Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A New Love....

the other day, Tish, over at Femme d'Un A Certain Age

was talking about discarding all the beauty products we don't use
& I, for one, completely got what she was saying.

on the flip side of this is my latest obsession


I am in love with their make-up products.

Especially, this blush.
I have very fair & really good skin,  and for most of my life I've used
(you're going to DIE) Max Factor Pancake Makeup which you apply with a wet sponge.
I can only find it on now, no longer at any drugstore.

the coverage is flawless, but one has to learn how to use it properly & that is
a painstaking ordeal - until you get it right.

anyway, the blush...

for those of us who no longer want shimmer, glitter, gloss, shine on our cheeks or eyelids
these Nars products are super.

the color is true to the charts, they go on matte but not dry,
and they apply very very smoothly, never leaving a big clump of color deposited where the
brush touches first.

I have my collection of makeup brushes, which I've owned for 20 years, all tried & true.
the ones I use for blush are never the ones included with the blush or eyeshadow,
they are all natural bristle & I think I bought them because they are pink.
my blusher brushes are medium sized, flat topped, not rounded.
for me this works best as I don't deposit color except exactly where I want it.

this Nars blusher is so easy to blend.
this fact alone makes it worth the $24.
& now that I'm hooked I don't think that's expensive, it works, it looks great
& I've actually thrown all the others out.
they are gone.

tomorrow, eyeshadows for us girls who don't want sheen or frost any longer.


& I just found this wonderful summer necklace which will be in Splenderosa's 
new shop,  just opened. 
click on button at top right to take you there.

to see NARS blushers go HERE

happy day !!!



The enchanted home said...

Love Nars products ALMOST as much as I love that gorgeous necklace....stunning Marsha! You have such an eye...cannot wait for you know what!!
Nars really does make wonderful products I agree, their shimmer stick is my all time favorite product hands down in Copacabana.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dear Marsha, I have been catching up! I love your vintage post!And thanks for the heads-up about Nars products! I don't like to wear anything that shimmers or is glitzy... so excited to hear about eye color that is matte and not dry looking! You are my go-to fashion diva!
xo lots of love to you!

Acquired Objects said...

I've been using Nars for a year now thanks to a friend and I love their products as well. I have great skin but it's also sensitive and these products don't irritate my skin. Love your necklace!


dustjacket said...

Oh must try it!

YONKS said...

Hi Marsha,
Funny you mention Nars cosmetics. My daughter modelled for one of their top stylists yesterday, visiting the UK from New York. She blogged about it today on
Thought you might be interested.

classic • casual • home said...

I just bought another Nars blush...Orgasm -- always embarrass to ask for it, but it is good too.

Fashion-isha said...

I love Nars I live in their Laguna bronzer and I love the necklace!! Great picks!

Brenda said...

A very close family friend (a real lady's who lived into her 90) wore Max Factor Pancake Makeup every single day for as long as I can remember and she had the most exquisite beautiful almost wrinkle free skin. I know genes are important but I wonder if this pancake makeup is part of that reason?

La Petite Gallery said...

My Best friend in Houston, always used the pancake. I tried it , not for me it caked up.
There must be a trick to it. For 50 years I have used Clairol hair color and Revlon makeup.
You might say I am in a rut. I love my rut.
I like new products, but it is ridiculous
at the supper Mkt. There are 30 flavor's of everything. All I want is the orig. product.
This one sounds like it might last. Have to check it out.


Victoria said...

I use Laura Mercier products, but I will give this one a look. The color Mary Ann is embarrassed to mention was a favorite of one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and a source of amusement.

Donna in Potomac said...

I switch between Nars Illuminator in Orgasm, and their cream blush in Penny Lane. I prefer them to pressed powders.