My BEST Highlighter(s) of 2017

I’m obsessed….

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Both NARS Palette Swatches (Blanc de Sable & Bord de Plage 2017

…. and am very happy by the products that NARS has released in 2017, especially their highlighters.  The formula is on point with the two fabulous palettes that come out:  the Blanc de Sable & the Bord de Plage.

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NARS Blac de Sable & Bord de Plage

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NARS Amazing Highlighter Palettes

At first, I was not going to purchase either of them, then I saw the hype it was receiving by the beauty gurus saying OMG “the Blanc de Sable is next level in highlighting and that I need to need come out and set up camp with them down at the NARS head quarters”, lol.   This was back in February 2017, so of course, I went to the Sephora website put the NARS Blanc De Sable highlighter palette in my cart, pressed purchased and got my receipt.  

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NARS Blanc De Sable Highlighter

Honestly, when I first used it, I was not that impressed and thought “mehh, just another highlight”.  However, after playing with it for a while, I noticed I was reaching for this palette more and more.  I thought to myself one day “damn this is good” as I looked at myself in my mirror.

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NARS Highlighting Gorgeousness

It gave my cheeks that lil extra something, did not accent my cheek texture nor was it thick and chunky.  It applies very evenly, has a smooth finish, I can build it up from a soft finish to a more intense shine and stays on all day.  So of course, it soon became my most used highlighter and kick all my current highlighters to the curb.

Now, just as I was so sure I was not going to need another highlighter ever again, NARS released the Bord De Plage Highlighter & Bronzing Palette.  Well for peat sakes, there I am once again, heading over to the Sephora website, adding the palette to my cart, purchasing it and there I remain on the NARS highlighting train.  I’ve been on the NARS highlighting train for almost a year and I have no plans on jumping off yet.  Although, I have made some pit stops here and there but I’ve always returned on my original route to NARS head quarters.

The Bord De Plage palette released in July 2017 and has 4 highlighters and 2 bronzing shades.  Granted it has some already released shades and some newer shades, which does not bother me in the least.

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Bord de Plage Highlighter & Bronzer

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It’s the formula that I was after because it’s simply phenomenal.  Since I have set up camp here at NARS head quarters, I have noticed that the formula in both the Blanc De Sable and the Bord De Plage are very similar, if not exact.  I’m mean, WOW!  I’m not into checking ingredient list on products, my research is based on use of product.  Each day I wake up and feel anxious as I know I will using my fav palettes and will use one or both to highlight or bronze.  I then give a wave to the NARS staff and salute them for creating the best highlighters for 2017.

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I am very pleased with both palettes, my best highlighter for 2017, and I look forward to seeing what else NARS releases for 2018.

Beauty Native Style

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HARD CANDY COSMETICS

Blushes & Highlighters

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I just wanted to share my recent haul of Hard Candy products that I picked up at Walmart last week.  The items that caught my eye first were the Blushes and Highlighters.  These really stood out and deserved a closer look.  The first two items that I picked up were the 3 x a Lady and 3 x a Charm Blush, Bronzer and High Lighter trio.

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I like the consistency of this product, they feel smooth and blend nicely together or individually.  The colors are fabulously rich and pigmented.  I’m really liking the blush colors in each of the trios as they seem to be unique and add a richness to my dull complexion.  As Spring slowly makes its arrival, I think these two trios will find some love as I learn how to adjust each one to my makeup routine.

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The Hard Candy Ombre Baked Blush – Glow All The Way was just to pretty to pass up so of course I added it to my cart.  I must say that the lighter part of the blush is simply amazing and can be a built up for a bolder application or be amazingly light with just one soft swish.  I may have to hide this one away from one of my daughters who just loves a highlighter, lol.

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The last of the Hard Candy products that I picked up was the So Baked Bronzer in Tiki.  This is a very light soft bronzer that can leave a light warm hint of shimmer with out being to over the top.  I wore it today as a highlighter and wow was I every impressed at the soft glow.  I love it.  It blended well with all the other products that I wore today and will be definitely be adding it to my routine going forward into spring

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I do not know if Hard Candy is only sold at Walmarts as I have not seen them anywhere else.  If you know of any other places that Hard Candy can be purchased, please comment down below.  With that, bye for now and stay fabulous.

Beauty Native Style