|Luxor, Malibu, Orgasm|
I was browsing through my makeup collection the other day when I realised that I hadn't posted anything about Nars yet, despite owning quite a few items from the brand, so I thought it was a good opportunity to let you see my small, but perfectly formed, Nars Multiple Collection.
I bought all of these about a year ago, in a Christmas Gift pack. I love seasonal gift packs that allow you to try smaller versions of permanent products as its a great way of discovering more items from a brand, and as it takes me forever to finish a product, it doesn't really matter that they are smaller than the full size. If you do want to purchase a full sized product, Multiples are available in a large 14g size, which is quite a difference from the 4g ones I purchased, and to be honest, I don't think you would ever manage to get through a full-sized product unless you used it every day.
Multiples are intended to be worn on your eyes, lips and cheeks, however I only use these on my cheeks as I find them too drying for my lips and they tend to crease easily when worn on the lids. They are cream products and can be used in a similar manner to cream blushes.
The pack included what I think are three of the mainstays of the Nars Multiple collection: -
Luxor - a light, shimmery pink / white highlighter
Malibu - a dark brown / pink which I have found needs to be used sparingly to avoid looking like I have been windburned!
Orgasm - the winner of the trio for me, the famous peach with gold shimmer running through it
|L to R: Luxor, Malibu, Orgasm|
The swatches above are heavy so that you can see the colours more clearly. I tend to apply a quick swipe on my cheeks directly from the tube, and then blend quickly with my fingertips for a subtle glow.
I have found Luxor to be a little pale for my warm colouring and have had some difficulty in using it as I don't feel it suits me. Malibu is useful in winter although a little goes a long way and only a tiny dab is needed to avoid overdoing it. Orgasm is my most frequently-used multiple as I often use it in conjunction with the Orgasm powder blush over the top to set it and increase its lasting ability.
Although not terribly long-lasting on my combination skin (I get a maximum of 4-5 hours wear), I love Nars Multiples for their ease of use and their foolproof application. I apply these with my fingers, although you could easily use a stippling brush for more control. Nars often brings out special limited edition gift sets which are a perfect way to try some of their best known products so it is well worth keeping an eye on their website.
Price - sets are usually around £25-30, I'm not sure how much I paid for this one. Full-sized multiples are £29