Saturday, June 9, 2012

NARS SKIN - Hydrating Freshening Lotion

Last week I attended a NARS Masterclass at Selfridges London with NARS lead stylist Jane Richardson. I hadn't been to a masterclass before and was super excited! I am delighted to say, it did not disappoint.  The texture of the make up is beautiful and the quality of the pigment fabulous. We also went home with a great little goodie bag and a cupcake from Cake Boy (which I ate before I remembered to take a photo!, it was delicious... oops).

L to R: Make up Removing Water, nail polish in Yoshiwara, Orgasm blush and Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser.

What I really enjoyed were the tips Jane gave while she was applying the make up. My favourite was "skin care is one of the most important steps of make up application. Good skincare will make for better make up." I am guilty at times of being lazy when it comes to skincare, and you will be mortified to know that as of late I have been using my husbands facial exfoliant (gasp)! BUT...I have mended my ways with a great product that I picked up at the masterclass...NARS Hydrating Freshening Lotion! Not many people know that NARS skincare is specially formulated by Shisedo.

What is supposed to do: 

"Instantly promotes hydration and renewal. Essential moisture is enhanced with Active Phytoseed Complex while Grape Seed Oil and Aloe add nourishing and soothing benefits. Exfoliating properties help revitalize and gently smooth away dullness to reveal brighter, more luminous skin."

The lotion is very gentle and can be used day and night. It can even be used on the lips and eyes. For a lazy skincare girl like me this is a great product. After a few uses my skin was noticeably brighter, clearer and more hydrated. I love it! 

Will I buy it again?  It's not cheap but you use so little and at 200ml it is a large bottle. I would definitely repurchase this product. 

Has anyone else tried this product? I would love to know what you thought of it. 


  1. NARS Masterclass? You lucky girl! and a goody bag to die for :-) I have a few NARS products - including the 'Orgasm' blush (my fav) but haven't delved into the skincare yet. Your NARS Hydrating Lotion looks divine, bet it smells lovely. Oooh how much was it out of interest? x

    1. Hi Little Jo!

      It was a great goodie bag! I was surprised how good the skin care was. It's on the pricey side. The lotion was £27.50. You only need a small amount so should last a while. Xx