nars matte multiple review + how to

2 for the price of one. 

That's exactly what you get with the new Matte Multiple by NARS.

Not only will these babies save you money, they'll also save you a lot of time.

nars matte multiple
The dual purpose tints come in 7 shades : the brighter ones, primarily used as lipstick/creme blush come in vibrant reds, oranges and pinks. They are highly pigmented and glide on easily. All it takes is one swipe and you have more than enough product.

The browns are used for contouring although they can also be used as lipstick to create a nude lip, just top with lipgloss. The effect is catwalk worthy and natural looking unlike when you use regular concealer.

nars matte multiple swatches
At the official launch held at SEDA Hotel in BGC a few days ago, NARS International Make-up Artist, Janice Daoud, demonstrated just how simple and easy they are to use on our lips and cheeks.

nars make up artist janice daoud
According to her, the best way to apply it on your face is by using your fingertips. The heat generated by your body helps blend the product better.

With the wide variety of shades to choose from, there's no end to the number of looks you can achieve.  For a fresh, everyday look, go with Laos - it is also the shade that is most friendly on all skintones. For a flushed look, apply some bright Siam on your cheeks. It's also fun to mix and match different shades.

Just like all things NARS, the new Matte Multiple are long-wearing so you're guaranteed to have a beautiful sun-kissed look all day.

nars matte multiple tutorial
They can also be used wet or dry.

Use wet for a rich and vivid finish, dry for a soft yet vibrant matte effect.

When it comes to contouring, Janice swears by the open palm to the face cheat method as seen below:

nars matte multiples tutorial
I myself am a bit afraid to try the more advanced techniques used for contouring but Janice did make it seem really simple to achieve with Matte Multiple and I've always wanted to try that polished Hollywood look just like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez :P She just dabbed a bit on, blended and topped with some pretty cheek color, simple enough that I think most of us can manage to achieve.

And besides, founder and creative director Francois Nars says: "It's only make-up, don't be afraid to experiment and try new things. Stick with what feels comfortable for you, break the rules, if you make a mistake, you can always just wash it off!"

nars matte multiples
To Achieve the NARS Matte Multiple Signature Look by Francois Nars, Follow These Steps:
  1. Prep with Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and perfect with Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in St. Moritz
  2. Use Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger  to cover and blend any imperfections.
  3. Next, apply Cappadoce Matte Multiple directly to the hollows of the cheekbone then blend outwards with fingertips to contour the cheeks and lend skin a matte, sun-kissed look.
  4. Follow with Anguilla Matte Multiple to the apples of the cheeks for a fresh, rosy flush with a smooth, seamless finish.
For the Eyes:
  1. Apply a thick line of Mambo Eyeliner Pencil directly to your bare upper lash line and blend up to the brow bone to create a soft, smoky brown base.
  2. Next, both shades of Portobello Duo Eyeshadow were swept across the eyelid and along the lower lash line for a dramatic and sultry effect.
  3. Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner defines the upper and lower lash lines connecting at both the inner and outer corners of the eye.
  4. Apply two coats of Larger than Life® Volumizing Mascara on lashes. 
  5. Finally, definte brows with Brow Perfector in Salzbourg then set with Brow Gel in Oural
To complete the look, apply Matte Multiple in Exumas over entire lip and blend with fingertip to a soft finish.

The new Matte Multiples by NARS retail for P2250 and will be available on counter at all Rustans Department Stores this April, 2014