Sunday Stash Shopping #31: NARS Surabaya

I didn’t procrastinate! I aimed to post the look today and I actually got off my butt and did it. LOL! I was sitting in my room on Friday afternoon while Ashlyn was taking her bath, and I debated if I should just put on a whole face of makeup just to take it off after taking the photos. I did, and Ashlyn gave me weird looks, saying “Mom, are we going anywhere?” No, I said. I’m just taking photos. She shrugged and went about playing with bubbles. Anyway, here is the look I came up using NARS Surabaya. I used the reddish brown all over my lids, and the coppery brown on the outer corner, taking it down to the lower lash line. I used 2 different lip colours to show you how different it can be. Here are the products used.


products used


For blush, I chose a slight hint of pink (Burberry Peony) so my face doesn’t look too washed out and for lips, I used Rouge Dior Nude Grege for one look and Estee Lauder Ruby Glow for the other look. Up close, the eyes look like this. I lined my eyes using grey liner instead of black, and on the inner half of my bottom lash line, I used Urban Decay Underground to line my eyes. I also applied loads of mascara because I didn’t want to put on false lashes. See? Surabaya is not very red on me, is it?


eyes up close


First up, here is Surabaya paired with a nude lip.


nude lip


And here, I paired it with a deep blood red for that super extra punch.


red lip


Which lip pairing did you like more? I think the second look is a little more editorial while the nude lip is more wearable, don’t you think? I prefer to wear bold lips with nothing but black liner on my eyes, but I thought it would be fun just to try it out for this post 🙂 I also like to wear Surabaya more subtly, without winging out the liner that much. To be honest, this is less red than Clinique Black Honey. Definitely more wearable, and if you’re looking for that reddish brown that doesn’t make you look bloodshot, give this a try 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this! Happy Sunday 🙂


xoxo Lily