Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Naughty Can Be Nice: NARS G Spot Multiple

Let's just get it out there: I'm not the biggest fan of the name of NARS's most recent release. While Orgasm has somehow become pleasant over the years, I'm not sure I'll ever get used to calling one of my cosmetics G Spot. And what's a girl to do when asked what she's wearing on her cheeks in polite company, or at the office for that matter? Especially given the fact that this Multiple that I was very reluctant to purchase due to the name has become one of my absolute favorites.

It's been shamefully long since I've posted a FOTD. What better time to post one than following the discovery of a new HG product?
(Forgive the lion's mane of untamed hair, the cold weather has that effect on me.)

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Palette
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW30
SKIN 79 Super+ BB Cream
MAC MSF Natural Medium 
NARS G Spot Multiple
MAC Snow Globe Beauty Powder (as a highlight)

Per-f├ękt Brow Perfection Gel Caramel
Buxom Stay There Shadow in Collie
Wet n' Wild Nutty
MAC Penultimate Liner Black
Wet n' Wild Bronze Liner (freebie with Baked Not Fried palette) 
MUFE Smoky Lash

NARS G Spot Multiple (as lipstick)
NARS Oasis Gloss

Though the name may make me blush a bit, the effect the Multiple has on my cheek leaves little room for natural improvement. This dark rose shade is absolutely perfect for the autumn and winter months as it adds a deep flush to the cheeks that lasts all day. 

It's difficult to capture just what's so special about G Spot by only photographing it in the tube and blended as one would wear it on the skin. A heavier swatch (below) reveals the deep rose shade that almost verges on plum, and the fine milled gold shimmer (barely detectable when applied) that makes the color that much more luminous. 

When blended, G Spot is no longer overtly shimmery, but retains the same level of luminosity. I find that this Multiple gives me the look of having just walked in from the cold with some added oomph that's just perfect for the holiday season.

Did I mention how easy this is to blend? The only other Multiples I own are more gel like in texture (Turks & Caicos, Beverly Hills) so I was astonished at just how cream to powder the finish of this product is. Not only can I blend it seamlessly with my fingers, but the slightest swipe of a brush blends the Multiple as though it were a powder product all along.

I find that G Spot suits my complexion beautifully; however, I'm not alone. Xiao of Messy Wands and Tali of The Gloss Goss have both raved about the product, and have captured the Multiple's warmth on their respective skin tones. I completely agree with Xiao: this is a universally flattering, multi-use (depending on your preferences) product that would suit just about any winter makeup bag.

The name may be a bit much, but the product is just too good to pass up. Dare I say that NARS's G Spot Multiple hit the spot?