This summer, NARS introduces three limited edition Survival Kits featuring François Nars’ hand-selected makeup essentials. Survive the summer with these curated sets which have cult classics like Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer to new favorites including Audacious Mascara and Party Girl Lip Gloss – you’ll be armed for every scenario. All packed up and ready for anything!

The mother of all beauty kits, the NARS CULT Survival Kit. Get it at Nordstrom $425 CAD

The mother of all beauty kits, the NARS CULT Survival Kit. Get it at Nordstrom $425 CAD

 

I’m a makeup minimalist and love the idea of a curated makeup collection. Just give me what I need, thank you very much! The giant mother of all beauty collections is the NARS CULT Survival Kit which includes eleven NARS cult-classics: Pandora Duo Eyeshadow, Exhibit A and Orgasm Blush, Laguna Bronzing Powder, Schiap Lipstick, Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, Black Moon Audacious Mascara, Light Reflecting Setting Powder -Pressed, and Monoï Body Glow II. Incredible!

I was challenged to use only the NARS kit for a week and I must say this is the easiest challenge ever and I easily breezed through a week of wearing only these gorgeous goodies!

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missing: NARS Schiapp & Cruella Velvet Matte lippies which I forgot in Toronto. Yes, sometimes I cannot wait to use my products before photographing them!

 

Honestly how have I lived with the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder? I bought a compact a couple years ago but it somehow ended up in my daughter’s makeup bag. When I found it it was all pan, with nothing but the edges intact. I remember sending out a beauty SOS to my fellow bloggers awhile back, polling them on what is the best HD style blurring powder for the purse, in a pressed version if possible. There was no contest and the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder won hand’s down. Trust me when I tell you that as beauty bloggers, we have tried them all. So this is not faint praise. Now that I have it in my purse I can’t imagine being without it. It blots oil and blurs pores and lines without being cakey or overly matte. Seriously how does it do that? How can it add radiance AND mattify simultaneously?

Glowing simple beauty made easy! Look using NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, Laguna Bronzer, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Audacious Mascara, Monoi Body Glow oil and of course, Orgasm Blush.

Glowing simple beauty made easy! Look using NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, Laguna Bronzer, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Audacious Mascara, Monoi Body Glow oil and of course, Orgasm Blush.

 

And NARS Turkish Delight is the PERFECT pale pink lip gloss. I like to apply it over a simple balm to avoid an opaque chalky look. My lips have high colour so diluting a pale shade is necessary.

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NARS Laguna is such a great bronzer! Never muddy, always the perfect tan shade, and easy to blend. Love! It works beautifully with NARS Orgasm for the perfect shade of glow. Add NARS Monoi Glow Oil to my arms and legs and not only is my skin glowing, but I smell like heaven. Perfume notes: the delicious fragrance of Truly Yours Reisa perfume would pair perfectly with NARS Monoi Glow Oil. Add some NARS Audacious Mascara and BOOM – the perfect soft natural look.

 

clockwise from top: NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, Laguna Bronzer, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Audacious Mascara, Monoi Body Glow oil and of course, Orgasm Blush.

clockwise from top: NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, Laguna Bronzer, Turkish Delight Lip Gloss, Audacious Mascara, Monoi Body Glow oil and of course, Orgasm Blush.

There are two smaller kits as well and my daughter chose NARS Survival Kit #1 for herself. She is going to travelling to England and France for the month of August using only a carry-on sized suitcase. Streamlining her beauty products is essential. The NARS #1 kit has literally everything she needs for her trip in a perfect compact and travel sized beauties.

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How perfect is this kit? At $76 CAD you can’t afford to NOT get this!

The NARS Survival Kit #1 includes an essential palette of rich neutrals including Naïad and Kalahari II Eyeshadows, Off Limits and Mata Hari Blushes, Party Girl Lip Gloss, and Black Moon Audacious Mascara. Boom!

This will be accompanying my daughter on her month long travels in England and France using only a piece of carry-on luggage!

This will be accompanying my daughter on her month long travels in England and France using only a piece of carry-on luggage!

 

Get to Nordstrom ASAP as these babies will be flying off the shelves. If you’ve ever wanted to try the NARS line, this is a perfect way to experience this incredible line. The value for these gorgeous cult beauty favourites is unbeatable!

 

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