Friday Find: The Multiple by NARS
When it comes to make-up, I tend to stick to drugstore brands like Cover Girl and my recent inexpensive Korean finds like Innisfree or Etude House. They just seem like good value. I can feel pretty and still have a few dollars left in my wallet. However, when I found myself in a Sephora on the mainland recently (the chain won’t make the jump across the gulf to Newfoundland until this August) I decided to take a chance and splurge on The Multiple by NARS. While not outrageously expensive, it was high-end compared to my usual budget. I had a feeling though that it would make a great addition to my travel make-up kit.
What makes this a great travel product is how multi-purpose it is. Cheek, eye and lip colour all in one chunky black container. It also helps cushion the blow of dropping $50 on one item since it’s like buying three different things.
The Multiple has a shimmery, creamy texture that blends well as a blush. As an eye and lip colour that same texture means it doesn’t have a ton of staying power but if you’re concerned, the container is small enough to fit in your purse for a mid-day touch-up.
While at first I thought it would be odd to wear the same colour all over my face, it actually works out quite well. The colour blended into my cheeks looks different than on my lips. Lips and eyes are far enough apart that you can’t really tell that they’re the same. I picked it up in Riviera, a shimmery pink that’s on the bright side, which give me a fresh, awake daytime look. If you don’t like the shimmer of the original, NARS has just released a matte version of Multiple.
Combine the Multiple with my other favourite multi-purpose beauty product, BB cream, and you’ve got a full, basic face in just two tubes. You can’t get a whole lot more efficient than that.
Have you tried The Multiple? Did it make the grade for great travel beauty?
Note: I purchased this with my own cash and no one asked me to review it in any way or to walk out of the store with a rainbow on my arm from trying to pick the right shade.