Makeup Show Haul: NARS Matte Multiple

This is the first in a series that I’ll do for each thing that came home with me from The Makeup Show LA. I want to separate the posts because I feel like massive posts about hauls really don’t do the products justice. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot more savvy about what I’ll buy and what I’ll pass by. Much of the stock at The Makeup Show can be purchased online or at local beauty supply stores for the same (and sometimes LESS … Stila, I’m looking at you) than the show price.

Onto the haul.

The NARS Matte Multiple is beyond… just BEYOND. I really didn’t think I was going to like them, as I’m not the biggest fan of the standard multiple. I’m not keen on all that shimmer, and the staying power on some of the colors are suspect. But all that changed when I tried the Matte Multiple.

From the Left:

Anguilla (Cool Medium Pink)

Exhumas (Pink Apricot)

Siam (Reddish Coral)

Laos (Warm Rose)

Altai (Ash Brown)

Vientiane (Reddish Brown)

Cappadoce (Neutral Brown)

The texture of these multiples is very silky. I imagine it’s chock full of silicone. Reminds me a lot of silicone based foundations. The formula can be sheered out or layered for more intensity, and the finish imitates skin. I’m really impressed. The cooler brown works extremely well for contour, as does the darkest brown. Every single color is flattering on my warm skin tone, so I’d go so far as to say most of these colors are pretty universal.

While these multiples set nicely, they are not immune to creasing on a really oily skin type. I’d recommend setting them with the help of primers and powders. On a normal or drier skin, I found that they set without any help, and were very kind to the driest of skin types with a little help from a moisturizing primer (no flaking).

Overall, I’m quite impressed with these and say they are well worth the 39.00 purchase price.

You can find out more about NARS Matte Multiples HERE



  1. loveandleen says:

    These are gorgeous thanks for the review!

  2. You’re welcome! I definitely like these better than the standard shimmer multiples. You can do a lot more with these.

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