As much as I love fashion, I think it’s just as important to love your skin care products and makeup as much as you love your outfit. Taking care of your skin is SUPER important, especially for your makeup to look the best it can. Although it’s not the only brand I use, I do love NARS cosmetics and skincare products.
My two simple rules of thumb when it comes to your skin:
1) Use a moisturizer during the day with SPF (Although not NARS, I use Trish McEvoy Protective Shield Moisturizer with SPF 15)
2) Wash your face! I know so my girls who get “too lazy” and go to sleep with a full face of makeup on (and not just after a long night out)…and they wonder why their faces are so broken out the next day! Wash it. Tone it. Moisturize it. Every day. Every night.
Here are some of my NARS favorites:
Top row, Skin Care (left to right): NARS Nourishing Eye Cream ($76 at Neimanmarcus.com), NARS Essential Vitamin Serum ($75 at sephora.com), NARS Hydrating Moisture Cream ($76 at sephora.com)
Bottom row, Cosmetics (left to right): NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara ($25 at barneys.com), NARS Bronzing Powder ($30 at neimanmarcus.com), NARS Concealer ($22 at sephora.com), NARS Limited Edition Nail Polish in Tallulah ($16 at Nordstrom.com), NARS ‘Everlasting Love’ 15th Anniversary Bold Makeup Palette ($75 at Nordstrom.com)
Why these are my favorites:
NARS Nourishing Eye Cream: I have used many eye creams in my life, and none as powerful and hydrating as this one. I only use a tiny bit every morning and every night. I notice a difference right away. Dark under-eye circles run in my family and the moment I put this on, they’re gone. No joke! Never used an eye cream like it.
NARS Essential Vitamin Serum: This is something I use more in the winter than in the summer to give my skin a little extra hydration for the day time. It can be used whenever, but I like to use it under my day time moisturizer. It’s like a multi-vitamin for your skin!
NARS Hydrating Moisture Cream: This is what I use as my night time moisturizer. Another example of a little going a long way…only a dime size amount of this intense moisturizer is needed. It smells fantastic and leaves your skin hydrated and silky smooth.
NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara: How many masacaras have you tried in your life? I know I’ve tried way too many. They’re either too clumpy, not enough lengthening or not enough volume. This baby does it all! It makes your lashes look amazing.
NARS Bronzing Powder: Bronzer is another thing I’ve experimented with throughout life and I have stuck with my favorite by NARS (I use the color “Laguna”) for a couple years now. It gives you a great glow with a hint of shimmer, and without looking overly tan.
NARS Concealer: Everyone needs a great concealer. NARS’s concealer is light, smooth and great at covering up any skin imperfections. When applying eyeshadow, I use this as a base to make my shadows last longer and go on more smoothly. Also a plus…the concealer is enriched with Vitamin E.
NARS Limited Edition Nail Polish in Tallulah: I’m weirdly obsessed with nailpolish (see my “Nailpolish” post) so whenever I find a great color, I have to write about it (and usually buy it). It’s a beautiful purple with a perfect about of shimmer. I love NARS nailpolish in general because it lasts a long time on your nails and they always have a great line of colors.
NARS ‘Everlasting Love’ 15th Anniversary Bold Makeup Palette: Celebrating their 15 year anniversary, NARS has come out with this awesome combo palette of eyeshadows, blushes and lip colors. The idea behind it is to create a smoky eye with neutral lips and a subtle glow of the cheeks.
Well, there you have it…my NARS favorites. What’s your favorite cosmetic/skin care item by NARS? Leave me some comments and let me know!