It feels like an eternity has gone by since I’ve actually been excited about makeup. This past year I’ve skipped practically every step of my makeup routine besides concealer, brows and mascara. However, glow products are one thing I can’t say no to! Like the NARS Summer Solstice Cheek Duo.
A limited edition highlighter and bronzer duo, that houses two shades from NARS’ core range (Ibiza and Laguna). One swipe creates a golden hue with a brown base and with a subtle touch of shimmer.
Although my beauty buying habits have definitely changed this past year. I would still personally purchase this cheek duo because I don’t already have the two core shades (Ibiza and Laguna) in my makeup collection. $60 CAD for a generously sized pan, justifies the price. Aside from my face, I enjoy a subtle sweep of shimmer across my clavicle and surrounding area and this is absolutely beautiful!
The brown base in this cheek duo allows me to “sun sculpt”, eliminating the need for me to use multiple products. This product applies seamlessly with little transfer and is exactly what I needed for mask-friendly makeup
I’ve been playing with the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones Collection for over a month now and have finally sat down to pour out my thoughts. As a non-Game of Thrones watcher, I can’t offer any connections between the show and the products. So this review will be solely on the products themselves! Now, that the pressure is off lol, lets dive in!
You don’t need to be a GOT fanatic to appreciate the insanely intricate details of the packaging.
The eyeshadow palette steers away from the traditional palette design and is in the form of a slide out. A 3D pop up iron throne is housed on the cover of the palette.
Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette contains 20 eyeshadows. Which are divided into four quads representing the different houses from the GOT series. These are highly rich in pigmentation and a dream to work with. As they blend with such ease. Granted the larger than normal size of this palette, it definitely isn’t a travel friendly piece, but who would want to risk travelling with this gem anyways?!? Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette retails for $77 CAD.
Eye pencils are one item that when I find the right formulation, I stick with it. Who wants to deal with tugging and non-creamy formulations when working with such delicate skin around the eyes? Not me, that’s for sure! The 24/7 Glide On Eyepencils provide long lasting, full coverage, bold pigment and more! They are the ideal pencil for your waterline as they are extremely long-wearing! Game of Thrones Eye Pencils retail for $25 CAD.N
Next up are the Vice Lipsticks, which come housed in unique casings. I’ve learned each represent each one of the houses. Available in 4 shades with varying finishes. They have a buttery smooth consistency and provide light to medium coverage.
Vice Lipsticks retail for $23 CAD.
Game of Thrones Dragon’s Dracarys Blood Lip & Cheek Tintis honestly one of my least used products. I don’t often reach for tints and that is because I prefer full coverage products. Although I was intimidated by the deep red colour of the tint, it is actually quite sheer upon application and provides the most subtle amount of colour. It retails for $33 CAD.
Game of Thrones Mother Of Dragons Highlighting Palette comes housed in a unqiue dragon scale design. Housing 3 highlighting shades. The formula of the highlighters are quite fine, which allow for the pigments to sit smoothly on the skin, without enhancing pores and imperfections.
Drogon – icy pink
Viserion – metallic golden nude
Rhaegal – metallic bronze
Game of Thrones Mother Of Dragons Highlighting Palette retails for $45 CAD.
Described as a lightweight, oil-free foundation. It promises to provide a flawless, full coverage finish.
The consistency of the Flawless Fusion Foundation is best described as ‘liquid silk’. That is in all honesty! I wasn’t expecting the opacity and pigmentation that it provided, given its runny, lightweight feel. The Flawless Fusion Foundation dries down to a semi-matte finish.
One point I wish I knew when I was selecting my shade, was that this foundation oxidizes. So, my perfect match would have actually been 1-2 shades lighter than 4W1.
It wears for well over 14 hours and is one of those products that continues to look better with each hour of wear. I did experience some creasing along my nose at the 8 hour mark. However, the coverage remained intact!
For the warmer months, I opt for more ‘breathable’ foundations. However, I don’t like to compromise the coverage in doing that. This truly provides the best of both worlds!