Friday, 11 June 2010

Nars Love

On Tuesday I was in Leeds City Centre and used this opportunity wisely. By this I mean I headed straight to Harvey Nicks like a heat seeking missile and hit the Nars Counter.
I wanted to be colour matched and get my mitts on a tester for Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.
The lovely counter assistant Joanna didnt only colour match me, but said if I went and picked up a few sample pots from Muji she'd give me the full skin care range of samples that she thought I needed!!
I was colour matched to Mont Blanc and headed to pick up some sample pots from Muji. Joanna was absolutely lovely, and by far the most informative, pleasant, generous counter assistant I've ever come across. She also commented on the length of my lashes asking if I was wearing falsies because they "are enormous" and also said I was a real "blusher girl" :)

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The samples she gave me were beyond generous and the skin care products she gave me are really lovely. The only problem is this. These products are expensive, and by expensive I mean EXPENSIVE. To me these skincare products are priced at higher than higher end. (The moisturiser alone is £40 *ouch*)

The products she gave me were:

Balancing Foam Cleanser (£24.50)
Balancing Moisture Lotion (£40.00)
Hyrdating Freshening Lotion (£27.00)
Mud Mask (£33.00)
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (£29.00)

And despite the fact they really are lovely products there is no way on the planet they are worth the combined £100 there abouts to purchase them. This makes me sad, because if the price was right I'd have already purchased these products and would be writing a different post recommending them.
Lovely products but seriously overpriced.
As for the foundation, I'm still undecided so will keep schtum until I've decided to go ahead and purchase a full size or not.
Here are a few snaps of the Sheer Glow. This is how it looked when Joanna put it on me at the counter.

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And here it is when I applied it today, also I'm not wearing any concealer today... I always wear concealer!

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To finish on a positive, I can not praise the Nars Counter Assistant Joanna enough, I'm tempted to email Nars and tell them how superb she was! Its a rare treat to find make up counter staff who are actually nice!

xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Does she have dark hair in a long bob? I went to Nars recently and the assistant matched me up for Sheer Glow- she was sooo lovely and I actually felt comfortable in the make-up chair for once!x

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  2. You are so lucky to get so many samples I am thinking of getting the sheer glow foundation it looks great on you

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  3. i recently purchased NARS sheer glow, got it from selfridges and the staff their was superb as well especilly the girl who helped me to chose my color for me her name is Channel. but recently i needed to buy something from mac and the staff there (the oracle, Reading) were so arrogant that i didnt get what i wanted and left from their because of their staff so sad:(:(

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  4. i know what you mean about counter staff. :) i feel your pain.

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  5. I so want to try this foundation - it looks lovely on you - very natural :)

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  6. Oh I love finding an amazing SA, doesn't happen often enough! I think your skin looks amazing!

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  7. I don't know if you got my message or not lol but I have passed the stylish blogger award to you :) x

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  8. Isn't Joanna lovely? She's is super nice and I never feel uncomfortable( I have raved about her on my blog too!!) :)

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