First of all, I would like to say Happy February! Its the month of celebrating love and what better time to restock our bridal kits before the busy bridal season kicks in!?
For many makeup artists the biggest struggle we go through is carrying too much makeup products! Let’s face it ladies, when you are a professional or even just an avid makeup lover, we just have loads and loads of palettes! Because of our love for all the newest trends out, we end up carrying way too heavy bags filled with makeup!
So part of my on-going resolution for the year of 2018 is to condense, condense, condense! My biggest goal this year is to be able to give my clients the luxury services they expect of me, but without taking the whole Sephora or MAC store to their homes!
Before I go any further, I need to add, that the NARS makeup z- palettes are just delightful! They are empty black-canvas, magnetic palettes with the luxurious NARS Logo printed in white ink, totally customizable and come in two sizes. Every time I pull out one of these palettes from my kits, my clients just love them! They definitely add a wow factor to my kit essentials, and I have been using their palettes since the day they launched with an array of their blushes back in 2015!
Their Empty Magnetic Palettes Run:
Being a top tier Makeup Artist with NARS Cosmetics, I have the luxury of getting 40% off all of my purchases with their online and free standing stores! So of course I had to make my way down to their cute little shop on Fillmore Street in San Francisco, CA. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that they carry their pressed powders in palette form as well! So naturally I had to purchase every shade I could get my hands on. Currently they only sell their top 4 popular powder shades in palette form and each pan refill is $25 each. A regular NARS pressed powder compact runs at $37 each, so its definitely worth getting the pan refill for a bridal kit or your own personal palette!
On top of purchasing the pressed powders for my compact bridal kit, I added on their two most popular shades of bronzers in Laguna and Casino. The pan refills for the bronzers are $27 each. NARS bronzer compacts normally run at $40 each so again, a great amount of savings in the palette form, and much more easier to carry!
Bronzer Pan Refill:
Naturally already having their range of blushes and now powders and bronzers in palette form, I had to indulge in a few sinful shades of eye-shadow as well! So I went ahead and got a few new shades to add to my bridal kit.
Ashes to Ashes: $18
New York: $18
Lola Lola: $18
Coconut Grove: $18
Night Porter: $18
Next I had to try out some new foundation formulas for myself so I opted for the NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 with lush coverage for a glowing complexion and the New Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation which is a lightweight 16-hour long wearing formula with medium to full, smudge resistant coverage. Best of both worlds I must say!
Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.
This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. Infused with lush, botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feel hydrated. Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater helps to revive and re-mineralize skin for a softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow. Skin is transported.
And, of course I had to add a few lip shades to my bag for myself as well! So I Indulged in two shades from their latest Spring Collection of their liquid lipstick Lip Covers in the following shades, along with a lipgloss to top them off for a touch of shine!
Thank you all for shopping with me and taking a peek at my latest makeup Haul from Luxury Brand NARS Cosmetics! I hope this was helpful in inspiring some of you to go out and create your own pro-palettes for yourself or your bridal kits! I know that I am saving a ton of space in my kits this way while giving my clients the best quality products as well!
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