As soon as I heard Glossybox were releasing a limited edition NARS box I knew I had to have one and put my name down on the list. On the day of release (the 16th) I was one of the lucky people who managed to secure one despite the issues with their website.
To my knowledge NARS haven’t really been featured in beauty boxes before so this is a very exciting collaboration!
The box its self is matte black just like all NARS packaging and has the logo on the front side with the usual Glossybox logo on the lid. Inside the tissue paper is also black and it was all tied together with a black NARS printed ribbon which I’ll be sure to keep!
What’s in the box?
All of the products are luxury travel sized, they are quite generous samples especially The Multiple. They are all gorgeous miniatures of the full sizes, no detail has been missed has been in the making of these little wonders.
Blush in ‘Orgasm’
A NARS cult classic this is one of my absolute favourite NARS products so it’s great to see it made it into the box. ‘Orgasm’ gives a natural flush which can be built up for the evening if you wish. Has a very subtle and natural looking highlighty quality to it, truly a product worthy of the hype surrounding it.
The Multiple in ‘Orgasm’
The Multiple is a cream product designed to be used for cheeks, lips, eyes and even body this is also in the iconic shade of ‘Orgasm’.
I’ve found it works best if I warm it a little on the back of my hand before applying to my cheeks for a gorgeous natural looking flush. It also works well on the lips but I don’t think I’ll be trying this shade on my eyes. I’m planning on trying out pairing it with the blush for an evening look.
NARS recently wiped out their entire mascara range and replaced with just this one product so I’m glad this was included as I’ve been wanting to try it out. The wand is apparently designed to have “over 200 moulded bristles and lengthening hooks” to catch the lashes and coat them fully from root to tip. The mascara lengthens the lashes and as it’s not a waterproof formula it’s very easy to remove at the end of the day. I didn’t experience too much, if any, fallout which is surprisingly good for a regular (non-waterproof) mascara. I found it a little clumpy and probably won’t be switching from my usual products.
Larger Than Life Eyeliner in ‘Via Veneto’
A long wearing product is just what is needed at this time of year – party season means lots of late nights and full faces of make-up! ‘Via Veneto’ is a black pencil with a smooth application and very easy to use. I’m happy to say that in my short experience of this pencil it did not smudge or budge an inch in the time I was wearing it and I look forward to continuing using it.
Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Rikugien ‘
This is my first lip pencil from NARS and I will definitely be adding more of these to my collection after using this one. ‘Rikugien’ is a very natural looking shade on me, slightly sheer but not too much so. This feels very comfortable to wear and lasts well. A good shade for no-makeup-makeup looks.
Overall I’m very pleased with this box and will be keeping all of the products, I hope Glossybox do more of these high end collaborations in the future. They’ve really set the bar high with this box!
Did you manage to get your hands on one before they sold out?