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Nars Summer Solstice Eyeshadow + Cheek Duo, Air Matte Lip Color Review + Swatches

Summer Solstice Palette review

 

Hello there, sunny weather! How are you all? The weather is giving us some good vibes lately, and I cannot wait to take a short summer vacay. I do not know yet where I am going, but I am going on a vacay. Worst case scenario, I can always have a vacay in my backyard while watching Run BTS all day and all night long (hello Chim Chim, lol).

 

Nars Summer Solstice review

 

I have a quick review to share in this post. Nars has released some exciting makeup lately for us beauty junkies. I am excited about their Summer Solstice palettes and Air Matte Lip Colors. Do not even get me started on the Orgasm On The Beach Cheek Palette. It is fabulous, right? I have it and will review it soon.

 

Nars Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette

 

Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette – Beautiful palette filled with warm rusty copper tones. It is so pretty to look at and to apply. All the textures of all the shades are creamy, including the glittery ones. There is minimal fallout, but overall, this is a solid palette. I would say that this could be even more perfect for Fall and sort of slightly similar to the Pat McGrath Bronze Seduction eyeshadow.

 

Nars Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette swatch

 

Nars Summer Solstice Cheek Duo

 

Summer Solstice Cheek Duo – One of the best highlighter and bronzer duo I have ever tried. Both shades appear to be subtle on my skin, but I like it that way. I am not a big fan of highly pigmented bronzers on my face. I like the ones that are medium in tone and intensity yet good enough to be used as contouring as well. The texture of this is soft, and it does not move the foundation away.

 

Nars Summer Solstice Cheek Duo Swatches

 

Nars Air Matte Lip Color review

 

Air Matte Lip Color –  A limited edition matte liquid lipstick from Nars. I love this a lot, and I wish this will stay permanent. This is a lot like the Powermatte Lip Pigment in terms of color saturation, but the texture is more cushiony, more comfortable, and definitely less drying. See the shades below.

 

Nars Air Matte Lip Color

 

  • All Yours – light to medium nude. Too nude for my taste.
  • Joyride – peachy coral. Such a cute shade for the summer.
  • Shag – rose. My ideal lip color.
  • Chaser – mauve. Perfect dramatic shade for Fall.

 

Nars Air Matte Lip Color review

There goes my short and quick review of the Nars Summer Solstice Palettes and the Air Matte Lip Colors. Have you tried any of these palettes already? What are your favorite Nars Lipsticks or Liquid Lip Colors?

 

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Nars Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm Review + Swatches

nars soft matte tinted lip balm review

 

Halo darlings. I’ve got a quick review to share, and it’s all about the lip product I mentioned during my previous posts. I was so excited when I got my hands on the Nars Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm. It looks like the perfect matte lip balm for any occasion, especially for Zooming :D. Well, guess what? I’m happy to report that it is indeed an amazing product that checks all the boxes. Hydrating? Yes. Comfortable? Oh yes. Pigmented? Yes, yes. Long-wearing? Totally, yes.

 

nars soft matte tinted lip balm brief encounter

 

The Nars Soft Matte Lip Balm is a limited-edition lip product from Nars. It comes with the signature Nars-style packaging, but it has a gray metallic tone. At a glance, the shades tend to be on the nude spectrum, or should I say, in varying intensities of the nude tone (excusez moi, this is the academic side of me talking 😀 lol). I do find the shades to be somewhat sheer, especially the ones that I got. But also, a few of the shades tend to be more opaque as they get deeper/darker.

 

nars soft matte tinted lip balm unrestricted swatch

 

UnrestrictedPink nude. This is a beautiful mix of sheer pink and sheer nude. I like this a lot, and the pigment stays on for more than four hours.

 

Brief EncounterNeutral Nude. This just gives me enough color on the lips. Perhaps a little too nude for me. But the effect just gives that enough warmth that slightly contrasts my skintone.

 

Whip LashRusty Nude. I didn’t expect how dramatic this shade could get. It’s like a brownish brick red. It’s a beautiful shade for medium skintone and perfect for Fall.

 

nars soft matte tinted lip balm lip swatches

 

The Nars Soft Matte Lip Balm is like Glossier’s Generation G lipstick (swatched HERE) but with more moisture. It is indeed comfortable, matte, lightweight, long-wearing and will give you that diffused and blurred lip texture effect. It seems like it is the perfect formula for the next generation of comfortable lip products. I hope this product will be made permanent by Nars soon.

What d’ya think of this newness from Nars?

 

nars soft matte tinted lip balm whip lash

 

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Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Review

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palettes

 

Hello you guys. My apologies if I’m MIA lately. I’m traveling a lot nowadays and life is pretty hectic here on my end. However, I’ll do my best to share with you some of the stuff I’m up to especially when it comes to makeup and beauty.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette review and swatch

 

One of my favorite beauty finds and is a star of my travel makeup pouch is the Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette (0.39 oz: 30 USD, mini: 18 USD). This blush duo palette features complementary shades that are packed with very good pigment. The shades are velvety smooth and they blend easily. I love how they last the whole day on me with just a few light strokes of a fluffy blush brush on my cheeks, using the EcoTools brush you see in the following photos of this review. Each palette is dermatologist-tested, talc-free, gluten-free, and it contains Vitamin E – per Jouer’s description. There are several duo palettes to choose from that cater to different skin tones. Also, most of these Jouer blush compacts come in the regular 0.39 oz/11 gram size, but there is also one shade (Rose Gold) that comes in mini size, which is a very good starter blush palette if you want to try one of these Jouer blushes in the future.

 

I got three palettes of these blushes and check them out below.

 

 

Cheeky Summer – Terracotta Sands (shimmering warm bronze) / Hot Coral (shimmering warm coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Cheeky Summer

 

This is a limited-edition duo palette for the Summer, but it’s still available at Nordstrom and Beautylish. This is the first Jouer Blush Bouquet that I own and I totally love it, especially for the pigment. I was a bit wary at first due to the shimmers, but it didn’t really give me that extreme shine. The duos are of medium coral and bronze shades that are still wearable not just for the Summer but all throughout any season.

 

Rose Gold  – Marigold (warm shimmering golden peach) / Rose Petal (cool shimmering light coral)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette Rose Gold

 

I got this in mini because I couldn’t resist its beautiful shades. This size is ideal for traveling and it looks like a good blend of the Adore and Cheeky Summer palettes. The shades are a bit bronzey + coral/peachy. There’s some shimmer on the Marigold shade but it’s not extremely shimmery.

 

Adore – Adore Me (matte warm dusty peach) / Hold Me (shimmering warm pale-nude peach)

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette adore

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette swatch

 

I wasn’t quite sure whether I wanted this palette at first since the colors seem to be too light for my skin tone, however, since this is the bestselling Jouer Blush Bouquet compact, I got really curious. Upon trying this, I then realize why it’s the bestseller. It’s because this palette is probably the perfect everyday blush palette for fair to light-medium skin tone, and they are basically matte. The shades are also on the nude peach/coral side. The colors do show on my skin, and it gives that natural flush on my cheeks, but if you’re medium to deep, might as well pick a palette with deeper tones/shades than this compact.

 

Jouer Cosmetics Blush Bouquet Palette

 

Bottom line, I would love to have all the shades of these blush palettes. They are very well-pigmented and totally wearable. The lasting power is also amazing, and the whole packaging just a sight to behold. Therefore, I highly recommend that you try at least one of these, but most likely, you’ll end up with a few more of these, lol.

 

The Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dermstore, and Beautylish

 

 

Have you tried these already? What’s your favorite blush?

 

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