Summer NARS

I have absolutely no real excuse or justification for why I haven’t posted in over a month. I’ve just had so much on in my personal life I haven’t had a minute to sit down and type away… which leads me on to this post.

So since I’ve been so busy (with 0% social life), I’ve had to find myself an everyday makeup routine that’s been quick and easy to get on in the mornings and take off in the evenings. Who else thinks removing your makeup in the evenings is such a chore? Not just me right?!

Anyway I’ll stop babbling now. These have not been brand new purchases in fact a few of the items have been re purchases and some rediscoveries. I decided to stick to a brand I knew and was fond of.

I’ll start with the order of my application.

First up is the NARS ‘Pro-Prime’ primer with SPF 30. Now since I have pretty clear unproblematic skin I try not to use foundation on a daily basis, in stead I stick to this to give me the look of evened out clear and smooth skin. Also with SPF 30 it provides some protection from the sun.

NARS 'Pro-Prime' primer

NARS ‘Pro-Prime’ primer

I am aware that traditionally Primers are used to provide a base for foundation to sit on, however being the rebel that I am I have decided to use this instead of a foundation and dare I say it but it works for me!

I know what you’re thinking… How does it cover up and even out the skin tone?

Well this is where my next product comes in to application.

Concealer. Yes you guessed it. It’s Nars radiant creamy concealer.

Now I know this is a cult product for many and it is for me also. I love it! One of the best concealers I have found on the market and believe me I have tried MANY. Like others I find it difficult finding a concealer that;

  1. Matches my skin tone and doesn’t look to grey or orange


2. Doesn’t look too cakey or cracked after half an hour of application

NARS Radient Creamy Concealer

NARS Radient Creamy Concealer

It’s so easy to apply on to dark circles and it blends out really nicely. It’s also quiet easy to remove at the end of the night so I’m not rubbing away at my eyes like a makeup removing obsessed person.

Next up…


For an everyday look I tend to go for something that’s quite light on the eyes for a no make up make up look. This one is perfect to apply to the lower lash line. It seriously does not budge throughout the day.

NARS larger than life eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

NARS larger than life eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

On to the Blusher …

This blush has been one of my absolute favourites for quite a while now. It’s one that I reach for on a daily basis, and I think it suites my olive skin tone perfectly. To apply it I sweep it on with an Eco Tools brush and it lasts the whole day, leaving my cheeks glowing throughout the day.


NARS Blush in Deep Throat

NARS Blush in Deep Throat




Now even though I am more of a lipstick girl, I NEEDED to find something that was low maintenance and would go with every outfit. So this is what I chose and I absolutely love it. ‘Giza’ is a lip-gloss I purchased a few years ago and because of the longevity of it, I only had to replace it early this year. This colour is the perfect nude, peachy colour. It lasts hours and hours and is not sticky at all.

NARS lipgloss 'Giza'

NARS lipgloss ‘Giza’

NARS Giza lipgloss swatch

NARS Giza lipgloss swatch

IMG_4989Here they are my NARS go to makeup picks for an effortless no makeup, makeup look. Oh and my Ray-ban Aviators! Just can’t go anywhere without them!

What are your makeup favourites right now? Are you more of a lipstick girl or a lip-gloss girl? Which Nars products can you not live without?

I’d love to know!


The Five Minute Edit x

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