I love NARS. The formulations and the sophisticated studio on Melrose Avenue just scream luxury to me. So when they invited me to host a session and invite my friends – how could I refuse?
We were greeted with prism face masks by @aura_lite and champagne by @mummnapa. Then the uber handsome Kjord ushered us into the back where 6 makeup stations were set up just for us. Raquel Grijalva, NARS Lead Trainer of Artistry & Education, then gave us a totally customized 2-hour class with NARS’ teammates Brandon and Kjord on deck to help out so everyone got all of their questions answered and colors customized. Here’s what we loved:
Stephanie, Special Events Pro, loved the skin care regime prior to putting on our makeup. Raquel called the NARS skincare kind of the best kept secret – and hammered home the importance of a good canvas to flawless makeup application. Stephanie’s Favorite Product: Restorative Night Treatment $85
Shaune, Lawyer, said her favorite tip was getting her eyeshadow into her crease so it blended well and looked natural. She also really loved how her skin “looked like porcelain.” The Smooth & Protect primer was key to that and get this, it has an SPF 50.
Michele, Celebrity Event Planner, fell in love with the Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover $25 as did I. She was also able to replace a bottle of her NARS Foundation that had broken on her last flight. This week, she was headed to Dubai as her work creating Kat Von D’s dream wedding was up for another international award, so it was a perfect time to replace it.
As for me? I’m kind of a NARS addict at the moment. Plus, the packaging is so beautiful that these are the pieces that tend to stay out on my Vanity Area. My favorites at the moment are my Sheer Glow Foundation in Vanuatu $47 that I wear daily, but I also have the same shade in the Natural Radiant formula for when I want more coverage. Raquel also turned me onto their Creamy Concealer in Honey $30, which cancels out any under eye darkness due to its pink tone, allowing anything brighter I layer on top of it to really pop. I also scored the whole skincare line, so tuned for that, and of course, I have multiples of the celebrity-loved NARS Orgasm Blush, because you know – a girl can never have too many.
PS If you want to host your own luxury workshop for clients, friends or a bridal party – reach out to the team at NARS on Melrose. You can also go in for your own individual makeover $100 – all redeemable in product. That’s one of my favorite beauty hacks when I’m getting ready for an event.
I also gifted all my babes with our Best Selling Dark Platinum Travel Vanity $79 because I know they are all busy and we all need perfect light in our lives. Michele was especially grateful as she heads off to Dubai, I asked her to drop by Bloomingdale’s and check out Vanity Girl GCC!