Most Loved: From Nars

New year, new series. After two years of hating the words “top five”, we’re going for something a little different over here. Say hello to “most loved”, where I compile my most loved products from various brands and stores that I’m obsessed with. Today I thought I’d kick it off with a few of my favourites from a brand that I’ve been in love with since this little space first coughed up it’s first post (if you could even call it that…).

Nars Pure Radient Tinted Moisturiser:

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve mentioned the Nars tinted moisturiser since I first got my hands on it. Sheer, but still has just enough coverage to dull scarring and imperfections, decent lasting power (well for a TM anyway), a more satin, radiant finish than the dewy/shiny finish that comes with most and a really good colour range. I can’t stand it when I’m the palest shade in a range (Bourjois – I’m looking at you). If I had to throw out every other Nars product, I think this would stand a good chance of being the keeper.

Nars Radient Creamy Concealer (Custard):

Good coverage? Check. Brightening but without the shimmer? Check. Blend-able? Check. Like the Collection lasting perfection concealer but without the cakey finish? Check. This is my go to on those “boy do I look rough” days as I can use it to quickly and effectively cover both dark circles and spots/redness. I’d recommend using a good eye cream otherwise things can look a little heavy, but unless you have seriously dry eyes *points at self*, you’ll be fine.

Nars Loose Light Reflecting Powder

We all know how I feel about powders. There are very few that I get along with, but this is one of the few in my makeup mountain that I actually feel make my makeup look better rather than worse. It’s a light reflecting setting powder, but with zero shimmer, matting the skin whilst still leaving a luminous look. I love. Only thing I don’t love is that it’s loose and makes a mess in my bedroom. Oops.

Blushes – Gina and Deep Throat

I always fear for what my analytics might show when I post a Nars blush name on the blog. That aside they’re my favourite blushes – I used to stop by Space NK after a bad day at work and pick myself up one. Consequently I’ve owned a fair few over the years. However the “bad day” habit had to stop and so did my growing collection – a few have been handed out to friends so now only a handful remain. Gina and DT are my favourites of the bunch that are left. DT is saved more for girly makeup days with it’s light pink sheen and subtle shimmer, it’s so pretty and a good one to start of with if you’re new to the world of Nars blushes. Gina is a peachy/orange with a more matte finish, one of my go-to’s on days where I’m just not sure what to put on my cheeks.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

The lip pencil collection is growing – another Nars habit that needs to stop. Cruella and Red Square are my favourites, although I am currently on the hunt for something a little more on the pink side (watch this space). Long lasting with a velvet/matte finish and incredible colours – there was no way these weren’t going to be mentioned. Another contender in the “if I had to give up all my Nars products” scenario.

Favourites? Recommendations? Leave ’em below!


  1. Olivia Boros
    17 Jan 2014 / 9:23 am

    I wish I could try NARS, haven't tried anything yet. Our Sephora does not sell them …yet.
    I am running an international GIVEAWAY on my blog, maybe you or your reades want to enter and win Clarins and more:


    • Francisca
      17 Jan 2014 / 2:26 pm

      i WISH i had money to buy nars make up-…

  2. thirtytwothings
    17 Jan 2014 / 9:34 am

    I've just bought the tinted moisturiser & Gina blush. Love them both (wearing them now!) Only didn't get the concealer because my shade was out of stock. I can see me developing a blush habit!

  3. Sally xoxo
    17 Jan 2014 / 9:35 am

    Nars is fast becoming my favourite make up brand, I don't think I could live without Sheer Glow or Deep Throat blush. I'm yet to try any of their lip pencils but I've heard so much about them I'm going to have to pick one up soon!

    Sally xx

  4. Ana Céline
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:07 am

    Nars is one of my favourite makeup brands too, I especially love their blushes 🙂
    I always wanted to try the Radient Creamy Concealer though, I might need to pick this one up soon 🙂

  5. Sara Chergui
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:13 am

    You picked gorgeous items ! I always wanted to try NARS !

  6. jessica rose
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:17 am

    I love Nars…although I find them a bit fragile in the packaging…;(

  7. Chris El @ MyFashionTrendencies
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:20 am

    I'm barely getting into NARS but it's quickly becoming my go-to brand for everyday makeup. I must try the crystal setting powder.

  8. Amy Burgess
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:22 am

    I really really want to try the tinted moisturiser! I've been on the search for one for a while and this sounds perfect! Love this little feature! Amy, X

  9. Rinica Warner
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:22 am

    I need some NARS in my life I feel so deprived not living near a counter, and I'm too nervous to colour match myself online especially with the prices! Perhaps the lip products may be worth a try, they do the powder in pressed by the way although I personally find loose powders look more natural less cakey x

  10. Amy Hales
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:24 am

    Definitely going to picking up a blusher on my next trip to Brighton.. My first SpaceNK trip was rushed so I left empty handed! I might give some more of these products a bit of a whizz too!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    amyalaska | Beauty & Lifestyle blog

  11. Jessie
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:41 am

    I can't believe I have yet to try a NARS product; shame on me! If I gotta pick one out of your list I'm most eager to try I have to say it's the tinted moisturizer.

