As an artist’s line, I always love to see Nars’ take on the cutting edge to see whether there are a few items that I might use to update my own beauty routine.
The collection contains:
Madness Nail Polish ($19)
Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26)
Tolede Satin Lipstick ($24)
Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow ($34)
Euphrate Single Eyeshadow ($24)
Puerto Vallarta Multiple ($39)
Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Limited Edition, $25)
Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24)
Swatches of all products:
Here are some thoughts on the individual products. First, Nars Madness ($19) is a bright orange cream that is the typical, well-executed Nars formula.
Nars Madness was the brightest of all of my oranges–here, OPI A Roll in the Hague, Nars Lal Mirchi, Deborah Lippman’s Lara’s Theme, and L’Oreal L’Orange:
Nars Madness has a slightly less glossy finish compared to the rest (although you can add a topcoat if you prefer to do something other than this satiny finish).
Nars Paris Follies Larger Than Life Lipgloss is a sheer strawberry red:
Liz fell in love with this one immediately, as a light, summer, easy everyday color (applied full force, although this can be patted on lightly for a soft pink):
Nars Tolede Satin Lipstick ($26) is a sheer pink with a slight touch of warm coppery brown.
Nars Tolede is somewhat sheer. On Liz’s very light lips, the color applies as a soft warm pink. On my darker toned lips, the color is much darker.
Here are some Nars Tolede comparisons with Nars Bilboa, Nars Autumn Leaves, Burberry Rosewood, and Burberry Lip Mist in Copper.
Nars Fashion Rebel is a striking yellow and violet combination.
I have to hand it to Nars–”Fashion Rebel” is well named.
On Liz, who quickly created an eye (no base, using Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush):
I suspect with bases and layering, you could get more vibrancy. As applied here, it reminds me of a flower.
Nars Puerto Vallarta is a shimmery soft peach cream. It’s more subtle than some of the corals and oranges we’ve seen during the year, and would work beautifully for a subtle touch of color. Here is a comparison with Nars Puerto Vallarta (two swipes), Nars South Beach Multiple (two swipes), Nars Sex Appeal powder blush (piled on and it’s still subtle), and Chanel Frivole (2 swipes):
Tender Night Velvet Matt Lip Pencil ($25) (swatched above) is quite sheer–it is nearly invisble on my pigmented lips.
Nars Barrow Street Larger than Life Longwear Eyeliner ($24) is a light creamy mint.
This is going to look amazing on a cool toned person as a lower waterline color, especially with Euphrates eyeshadow single on the eye and the Puerto Vallarta multiple on the cheek.
There is a full review of my new love, the Euprhate eyeshadow single, here.
Here’s a lovely video with application suggestions:
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