Today I’ve got two of the NARS Matte Multiples to show you. I’m a fan of the original Multiples and I have two full sizes – Luxor and Puerto Vallarta. I also have a few minis from a holiday set in Orgasm, Copacabana and South Beach. I prefer to use them on the cheeks or the eyes. I don’t like them on the lips.
About NARS Matte Multiples
A modern matte multipurpose makeup stick for lips and cheeks that may be used wet or dry. This innovative formula—the next wave makeup artistry for lips and cheeks—delivers vibrant pops and sensual sunkissed modern matte hues for lips and cheeks. Used dry it delivers a burst of high-impact color; used wet, color melts into skin with an imperceptibly smooth, sheer finish.
“Matte Multiple easily creates a multi-dimensional effect. Start by using it wet over the high points of the cheek for a sheer veil of color. Next, use the same shade applied dry underneath the cheek bone for more intensity.” –Jane Richardson, International Makeup Stylist
Altai – rose bronze
Anguilla – ginger pink
Cappadoce – golden bronze
Exumas – pink apricot
Laos – rose coral
Siam – poppy red
Vientiane – copper bronze
$39 for .26 oz
NARS, Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales
Altai – rose bronze
Anguilla – ginger pink
To me Altai is a brown with peachy-pink tones.
To me Aguilla is a pretty, yellow-toned pink.
Bonus swatch of NARS Luxor. Isn’t it a pretty, glowing pink?
Wearing Altai, Anguilla and Luxor
In the picture above I contoured my cheeks with Altai, then I applied Anguilla as a blush. I highlighted with Luxor.
The matte products are .26 oz vs. the original Multiple of .5 oz, but they’re the same price. That feels like quite a price hike. While on the one hand I have never finished one of my Multiple sticks, so .5 oz lasts forever, I would have rather seen a reduction in price to go with the reduction in amount of product.
Anguilla doesn’t have any shimmer to it. Altai doesn’t have shimmer, but it doesn’t seem to be flat. It almost has like a slightly satiny quality. I think both shades would be flattering on a variety of skintones. Anguilla seems like a great blush shade for spring. I think Altai would be great year round as a contour or bronzer.
I found both Altai and Anguilla to be extremely pigmented. However, they were very easy to apply and to blend out. I applied them from the tube to my cheeks and then blended out with my finger tips. They seemed to meld with my skin. These wore for 8 hours for me (on top of my cc cream and primer) and didn’t show any signs of stopping when I removed my makeup.
Overall, I think the Matte Multiples are a nice addition to the NARS lineup. I just feel they’re expensive for the amount of product that you get.
What do you think of the NARS Matte Multiples? Would you wear them?
I’ve been dying to get my hands on Altai! It looks so gorgeous on you.
It’s really nice
OOO!! I like this look on you. Never seen you like this!
It’s definitely not my daily look
These are so pretty on you.
Sneaky, sneaky companies, giving us less product and charging the same or more money. Stinky.
These are beautiful! And I love your hair!
aww, thank you!
These products look great on you!
You are absolutely glowing with these products on! Beautiful!
Luxor adds a beautiful highlight
that ginger pink is very pretty. You look awesome – love it!
Thank you <3
Those are some beautiful multiples
I’m really impressed
I love how natural these look on you!
Thanks, they blend out easily
I seriously think I need these. You make them look amazing!
Thank you! You can see my tutorial with them linked above
Ooooh Ginger Pink looks great on you!
Ooh, I like the look of Anguilla, but too bad about the price hike.
I always expect to pay more for NARS, but not that much more!
They are beautiful, especially Anguilla. Everyone is really not feeling the packaging/price point, that seems to be most people’s beef with it. I havent tried it yet but want to!
I would love to see what you could do with these!
Anguilla is stunning!
It would be great on you
I like Anguilla. I never could wear the shimmery ones so it’s nice to see these matte shades but the price is very high.
Yeah the price shocked me
Ohh I really like Anguilla!
It’s such a nice spring pink
I like Anguilla, and that wig!
Aguilla is gorgeous!
I wish I knew how to work them
I demo how to apply and blend them in my tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5cGi3ALEhM&list=UUp7wMhEuitabPA-ztRVKMxw
I like Luxor, but the new ones don’t do anything for me. The blonde wig threw me for a loop! lol!
I can imagine!
Anguilla for the win!
I love the rose bronze and there’s something about the multiples that just always looks stunning. But that price hike… not exactly fair, in my opinion. I’m glad you pointed it out because I may not have noticed.
It seems like quite a few companies have done the price hike lately
You are a cute blonde!
Thanks! Blonde isn’t my favorite on me.
I just don’t think it’s worth the money, If they have another item or two for PPP’s I’d be more enthused!
I just got Altai and I’m going to try it out soon. Anguilla looks lovely on you.