A Sugar Plum fairy dances across the crystalline stage of my imagination as I contemplate the NARS Undress Me Multiple, a whimsical offering from the NARS Fall 2012 collection. What can I say? It's easy to get whisked away to the Land of the Sweets when one is presented with a ballet slipper pink sprinkled with silver dust.
I haven't made a secret of my love for NARS Multiples (see here). NARS Multiples have a beautifully smooth texture that glides on. It's one of the best cream textures out there. The color lasts for a few hours and will needs to be reapplied. The packaging, however is well suited for reapplication, as it is a stick form that can easily be thrown in a bag for touch ups. The more I use them, the more I ascribe to the idea that multiples can be use all over the face. After applying to cheeks or as a highlight, I'll swipe a bit on my nose and other areas of my face to subtly unify the look. This goes for almost all the colors, as they can be applied in an imperceptibly sheer fashion. Multiples are also a nice alternative to those like me who tend to break out when using NARS powder blushes.
NARS Undress Me Ingredients: Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline wax), Alcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Polyethylene, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Euterpe Oleracea (Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil), Simethicone, Linseed Oil / Palm Oil Aminopropnaedio Esters, Aqua (Water), Silica, Glycerin, [(+/-) May contain Mica, Cl77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl77491 (Iron Oxides), Cl77492 (Iron Oxides), Cl77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl75470 (Carmine), Cl77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Cl77742 (Manganese Violet).]
NARS Undress Me Multiple is a demure ballerina pink (or perhaps negligee pink as the name might suggest) with silver glitter. It belongs to the family of multiples without sheen. Any shine can be attributed to the visible silver glitter. NARS Orgasm Multiple is a peachy pink with golden sheen. You can see how Undress Me lacks that same sheen, and instead has larger pieces of glitter mixed in. NARS Luxor Multiple (reviewed here) is a pale highlighter with a pale pink iridescence. You can see how much darker and blush-like NARS Undress Me Multiple is.
When worn the color of NARS Undress me multiple is very subtle, especially on my currently tan skin. I bet it will only look better as my color fades into fall. I love understated colors like this. The glitter is noticeable, and fades more slowly than the color. I'm hesitant about wearing glitter, however I think this can work because the base color is subtle and doesn't compete for attention. (That said, an interview and professional work environment might not be the best places to whip this one out). Worn well with subtle or smoky mattes, NARS Undress Me multiple could provide just the right hint of intrigue. While NARS Undress Me Multiple might not be a collection builder, it is a sweet and whimsical piece that lifts my imagination à la grand jeté!
Thanks for reading! What are your favorite items or lemmings from NARS Fall? What are your must-have multiples? Is glitter a do or don't in high end cosmetics?