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.
The color is a neutral matte.
Las Ramblas is a shimmery yellow gold.
The Las Ramblas is a good inner-eye brightener or under-eye liner, and is quite warm.
Swatches of both Via De’ Martelli and Las Ramblas:
There are two new Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($25 each). Nars Mysterious is a matte crimson red.
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.
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.
There is shimmer added to the matte formula.
Again, no balm so that you can see how the pencil looks applied directly to the lips.
Swatches of Mysterious Red and Paimpol:
There are two new Nars Pure Matte Lipstick shades ($26 each). La Paz is an orchid pink.
This color is limited edition, and quite unusual.
Despite the “pure matte” name, the shimmer gives a sort of wet, moisturized look. On Liz:
Peloponnese is a ginger pink that translates into a warm honey nude.
Like La Paz, there is shimmer within the formula.
On Liz, you can see that this shimmer and color adds a touch of life to this understated color:
Swatches of La Paz and Peloponnese:
Overall, this eclectic mix has a lot of edgy and traditional shades. Does anything catch your eye?
Available at Nordstrom and other Nars sources.
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