Glow it! Nars introduces the irresistible Afterglow collection!
This collection features a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, a beautiful cheek palette, and new lip balms.
Afterglow eye palette
I have the Afterglow palette and let me tell you, I love the colors and texture of the shadows.
The Afterglow eyeshadow palette contains 12 shades in matte, satin, metallic, and shimmery finishes. This is a limited edition palette.
The palette is perfect for neutral everyday looks – you have some soft brown and peach colors, but also darker colors to bring dimension and some pops of color with the gorgeous fuchsia shade of this palette!
Moreover, you have some beautiful finishes including a duochrome (the 3rd from the left in the middle raw), some shimmers and a beautiful glittery golden shade.
All shadows are nicely pigmented, even the more pastel-y shades (the matte peach and the pink). These 2 pastel shades are a bit powdery but they perform pretty well on the eyes. They look saturated, smooth and are easy to blend. They perform really great on the eyes, better than I expected!
The duochrome shade definitely looks better on the lid than in my swatches (in the arm swatch, it’s the first of the lower raw). This shadow is a gold-pink duochrome. On the eyes, it looks pigmented and opaque while on the arm swatch it looks a bit weak. It’s definitely prettier in real life.
The satin shades are pigmented as well and easy to work with. Finally the glittery gold shadow performs also well on the lid. I didn’t end up with tons of glitters on my cheeks (I didn’t use it with a glitter glue).
Overall I really like the versality of this palette. You can get a lot of uses out of it. It’s a perfect everyday palette but you can also create something a bit more sultry or something brighter. And the quality of the shadows makes it a pleasure to use. I think this is my favorite Nars palettes (I love these shades and the shimmer, duochrome and glittery shadows)!
Cheek – Spring 2020 Edition
Nars redifines cheeks with the Spring 2020 Edition, a lineup of the best in glow blushes for all skin tones. Formulated with micronized powders to ensure a soft, blendable application, Nars’s cult favorite blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking flush of color in matte and shimmering textures. With the addition of 10 new iconic shades, the best-selling range is even more irresistible and inimitable.
l-r: Coeur Battant, Savage, Tempted
Key points: iconic shades with a range of effects (silky matte or shimery), 10 new shades arrive to complete the already 15 existing shades ranging from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.
They look natural and healthy and immediately enlivens the complexion by giving an adorable flush.
The 3 colors I got are “Coeur Battant”, a super bright fuchsia – have you every seen such an adorable shades?, “Tempted”, a shimmery mid-tone beige, and “Savage”, a shimmery red brown.
Tinted Glow Booster
The Tinted Glow Booser is a limited edition “customizable complexion enhancer that smooths skin’s appearance by visibly blurring imperfections and enhancing its natural overall glow.
Formulated with skin-tone colored pearls to help brighten and illuminate the skin for a naturally perfect filtered look.”
In a few words, this is, as the name suggests, a brightening tinted moisturizing that is supposed to smooth the skin and makes it looks filtered. It catches the light and imparts a beautiful golden glow.
It can be worn alone, under foundation ir as natural illumination on the highpoints of the face.
I got the shade medium Simos. To be honest I cannot really say what I think of it. Maybe it doesn’t help that this shade is too dark and warm for me.
I tried it a couple of times but almost every time it started to ball up and pile. I tried it on “bare skin” (with my skincare products underneath but before foundation). If I use only a tiny amount of the top of cheeks, it does make the skin smooth and more luminous. But if I use too much product, it starts to ball up…so yeah, it’s not a product I would really recommend. Maybe it’s just that it is not compatible with the skincare products I use and it could work for you, but yes, that’s my own experience with it.
On the other hand, I would totally recommand the eyeshadow palette and the blushes. If you find a color you like, don’t hesitate because they are beautiful. They do are easy to use and blend in the skin easily to give a natural healthy flush of color.