Hi guys, I hauled some of the Final Cut collection (exclusive to Nordstrom). I just wanted to mention what I got and put up some reviews in case you were eyeing this one.
I grabbed three blushes and two satin lip pencils. I got the blushes in Love, New Attitude and, Final Cut. The satin lip pencils I got are Descanso and Torres Del Paine. They were just the colors that were most appealing to me, reviews below!
I got two matchy-matchy sets. They are: Love and Descanso, Final Cut and Torres Del Paine.
For my first set, I really love the color of Love and the matching Satin Lip Pencil, Descanso. They are a dusty rose color that looks really natural and lovely (ha!) on my skin tone. I found Love blush to have a really nice texture and blend well. It also lasted all day on my oily skin. I also really love the formula of the Satin Lip Pencils, they are creamy without being too drying or too glossy, so they look pretty and natural.
My second matchy-matchy set, Final Cut blush and Torres Del Paine Satin Lip Pencil, are more of a peachy/orange duo.
I love these colors! I really like orange on my skin tone, but if you don’t I would skip the Satin Lip Pencil here, since it came off very orange on me. I found Final Cut a bit powdery, so when I put my brush in the pan it kicked up a bunch of powder. Just be careful and you shouldn’t loose too much product. Thankfully, the powderiness (is that a word? now it is.) did not transfer to the skin, and it looks really lovely on. This one was also the most pigmented of the three blushes I picked up. Torres Del Paine behaved just like Descanso, that is to say, really nicely. I really love this formula from NARS, and now I want to pick up a bunch more!
Now for the swatches:
The last blush I picked up was New Attitude. This is a cool toned pink, but it has a nice tone to it (its not too pale, so it won’t wash you out). I found this to be the least pigmented blush of the three, but it builds really nicely on the skin. It would be a good pick if you like natural looking pink cheeks.
Overall, I really love this collection. I think the pieces I got are great quality and, I love this color palette with Valentines day and Spring around the corner. I think its lovely that NARS came out with matching lip/cheek colors, since that creates a romantic, put together look. None of the shades go too sweet though, so you won’t feel childish in your pretty pinks and peaches.
You can get this collection exclusively at Nordstrom or online. The blushes are $29 each and the Satin Lip Pencils are $25.
The rundown: As all around