Early last week, before the expected date, NARS put the Holiday 2011 Color Collection on its Web site. I ordered a few pieces immediately. Advance publicity from NARS about a new Multiple had me on the lookout for it. You could call me a Multiple addict. To this "user," the Multiples are the best-ever NARS creation. My order arrived, and now I'm the happy owner of the G-Spot Multiple ($39).
Before I tell you about this must-have beauty, I have to tell you that I find the name offensive. I'm beyond tired of crudity and nudity in the worlds of fashion and beauty. I have written about the subject before, so my viewpoint will not be a surprise to my regular readers. I also enjoyed the recent discussion about Tom Ford's new collection at The Non-Blonde. I'm not alone in my distaste for vulgarity. I've never been comfortable with the name of NARS's most famous blush and all of its incarnations in other NARS products. Now I have another name to dislike.
Now that my rant is over, I will rave. G-Spot is a gorgeous Multiple. It may be one of the best four of the 14 Multiples currently available. Since I love them all, that's high praise.
NARS' new gold-infused warm rose hue is exquisite. The moment I pulled off the cap, I knew I was going to love it. This Multiple is long on color and short on sparkles, making it perfect for everyday use. It does have a tiny bit of sparkle, but the creamy sparkle gives it an exquisite sheen without a glittery appearance. It is perfectly appropriate for daytime wear by adults.
I took a lot of photos. I was so happy I wanted to bottle my happiness and remember it for years. One of my own photos of G-Spot is shown above right. I think it captures the in-the-tube shade of the creamy G-Spot pretty well.
I took swatch photos at various angles to the mid-day sun to show you the color and finish of this beauty and how beautifully it reflects light. I applied it to my arm heavily and did not blend it. That makes it appear dark, but remember that you can blend the Multiples to create the perfect intensity for your own skin. That's one of the best things about the Multiples. They are easy to apply and blend.
When I applied G-Spot "normally" (meaning lightly and blended) on my face, I was stunned by how perfect the color is. It's a shade that will please everyone, I think - from the palest complexions to the darkest. Don't take my word for it; go look for it and try it! I think you're going to love it.
You can use the Multiples on your cheeks, eyes, lips - basically anywhere. NARS recommends that you apply the Multiples with your fingers to allow the skin's warmth to assist you. You can, but you can also use a brush - or apply the color straight from the tube and then blend with your fingers, a brush, or a sponge. Use G-Spot however you like. It's the perfect mistake-proof multitasker.
No matter what shade you select, the Multiples always provide sheer, natural color. As an extra-added benefit, the Multiples are enriched with vitamin E and açai oil, antioxidants to care for your skin. It's no surprise to the legions of Multiples lovers that they were selected the "Best Overall Highlighter” for InStyle's 2011 Best Beauty Buys, a great choice.
G-Spot, the newest shade of the iconic Multiples, is a huge hit at my house. That means my hoarding instincts have surfaced. I must have at least one more G-Spot. There's the handbag, the desk at work... I'm sure you know the feeling.
I haven't seen the new NARS Holiday 2011 Collection at NARS counters yet, but you can purchase the collection now online. I also purchased Ponderosa, and I'm eying Miss Liberty. I'd like to see Miss Liberty in person before I buy. So, there's more NARS holiday to come here. Stay tuned.
Photos courtesy of NARS and by Best Things in Beauty