A Little Bit | etc. Logo


Review: NARS Unfiltered Cheek Palettes with Swatches

| , ,

NARS recently released two Limited Edition cheek palettes that will be hitting Sephora any day! They are called the Unfiltered Cheek Palettes and there are two versions – Unfiltered I (top left) and Unfiltered II (top right), and true to NARS quality, the pigmentation is amazing. I was pleasantly surprised to see that neither Laguna nor Orgasm was in either palette! Both of those shades are NARS classics but almost every palette always contains one if not both shades. It was great to see a different selection of colors.
Both palettes are stunning, though I gravitated more towards the lighter palette (Unfiltered II) and found the colors worked perfectly for my peachy-pink preferences. Unfiltered I is a bold palette and the colors would be stunning on anyone with medium to dark skin tones. Unfiltered II is a bit paler in comparison and after seeing the swatches on my arm – I definitely feel it would be more suitable for those with pale to medium skin tones. If you are looking for a cheek palette to add to your collection, NARS is never a bad decision. Each palette offers a good selection of colors to create many different looks. 
*pr samples included

Shop more of my favorite NARS items:

!function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.createElement(s); e.id = id; cb = new Date().getTime().toString(); p = ‘//shopsensewidget.shopstyle.com/widget-script.js?cb=1481125318523?cb=’ + cb; e.src = p; doc.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.ss_shopsense === ‘object’){ if(doc.readyState === ‘complete’){ window.ss_shopsense.init(); } } }(document, ‘script’, ‘shopsensewidget-script’);

Review: NARS Velvet Lip Glides with Swatches

| , ,

NARS recently released a new liquid lipstick called the Velvet Lip Glides. After testing them for a few weeks, I would classify it in the liquid lipstick/lipgloss hybrid category. NARS launches are hit or miss with me – some instantly become a favorite in my collection and others are a major disappointment. These lip glides fall in the middle for me – as I love some aspects of them, but dislike others.
Obviously the first plus is the range of colors – NARS never disappoints with that. There are gorgeous nudes, bolds and deep shades to appeal to any and everyone. I usually love NARS’ bright reds and fuschias, but for this launch I was more excited about the nude colors as they seemed right up my peach-loving alley. Unlaced was my favorite, but Playpen was a close second though it skewed a bit too coral without a neutral lip liner underneath. 
The wand is narrow enough to allow for more precise application, and it is needed since the formula is very slippery. It’s a medium coverage, but my biggest challenge was getting it on my lips evenly without going outside the lip line. Especially with the bolder and darker shades, it was very high maintenance. The lip glides dry down slightly but stay more creamy than matte. They are long wearing, but I did need to apply lip balm halfway through the day to hydrate my lips as they began to feel a tad dry. 
Top row left to right: Unlaced, Playpen, Bound, Bottom row left to right: Danceteria, No. 54, Toy
While there are many launches from NARS I adore (these shadows are one of my recent faves), the lip glides fell into the “like” category rather than the “love” one for me. The paler shades were easier for me to work with, but the richness of the color payoff on the bolder shades make them worth looking into if they appeal to you.
*pr samples included

Have you tried these new Velvet Lip Glides? What is your opinion?

Shop more liquid lipsticks:

!function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.createElement(s); e.id = id; cb = new Date().getTime().toString(); p = ‘//shopsensewidget.shopstyle.com/widget-script.js?cb=1478096339275?cb=’ + cb; e.src = p; doc.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.ss_shopsense === ‘object’){ if(doc.readyState === ‘complete’){ window.ss_shopsense.init(); } } }(document, ‘script’, ‘shopsensewidget-script’);

Past Posts

Review of NARS Fall 2016

First Impressions + Tutorial of the New Marc Jacobs Blushes, NARS Fall and more!

, , , , , |

New fall launches are beginning to roll in and I reviewed some in today’s tutorial. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! MUFE Water Blend Foundation  Charlotte Tilbury

Video: My Most Used Brushes

, , , , , , , |

Here is a look at my most used makeup brushes. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! Here are all the brushes mentioned in my video: MAC Brush

January/February 2016 Beauty Favorites

, , , , , , , , , , |

It’s been a few months since I have done a beauty favorites video so I decided to combine both January and February into one! Enjoy and don’t

Foundation Review: NARS, Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder

, , , , , |

So many new foundations have launched recently, and here are three that I have been testing out. Scroll down to watch the video to hear my thoughts

NARS Spring 2016 Eye and Cheek Palettes

, , , |

All of the spring makeup collections are beginning to trickle in and it gives me hope that spring weather will soon follow (I know, slightly delusional but

Review: Bobbi Brown Telluride Palette, NARS Matte and Shimmer Palette and Buxom Eyeshadow Palettes

, , , , |

The truth is that most of us don’t need another eyeshadow palette, it’s more of a want at this point. So even though I have 12,985 palettes

Review: NARS Fall 2015 Collection with Swatches

, , , , |

NARS can really be hit or miss for me to be honest. Sometimes I love their new collections, and sometimes I am not excited for them. But

Summer Launches From Guerlain, NARS And Hourglass

, , , , , , |

Get ready for all the bronzers and all the colors as the summer beauty collections begin launching. Shimmer on the eyes, glistening cheeks and bold lips –