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It’s time to start talking summer makeup and I’m really excited because summer makeup is some of my favorite of the year.
First up is NARS summer collection and the makeup in this mini collection is subtle yet smoldering, as in it is designed to give you a warm, smoldering glow and I am all about it.
NARS Heat of the Night Summer 2019 Edit (that’s what they are calling it) features two new limited edition highlighting face palettes (each one has four shadows, a bronzer and highlighter) and a new lineup of Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and Satin Lip Pencil in warm shades that scream summer.
The first thing I noticed were the face palettes with patterned pans of product; they look like the dessert. As soon as I tried the products, though, I was blown away.
Each shadow and cheek product is so irresistibly creamy, yet they are all powder products — that is just how smooth the formula is. NARS is killing it with their formulations. They are pigmented and apply better than you would expect. Like I said, I was blown away. These are like an upgraded formula than what I am used to from NARS, which make a fantastic product anyway, but I can’t really describe how silky and creamy of a formula these are. I have applied with everything from brushes, to sponges to my fingertips and the results are beautiful, no matter how I apply.
There is the Hot Nights Face Palette that has more of the violet, pink and gold shades and then there is the Summer Lights Face Palette that is more bronzy, brown shades. Both are pure perfection and great for the summer season.
With lip gloss making the biggest comeback this year, I was surprised that there are new matte shades in the lineup, but you can layer or use one of the new glosses on top. All shades coordinate beautifully with the palettes and are great for summer, as well. They are fairly neutral in tone, and if they have a lot of pigment in them, that color would be pink, rose or violet, and they lean more subtle.
I prefer the Satin Lip Pencils as they are all extremely wearable and really beautiful.