Makeup and Beauty Product Reviews and Swatches

The Multiple has always been one of the cult products in the beauty industry and now NARS has combined two Multiples in a compact to give you the Multiple Duo ($45) that is available only for a limited period of time.

Encased in the NARS signature black, mirrored compact about the size of the Holiday eyeshadow palette (which I <3 btw), the Multiple Duo can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks. All colors are super lightweight, great to blend and create such a nice, subtle glow to the face.

I have Orgasm/South Beach, which consists of a shimmery peachy pink paired with a shimmery apricot. While Orgasm looks great as a blush on my NC30 skin, I find South Beach to be the winner in this pair. It looks great as a wash on the eyelids, on the hollows of the cheeks for just the right amount of contouring and along the bridge of the nose as a highlighter.

If you don’t want to fork out $51 for Guerlain’s Meteorites Powder, check out Presciptives’ Winter Reflections All-Over Highlighter ($35) from its Aglow Holiday 2008 collection.

The All-Over Highlighter comes in a container about the size of my palm and contains different-sized powder pearls in medium pink, golden peach and white. Not only are the little balls pretty to look at but they contain uber fine shimmer to create an all-over glow that is so pretty without looking over the top.

I love using the pink ones on the cheeks as a blush and the white and golden peach ones down my nose as a highlighter. Alternatively, I swirl my brush over all of them and apply all over for a subtle, glowy look.

Unlike the Meteorites, these powder pearls are highly pigmented so remember to tap off excess and apply sparingly.

More pictures after the jump!

NARS Firming FoundationAt $50 a pop, NARS Firming Foundation is definitely not your every day foundation. It contains a patented Polypeptide Firming Complex, Gatuline RP, brown algae, organic gotu kola, boswellia along with Vitamin C to reduce inflammation, relax facial muscles and promote collagen production meaning you can be wearing makeup and slowing down the aging process at the same time.

After MAC Couture and The Stylistics, comes MAC’s third annual couture collection, Monogram. Like the previous collections, all products are limited edition and come in a super luxe, over-the-top packaging. The collection is available at all MAC stores, Saks locations, select Nordstrom locations and Henri Bendels and http://www.maccosmetics.com.