Sunday, 8 June 2014

NARS Masterclass June 2014, John Lewis

On Thursday 5th June I went to the NARS Masterclass in John Lewis, Cardiff. I always look forward to these events especially when there is new products released. Tickets were £50 and could be redeemed on anything at NARS.

When I got to John Lewis we were all taken up to the restaurant where the event would be held. Free champagne was given to everyone taking part in the masterclass. There was also orange juice for people who didn't want to drink.

There were a couple of separate tables with brushes, various products and most importantly the NARS laptop. For those of you who haven't seen these before, the NARS laptop is this amazing product that opens like a laptop but has all NARS products in it like blusher and eyeshadow. They had these in the event before but seemed to have modified the colours around.

NARS Laptop

The lead makeup artist of the day was Anna. She was fab and demonstrated a smoky eye look on the model and gave tips along the way. After she had created the look, two sides of the room were split into two groups. One half did eyes first while the other half did face first. 

I always like doing eyes first so I was glad I was on the side of the room that was doing eyes. We all had a makeup artist each on hand to help with anything we needed.

So it was now time to play with the laptop and create whatever look you wanted. As I love bright colours I was happy when I noticed that Mad Mad World had been added.

We had full access to the majority of NARS products - brushes, eyeliners, eyeshadows and more. I was really enjoying playing with all the colours and in no time I was creating the look I wanted.

At the end of the masterclass we were all given a face chart on what products we used and we were then taken back to the shop to buy any items we wanted.

Here is the look I created. 

And the products I used were

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow Duo - Mad Mad World 
Eyeshadow Duo - Pandora
Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner - Abbey Road 
Eye Paint - Solomon Islands
Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

Satin Lip Pencil - Yu
Larger Than Life Lipgloss - Couer Sucre

Radiant Cream Compact Foundation - Deauville
Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard
Matte Multiple - Laos
Matte Multiple - Altai
Light Reflecting Setting Powder

As I have a lot of NARS products I only decided to get two products on the day which were,  the 42 Blending Brush and the Pore Refining Primer. 

The gift that came with the ticket was amazing. I got a full sized Jungle Red lipstick, mini sizes of Deep Throat Blusher, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Primer, Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner, Tinted Moisturiser, Optimal Brightening Concentrate and Makeup Remover.

Free gifts 

I also took photos of two of the latest NARS collections

Summer Collection

Contour Blush

I enjoyed this event as much as the last one. I really enjoyed having fun with all the products and creating the look I wanted.



  1. Wow you look stunning! :-) Sounds like you had a really great time :-)

  2. Thanks, I always enjoy these events theres always new stuff to try and you pick up some great tips too x

  3. I completely forgot about this event :( I should have bought my ticket when I bought blusher instead of saying I would book over the phone looks so good. Nice to get a bit of expert advice.

  4. I got my ticket a few weeks ago, i could pay a £10 deposit or the full amount, so only paid deposit. It sounded like a lot but if you're going to spend that on makeup anyway it works out good value. x

  5. I've never tried Nars before but I've heard great things about their foundation - this event looked awesome :D xoxo

  6. Oh wow how exciting, hope you learnt a lot ;)

    Laura x

  7. NARS foundation is one of the best around. The Sheer Glow Foundation comes in all different colours, blends easily, has full coverage and stays on all day. It's also a great night foundation cause it has no SPF in it, great for taking photos. It would have been great if they had Sheer Glow in the event, I wasn't too fussed on the one I put on. x