NARS Summer 2010 includes a very small release of three Multiple Tints ($38), which are exclusively available online at NARS website. These are sheer, almost gel-like tubes of color in a twist-up tube that can be used for a blush or lip color. Unlike the Multiples, they have no bronzer effect and their highlighting effect is minimal. They are meant to add a sheer wash of color.
This limited release has three choices– Beverly Hills is red-based, Turks & Caicos is orange-peach based. I purchased Cadaqués, which is pink based, but looks fuchsia in the tube.
The traditional “NARS” lettering on the packaging had a cute–and very practical– touch with Cadaqués because it is printed with pink letters. If you have other Multiples in your makeup collection, this helps distinguish this one from the others.
The color in the tube is very vibrant:
Once applied, this applies as a sheer wash of pink with a touch of shimmer. This is several (10) swipes, and you can see that the color builds nicely on my arm. However, applied to the cheeks, it only took 1-2 swipes to give me a healthy pink glow. The product has a slight sheen when the light hits it. The texture has a gel feel, not the opaque cream of the other Multiples. Click to enlarge:
This last one shows that these apply as a sheer wash of color–there are no shimmer or glitter bits in this product. The sheen you see (especially the picture, above) is from the gel-texture in sunlight. Again, click to enlarge:
These were taken with a combination of warm sunlight and flash.
I’m going to have check in later on the lasting power…