  12. Tiff
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:48 am

    What a great selection!!!!!

  13. PWhiley94
    17 Jan 2014 / 10:59 am

    I have never tried any Nars products, but you have given me a great list to try. The top of my list is the Nars Lip Pencil, it reminds me of the Rimmel Colour Rush balms.


  14. Cate EC
    17 Jan 2014 / 11:16 am

    You know what, I've never owned a single Nars product…I think it's time I changed that. Let the obsession begin! xoxo
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  15. tori neely
    17 Jan 2014 / 11:19 am

    I'm slowly introducing more Nars to my stash. Really need to invest in a lipstick next!

  16. Fernanda Braga
    17 Jan 2014 / 12:27 pm

    Loved the idea of the most loved! Can you do one for Rimmel and Origins, please?

  17. Elissa Hudson
    17 Jan 2014 / 12:38 pm

    I love the Creamy Concealer SO much, I just wish it wasn't so pricey. Desperate to try the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils too, Red Square is the perfect shade! x

    Elissa |

    • annie.
      17 Jan 2014 / 2:51 pm

      Hi Elissa.

  18. Stephanie
    17 Jan 2014 / 12:51 pm

    NARS is totally my new obsession, I need everything!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)

  19. Lillian ParisianToBe
    17 Jan 2014 / 12:56 pm

    I really like NARS; I love their blush and their bronzer. I really want to try their Tinted Moisturizer and their concealer. I got a sample of the tinted moisturizer, and I wasn't that impressed (probably because my skin is horrible at the moment and the color was a bad match). xo

    Lillian from

  20. Jemimah A
    17 Jan 2014 / 1:34 pm

    i need a foundation from nars

  21. Amber Hunter
    17 Jan 2014 / 1:41 pm

    This post is just enabling me to buy even more NARs haha. I just got my first velvet matte pencil last weekend! I got a lighter shade and I can't wait to venture into some of the darker ones like cruella and dragon girl. I'm also hoping to get the concealer before my prom this year as I want a higher coverage one with good lasting power. Thanks for the roundup of these products!
    Lovely Notions

  22. Conni Boykins
    17 Jan 2014 / 1:52 pm

    The NARS Torrid blush (which I stole/borrowed from my mom everyday while on holiday until she finally just gave it to me) is a huge favorite of mine. I've also been eyeing one of their multiples and the infamous laguna bronzer for ages.

  23. MiriaM12190
    17 Jan 2014 / 1:59 pm

    If you like Nars velvet matte lip pencil then a good pink undertoned red is Dragon Girl!!!!!!

  24. Ana Leote
    17 Jan 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I need the Nars Creamy Concealer!


  25. annie.
    17 Jan 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I love the concealer and the matte lip pencils — my favorite thing from NARS that isnt listed here is the blush in Luster!

    annie |

  26. lovinlife786
    17 Jan 2014 / 3:18 pm

    NARS eyeshadows are amazing! They also came out with a huge palette full of some permanent shades. Might be worth looking at if you don't own many previously. xoxo

  27. Nina
    17 Jan 2014 / 3:40 pm

    You're such a NARS enabler! I religiously used the NARS Funny Face lipstick until my nail glue exploded over it and glued the lid shut. It was a devastating day. I can't recommend their lipsticks enough, it's the perfect finish: semi matte and super long lasting (I ate a sunday roast once wearing it and the colour didn't budge). If they weren't so expensive I'd say they overtake my love of MAC lipsticks. Maybe you can check out their lipstick range for something more pink toned?
    Nina from little nomad

  28. Chelsea Leigh
    17 Jan 2014 / 4:37 pm

    I am obsessed with Nars and have yet to try the tinted moisturizer! Running to Sephora NOW!!

  29. Katie Z
    17 Jan 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Definitely need to invest in some Nars!!

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  30. Emily Magee
    17 Jan 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I wonder how the Nars powder compares to ambient lighting powder hmmm… also, if you're looking for a pink toned red nars lip pencil Dragon Girl is beautiful!
    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

  31. Kat R
    17 Jan 2014 / 4:51 pm

    I really need to invest in some more NARS products, the Creamy Concealer sounds so good! xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

  32. Endora Siu
    17 Jan 2014 / 5:46 pm

    Loving the name change! Creamy Concealer and Matte Lip Pencils are to die for ♥

    Bauble & Trinket

  33. Rikki Poynter
    17 Jan 2014 / 5:53 pm

    I really love the NARS concealer!


  34. Michelle
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:01 pm

    great review!

  35. Maddy
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Both of the blushes, DT is such a pretty colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  36. Laura Scott
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:11 pm

    The NARS Illuminator in Copacabana is so beautiful! You must try it 🙂 xx

  37. CatrinTeleri
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:29 pm

    I haven't actually tried Nars but really want to get my hands on Laguna and Cruella.

