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Another Haul..

I was looking at my makeup collection and noticed that I only have a handful of NARS stuff :( I started doing some research online and read a couple of people's blogs and their thoughts on their favorite NARS products.

I'm feeling very Fall-y lately, so I wanted to go with the more toned down, neutral and subtle colors. I read someone's blog (totally forgot who it was.. I was literally jumping from blog to blog..) and she said that the NARS Oasis blush was her HG blush. The swatches looked nice and a bit toned down. So I decided my blush on Oasis. And then, I was reading someone else's blog and she had a FOTD shot using NARS cyprus and I thought it looked really nice - so I decided on the cyprus eye shadow too :)
(google image in "Cyprus" - all cyprus looks look really nice and pretty)

And then, last but no least - I got an additional hydrating lotion for my skin since the temperature seems to be
dropping like crazy. My skin feels a bit dry, so I need more hydration to it.

So here are the three newbies
YSL Hydra Feel Soft hydrating water lotion SPF 15 (1.6 fl.oz, 50ml)
NARS eyeshadow in Cyprus
NARS blush in Oasis

The Blush (Oasis)
It was a bit peachier than what I expected (I ordered everything online), but I think it's a great color. It's a pinky- champaign color with a lot of shimmers in it. It's a very warm, neutral color (great for natural looks and subtle looks!)

The eyeshadow (Cyprus)
Cyprus looks more like my Blonde's gold pigment (MAC) pressed into a NARS case. It's a very pretty, skin-toned bronze color. I had a hard time making it show up on the swatches since it seems to get washed out by the flash. I like the color!! :D and the shimmers are the booger shimmers (like the chunky ones - i.e. Night rider, etc.) so I'm happy with that :)

Below are the NARS swatches (with and without the camera flash - in natural lighting)

Oh, and one of you guys asked for the ingredents on the HERA HD foundation. Surprisingly, they only had three ingredients listed so I didn't bother writing it on the blog (I felt like they only listed the three major ingredients).
but just in case, if one were curious, here's the ingredients for the YSL lotion.

I think this is all there is for today :D
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  1. I'm looking for a new moisturizer for winter too. Hope you review the YSL Hydra Feel Soft hydrating water lotion SPF 15 soon!

  2. cyprus looks like an excellent nude look type of blush! Oasis looks very peachy and shimmery :)

  3. OoO i Wanna try Cyprus!! It looks very subtle, I think you can possible use it for contouring your face too...

  4. nice haul and blushes check out my blog i did some swatches of my nars blushes as well!

  5. Now I know why you said you had a shopping craze, you've been hauling a lot lately. But I totally understand you, I have this illness too. lol

  6. Great haul! Love the blush!

    YSL has very high quality skincare, too.

  7. Nice! Cyprus looks like a toned down Woodwinked, lol. I don't anything from NARS, but I hear their eyeshadows are real nice.

  8. U r so amazing i just found ur blog yesterday i am fair skinned like u but however i like the tanned look can u recommend a foundation or tinted moistuizer to get a tanned look i dont like looking too pale ..i use Nars Laguna as a bronzer but iam also looking for a tanned base...i like the Leehyori look

  9. Nice haul :) I'm currently on a no-makeup haul 'mode', and this is tempting me :(
    Actually I always pass my nearest NARS counter and never get anything. Maybe next time I will >=) *Mata Hari blush looks amazing. So do their duo shadows!!*

    Have you tried their Orgasm blush? It's literally my HG blush :)


  10. Quick question Cat: what did you make of the Body Shop Waterproof eye makeup remover? Any good for stubborn mascaras?

    thanks so much lovely <3

  11. @babybubblz: I will :D

    @Blovet Beauty: it's a eyeshadow :p I love them both~

    @Stacieee: haha, you prob. can :D

    @Eva: ok~

    @Lan Thanh: haha.. urg.. it's so bad T0T

    @Jamilla Camel: yay! I'm really looking forward to it >.<

    @Dee: some are, I'm not super impressed thought :p I find the ones with super big glitters hard to work it. but they do have really nice color payoff :D

    @hugs: Hi :D would it be too late to just have a tan? I think that will make your life so much easier~ If you're looking for a tinted moisturizer, try one or two tones darker shade from Laura Mercier! her's looks natural~~

    @LK: Nars's blush corner is amazing LOL their blushes are really stunners XD I'll check out Mata Hari next time I go to sephora :D and I did have the orgasm blush and I dropped it and it shattered :'( but I still have my super orgasm blush so I guess I'm half content? :p

    @Fanyu: doesn't work well and it's really stingy.. :( I felt like my eyes were burning every time I used it

  12. Hi Catalina, may I request that you do an Audrey Kawasaki inspired look? I want to do it, but I don't have any makeup whatsoever. I know the exact painting for the look too if you want to do it. :D

  13. Nars Zen is also a really good nude and matte blush/contour colour!


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