If they’re good enough for a pro, you can bet you’ll love them, too
With millions of different makeup products on the market, it can be more than a tad overwhelming to wade through all your options. That’s why we prefer to rely on reviews to help us narrow our search, rather than risking making a bad purchase (we work hard for our money, after all!). And while makeup reviews from our friends or favourite celebs are helpful, when a recommendation comes from someone with a level of know-how that surpasses our own – i.e. a makeup artist – we really pay attention.
When we recently interviewed the Global Artistry Director for NARS, Uzo (ICYMI she shared her advice for the biggest makeup mistakes we’re making here), she wasn’t shy in singing the praises of a select few NARS products.
Now, when it comes to makeup brands, there aren’t many who have a cult following as huge and loyal as NARS. Founded by an actual makeup artist and a true icon in the industry, François Nars, you just know their products will tick all the boxes: on-trend, beautiful finishes, long-lasting, suited to all skin tones. But they sure do have A LOT of products.
So take the expert advice of Uzo herself, who handpicked the top three NARS products she can’t live without.
#1 / NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Uzo reckons concealer is THE one product every woman should own, and the Radiant Creamy Concealer is her favourite. This luminous concealer provides a lightweight-yet-full coverage that hides the appearance of everything from fines lines to dark circles and blemishes. Uzo’s hot tip: “For added staying power, I like to layer it with the Soft Matte Complete Concealer on top.”
#2 / NARS The Multiple
When asked to reveal the best multitasking product she’s ever come across, Uzo didn’t even have to think about it: “Hands down, The Multiple. Nothing beats the translucency of this product and it truly works on eyes, cheeks and lips. It can be used for so many purposed – as an eyeshadow base, under the brow bone and on the cheeks to highlight, to give lipstick or lip gloss additional dimension, and in the collarbones as a highlight.”
#3 / NARS Blush
Uzo never leaves home without blush, and there are few blushes more iconic than the NARS Blush – especially the universally flattering, peachy pink Orgasm shade. In our previous interview, Uzo shared with us how she’d like to see us all reach for a blush over contouring products for a more natural, modern take on the trend, and this blush is perfect for doing just that. The soft-pressed powder (which is available in both matte and shimmer finishes) provides natural, healthy-looking colour for any and all skin tones.
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What are your three Holy Grail makeup products? Let us know in the comments below.
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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.