NARS Beauty Haul

A few weeks ago I attended the Spring Beauty Trend event at Nordstrom. I decided to make an appointment at the NARS counter because I haven’t been made up there in a long time. Recently, I’ve been going to Estee Lauder, whose skin care I love. I went with the hope of finding a new eyeshadow crayon as that has been my go-to makeup look in the morning.

As you will know if you have been reading my blog for a while, I suffer from psoriasis. It had been acting up a bit recently when I went to get my makeup done. Because of that, the makeup artist who I worked with introduced me to a skin treatment. I don’t know exactly how new it is, but I have not heard of it before.

The product that they introduced me to, that I’m the most excited about from my haul, is the Restorative Night Treatment ($85). This product is really interesting because it starts in almost a Vaseline form, but when you rub it on your skin it’s more of an oil. This product is made with natural oils and ingredients meant to moisturize and decrease redness of your skin.

Oh my goodness you guys. This product is great. I will do a more in depth review of this product at a later date, but it is wonderful.

Moving onto makeup, I did end up purchasing an eyeshadow crayon as well as a powder shadow.
 

 Top: Shadow stick in Goddess Bottom: Powder shadow in Odine Taken in the shade

Top: Shadow stick in Goddess Bottom: Powder shadow in Odine Taken in the shade

The eyeshadow stick that I purchased is in the shade Goddess ($28). It is a neutral champagne color that has a bit of a pink sheen to it. I like this color because it is a great color to just throw on for everyday or to layer on top of. I am looking forward to seeing how this stands up against my Laura Mercier sticks.

The powder shadow ($25) that the artist used on me that I fell in love with is in the shade Odine. It is a brown shadow that has some purple undertones and I really like it. I have realized recently that I don’t have any darker brown shadows so this was a perfect addition to my collection.

Finally, I purchased two of the Larger Than Life eyeliners ($25) in Rue De Rivoli (the olive green) and Khao San (the sky blue). As a brown eyed girl, I love olive green near my eyes, and haven’t found an olive green eye liner that I like that works well. I’m hoping that this will change that. I was also so excited about the blue because I wanted a color like this a summer or two ago, and ended up with more of a teal that I wasn’t as excited about. The artist used both of them on me by putting the blue on and then layering the green on top of it to make a peacock color! I demonstrated the effect on the bottom swatch.

 Top: Larger Than Life eyeliner in Khao San Middle: Larger Than Life eyeliner in Rue De Rivoli Bottom: Layering of the two eyeliners

Top: Larger Than Life eyeliner in Khao San Middle: Larger Than Life eyeliner in Rue De Rivoli Bottom: Layering of the two eyeliners

Whew! That was quite the haul! In all honesty I have not purchased new makeup (not including repurchases of concealer) in a long time. I am also slowly going through my makeup collection and getting rid of old makeup to make room for the new ones.

Have you tried any new products lately that you love?