The online beauty community has been buzzing with excitement and anticipation now that news has broke that NARS is finally coming to Singapore. Yes, the rumours are a hundred percent confirmed! This cult-classic makeup brand has been in every makeup artist’s kit, every beauty editor’s bag, and featured in every magazine’s annual “hall of fame” list. In other words: NARS is kind of a big deal. We pick our top five NARS products that you must check out once the brand hits our shores this November.
1. Opaque nail polish in Jungle Red
Nail polishes from NARS have always had fans raving due to their intense shades and long lasting formula, but Jungle Red especially. A beauty editor’s favorite, this is a classic, sophisticated crimson, or and as NARS puts it simply: ‘a bright red’. The non-chip polish gives an incredible lustre and even has UV protection so that colour doesn’t fade. Genius.
2. Blush in Orgasm
With a name like that, how could we not take notice? And it’s not just us ― the rest of the world sat up too. Probably the one item that launched NARS into massive cult-like success, Orgasm is a ‘universally-flattering pink peach’ blush that suits every skin tone; and is meant to, ahem, mimic a certain flush one gets. This superstar blush has literally been in every magazine’s ‘best of’ beauty list as well as won countless beauty awards. If you don’t get anything else from NARS this fall, get this.
3. Duo Eye Shadow
One cannot write a NARS article without mentioning their famous Duo Eyeshadows. Loved by makeup artists and used on countless runway shows because of their intense, high pigments, these colours will definitely not disappoint. Again, like its counterparts, this product has won many beauty awards around the world, for its fantastic formula and colour combinations that are always matched perfectly and that ive great depth and dimension to your eyelids.
4. The Multiple
The Multiple is a multi-purpose cream stick for the eyes, lips, cheeks and even the body. It first came out with the famous Orgasm shade and has progressed to adding new shades ― everything from pearly whites that can be used as highlighter, and shimmery browns to be used as bronzers. Apply the cream with your fingertips for a sheer wash of colour on your lips and cheeks, though I personally love it on the cheeks the best. And just like the Orgasm blush, The Multiple has won countless beauty awards.
5. Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
An ultra-light, long-wearing lip colour, the Velvet Lip Pencils are ‘an application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil’. And rightly so ― these lip pencils pack a punch! The highly pigmented formulas come in various rich, vivid shades and finish off with a modern matte look. Enriched with Vitamin E, the lip pencil also doubles (triples? I lost count) as a lip moisturizer.
Renee Lorentzen is a professional blogger and social media consultant. Her blog, Beauty Fool is a mix of beauty, life and style, and has been named one of the best beauty blogs in the world by Vogue Italy.