NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Polynesia: Preview

If you came to this page previously and there was only a picture, I apologize. I jumped the gun a bit.

However, released today in an article for W magazine is a promo shot from NARS of a model of color wearing their new Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer in the color Polynesia.


NARS model wearing the Pure Radiant tinted moisturizer in Polynesia (NARS Cactus Flower cream blush on cheeks!)

Now look at a photo of a look I did this morning but I’m wearing Tarte Cosmetics Full Coverage Amazonian 12 hour waterproof foundation in ‘Deep’ (with Too Faced Aqua Bunny on top). We look similar in skin tone, no?


Me wearing Tarte Cosmetics full coverage 12 hr foundation in 'Deep' w/ MAC Hot Tahiti on lips

NARS Pure Radiant tinted moisturizers are available for sale now exclusively at I’ve ordered Polynesia so in a few days I’ll be able to review it.  NARS is planning to launch this product at other stores (i.e. Sephora) in the coming months and International later this year.  As always I will keep you posted.

Happy shopping!

Lust Must: Tom Ford lipstick

Tom Ford knows how to seduce a girl.

The beauty world is abuzz about Tom Ford‘s very exclusive, very expensive beauty collection. His lipsticks, priced at $48 each go on so smooth and seductive, it will have you digging through your purse for the money or plotting how to beg, borrow or steal to get one. I haven’t bought yet but had the fortune of swatching a few at Neiman Marcus last week.


From top on NW43 skin: Black Orchid, Violet Fatale, True Coral

Jam packed with murumuru butter, these lipsticks are VERY moisturizing. I daresay that even with the lighter color offerings you would get a ‘my lips but better’ look alone or w/ lip liner for more emphasis, than the dreaded Tyrone Biggums look.

Are these lipsticks worth the price? Tom Ford is a couture label with the associated high quality inference so worth isn’t the issue here. Is it worthy of its price. Definitely yes! But I feel Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique offers just as pigmented a range for only $35 and you get the cool Bond Girl single hand opening mechanism that seduces geek girls like me.

My faves? Definitely Violet Fatale and True Coral. Black Orchid is nice but Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique in ‘Nuit d’Amour’ is about the same shade and lasts longer.


Black Orchid


Black Orchid lipstick by Tom Ford with Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #23 (grass green)