are just gorgeous! My fave colour is Bangkok a beautiful soft rose shade! Easy wearing and so far the best Matte lipstick I’ve ever tried 🙂 www.narscosmetics.com £18 each

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Moose SPF 30 – the perfect primer.. apply a small walnut size amount of this moose after applying your moisturiser, a fabulous pre makeup product.. really sets your makeup and perfects your canvas 🙂 www.shuuemura.co.uk £28 (can leave a white residue if not rubbed in correctly and if too much of the product is used, so be careful)

Inika Mineral Blush- Peachy Keen.. unfortunately this picture doesn’t do this product justice… it’s an amazing, vibrant orange which looks amazing on.. great for people who have a fabulous holiday tan… such an amazing blusher great for oilive – medium skin tones! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £14.00 (approx)

Inika Eyeliner- Black… I love this organic eye liner, great dark colour, feels smooth to apply and its ORGANIC!! wooohoooo! Also love the sharpener feature on the lid! Happy days… go Inika eyeliner!! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £10 (approx)

Shu Uemura Stage performer Perfecting cream… This amazing cream actually contains gold particles that warm and melt on to your skin whilst you apply it giving you an amazing glow, Apply under your foundation or alone! All depending on what look you want! I often wear it alone with few brushed of bronzer on my face… WOWZA PUURRRRFEEECCTT!! www.shuuemura.co.uk price TBC

Too Faced cosmetics Leopard LOVE complexion perfection An amazing bronzer palette.. with a  choice of what colour you want to use wear! I sometimes tend to use this everywhere including the eyes! Great on the go makeup.. to create a fab look!! www.toofaced.com $30

I could go on forever but I wont!! Enjoy and let me know if anyone is using any of these.. would love to hear from you 🙂

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NARS have just launched their new Pure Matte lipstick range in 6 luscious colours. The modernised matte lipsticks have a high pigment so you get that stay true colour that lasts.

I scurried on down to Selfridges for the launch and a good old gossip with the makeup artists (love a good banter with a makeup artist) Now in all honesty I’m no Lipstick fan!! I mean I have to be honest right? I don’t think loud colours suit me and have always loved but never dared to try the ‘Red lips’ (I didn’t that day either). I got speaking with the lovely Dave (im sure his name was, sorry if it wasnt) who had a chat with me about the lipsticks and informed me that this was one of the largest launches from NARS this year. He applied two different shades on me Bangkok ( soft rose) and Tonkin (Cinnamon plum) I liked both colours but the Bangkok screamed at me more, its such a lovely light,and natural colour, very me indeed!

Now… when you think of matte Lipstick the first thought that comes to mind is caked and dry.. this lipstick is the opposite. Its rich texture glides on effortlessly without a trace of any cakiness. I was so shocked!

I would advise that you make sure your lips are well exfoliated before applying, ft you have dry flaky lips before you apply this lipstick they will not look very nice! Matte lipstick shows all the lumps and bumps on your lips so to save yourselves the embarrassment make sure your lips are in fabulous condition before applying :). One swipe from the lippy gives you such a great opaque colouring and if your after a darker hue apply it twice and the will colour saturate more. To my surprise the lipstick lasted (after rushing straight to the sushi bar for a bite to eat) with only a small amount missing here and there, however it was at this point I noticed the lipstick starting to dry out. Long lasting and moist it may be but being a matte lipstick it does dry out over time. I found applying a small amount of Carmex moistened the lippy up and evenly spread the colour on the missing patches so I do not have to re apply. Will there ever be a matte lipstick that conquers all our needs? maybe not but this one comes very close.

Some of the ingredients you will find in this lipstick are: Vitamin E, Acai Oil to really nourish and moisturise the lips and wild mango butter to help repair the lips from dryness and flaking.

Now available to buy from NARS at Selfridges priced at £18 each, pricey for some but worth the quality. The lipsticks are available in the following shades:

Bangkok (soft rose), Volga (Deep Aubergine), Tonkin (Cinnamon Plum), Terre De Fue (Black Cherry), Tashkent (Nude Beige) and lastly Vesuvio (Full Bodied Red).

Ladies, please let me know if you purchase.. Id love to know your thoughts and what your fave colour is :).

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