Nars Cosmetics Must-Haves: Why I Just Can't Get EnoughAlli McGinnis
Women ask me all the time what my favorite cosmetic brand is, and I can honestly say I really can’t choose just one brand. I am a big believer that every brand does a few things REALLY well, but not necessarily everything. So, I mix and match my brands, from drugstore favorites to department store splurges. I do admit that I favor a few brands, because time after time their products never fail me.
Nars Cosmetics makes amazing product after amazing product. They make very few products I don’t like. In fact, I can’t think of a single one at the moment! The quality is top of the line, the packaging is sleek and fashion-forward, and they use the highest quality ingredients. When I’m looking to try a new trendy color, the first place I go to look is Nars. They are always on the ball, and I can count on them doing it right — from matte lipsticks, neon liner, and lux polish to flawless foundations, beachy bronzers, and their famous multiple sticks.
Click through my slideshow to see my Nars must-haves:
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I don't consider myself loyal to just one brand, but Nars might be the exception! Whether I am looking for this season's hottest trending shades or the perfect airbrushed foundation, I can always count on Nars! Click through my slideshow, and see which Nars Cosmetics products made my must-have list!
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 2 of 13
I can't say enough about this tinted moisturizer! It's lightweight, doesn't make me break out, wears light to medium coverage, and it's SPF 30! I wear this every day to even out my skin tone and get a little extra sun protection.
Get it at Nars $42
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 3 of 13
When I am looking for a little extra coverage, I step it up a notch to the Sheer Glow Foundation. It wears medium to full coverage, does not clog my pores, and gives my skin a flawless, airbrushed finish. I love how radiant my skin looks when I wear this.
Get it at Nars $44
Nars Illuminator 4 of 13
Looking for a little extra glow? I pat this illuminator on top of my cheekbones or mix a dime-size amount into my foundation before I apply it. Dewy skin all year long! It's also a great pick-me-up if you don't have time to freshen up your makeup from day to night.
Get it at Nars $30
Nars The Multiple 5 of 13
This product is pretty much genius. It starts in a creamy consistency, but dries to a powder finish. Use it to highlight, add color to your cheeks, eyes, and lips, or contour your face! You name it, it does it! I have it in "Orgasm" and love to use it on my cheeks and eyes.
Get it at Nars $39
Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo 6 of 13
My blush and bronzer seem to last forever, and I always feel so guilty buying next season's shade when I still have plenty of my current shade left. The duo packaging is perfect, because you get just enough blush and bronzer to last you several months, but not the entire year. Now I don't feel so bad about changing it up a couple times a year.
Get it at Nars $41
Nars Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner 7 of 13
I've searched forever for the perfect eyeliner and think Nars pretty much nailed it. I love the retractable pencil that is always just sharp enough and the gorgeous range in color choices, from copper brown (my everyday favorite) to bright turquoise. They go on smooth and have all-day coverage!
Get it at Nars $24
Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil 8 of 13
I can't get enough of a good multi-use product, and Nars makes this three-in-one jumbo pencil very well. Use it all over the lid, to line the eye, or as a highlighter. I love the creamy consistency. Use an eyeshadow primer first if you are going to wear it all over the lid for full proof coverage.
Get it at Nars $24
Nars Lipstick 9 of 13
Hands down the best long wearing lipstick! If you are looking for the perfect red, try "Heatwave" for an orangy red or "Jungle Red" for one with blue undertones. They are my favorite reds, because they come in a semi-matte formula that doesn't bleed and last for hours.
Get it at Nars $26
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil 10 of 13
Not quite a lipstick or a lip gloss, the jumbo pencils come in vivid bold shades enriched with vitamin E that make this an all-time favorite of mine. Available in 16 shades, it's hard to not find at least one color you adore.
Get it at Nars $25
Nars Nail Polish 11 of 13
Voyeur Mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner Coffret 12 of 13
Nars' 5 most popular shades of eyeliner available in mini-me versions of themselves come packed in this adorable pouch, making it the ideal holiday stocking stuffer!
Get it at Nars $49
Nars Beautiful Stranger Nail Set 13 of 13
These mini nail polishes are the perfect holiday gift for your BFF or nail polish fanatic. All four shades are flattering and fun! It's selling out fast, so get it while you can!
Get it at Nars $35