Weekend Haul : NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura


Hey everyone!

I did a little beauty haul over the weekend and I’m really excited to share the products I picked up! I had gone to check out some new launches by Clinique – the new Pop Lip Color + Primer, new shades of Cheek Pop and Contouring Blush. Instead I ended up picking up some bits from NARS and Shu Uemura along with the Pop Lip from Clinique πŸ™‚



Weekend Haul - NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura

Weekend Haul – NARS, Clinique, Shu Uemura





Shu Uemura POREraser Under Makeup Base (Deep Beige)

This is a tinted makeup base that helps control shine and minimize the look of pores. The texture is very interesting – it comes out like a airy foam and getS a bit more fluid when you spread it on the skin. It has SPF 35 and PA+++ protection. I think this would be great in the summer! This is my first purchase from Shu Uemura and I’m really excited to try this out.


NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation (Barcelona)

Another product I picked up with summer in mind. This is a high coverage foundation that feels very light on the skin. Its more on the matte side and I’ve heard good things about the longevity of the formula. I’ve never tried NARS foundations before so took a little time to match my shade. I tried out 3 – Stromboli, Syracuse and Barcelona and Barcelona matched me the best.



Shu Uemura Poreraser, NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation

Shu Uemura Poreraser, NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation



NARS Dual Intensity Blush (Fervor)

I had plans of picking up the Clinique Cheek Pop in one of the new shades but I found only a single shade at the counter I visited. The NARS Dual Intensity blushes on the other hand looked very appealing and I headed straight for the shade Panic which had a hot coral and bright pink. Next to it was this little number – Fervor with a bronzy plum and a light peachy pink and it looks really subtle and beautiful on the cheeks. So I ended up with this one instead of the very vibrant Panic.



NARS Dual Intensity Blush - Fervor

NARS Dual Intensity Blush – Fervor



Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (Plum Pop)

The Pop Lip is the big launch from Clinique this spring and I have been hearing a lot of good things about these. I had my eyes on 2 shades – Plum Pop and Punch Pop. Plum Pop is a beautiful plummy pink that would be great for everyday wear. Punch Pop was really pretty too but I have loads of fuchsia shades now so I skipped it. These lipstick have a creamy smooth texture and great pigmentation!



Clinique Lip Pop - Plum Pop

Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop


Clinique Lip Pop - Plum Pop

Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you had a good weekend! Which product would you like reviewed first? Let me know your comments below! [/note]




  1. Geethu.
    May 11, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Nice haul Ankita
    Can you mention the price of that Nars foundation? I am planning to buy a foundation. Currently i am planning to buy mac pro longwear NC30. Which will be good amoung these?
    Do you have any oxidising problem with mac foundation?

    • May 11, 2015 / 3:16 pm

      It was around 6000 Japanese Yen – about Rs 3000. I haven't tried MAC Pro Longwear foundation so can't comment on that.

      • Geethu.
        May 12, 2015 / 2:03 pm

        Thanks Ankita for the reply.
        Can you suggest me a good foundation and concealer. My marriage will be soon. So i need to use it for all the functions.
        My skin is normal to oily. Skin tone NC30.
        Now i am at Dubai for my wedding shopping. I will return on 17th. So can you suggest me some products as soon as possible. Please. Because any of good brands will not be available in kerala.

        • May 12, 2015 / 2:34 pm

          MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a popular choice for bridal makeup because its high coverage, stays well and doesn't give a flash back in pictures. I have heard a lot of good things about Dior foundations as well – Airflash foundation is good for bridal makeup (haven't tried it personally though). You could also pick up a Beauty Blender sponge – its great for foundation application – gives a very good finish! You should find it in Sephora. I'd also recommend picking up a primer – MAC prep + prime in Natural Radiance is quite good. For concealer, MAC pro long wear is good as is NARS Radiant Creamy concealer.

    • faiza
      May 11, 2015 / 8:52 pm

      Mac prolongwear is one of the best foundations for summar, it does not oxidize on skin but in bottle it tend to oxidize with passage of time, i love love mac prologwear,

      • Geethu.
        May 12, 2015 / 2:04 pm

        Thanks Faiza. How long it will remains without oxidising? Because i am doing my weedding purchases now.

  2. Joo
    May 11, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Nice haul .. never heard before of the brand Shu Uemura.. excited to see this product in action..

