Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review Of the Day: Nars Hungry Heart Highlighting Blush Duo

The NARS Hungry Heart Highlighting Blush Duo($38 for 0.35 oz) is a illuminating duo that is perfect for highlighting those pretty little cheekbones of yours. This duo includes a beige colored illuminator(on the left), and a baby pink colored illuminator(on the right). Both these illuminators have gold shimmers embedded in them.
First, the close up:


As you can see, these two illuminators are quite sheer in color, but are jam packed with those gorgeous gold glitters.

This product is packaged in the notorious Nars rubber textured compacts. Although I absolutely love how Nars compacts look, I must admit that the rubber texture is like a magnet for dirt and grime, making it very easy for the compact to start looking very disgusting. The rubber texture also makes it very hard to clean.

Nars is best known for their pigmented blushes and rauchy names, but they have also made a name for themselves as being some of the biggest glitter whores I have ever met. This product is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you are not a fan of glitter, I would definitely get a restraining order on this product. If this product is not applied with a light hand, you will end up looking like the glitter monster vomitted all over your face. Having said that, I must say that I definitely have a soft spot for this product. After doing my fair share of research(watching youtube vids, reading reviews, and searching the web for pictures/swatches), I was certain that this product would just be plain glitter all over the face. But to tell you the truth, when I finally went to the stores and had a chance to swatch it, I fell in love. Although this product definitely has more glitter than most products, it also has a special little something, that leaves behind a nice illumination when applied. For those adventurous enough, this is definitely a fun product to try.

For $38 dollars, it's like getting two different illuminators for $19 dollars each. Compared to the normal price of $26 dollars for a Nars blush, it's like a savings of $14. Now, is $38 dollars for a product expensive? Hellz ya, being that most people don't cross the $20 dollar line when it comes to cosmetics. So, overall price is definitely kind of steep.

Overall:This is definitely not a staple in my makeup collection, and although I do love this product, I do not recommend this to makeup beginners, being that this isn't in any way a holy grail product for me. This is definitely a fun product to try, not so much a must have item.

Skip, Try, or Buy?try.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


"What interests me is character. I've always been attracted to faces with personality, strength and a unique quality. That is beauty."
-Francois Nars

I have always been intriqued by makeup, even when I was young. I remember when I was five and I got into my moms makeup drawer, putting on every product I could get my chubby fingers on. It definitely wasn't the best look for me. haha my mom was also NOT happy about the fact that I decided to wipe off all the makeup using her white towels. Let's just say from then on, her makeup drawer was off limits to me. But ever since then, I developed a fascination for makeup. :) Anyhoo, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jessica and I am of asian descent, 3/4 chinese and 1/4 mongolian. I named this blog Isnt{Shi}Lovely, as a play on my last name, which is Shi. I chose this name because I feel that every girl is beautiful and that makeup is just the celebration of our beauty. As Francois Nars said best, beauty is all about character and that unique quality each of us have. I hope to have this blog filled with fun entries that are both useful to newbies to makeup and intriquing for veterans of the makeup world. I will be making entries of product reviews, product swatches, different makeup dupes, tutorials, and much much more. I can't wait to venture on this journey, and I hope to be able to share this experience with each and every one of you.

<3 much much love