Small Hauls: NARS, Dose of Colors, and Nordstrom

I’ve racked up quite a bit of lip product before the year’s end. I apologize if the shades in the swatches look identical. If you’ve not already known yet, 1) I am a sucker for neutrals, and 2) Majority of the time when I’m looking at lip product shades, I tend to gravitate towards these colors. And yes, I probably have a grip of dupes. Here’s what I’ve purchased within the past month.



As a result of constant testing during my visits to Sephora, I finally decided it was time to get their Radiant Creamy Concealer. Macadamia and Ginger were the closest matches, but the latter “disappeared” into my skin after blending. I also tried out their Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (rose pink) and loved the shade. The finish is semi-matte, which was comfortable.



Dose of Colors

I had an eye on this brand for a while after following them on social media. One of their best selling items is their Liquid-Matte Lipstick in the shade Stone. It’s sold out on several occasions, so I made sure to jump on it once it was back in stock. I also wanted to check out their Classic Lipstick, so I chose the shade Ditto (muted mauve taupe). The lipstick has a creamy satin finish. I wore it during Christmas and it lasted a good couple of hours, even after eating and drinking.



This was part of my Black Friday haul. Jouer was a brand that I wasn’t able to check out during Gen Beauty in November. One beauty influencer I follow on social media swatched their Long-Wear Lip Creme in Tawny Rose and I knew I’d have to get it. The Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria (rosy brown nude with matte finish) was bookmarked on another site since it was sold out. Luckily I found it elsewhere. So far I’ve only worn the lip creme. It turned out a little lighter than the swatch. The wear time was average (3-4 hours) and didn’t dry out my lips.


Have you tried any of these products or have them on your wish list? I feel like I’ve made a good investment in these, and with the exception of the concealer, they’ll probably last me a while. Time to throw them into my heavily rotating collection!

2 thoughts on “Small Hauls: NARS, Dose of Colors, and Nordstrom

  1. stashy January 12, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    How are you enjoying the Nars concealer? I love the formula but I’m finding the colour selection to be limited. I use Custard but it’s too peachy / dark for me right now and the shade lower is even MORE peachy.
    They sell Jouer at Nordstroms in the US? CRIES! I want to try Jouer so badly but it’s not here. We have Nordstrom but no Jouer!

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    • RCubed January 12, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      I had a similar issue with choosing from the 2 I swatched. You can’t really tell just looking at the packaging, but the difference in undertones is pretty noticeable. I like it so far, but I ordered one of the Sephora ones recently so I’ll compare them soon. I honestly thought I’d have to order the lip cream through the Jouer site, so you bet I was surprised/happy to see that Nordstrom had it. Hopefully they’ll eventually bring it to yours.


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