One of the new exciting things to come out of NARS this year is the Matte Multiples collection. A collection of colour sticks that can be used as blush, lipstick, contour, even eyeshadow. Sounds amazing, but for £30 (which is expensive, even for NARS) I had to see if they were worth the price.
There are 7 shades. They can be split into lips and face but there’s nothing stopping you mixing them around.
Here are the swatches I took:
(from left to right:) Cappadoce, Vientaine, Altai (generally considered the contour sticks) and Laos, Exumas, Siam and Anguilla (for lips and blush)
Evidently they are well pigmented, however the pigmentation in Exumas and Anguilla was a bit blotchy, like when you apply a cheap lipstick and there’s lumps of pigmentation and it dries your lips out. This could be because they were a bit dried out themselves from having their lids off, or they might just not be very good.
Cappadoce and Vientaine were also quite blotchy, although they don’t quite have the lumps that Exumas and Anguilla have. And this could be remedied by blending with a beauty sponge.
I kept the swatches on all day to see how well they lasted and this was the result:
Anguilla has almost disappeared and the blotchiness has gotten worse, however the rest have lasted quite well. Which you would expect from NARS. But for £30 EACH I would expect better.
Overall, I wouldn’t buy. If they were even £5 cheaper I would consider it. But even if money was no object, I do not think they’re worth £30.