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Nars has launched limited-edition Cool Crush Collection for Spring 2020 that is retailer exclusive. For spring this year, there is scene-stealing shimmer, gorgeous texture, and effortless tones which are perfect to play and experiment with colours and tones. The collection includes Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 shades in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. The shades are very pigmented and blend easily – the spectrum of shades ranging from softly diffused neutrals to striking blues and shimmering tones for pure colour captivation. The quality, formula, longevity, and ease of use – are amazing as expected from Nars eyeshadow formulas.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Below is the shade description:

Top Row:

Soft Chill – light beige with gold shimmer

Sexed – shimmering light gold

Superclass – metallic tan opal

Nylon – matte nude

Middle Row:

Fresh Cut – warm brown with gold shimmer

Inception – metallic turquoise with gold shimmer

Prowl – shimmering pink rose

Shake It – shimmering melon

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Bottom Row:

Feist – metallic gold bronze

Ganges – shimmering teal

Risk – matte sienna

Isolde II – shimmering copper

How To Fix Cheek Palette is a limited-edition cheek palette featuring three blushes and one highlighting powder. I am so in love with the formula and shades – buttery smooth and so easy to apply. It looks so natural, blends into the skin like a second skin – the shimmer is not overpowering or prominent. The longevity is pretty good. The application is easy – applies well both with a finger or with flat kabuki brush.

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Below is the shade description (from left to right):

Gold Leash – shimmering gold highlighter

Spark Got Hot – shimmering beige pink

Dream Place – matte warm peach brown

Sugar Spirit – shimmering nude rose

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Loaded Lip Laquer is an innovative lip hybrid that feels like a balm and shines like a gloss, with the payoff of a lipstick. The lightweight formula is creamy and the plush texture cocoons lips for ultimate comfort. It glides on smoothly and effortlessly. There are four seductively nude shades formulated with anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid for a deep, silky, and hydrating feeling.

Below is the shade description:

Playin’ Around – cream nude

Young Hearts – pink beige

Foxy – terracotta

Freestyle – chestnut

Review and swatches of new Nars Cool Crush Collection - Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette, How To Fix Cheek Palette, and Loaded Lip Laquer for spring 2020

Overall, I am really liking this collection with all the shades, textures, and formulas. Nars Cool Crush Collection is available at Nordstrom .

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Nars has launched a beautiful collection for the spring and I am all over it – the products and shades are all any makeup lover – whether for everyday wear or for special events – would love. Nars Afterglow Collection includes Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm.

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition eyeshadow palette with 12 shades in matte, satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes. The palette is a vividly warm spectrum of finishes in heated tones. The high-pigment matte formula deposits captivating colour, ultra-fine blends of shimmer and pearl reflect light for eye-catching effects, Glitter glides on easily.

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

The formula delivers incredible payoff and rich, high-impact colour. The shades layer on well with each other. I like how the apply well with fingers or with a brush, they blend easily to give the desired effect. The shades work pretty well to create a multitude of looks from everyday natural wear to bold and daring.

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

Below are the shades:

Top Row (left to right):

First Taste – shimmering pale gold

Shadow Hill – matte saddle

Hot Line – metallic tangerine

Whipped – matte warm brown

Second Row (left to right):

Crushed – matte apricot

Mad Love – matte peach

Push It – iridescent golden pink

Riding High – shimmering rose

Bottom Row (left to right):

Bayadere I – sparkling bronze

Trouble – shimmering coral

Deep Cut – metallic fuchsia

Guayaquil – bright metallic rust

Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette is a limited-edition cheek palette featuring three blushes and three gel-to-powder highlighters. The palette has a trio of powder blushes in beautiful versatile shades to create a natural-looking rush of colour, while innovative gel-to-powder highlighters impart a pearlescent lustre that glides effortlessly and layers seamlessly for a second-skin finish.

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

I am liking the formula and shades in this palette – so perfect to use every day. The formula is so smooth and creamy – blends like a dream. It looks so natural on the skin – and will great as-such on most of the skin tones.

The shades in this palette are described below:

Top Row (left to right):

Tied Up – shimmering champagne

Deep Down – shimmering golden bronze

Drift – shimmering rose bronze

Bottom Row (left to right):

Let It Burn – satin soft rose

Get Lost – satin nude peach

Body Talk – satin dusty mauve

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

Afterglow Lip Balm is a moisturizing lip balm with a blend of antioxidants to condition and protects lips. It is not new for me but the shades are. I have loved this formula for a long time now – very moisturizing and keep the lips soft and supple. There are six new shades launched in this cult-favourite lip product.

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm
Afterglow Lip Balm – (l to r) – Fast Lane, Wicked Ways, Deep Throat, Torrid, Dolce Vita

The lip balm gives shine and a hint of tint. It also features Monoï Hydrating Complex for smooth, supple comfort and a blend of antioxidants to help protect and condition lips. One swipe gives a hint of high-shine colour along with a sheer sensation and long-lasting hydration.

Below is the description of the lip shades:

Dolce Vita – Sheer Dusty Rose

Turbo – Sheer Cherry Red

Wicked Ways – Sheer Mulberry

Torrid – Sheer Warm Coral

Fast Lane – Sheer Mauve Nude

Deep Throat – Sheer Pink with Shimmer

New Nars Afterglow Collection spring 2020 review swatches of Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette, Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette, and Afterglow Lip Balm

Nars Afterglow Collection is available Sephora.ca, Nordstrom,
 Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Nars has launched a limited edition customizable complexion enhancer called Tinted Glow Booster. The Tinted Glow Booster smooths skin’s appearance by visibly blurring imperfections and enhancing its natural overall glow. It is formulated with skin-tone coloured pearls to help brighten and illuminate skin for a naturally perfected, individual filtered look, the lightweight and layerable liquid can be worn alone, under foundation, or as natural illumination on the highpoints of the face.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The Tinted Glow Booster contains Nars exclusive Jojoba Complex Hydraglow complex which is a dynamic combination of Jojoba Elixir and Jojoba Gel, it provides immediate long-term hydration. Tinted Glow Booster adds an alluring glow and a soft-focus effect to skin while extending the wear of makeup for up to 16 hours.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The Tinted Glow Booster is available in four shades:

Kalvoya – light

Simos – medium

Tangsi – medium deep

Barbuda – deep

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

Apart from providing hydration, the tinted glow booster also provides a very natural golden glow – a customized blend of yellow and beige pigments provides a non-ashy, golden glow on all skin tones. The shimmering effect is very natural and gives a polished lustrous finish that is not overdone in any way – can be used everyday alone or mixed into your moisturizer or foundation or tinted moisturizer.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

The imperfects on the skin are blurred, skin appears smooth and looks radiant. The finish is dewy luminous skin. From the swatches, as you can see, it blends beautifully and both the medium and medium/dark shades work for my skin for a very natural look while the dark shade I can use on top of my bronzer or even as a bronzer or eyeshadow too.

Nars Tinted Glow Booster review swatches

Tinted Glow booster is available Sephora.ca, Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay, and Shoppersdrugmart.ca and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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