The Nars Summer Collection Undercover Collection features the most adorable beachy packaging along with beautiful shades that can make its way to any color obsessed, makeup junkie's heart. I am partial to warm, neutral shades and could not resist picking up a couple of items from this gorgeous limited edition collection.
My first pick is the Dual Intensity Blush in the color Liberation, which features two colors, a light shimmering pink on the left and a caramel rose hue on the right. The formula is much like the other Dual Intensity blushes I own, silky to the touch, finely milled and gorgeously pigmented. What I love about the Dual Intensity blushes is that it is designed to be used both wet or dry and the shades can be worn alone or layered for a multidimensional effect. So far, I've only worn the shades dry since they are already so pigmented, though I plan on wearing it wet when I want to add a more intense wash of color on the cheeks.
The duo contains a ridged pattern with vertical lines similar to the permanent collection of the Dual Intensity blushes. It produces such an incredible, luminous flush of color on the cheeks that I find completely apropos for summer. Summer to me, is all about glowing skin and a soft wash of color to enhance your features. This blush duo is so easy to blend, has great staying power and suits my medium golden skin tone beautifully. Swatches to follow below.
Have you ever swatched something in store for the very first time and immediately fell in love with it? Such is the case with my next pick, the Nars Lip Cover in the color Get Dirty, a beautiful warm toned Desert Rose. This is not your average liquid lipstick that may feel moderately drying. The lip covers are highly pigmented, creamy, and settle down to a finish with a lustrous sheen. I am absolutely in LOVE with this shade. It's been heavy on my rotation ever since I purchased it.
In terms of staying power,it is quite long lasting. I can get about 4-5 hours of comfortable wear. It does, however, transfer when eating or drinking and will require reapplication which I don't mind at all. My swatch of Get Dirty to follow below.
Needless to say, I am very happy with my picks from the Nars Undercover Summer Collection. These are limited edition pieces, so grab them while you can!
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