  3. Joo
    May 11, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Nars is nt in my reach bcz its nt available here.. πŸ™ but i liked the clinique pop lip color + primer.. excited for its launch in india.. πŸ™‚

  4. May 11, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    hello Corallista, I would want you to review the clinique plum pop first, plssss….. πŸ™‚

  5. ayesha123
    May 11, 2015 / 1:06 pm

    You are so lucky! At least you can get your hands on these brands

  6. ayesha123
    May 11, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Please do a video tutorial of your skincare routine. You mentioned that nowadays you are having combination skin

  7. ayesha123
    May 11, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Also please do a post on makeup routine for combination skin in summer I mean the makeup steps and the necessary products.
    Can you please review the LYN nail lacquer in green shade?

  8. May 11, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Awesome haul. Either blush or lip pop πŸ™‚

  9. May 11, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Lovely haul Ankita! I’d love to know how the NARS weightless foundation works for you πŸ™‚

  10. Gargi Ghosh
    May 11, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    All products are nice… I love the daily wear lipstick from Clinique.. can you please give a review of that. This week end I purchased your recommended Sheisido Sheer and Perfect foundation n Clinique loose powder for ongoing hot spring here in Portugal. Take Care and thanks for the reviews

    • May 11, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Hope you're enjoying the Shiseido and Clinique products!

  11. May 11, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Was waiting to see these pics!! NARS weightless Foundation for me too..If its comfortable will like to see Uniqlo Cloth Haul too!!:-)

    Foam texture of a makeup base that too tinted one from
    Shu-Uemera!! It looks Interesting too

  12. Rosy
    May 11, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Nice Haul Ankita!
    Looking forward to your expert reviews. I am running out of my shisiedo sheer and perfect foundation. My skin is very dry even in summers so I would like to know if Nars weightless foundation is going to work for me or not.

    • May 11, 2015 / 4:13 pm

      Hey Rosy, the NARS luminous weightless isn't the best for dry skin. You should try the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation.

      • Rosy
        May 11, 2015 / 4:38 pm

        Thankyou so much Ankita

  13. May 11, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I loved the sound of the NARS foundation πŸ™‚

  14. Rosy
    May 11, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Nice Haul Ankita!
    Looking forward to your expert reviews

  15. ritika
    May 11, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    nice haul Ankita !
    need to know the best eye primer in India for humid summer..u told me about the face primer , now can u recommend any eye primer too

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      You could try Instablur for eyes from The Body Shop. I think MAC also has a Prep+ prime for eyes but I haven't tried it yet. MAC Paint Pots also work great as eye shadow base. Shades like Painterly and Soft Ochre are popular nude shades you could try out.

  16. May 11, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    Nice haul. Review for Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop, please!

  17. May 11, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Is that Nars foundation good for super oily skin too?

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      It does sit well on oily skin but does need touch up after some time. Have you tried a mattifying primer like the Revlon photoready primer under foundation. Its quite good at controlling oil.

  18. Saurabhi
    May 11, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    I cant wait to read the review of Shu Uemura POREraser Under Makeup Base. This is a new product to me and I never heard of it before!

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Will review it soon Saurabhi! Its a very interesting product!

      • Saurabhi
        May 15, 2015 / 12:38 am

        I am sure it is. Marks and Spencer has launched cosmetics in India. They have good mattifying primers for oily skin. I saw today. Bought two lip products from NYX, one lipcolour from Clinique. Lip gloss from Faces, surprisingly cheap and good quality!

  19. May 11, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Love clinique lipstick packaging and color too. Please do a review on it <3

  20. May 11, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    nice haul
    really waiting that clinique pop lipstick to launch here and I did buy that nars foundation and loving it a lot

  21. Sara
    May 11, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    Which face wash are you using currently ?

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      I'm using Silksplash from Just Herbs. Its good!

  22. May 12, 2015 / 1:04 am

    Wow thats a great haul… Looking forward to your looks/ tutorials…

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Its a gorgeous product!! Review will be up tomorrow.

  23. May 12, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Lovely haul.. I really liked the Blush when you shared on Insta.. and the Lipstick shade is so pretty. Pls do incorporate it on any of your tutorials, would like to see how it looks when applied.

    • May 12, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Nice Haul, Please do a review on the Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (Plum Pop), The color is so cute.

  24. aamir.saba84
    May 13, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    ankita…can u please suggest where and how can I find this bars foundation in india?? heard some great reviews abt this one…n desperately waiting for ur review too..

    • May 14, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Hi, NARS is not available in India yet.

  25. apeksha
    May 20, 2015 / 8:47 am

    That shu umera base looks interesting. Looking forward for your review on that.

  26. apeksha
    May 20, 2015 / 8:48 am

    That lipstick packaging looks cute.

  27. April 30, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Hey Ankia,

    Where can I find Nars products in Mumbai? Please suggest πŸ™‚

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