  38. Natasha Lynsey
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:45 pm

    I've never tried Nars before but those lips pencils look divine!

  39. Tanya
    17 Jan 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Great picks!
    I have to try out Gina, blush it looks beautiful.
    One of my favourites is the G-Spot Multiple.

  40. Emily Allen
    17 Jan 2014 / 7:24 pm

    Ah the damage that will be done to my purse after reading this hehe, I have always wanted to try some of the much raved about nars products but have always been put off by the price tag, I may cave a treat myself to one of their base products now x


  41. Lauren Parker
    17 Jan 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Really want to get some of the nars blushers!


  42. vicki
    17 Jan 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Lovely selection of products. The Luxe pencils are on my wishlist. They look gorgeous & pigmented

  43. Iqra
    17 Jan 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I totally agree about DT being a great blush to start the collection! It was my first one ^_^
    thanks for this post, will be favouriting it for future reference!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe

  44. Michelle Daly
    17 Jan 2014 / 11:28 pm

    I have never tried Nars but I really want to try the lip pencils! The colour selection looks gorgeous.

  45. Celina
    17 Jan 2014 / 11:38 pm

    NARS is such a lovely brand! I'm a big fan of Luster and Sin. I'm interested in picking up Gina and Douceur next. They're blushes are just so good!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  46. Zazie Bibi
    18 Jan 2014 / 1:06 am

    i literally want all of these haha! i love the nars duo and nars cream eyeshadow i have (: xx

    A Little Treat

  47. Mercuteify
    18 Jan 2014 / 3:34 am

    I'm totally desperate for a velvet matte lip pencil!

  48. Aerin Downs
    18 Jan 2014 / 4:18 am

    I want everything in this post 🙂 xx

  49. Raizel Greco
    18 Jan 2014 / 5:52 am

    I love these products! Great selection!

    Ray Obey Ray

  50. makeuplover
    18 Jan 2014 / 7:29 am

    Looking at that red lip color and going yea yea i need that.. 🙂

  51. TheGluelessScr4pbook
    18 Jan 2014 / 8:47 am

    The creamy concealer is on my payday list, but now I'm really interested in that powder too mmmmmmm xxxx

  52. Maddie
    18 Jan 2014 / 9:39 am

    I have all these products (albeit in different colours), and I couldn't agree more! The finishing powder will definitely be on my 'repurchase' list when I eventually finish it, and I've had so many compliments about the lip pencils. Nars is easily one of my favourite brands out there!

  53. Jessicalaar
    18 Jan 2014 / 12:16 pm

    I love Nars make up, im obsessed with the sheer glow foundation

    Jess x

  54. blushingbiddies
    18 Jan 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Can't get enough of those velvet matte lip pencils!

  55. Stephanie Tang
    18 Jan 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Eep I want to try everything you mentioned! Especially the Radiant Creamy Concealer – I'll definitely be picking it up when I run out of my current one.
    Stephanie | Love, August

  56. Madeleine S-B
    18 Jan 2014 / 4:24 pm

    So far I've only purchased one product from Nars – of course it was the Orgasm blush! I really love it so I can see my collection growing significantly larger in the not-so-distant future haha (:

  57. Ellie
    18 Jan 2014 / 8:16 pm

    Ah that photo makes me happy, I love NARS. I'm desperate to try that tinted moisturiser it sounds right up my street. I've heard rumours that there is a new orange coloured lip pencil coming out for spring, I can't wait! Have you tried Doucer, that's definitely one of my favourites from the NARS blushes. I'm really enjoying your blog and YouTube at the moment, thank you!!


  58. Emma R
    18 Jan 2014 / 8:38 pm

    I love NARS so much! If you are looking for a pink velvet matte lip pencil shade, look no further than Dolce Vita. It's so lovely, really worth a try! xx

  59. Simplybeautifulelegant
    18 Jan 2014 / 10:59 pm

    great post!

  60. Megan Lillie
    18 Jan 2014 / 11:24 pm

    I really need to try the Velvet Lip Pencils, everyone raves about them! The colours are just so perfect!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  61. StyleCoutureBeauty
    20 Jan 2014 / 3:17 am

    Great Post! I have become so obsessed with NARS over the past couple of months !


  62. CharliMarieTV
    20 Jan 2014 / 11:01 am

    I'm new to the world of collecting makeup and have yet to own any Nars products. However, I think this concealer and the lip pencils you mention here may be my first buys… 🙂

  63. Julia in Disguise
    20 Jan 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Love this post and LOVE Nars. New follower!
    I have, except for the tinted moisturiser, and love all of the above products. My other fave has definitely got to be the Laguna bronzer which I've been wearing religiously for years. Aaah. I've got the Cruella lippy as well and adore it. Get so many compliments when I wear it 🙂 Such an expensive obsession though haha. I bought the primer yesterday so looking forward to seeing what that's like x

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