Nars has launched the most perfect palette and mascara for the upcoming fall and winter season including the holidays. Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette and Nars Climax Extreme Mascara are the newest launches from Nars which I have been testing for the last few days.
Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette is a limited-edition eyeshadow palette with very innovative and impressive finishes. The palette has 12 shades in super matte, shimmer, and latex-like finishes. The formula is very fine and creamy, applies and blends easily. The pigment is amazing and easily buildable to the required intensity.
I really like that this palette can be used for a light day look as well as intense shades for the night look. The longevity is impressive as all Nars eye shadow formulas.
Below are the shade descriptions:
Endowed – shimmering duo chrome neutral (top row – left to right)
Roleplay – matte beige
Take Control – shimmering bronze
Private Eye – shimmering deep wine
Pulsing – shimmering light copper (middle row – left to right)
Full Potential – matte mauve pink
Blow – bright pink peach
Tantric – shimmering soft rose
All The Way – orange pink with gold shimmer (bottom row – left to right)
Code Red – burnt brown red
Staredown – shimmering purple
Uncensored Black – blackest black
Nars Climax Extreme Mascara is the new mascara that I have been really liking lately. Even while working from home and joining the meetings virtually, a little mascara just perks up everything and most essentially – the mood. The mascara is extremely black, delivers volume, and does not smudge or clump or flake. I like that it is long-wearing, stays put for the whole day without irritating my sensitive eye area.
There are conditioning oils that coat the lashes with the deepest and blackest pigment while the brush boosts the lashes for a smooth application from root to tips. It lengthens and thickens the lashes. On my medium lashes, 2 coats are the max to get that fluttery long lashes.
Overall, I am really loving the Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette and Nars Climax Extreme Mascara – both are worth checking out. Nars products are available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and narcosmetics.ca*Press samples
Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-Gloss Collection is the newest launch from the brand and was much awaited by all the lip gloss lovers like me who expect much more from it than a normal lip gloss. The newest Le Phyto-Gloss formula incorporates both intensive lip care and mirror-like shine in one, which means it hydrates, nourishes, and protects the lips while giving a beautiful finish.
“The key ingredients in Sisley-Paris Le Phyto-gloss contain an ‘Oleo-Beauty’ complex which is a combination of three oils that provide an enveloping, non-sticky texture, and ultra-glossy lips. It also provides a shaping effect on the lips while giving volume and shine. The ‘Mother-of-pearl particles’ help to accentuate shine and iridescence. The Hydrobooster complex composed of Hyaluronic Acid and Konjac Glucomannans infuses skin with water and help maintain hydration, plumps, and smooths.”, per Sisley Paris website.
The formula is very hydrating, not sticky at all, has a little substance to it – I would not say it is light or is thick but the consistency is just perfect without being light or heavy but is definitely not sticky. The gloss does provide a plumping effect on the lips with a little sensation that looks even more noticeable with the glossy finish. The ultra-creamy and silky formula blend nicely without accentuating the lines. The formula is very soothing, comfortable, and nourishing for my dry lips. The high precision tip of the gloss works perfectly to apply and define the lips easily.
It works great both as a top coat on lipstick for an intense shiny lacquered effect and even when just worn alone. Nowadays, as I am working from home and sitting in front of my laptop all day, taking breaks occasionally, I keep Le Phyto-Gloss on my desk and have been reaching out for it a lot. I notice that my lips are much healthier and nourished even after the gloss has worn off. It does not just work momentarily while it is on the lips but even after that – it repairs the lips. My lips are much soft and supple since I started using these.
Le Phyto-Gloss is available in 10 vibrant and luminous shades and in two different finishes – shimmery and shiny. I have swatched 4 shades – two with shine and two with a shimmer finish.
Shimmery shades are:
1 Moon – hologram white (swatched)
2 Aurora – nude pink
3 Sunrise – baby pink (swatched)
4 Twilight – raspberry pink
5 Fireworks – golden red
6 Paradise – coral
Shiny shades are:
7 Venus – nude beige
8 Milkyway – baby pink (swatched)
9 Sunset – copper red (swatched)
10 Star – Intense Red
The packaging as you see is so beautiful – gold case with transparent stripes that reveal the colour inside. The shimmery finish is not chunky or overly unreal shimmer but is a very practical and acceptable shimmer for everyday wear. Both the shimmery and shiny versions are very comfortable and perfect for day or nightwear.
When you generally think about a loose powder, either of the below things might come into your mind first – loose powder is powdery, makes the skin look matte, something that makes everything look cakey, have to be careful with how much to use – a little extra means you either look ashy or not natural, something that is visible over the face, it won’t suit your skin type or could be other reason. Be it any reason, if you are not a professional or a regular user of loose powder in your makeup routine, I am sure there might be a hesitance before you think of trying or getting one. I am telling you, this Loose Version I am talking about in this post will change your perspective. I have to agree that the Japanese have a way of doing things that are nearest to perfection.
Decorte products have always been on my top shelf when it comes to makeup or skincare. Decorte Loose Powder is one of those products which makes me think why did I not try it before. Decorte Loose Powder is a rich face powder that moistly melts into the skin with the lightness and smoothness of the finest silk. Even it is rich, I have not felt it rich as such – texture-wise or application-wise or even feeling wise.
Decorte Loose Powder blends seamlessly into the skin like a dream, it is finely milled and feels silky soft. It blurs the problem areas including the look of pores and uneven textures for an even and refined look that looks very natural. Based on the shade chosen, it gives a beautiful translucent glow to the skin or sets the makeup for longer wear time. I use a fluffy brush or the puff that is included with the powder. I want to mention that the puff which is included with the Loose Powder is really soft and plush, love how soft it is and application using that puff works really good.
Decorte Loose Powder has Silk Powders coated with moisture bonding molecules ensuring lasting, non-drying comfort during the wear time. My most go-to shades are 30 Terra Cotta, 12 Lucent Beige, and 00 Translucent. The powder does not feel oily on my combination skin but gives me a radiant look. And on the other hand, it does not emphasize the dry areas on my face. The powder is just perfect, both for my oily as well as dry areas on my face.
It feels very lightweight and comfortable on the skin. There is a subtle rose smell that I could smell but it is too subtle and fades quickly. I really like the packaging of the powder, it is a sturdy case with a complimentary puff inside.
It is definitely one of the silkiest face powder I have used. Decorte Loose Powder is available in 6 shades and I have swatched them all below:
10 Misty Beige – A light diffusing non-pearl, matte-finish (more matte than 12 Lucent Beige)
12 Lucent Beige – A non-pearl, translucent finish with just a touch of warmth (less matte than 10 Misty Beige)
11 Luminous Ivory – Elegant perky beige with a fine, pearl-like shimmer (less shimmer/glow than 80 Pink Glow)
80 Pink Glow – Pink shimmer with delicately glittering pearls (less shimmer/glow than 00 translucent)
30 Terra Cotta – A warm, pearly terra cotta for a deeper, healthy lustre
00 Translucent – Translucent, non-pearl finish for a moisturized lustre (wearable shimmer, not chunky but glowy)
I also reviewed and swatched the new shades of Decorte Eye Glow Gem, which is one of my most loved cream eye shadows and the newest Decorte Comfort Day Mist here. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Decorte Official Website and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples