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Handpicked NARS Mexican Rose makes me Blush with Gaiety

I was so excited to receive my first two items from NARS via the wonderful world that is Amazon. These two items are from the NARS Spring 2012 collection; meet NARS Mexican Rose Lip pencil and Gaiety Blush. Two words: Simple stunning! These two need to remain the star of this show…. I mean face. So I kept the eye-shadow simple, just some MAC Woodwinked and black liner/ mascara. 
Mexican rose is a medium pink lipstick in a pencil form but glides on like a gloss packed with pigment. Can you see the sheen on this baby? I really didn’t feel like this was a lipstick on my lips. It’s very unique like a cross between lipstick and gloss, reminds me a lot of MAC sheen supreme lipsticks, just that it remained on the lips a bit longer and maybe not so shiny. The colour on first swipe is soft but you can add on more colour if you like, and I liked. 
NARS Gaiety blush like the name suggests is cheerful. It’s a cool tone soft pink but I found I was still able to pull it off with my very warm skin tone. I just needed to apply a bit more to the apples of my cheeks. On its own it is pigmented, but not overly so and I could detect some shimmer in it. 

I am extremely pleased with these two and plan to try out some more NARS items as my budget permits. If you asked me out of the two which one I love more, it would have to be the Gaiety Blush! You’re wondering why right? Well it was actually the Mexican rose lip pencil until it dawned on me that it requires sharpening since it is a pencil (duh!) but mostly because it stains really badly. I mean it’s a gorgeous colour and feels so good on the lips but after wearing for a full day, I took my bathe with nice warm water and a good face wash and the colour refused to budge. I eventually resorted to my Clinique Take the day off makeup remover and this removed most of the stain but not all. Of course I am going to wear Mexican Rose as much as I can but the effort required to remove, well is it worth it? You decide.
Do you love NARS? Any particular loves from them? Are you interested in Mexican Rose or Gaiety Blush?
Happy NARS!
XOXO
Naomi

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