Some NARS Stuff

Hey guys, this is a long overdue post. I meant to write about this erm, many moons ago. I bought these on my trip to Penang in March and I have been enjoying them once in a while. It was the first time I visited the NARS store at Gurney Plaza, and a pretty lady called J’vy served me. She was full of smiles and was very helpful. It’s the first time in a long time I encountered a non condescending SA who genuinely wanted to help. After I left for home, I even received an SMS from her to ask if everything was OK. I never went back there, since I hardly leave my hometown nowadays, but I received a Happy Birthday message from her. Whatever you’re doing NARS, she’s definitely doing right by you 🙂






The main thing I wanted to get was Charlotte. It’s sold out most of the time, so I guess I must have been lucky. I got rid of my Burberry Lip Velvets because the scent puts me off using them, and Charlotte looks close enough to the colours I lost. Then an eye shadow duo caught my eye. It’s an oldie called Isolde. They are 2 golden shades, with one looking like rose gold, and the other reddened rusty gold. I love both and the texture is beautiful too.



Isolde swatches



I replenished the eye primer which I used up, and I got the right shade of concealer which is in Vanilla. I’m not going to talk about the concealer or the eye primer, because I have reviewed them before. Here’s how they look on me. The reddened gold on the lids and the rose gold on my lower lash line.



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After I took these photos, I wanted to go out so I removed the lipstick and replaced it with Urban Decay’s Ex Girlfriend. It’s the perfect day time lipstick for me with the right amount of pink and beige. Here’s how it looks.






So there you go. A short post for today. Hope you enjoyed it!



xoxo Lily




  • Emma Bovary

    That is such great customer service, wow! I really like the look of a lot of the Nars duos but only have two of them, and one of their palettes they brought out (which I haven’t used in such a long time!) I love those shadows on you, very flattering

    • Lily

      Thank you Emma! I only have another duo which is Surabaya. I am expecting to depot them in a few years after the case melts on me. Lol!

  • Such amazing customer service is very rare in Malaysia, don’t think I’ve encountered any when I was living there so good on her. Isolde is really pretty but I think I have a few shades that are similar to it (I have too many neutrals) so I never bothered picking it up. Charlotte on the other hand is so pretty! It looks similar to the cult favourite Rimmel 107?

    • Lily

      I know right? Most of them are so pushy! Oh, I hate those at Chanel. The very worst are gathered there. Hahaha! Rimmel pulled out from Malaysia, so I wouldn’t know what 107 looks like on me!! My skin tone tends to pull out the pinks in lipsticks so sometimes, when a lipstick looks beige on someone else, it’ll look pink on me.

  • You look so GOOD in warm browns lady! And I love Charlotte on you! I think it pulls a bit pinker on you than it does on me, but then again I haven’t worn it lately since it is a fall shade for me. To be honest, I’ve been more enamoured with the UD lipsticks I have right now haha BUT I heard there are some new shades coming out in the Audacious line so YAY.

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy! Yes, I tend to pull out all the pinks in lipstick. It’s my skin tone, dude! The UD vice lipsticks aren’t launched here yet. I’d want to see for myself what the fuss is all about! LOL!

      • You sure do! I wish I could do that haha! And YES, I hope they get there soon, I think you will LOVE them!

        • Lily

          I just received word that the launch of these lipsticks will be delayed. Wonder why. Oh well, no hurry. I’ll be sure to check them out!

  • Heeeeey, that looks HOT, LILY. Hahaha. I love it! I want to pull out some warm bronzes and golds, now. But then I feel too autumn-y, lol. I know bronzy shades are summery, too, but somehow I always go overboard and add some copper and then red and then boom, full on fall look again, LOL.

    • Lily

      It does look autumny doesn’t it? But hey, you know, those of us who live in the tropics don’t really care. We wear whatever colours as the mood strikes. It’s bloody hot here all the time 🙂

  • Liz

    Great, classic colours! Glad you had fun at NARS. 🙂

    • Lily

      Never thought customer service like that still exists. Guess I’m easily impressed too!