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Nars has launched the Holiday 2020 Collection and it is very stunning. The collection is comprised of everything from bestsellers to the most loved products in shades suitable for almost all skin tones – everything in a limited-edition holiday packaging. I have a few picks from the collection that I want to share with you – Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

Iconic Glow Cheek Duo is a blush and bronzer duo in a limited edition oversized compact featuring the best selling blush in a peachy-pink shade ‘Orgasm’ and bronzer in cult-classic shade Laguna.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

I have shared about both the blush and bronzer in these specific shades – many times on my blog and Instagram – they are truly iconic shades. The formula is weightless, blends nicely, and easily buildable. Nars Iconic Glow Cheek Duo is available at beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca, and narscosmetics.ca.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

Undress Code Lip Balm Set is a limited edition, holiday-themed set that features one full-size lip balm and three mini lip balms. I have these lip balm in rotation in my everyday routine and really like them. It gives a little sensation to the lips while giving a sheer tint and shine. The formula is nourishing and keeps the lips smooth and comfortable.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

Below are the shades:

Orgasm (full-size) – sheer peachy pink with golden shimmer

Dolce Vita (mini) – sheer dusty rose

Fast Lane (mini) – sheer mauve nude

Laguna (mini) – sheer shimmering bronze

Undress Code Lip Balm Set is available at Sephora, sephora.ca, and narcosmetics.ca.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

VIP Audacious Lipstick in shade ‘Barbara‘ is one of the five best-selling shades of Audacious Lipstick in a limited-edition holiday theme. Barbara is a tan rose shade in the limited edition gold packaging.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

The lipstick is very creamy and lightweight, applies smoothly and evenly to deliver a high pigment with very impressive longevity without bleeding or feathering. VIP Audacious Lipsticks are available at sephora.ca, Sephora, Nordstrom, Nordstrom.ca, Hudson’s Bay, thebay.com, and narscosmetics.ca.

Nars Holiday 2020 collection review swatches Iconic Glow Cheek Duo, Undress Code Lip Balm Set, VIP Audacious Lipstick, and Mini Brush Set

Mini Brush Set is a holiday-themed brush set featuring four mini brushes in a limited-edition makeup bag. The four mini brushes are Blush Brush, Highlighter Brush, Allover Shader Brush, Crease Blending Brush. The brushes are very soft and work very well – for every day as well as perfect on the go essentials. Mini Brush Set is available at Nordstrom, nordstrom.com, and narscosmetics.ca.

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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 review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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.

Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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.

Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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 Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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.

Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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.

Nars Extreme Effects Eyeshadow Palette review swatches, Climax Extreme Mascara

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

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Nars has a new foundation and new concealer, I couldn’t be happier. The reason is I love Nars makeup bases, especially the Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (reviewed here) and Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (reviewed here) are my most used foundations for everyday wear. They are so comfortable and look so natural. This new foundation and concealer made me very curious, in the sense that what could be next to perfection ( yes, I mean the above-mentioned foundations are my most-loved, what could be better than them).

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation is a full coverage natural-looking matte foundation. While being stated as matte, it still looks natural and radiant, not like a glowy or dewy base but a natural semi-matte finish on my combination skin. It did not emphasize the dry areas on my face nor my problem areas. I felt my skin looked smooth, naturally radiant, and comfortable. I did not notice any oxidation or creasing throughout the day. As with other Nars makeup bases, the longevity of the foundation is very good, it stayed put throughout the day.

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Around the middle of the day, I notice a very nice radiant finish, not shiny at all, the time around which the natural oils of the skin mix with the product. I have used it alone over my moisturizer as well as mixed with my moisturizer to use it as a sheer tint. It works very well both ways. Overall, I am liking the performance, the finish, and longevity of the foundation. I do not prefer using a setting powder over this foundation as I prefer a natural finish and not an overly matte one. This foundation is available in 34 shades for all skin tones.

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

I have swatched the below shades for your reference:

Punjab Medium 1 – medium skin with yellow undertones

Sahel Medium 2.5 – medium skin with peach undertones

Vanuatu Medium 3.5 – medium to medium-dark skin with neutral undertones

Barcelona Medium 4 – medium to medium-dark skin with subtle peach undertones

Syracuse Medium-Deep 1 – medium to medium-dark skin with golden undertones

Tahoe Medium-Deep 2 – medium dark skin with golden undertones

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer is now available in new shades. It is a high coverage matte concealer that instantly blurs and smooths uneven texture. It also works nicely to conceal dark spots, under-eye circles, redness, and breakouts with a soft-focus matte effect that stays all day. This creamy concealer blends very nicely and looks very natural on the skin without looking cakey or dry.

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

I basically use it to conceal my problem areas including dark spots or breakouts. I apply it with a finger or a brush, preferably my finger as I feel the warmth of the skin helps apply and blend it well. And the results are very natural-looking finish. It blurs out the problem area without drying it or feeling heavy. For me, it works pretty well with or without a setting powder. This concealer is available in 30 shades.

New Nars Soft Matte Complete Foundation review swatches Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer

I have swatched below shades for your reference:

Medium 2 Ginger – medium skin with golden undertones

Med/Dark 1 Biscuit – medium to medium-deep skin with peach undertones

Medium/Dark 1.5 Sucre D’Orge – medium to medium-dark skin with rich olive undertones

Nars Foundations are available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and narcosmetics.ca

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