I don't have the largest Nars lipstick collection, but I'm happy with what I've got. I'm not totally sure when my interest peaked for the brand, but I've realized that my little stash has been a really great go-to for me for awhile. Even though I have a million MAC and Wet 'N Wild lipsticks, I tend to always reach for Nars first.
Let's take a look at the colors individually, shall we?
Funny Face is a semi-matte pink that I purchased a long time ago, it's bright and bold and really gave the face some oomph. Greta and Carmen were Christmas presents from the new Audacious line ($32), which are really, really freaking fantastic. It's a lipstick line that's super pigmented with only one swipe, moisturizing, and feels like you're wearing nothing. I mean really!
413 BLKR (semi matte) and Afghan Red (satin) are the lipsticks I use the least. They're nice colors, but I have others that I like more. Scarlet Empress (semi matte) and Honolulu Honey (satin), however, are my ultimate go to lip colors. When I need the perfect neutral lip, I wear Honolulu Honey. I typically wear it with Giza lipgloss. When I need a bold lip that's not too red, I go for Scarlet Empress. I recommend them to people all the time!
I actually model Honolulu Honey, Giza and Scarlet Empress in this video:
Guess what October is? It's two months before the holiday season! The collections are rolling into my inbox, and I'm sharing them as quickly as I can! Here are the gift sets that Nars Cosmetics is putting out for us. Select items are available November 1, 2014 at Department Store/Specialty, NARS boutiques, and www.narscosmetics.com.com.
Read on to see the entire collection--you'll definitely want these goodies on your holiday wish list!
Digital World, $49
CRUELLA passionate scarlet red IBERICO Intense coral YU Shocking pink DESCANSO Tea rose TORRES DEL PAINE Peach coral Available November 1, 2014 exclusive to Sephora and www.sephora.com
Kabuki Brush Set, $149
MIE KABUKI BRUSH Ideal for soft, all-over face application of loose and pressed powders. Luxuriously layered with a double-dome design that deposits product evenly. MIZUBAKE KABUKI BRUSH Contour and sculpt blush and bronzer with this distinct design for controlled application and precise definition. KABUKI EYE BRUSH Blend and diffuse eyeshadows for a soft-focus, seamless effect with this limited edition domed eyeshadow brush.
Laser Cut, $59
EYESHADOW I Perfect neutral vanilla EYESHADOW II Shimmering café au lait EYESHADOW III Matte army green DAY DREAM BLUSH Flirty sheer peach LAGUNA BRONZER Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer DOLCE VITA LIPGLOSS Sheer dusty rose
Modern Future, $49
ROMAN HOLIDAY BLUSH Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink ROMAN HOLIDAY LIPSTICK Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink ROMAN HOLIDAY NAIL POLISH Shimmery begonia pink
Tech Fashion, $49
LIPGLOSS I Shimmering peach sorbet LIPGLOSS II Shimmering sheer fig LIPGLOSS III Shimmering sheer raspberry LIPGLOSS IV Sheer ruby
Virtual Domination, $65
LAGUNA BRONZER Diffused Brown Powder with Golden Shimmer MISS LIBERTY BLUSH Soft shimmering peach DEEP THROAT BLUSH Flirty sheer peach SEX FANTASY BLUSH Pale lavender pink FINAL CUT BLUSH Peach coral
Golden ratio redux. The iconic NARS bronzer, Laguna, recoded into a geometric fantasy—logically aligned with a mobile take on the classic Ita brush.
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It makes me really, really sad to type the words "Fall 2014". We're smack dab in the middle of July and I'm loving every freakin' second of this heat! But when Nars makes products like this, you just have to share. Sometimes, boring black eye liner just isn't the way to go. And sometimes, you just don't feel like wearing eye shadow.
Night Porter ($24, black with green pearl) // Night Bird ($24, black with purple pearl)
These liners are super silky smooth. They barely have to graze your skin to show up! I'm going to be honest--when products have a texture like this, I don't expect them to last very long. But these are different. Really different. I swiped them on my hand, did a quick rub, and they didn't budge. They aren't water-resistant though, they came off easily with a little makeup remover.
These pencils will be available (along with the entire Fall 2014 collection) on July 15th at Nars Boutiques Narscosmetics.com. You'll be able to find them in Sephora and other locations on August 1st.