Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NARS Albatross & Chihuahua

So excited to be writing this post! I recently purchased my very first Nars products from ASOS : ) Yes I was a Nars virgin! But not anymore, I'm now the proud owner of arguably the best highlighter I've ever seen and a gorgeous lipgloss.

Nars Highlighter in Albatross £20.50 bought here 
Nars Lipgloss in Chihuahua £17.50 bought here

The reason I haven't owned anything by Nars until now is mostly down to the price, it's a very expensive brand and I could never really justify it. Also, living in Cornwall makes it difficult as we don't have a Nars counter.... we don't even have a MAC counter! We're very behind in the beauty world, the nearest Nars stockist is about 3 hours away so even if I wanted to make a purchase I couldn't try before buying, which put me off.

Anyway after reading endless blog reviews and generally hearing great things about certain Nars products, I started adding things to my stupidly big beauty wishlist and these 2 particular items were at the top of said list! I recently sold some unwanted makeup on ebay and decided to treat myself (at least that way I could justify spending the money!)

Nars Albatross

The first thing I desperately wanted, no question about it, was Albatross. A gorgeous gold, shimmery highlighter. I haven't ever owned a decent, high end highlighting product (Benefit's High Beam is about as good as it got for me) and I had my eye on a couple from MAC, but after reading so many rave reviews like Melissa's at Pretty Little Obsessions I decided this was the one for me. It's pricey but let me assure you, if you make the splurge you won't be disappointed!

It gives the most beautiful soft shimmer to your cheeks and honestly it's just gorgeous! I can't say enough amazing things about this product. You barely need any on your brush, a little goes a long way... I'll admit I was dubious when it arrived and I opened it up to find a light cream colour powder that didn't seem to have a hint of gold shimmer, but the minute you apply it, your cheeks just glow! I could go on and on about this product, but I'll stop here... ; )

Nars Chihuahua

The other product I knew I wanted was a lipgloss. I've read some excellent reviews on Nars lipsticks and glosses and I wanted an everyday colour so I could really get my money's worth as soon as it arrived. It was a tough competition between Turkish Delight, probably Nars's most famous shade (worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian) or Chihuahua. I decided against Turkish Delight, thinking it was probably a bit too light for my skin tone...

Nars Turkish Delight

I'm fair skinned and although I love creamy light pink/nude shades such as that one, I'm not sure I'd reach for it everyday... especially with winter round the corner (where I look even paler if that's possible!) So I went for Chihuahua, a darker rose pink shade that's much closer to my natural lip colour.

It's gorgeous! Really creamy, glossy and natural! Everything you'd want from a lipgloss. It's perfect for daytime use which is exactly what I wanted. Like most lip glosses it doesn't last that long once applied, so needs to be reapplied quite often but that's the only bad point. I'd like to try it over a similar lipstick and I'd definately like to invest in a couple more shades from Nars! I may even buy Turkish Delight to try at some point.

I bought both of these products from ASOS, they have a lovely little range of Nars products available : )

What are your favourite Nars products?


  1. lovely post, i love that shade of gloss, turkish delight is the one i'd want to pick up the most i think, it loooks lovely on your swatch :) love how the highlighter is such a subtle shimmery shade as well! xxxx

    1. I was so tempted to go for Turkish Delight! I'll definitely get it soon :)

      And as for Albatross I'd say everyone needs this in their makeup bag! Xx

  2. thank you for the mention Daniella, it's still my favourite highlighter ever! :) xxx

    1. Just seen you've included in another post! It really is gorgeous, so worth the money :) x

  3. sadly i don't own any nars item :( but the gloss is in such a beautiful shade :)


    1. Its gorgeous! Nars is so expensive.. But if you want to treat yourself then I'd definitely recommend trying a lipgloss x

  4. I'm a nars virgin too but I've now got my eyes on that highlighter!


    1. I don't blame you it really is gorgeous! Let me know if you get it :) x

  5. I LOVE that eyeshadow, albatros - gorgeous colour! Love the lippy too, hard choice between the two but I do think you picked the better <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


    1. I know, such a hard choice! But I love it and I hope I can keep adding to my Nars products :) x