I have another favorite Multiple for you and it is pretty precious. The newest Multiple is named for the flagship store in New York City’s West Village neighborhood (have you been? It is dreamy).
The rich burgundy, at first, intimidated me. I was worried it would be too bold on my light/medium skin. But on the cheeks it blends out to a perfectly sweet wine-colored stain. It dries down to a powder finish, but a very very slight shimmer gives just enough glow. Where it really shines is on the lip. It is a perfect matte sheer berry. I even threw it on my eyelids for a wash of red a la Spring 2013 runways. Totally works.
So add 413 BLKR to my list of favorite Multiples which include: Cococabana, G-Spot, Palm Beach and Undress Me (click for reviews).
Available at narscosmetics.com and NARS flagship boutiques:
- 413 Bleecker St, New York, NY; tel: 646.459.2323
- 8412 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA; tel: 310.623.1730
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François Nars was pretty genius coming up with “The Multiple” – the original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. The cream to powder formula is perfectly sheer, transforming skin to bronze, golden, peach or shimmer.
Right now I am all gaga over The Multiple in Palm Beach. I love using it as a bronzer/contour below my cheekbones and on my temples. I swipe a little on my lids for a bronzy red wash of color. And a little on the lips for a tint. Perfect for easy weekend wear. And all just with your fingers! There is also a little skin care bonus: The Multiple is enriched with Vitamin E and açai oil for antioxidant benefit.
You don’t really expect to see loads of shimmer this time of year. Maybe that is why I love it so in NARS recent Fall collection. And maybe the fact that we haven’t been under 100 degrees here in weeks. So an eyeshadow that evokes “icy wind” and a glittery versatile stick? Bring it. I just can’t wait for fall.
I must admit, when I got my paws on the newest Multiple, I slathered it on my eyes, face and lips. NARS Multiple Stick in Undress Me does have some substantial glitter and essentially nude base. But it WORKS. The powder finish makes it long lasting. It is slightly noticeable and flirty without being overdone. Other Multiple favorites include G-Spot (if you want more rosy gold) and Cococabana (click on the links for previous reviews). I love these for highlighters and cheek color.
Now, for the “icy wind” aka NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Vent Glace. I think the smokey eye might be a bit overplayed. This summer, the combination of platinum and silver smoke with defined liquid liner just hits the right note. It is most certainly frosted, but makes you look a little bit more awake. If you don’t wish to go full-bore frosty, this duo makes a great highlighter for the inner corners of the eyes or along the brow bone. And if you want a full on metallic lid, layer this on with Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.
The name of this beauty might give you a flush all on its own. And that true “burst of cold air” flushing is exactly what you get with the newest NARS Multiple. These multitaskers have had much critical acclaim, winning “Best Overall Highlighter” 2011 InStyle “Best Beauty Buys” and a “must have” for so many makeup artists. The Multiple, infused with vitamins and antioxidants, is designed to be used on eyes, cheeks and lips.
Part of the holiday collection, G-Spot is NARS’ new signature gold-infused rose hue. It isn’t so pink or red as to look unnatural. It actually blends in to a very authentic look. I normally drawn to nudes and peaches like Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. But this cold weather up here in Oklahoma had me looking for a rosy-cheeks. I like to use my fingers, straight from the end of the stick, but just a dot from the end of the applicator is the perfect amount for a sheer, rose. Then blend away!