Oct 012013
 

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In addition to the NARS Guy Bourdin Sephora Gift Items (previewed here), and the NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection (previewed here), NARS is releasing additional gift sets online and at select department stores. Below is all of the information that I have for these. These are due out beginning on November 1st.

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection Crime of Passion Packaging - jpeg

This NARS Crimes of Passion palette ($59) is something that is certainly on my radar. This will be available at NARS boutiques, NARS online, and department/specialty stores.

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NARS Crimes of Passion includes:

  • Deep Throat Larger Than Life Lip Gloss: New Shade, Shimmering Sheer Peach
  • Jezebel Eyeshadow: New Shade, Shimmering Sable
  • Naïade Eyeshadow: New Shade, Metallic Rose Mist
  • Pandora Eyeshadow: Rich Black Matte
  • Deep Throat Blush: Sheer Peach
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder: Brown Powder with Golden Shimmer

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection Voyeur Packaging - jpeg

The NARS Voyeur eye pencil set ($49) will be available at NARS boutiques, NARS online, and department/specialty stores. The pouch:

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The NARS Voyeur pencil set includes:

  • Via Appia Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner: Copper Brown
  • Most Wanted Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner: New Shade, Cyan Blue
  • Blue Dahlia Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner: New Shade, Deep Violet
  • Santa Monica BLVD Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner: White
  • Via Veneto Mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner: Jet Black

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NARS Beautiful Stranger ($35) includes four nail polish colors and will be available at NARS boutiques, NARS online, and department/specialty stores.

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The shades are:

  • Lost Red Nail Polish: Bright Red
  • Shameless Red Nail Polish: Bright Pink
  • Dance Dance Dance Nail Polish: Bright Purple
  • Manosque Nail Polish: Deep Smoky Lavender

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The NARS Splendor in the Grass Palette ($49) is a blush palette that will be available at NARS Boutiques, NARS online, and select retailers.

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Splendor in the Grass includes Sex Appeal (matte soft peach), Albatross Highlighting blush (luminous glow), Dolce Vita blush (matte dusty rose), and Angelika blush (cotton candy pink).

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The NARS Cosmetic Pochette ($75) is available at NARS Boutiques, NARS online, and select retailers. The outside box:

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The pouch:

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The NARS Fling Lip set ($49) has two pencils and two lipsticks will be available at NARS Boutiques, NARS online, and department stores/select retailers.

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection Fling Packaging - jpeg

The Fling pouch:

Fling Lacquered Lip Case

The lip items include:

  • Dolce Vita Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Dusty Rose
  • Baroque Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil: Raspberry Sorbet
  • Roman Holiday Lipstick: Pretty Pastel with Delicate Hint of Pink
  • Damage Lipstick: Sheer Muted Grape

Fling Lipstick Pair - jpeg

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Oct 012013
 

One Night Stand Packaging - jpeg

NARS’ Guy Bourdin collection provides to be both extensive and epic. Beginning November 1st, NARS is releasing a rather fabulous looking blush palette exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com. This NARS One Night Stand Palette ($65) includes three entirely new shades together with some useful staples.

One Night Stand Cheek Palette

I definitely have my eye on this one. The shade names are:

  • Devotee Highlighting Blush: New Shade/Alabaster Glow
  • Mistinguette Blush:  New Shade/Bright Pink
  • Goulue Blush: New Shade/Fleshy Pink
  • Laguna Bronzer: Brown Powder with Golden Shimmer
  • Orgasm Blush: Peachy Pink with Golden Shimmer
  • Deep Throat Blush: Sheer Peach

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection Promiscuous Packaging - jpeg

The NARS Promiscuous set of lip pencils ($45) will also be sold exclusively at Sephora.The pouch for this set:

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection Promiscuous Pouch - jpeg

 This includes five Nars Lip Pencils of different formulas.

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The colors are:

  • Cruella Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Passionate Scarlet Red:
  • Sex Machine Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Innocent Pink Mauve
  • Dolce Vita Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Dusty Rose
  • Never Say Never Mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Pink Lilac
  • New Lover Mini Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil: Gold Infused Strawberry Pink (reviewed here)

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Aug 302013
 

Nars Fall 2013 has a number of lip products and pencils that are an eclectic mix of colors (previously, the new Nars single eyeshadow colors were reviewed and swatched here). First, there are two new Nars Larger than Life Eyeliners. Via De’ Martelli is a chocolate brown.

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 The color is a neutral matte.

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Las Ramblas is a shimmery yellow gold.

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The Las Ramblas is a good inner-eye brightener or under-eye liner, and is quite warm.

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Swatches of both Via De’ Martelli and Las Ramblas:

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There are two new Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($25 each). Nars Mysterious is a matte crimson red.

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This color is highly pigmented, and requires a bit of care when applying. It’s a striking shade so you want get it right. We exfoliated before, and watched our placement carefully. A bit of balm underneath is always a good idea. The image below (on Liz) does not have any balm–it’s a straight application of the pencil directly onto the lips.

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Nars Paimpol is an edgy “pink chiffon”–a cool matte light pink that looks really ’60’s inspired (or maybe a punk ’80’s). We had a bit of a tough time getting smooth coverage–you might wish to do several passes to build up the color for full effect if this is a shade that you love. 

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There is shimmer added to the matte formula.

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Again, no balm so that you can see how the pencil looks applied directly to the lips.

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Swatches of Mysterious Red and Paimpol:

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There are two new Nars Pure Matte Lipstick shades ($26 each). La Paz is an orchid pink.

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This color is limited edition, and quite unusual.

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Despite the “pure matte” name, the shimmer gives a sort of wet, moisturized look.  On Liz:

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Peloponnese is a ginger pink that translates into a warm honey nude.

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Like La Paz, there is shimmer within the formula.

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On Liz, you can see that this shimmer and color adds a touch of life to this understated color:

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Swatches of La Paz and Peloponnese:

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Overall, this eclectic mix has a lot of edgy and traditional shades. Does anything catch your eye?

Available at Nordstrom and other Nars sources.

Nars sent these products to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup).

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Jul 012013
 
  • NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection group shot - hi res

For Fall 2013, NARS introduces a collection with rich color in signature NARS shades, focusing on the eye and playing with matte textures. Created by Founder & Creative Director François Nar s, the collection heralds fall’s arrival with shades ready to make a sultry statement.

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection campaign image - lo res

This collection includes four new eyeshadow singles ($24 each)–seriously, I cannot be more excited. They are:

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Mar 282013
 

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Despite some delay because life got in the way, we were pleased to be able to present the entire line of Nars Satin Lip Pencils. Like many Nars releases, this includes some highly usable, yet unusual colors.

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These are unique enough to create a “what’s she wearing?” look.

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Unlike prior releases, these had no scent or taste. The finish is slightly glowy, which fades to a rich stain. The glow lasts for the first hour or less, the stain far longer. Please keep in mind that nothing lasts on us. We didn’t notice any bleeding, but we don’t tend to experience bleeding with any lip products. Although the initial experience with these feels moisturizing, the sensation does wear off along with the gloss after 1/2 hour up to 1 hour. The rich stain left behind is pretty, but those with drier lips will notice the change (and the appearance will look as dry as your lips actually are).

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After playing with these, I found the standouts to be Lodhi, Biscayne Park, Rikugien, and Yu. I hope you enjoyed this little series. Which did you choose?

Nars Satin Lip Pencils

Nars Satin Lip Pencils are available online at Nars Cosmetics online, Nars boutiques (New York City on Bleecker, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on Fillmore), Nordstrom.com, and other Nars retailers that include Sephora.

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