Just as I’m heading to New York City for a short trip, this incredible NARS Hearts New York City set ($65) arrived on my doorstep. Start spreading the news, Cafe Makeup loves this set. As much as we are on the road, this combination of neutrals with an edge combination is perfect for travel, or to keep in a bag for an ultra-long day away from home. The palette is slim, sturdy, and perfect for slipping into that tight bit of space.
- Amour Blush: Dusty rose with a hint of peach
- Biarritz single eyeshadow: neutral cream colored beige matte
- Nepal single eyeshadow: Soft, shimmery peach rose
- New York single eyeshadow: Plum brown matte
- Galapagos single eyeshadow: Bitter chocolate infused with gold
- Laguna Bronzer: a soft, slightly warm-to-neural everyday bronzer
- Chinatown nail polish
- Dolce Vita lipgloss
The palette holds the powder products. I love that the lipgloss is separate, and that the palette has no creams (which can get messy over time) The palette has an enormous mirror, which is perfect for travel.
I cannot think of a more efficient or perfect set up. I’ve loved Galapagos for so long, it’s a perfect liner color. The warm Nepal and the cool blue-burgundy New York play well together. Biarritz is an understated ivory matte which says “sophisticated.”
The Amour/Laguna combination is a perfect goes-with-anything combination. This palette was made for us. Here’s Liz using Amour, Laguna, Nepal (lid wash) and Galapagos (in crease and beyond):
Application was pretty fool proof. I didn’t notice any difference between the single version of Galapagos and the one in this set. Liz applied Nepal and Galapagos on her lids with the Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush, with a touch of Biarritz in the corner of her eyes. It was fast and foolproof. You can see how beautifully Nars Galapagos and Nepal do together on her lids (no base):
Liz is also wearing Dolce Vita in both pictures (above), which is one of the only glosses that I’ve already gone through twice:
Dolce Vita gloss is a true “your lips but better” shade that goes anywhere.
Nars Dolce Vita on Liz:
Nars Chinatown is a beautiful vampy dark red:
This dries to a shiny hard finish with full saturation in two coats. The texture is thin but highly pigmented:
I love Nars Chinatown (no topcoat):
Swatches of all shades in the palette:
Overall, Cafe Makeup hearts the Nars Hearts New York City set. I love how all of the products come packaged together for a well-coordinated, sophisticated look. For us, this set was a 100% winner.