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NARS Matte Multiples, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, Bobbi, and bees | New 20/02/14

I’ve been doing New This Week features for a good few years, now, and I honestly think that this is the very first time I’ve posted one and not had to include any MAC.

MAC, guys, you really dropped the ball this week. We thank you for it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes

The two biggest launches of the past few months are, arguably, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes ($41 CAD/$35 USD) and NARS Matte Multiples ($46 CAD/$39 USD). I wasn’t super excited for either–cheeks aren’t really doing it for me right now–but, if it was a different month, I could totally see myself going head over heels for both.

They’re opposites in almost every way possible: the Ambient blushes are glowing, pressed products; the NARS Matte Multiples are matte creme sticks. The Ambient blushes are packaged in shiny gold; the Multiples, rubbery black. The Ambient blushes are made for dry use only; the new NARS Multiples sheer out if applied wet. 

The Ambient blushes got a boring new logo; the NARS blushes did not. :<

NARS Matte Multiples

On the collections front, we have two from Bobbi Brown, actually: Nectar & Nude and Uber Pinks. My picks from the two would be the Nectar & Nude Pot Rouges ($26 USD), I think, and the Uber Pinks Illuminating Bronzing (really??) Powders ($38 USD)– I love their BE BOLD and BE PRETTY imprints.

If your makeup’s going to give you commands, they’d better be awesome, caps-locked, confidence-inspiring ones.

Bobbi Brown Uber Pink collection

Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude collection

And, from Chantecaille, basically just because I wanted to feature the new Save the Bees Eye & Cheek Palette ($83 USD): Spring 2014.

I hope you’re having a beautiful week, readers.

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  • Lily @ChloeAsh

    The Hourglass blushes, not so much – I'm waiting for Bobbi Brown Art Sticks!!

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    • Ooh, I'm excited to hear what you think of them! The images/idea wasn't super tempting to me, but the press release did make them sound pretty cool.

  • Ooooh those NARS matte cream sticks look interesting! How come I'm only hearing about those now?
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    • Girl, I have no idea. But hey, at least you're finding out about them at all! :p

  • BooBooNinja

    Oh my goodness, is that Laura Mercier Artist Palette the one from last year?! If so, I think it'll be a beauty itch I'll have to scratch… if I can reconcile with the $93..59 price tag, of course. What to dooooooooo… ?

    • Nope, it's a new palette! (I don't understand why they can't just give the Artist palettes different names, or something — they're definitely different with each subsequent release.)

      I say wait until they release the palette on its own — the past versions have been $48 USD (HOLY PRICE JUMP, Laura)!

  • i almost got one of those sephora lip inks or whatever they are, but i think i probably have similar products and shades. I've been eyeing that artist palette combo – i really want to splurge on it but then again i'm being practical right now and can't seem to pull the trigger. it looks so good. gah. i did get a matte multiple though, and i'm curious to see how everyone likes the armani cc. oh and i like the look of that spring fluid sheer but i really don't think i need more liquid highlights lol
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    • But oh my god, Joyce, the price! It's a $48 palette + $32 for two samples. Crazy — and we're even crazier for it, because if their palettes hadn't been significantly cheaper in the past, I don't think anyone would have even blinked an eye.

      Extra super interested to read your matte multiple review :) There is a 95% chance that I will not comment on it, because I do like all of my blog reading on my phone nowadays, but I will lurk with the best of them — I promise. :P