Tuesday, October 18, 2011

NARS Holiday 2011 G-Spot Multiple

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

23 comments:

Victoria said...

This looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it. I feel the same as you about the name though and feel it is unnecessary.

pinkribbons said...

I don't understand why NARS would think women would find 'G-Spot' an attractive name for their product.
I'm a NARS fan but seriously they can come up with something with more class than this.

All things aside, I think this would be a great product. I will probably end up getting a hold of this but only because I think the colour is beautiful.

Rachel said...

G spot and orgasm don't bother me as much as names that mock disabilities and assume that everyone's skin tone is Not Dark and glorify eating disorders. But I see where you're coming from completely.

Charlestongirl said...

Victoria, it is fabulous. We are just going to have to overlook its unfortunate name. Why is it always the men who come up with this lame stuff?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Pinkribbons!

No class at all. I'm very disappointed with NARS. However, he got away with Orgasm, the most popular shade in his stable, so I guess he's taking it (crass) to the next level.

Unfortunately, this is a world-class color, making it a must-have. I decided I had to have it, regardless of its tasteless name.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Rachel,

Don't get me going...it will be a serious rant! LOL

Rachel said...

Hee. I hear you. If crayola can catch on, why can't makeup companies?

mamavalveeta03 said...

I used to have to sell the popular NARS products that you are referring to, and let me tell you, you always hoped that the customer had a rip-roaring sense of humor, because if she didn't....But I think he's gone too far with this name. Unappealing, ridiculous, and it really denigrates the quality of said product. This seems like something Urban Decay or MAC would come up with. How about a movie name, Francois???

mamavalveeta03 said...

And, now that I'm on my rant: How does he know a G-spot from a sun-spot? He's a gay MAN!!!

xiao said...

Oh that IS pretty. *adds to list*

LoveSugarBabyDoll said...

i love NARS products for so many reasons- but honestly could do without some of these names. My god daughter has a friend whose mother bought her orgasm blush- when they were in junior high! she desperately wanted one and i put my foot down and said i would not buy her any makeup with names that i wouldn't want her to repeat to her grandmother. (i am also not sure a 13 year old needs high end cosmetics? ) i got her some lipgloss and an itunes gift card- all was well.

i do love mulitples- i recently got a portifino/malibu GWP and was pleasantly surprised as i may never have tried those colors. i'll have to peruse the NARS counter this week.

Charlestongirl said...

MamaVal. I was reluctant to mention that, but since you did...

You gotta wonder why a lot of the vulgarity comes from that direction. Surely all gay, male fashion types don't have such cavalier attitudes toward the offensive! I know my gay friends don't.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi xiao,

Needs to be on the list! Truly lovely color. I've decided to take a Sharppie pen and obliterate the name on mine. I'll call it something pretty like Western Rose (to go with Ponderosa).

Charlestongirl said...

LSBD, can you imagine that kid going to school and bragging about the Orgasm she got over the weekend? Would set a few bystanders on edge. Perhaps the police would be called to investigate child abuse.

Anonymous said...

Could you share what your 4 top "The Multiples" would be. You appear to have coloring similar to mine and I have always been intrigued by The Multiples, but have never bought any.

Peach said...

Thank you for posting these ! These are truly gorgeous colors.....

However, if I may share, I have been doing the autumn rounds of cosmetics stores in Europe these past few days and the lipsticks for autumn are either dark red or bright red. I sure hope I get to acquire the NARS lipsticks you just wrote about !

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anonymous,

A the top of my list, you'll find Copacabana, Orgasm, Luxor, and Maldives. And now G-Spot. I love others too, but those are all reach-for shades for me. Laguna is a very nice bronzer. I really love them all, but I would go with the first four I named.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Peach,

Have fun shopping!

Anonymous said...

Agree on the name. It doesn't ruin my love of the product, but someone needs to tell NARS that clinical or porny names are not a good sales technique. The brand is supposed to be sophisticated, yet some of these names remind me of kids being impressed by naughty words. If you want to suggest sex, be subtle and sensual.

And with that off my chest - I am definitely buying this tomorrow!

katie said...

Despite the tacky name, I am considering purchasing.....though I already have Maui and they look quite similar. Is it worth having both?

Jane said...

It's just coarse. Those hoary old Victorians seem to be right about letting standards slide - we've slid right into a pile of something, that's for sure! At least it isn't the disgustingly name Illamasqua nail polish; I will spare you reading that name again. Eww.

Charlestongirl said...

Katie, it's really different. Go check it out at the store, and you'll see.

Charlestongirl said...

Hey Jane, thanks for sparing us. Since I wrote this, I've seen some other pretty nasty names. Why does ANYONE think they are enticing? Are they aimed at a generation that is unshockable?