Friday, 6 January 2012

NARS Outremer Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow Base & G-Spot Multiple

Today, I'm reviewing my three recent NARS acquisitions: Outremer Eyeshadow, Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and G-Spot Multiple.

Outremer is a bold matte cobalt blue from the Fall 2011 collection. When examined closely under the light, it actually has a sparse scattering of very tiny shimmer particles but these are not visible when applied.

On Italian model Mariacarla Boscono in the ad, Outremer looks dramatic and yet incredibly chic and modern.

Outremer has a dry texture that takes some layering to achieve an intense, opaque finish. It is best used with a primer underneath as by itself, it tends to apply chalkily. Still, I love the shade as it is unique in my collection. Makeup & Beauty Blog has a good review of Outremer.

For this look, I applied the NARS eyeshadow base, followed by Outremer from the upper lashline to the crease, Addiction Blue Moon Eyeshadow in the middle of the upper lid and along the lower lashline, and the white shade from Lunasol Shelley Ocean over the browbone area.

The Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base lived up to its stellar reputation. It goes on colourless, dries down fairly quickly and enhances the lasting power and color payoff of eyeshadows. Although there was some faint creasing at the inner corners after about 8 hours of wear, the NARS base worked better than Too Faced Shadow Insurance in getting my Addiction eyeshadows from the Aurora Reflection collection to show up well. However, it is quite a bit more expensive than TFSI at US$24/25€ for 0.28oz/8g (whereas TFSI is US$18/16€ for 0.35oz/11g).

The applicator comes out of the tube cleanly with just a small dab of product on the doe-foot sponge, without any product gunking up on the white plastic wand. That is usually sufficient for one application on both eyelids.

G-Spot is the new Multiple from the Holiday 2011 collection. I've avoided purchasing Multiples up until now as I don't fancy the idea of using one cream product for both the lips and cheeks, plus they are horribly pricey at US$39/41€. The choice of the shade name also feels needlessly obvious and gimmicky. Nevertheless, the shade itself is actually very wearable.

Described as a "rich gold-infused rose", I was initially worried that it looked too warm for my skintone but it turned out to be very easy to apply and blend for a healthy rosy look. The cream texture does not feel oily at all. It also lasted well on my skin over eight hours of wear.

Below are the ingredients lists for Outremer, the Eyeshadow Base and G-Spot (in that order). Outremer was made in Canada while the other two products were made in the US. I purchased Outremer from (which ships NARS products only to UK and Ireland) and the base and Multiple from Sephora in France.


. said...

Ooooh the products look lovely on you! Girl, you are REALLY working that blue! And the G-Spot looks great on your cheeks! Real natural and pretty! <3

Moni said...

the cobalt blue is just too stunning. love it.

Stella said...

I like this look on you. Pretty.

Jacqueline said...

The blue looks very beautiful on you.

Chien said...

your eye make-up skill never cease to amaze, kudos!

Nadia said...

That is a beautiful multiple, usually they are too shimmery for my tastes but the rosy gold is gorgeous, just found your blog a few days ago and I love it, am staying in Japan for a few months and it is such a good resource for asian beauty and skincare, tx xxx

Kas said...

i like outremer! I should have gotten it too :(

strawbit @ Beauty Beaucoup said...

Hi Iris, this is a really nice eyeshadow look you did :)