Sneak Peek: NARS x Steven Klein Color Collection Photos & Swatches

NARS x Steven Klein Color Collection
NARS x Steven Klein Color Collection

NARS’ holiday collection is split into two parts, the traditional color collection made up out of individual shades, and the gifting collection, which features various sets, palettes, and kits. This post is an early look at swatches for the new, limited edition color collection with full reviews to come!

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NARS x Steven Klein Collection for Holiday 2015


NARS x Steven Klein Colour Collection for Holiday 2015
NARS x Steven Klein Colour Collection for Holiday 2015

François Nars and Steven Klein come together with design legend Fabien Baron to create an exquisite fantasy played to extremes.

“Steven is an iconic fashion photographer. His work defies the rules of photography—it’s arresting and provocative. It pushes boundaries and elicits a reaction. I like that. He perfectly embodies the spirit of NARS.” —François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

“I’ve always had the highest regard for François’ work. He is the pioneer of moving from one of the greatest makeup artists to creating great makeup. It is super exciting for me to collaborate using my photographs and joining them with his cosmetic genius.” —Steven Klein, Photographer


October 5th, 2015 at NARS; November 1st at all other retailers

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The Details

Killer Shine Lipstick | $29.00 | Limited Edition

Daring color with dramatic luster. An addictively creamy new lipstick formula that glides and gleams.

  • Besame Mucho Deep rose-beige
  • No Shame Red plum
  • Redemption Metallic pink champagne

Single Eyeshadow | $25.00 | Limited Edition

  • Mortal Iridescent pearl white
  • Stud Soft pewter bronze
  • Never Too Late Olive green with gold shimmer

Killer Shine Lip Gloss | $28.00 | Limited Edition

Fully-loaded gloss with a new vinyl-finish formula. Saturated shades with a gripping lacquer effect deliver high shine with high drama.

  • Provoke Deep iris-purple
  • Fast Life Iridescent dusty rose
  • Special Force Wild strawberry

Dual-Intensity Blush | $45.00 | Limited Edition

  • Vengeful White-gold highlight / Shimmering brick-red

Nail Polish | $20.00 | Limited Edition

  • Black Fire Shimmering slate blue
  • Hard to Get Metallic bronze gunmetal
  • Night Creature Metallic iris-purple

Despair Cheek Palette | $65.00 | Limited Edition

  • Nico Beige
  • Savage Coral-pink
  • Esoteric Tangerine
  • Ferocious Pink plum

Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette | $49.00 | Limited Edition

  • Studly Gold
  • Stag Film Taupe
  • Subra Burgundy
  • Blackmail Black
  • Via Veneto Black

Magnificent Obsession Red Lip Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition

  • Flamenco Soft red (Lipstick)
  • Mysterious Red Warm red (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)
  • Misdemeanor Warm red (Velvet Lip Liner)

A Woman's Face Nude Lip Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition

  • Dolce Vita Rose (Lipstick)
  • Dolce Vita Rose (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)
  • Patong Beach Rose (Velvet Lip Liner)

Tearjerker Eye Set | $39.00 | Limited Edition

  • Tragic Sapphire (Kohliner)
  • X-Static Emerald (Kohliner)
  • Black Moon Black (Audacious Mascara)

Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret | $160.00 | Limited Edition

  • Raquel Pink beige
  • Juliette Pink coral
  • Anna Smokey rose
  • Fanny Rich berry
  • Charlotte Oxblood burgundy

An Abnormal Female Lip Pencil Coffret | $65.00 | Limited Edition, NARS Exclusive

  • 413 BLKR (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)
  • Sex Machine (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)
  • Dragon Girl (Velvet Matte Lip Pencil)

Full Service Mini Kabuki Brush Set | $95.00 | Limited Edition, NARS Exclusive

A full-frontal of cult favorite Kabuki Brushes for sculpting, shading, and setting new scenes. Form, function, and fantasy in four multi-action minis for eyes, cheeks, and face.

One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette | $69.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

Seven shades for having your way with cheeks. Four blushes, a contouring duo, and a glowing Laguna bronzer bring color in full force.

  • Dolca Vita Plum
  • Luster Peach
  • Robotic Soft pink
  • Blasphemy Coral
  • Paloma Contouring Duo
  • Laguna Bronzer

Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

  • Little Darling Beige
  • Mayflower Rose
  • Jungle Red Bright red
  • Fire Down Below Pure blood red
  • Joyous Red Red

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5 Faves: Satin Lipsticks for Fall 2015

I find that I actually prefer a satin finish to a matte one as a personal preference; satins have a little sheen and offer more comfort than your average matte, but they aren’t truly glossy either. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Urban Decay Backtalk — a muted rosy pink
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rose
  3. NARS Vivien — a rosy berry
  4. Estee Lauder Unattainable — a reddish-berry pink
  5. Urban Decay 1993 — a muted brown

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5 Faves: Matte Lipsticks for Fall 2015

For the last few weeks, the picks have revolved around eyeshadows, so it seemed like a good time to change gears and feature some of my favorites for fall! To start, here are my personal picks for a matte lip this season!

  1. NARS Train Bleu — a deep purple
  2. Kat Von D Double Dare — a matte dusty coral
  3. Kat Von D Chula — a copper-red
  4. ColourPop Trap — a muted, lavender mauve
  5. MAC Stone — a taupe brown

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NARS Single Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

NARS Eyeshadows
NARS Eyeshadows

You’re now able to purchase pan-only versions of several of NARS Eyeshadows ($18.00 for 0.07 oz. each) from the permanent range. There are nineteen showing as available on NARS’ site, and I have eighteen to share with you. The palettes that you can purchase are available in either Large ($18.00) or Small ($14.00); these palettes have a linen-like finish but otherwise seem like moderately-thick cardboard. I am somewhat worried about the durability of the palette, as it has a book-like spine and I can see/hear it to some degree when I open the lid. The magnetic bottom holds everything in well, and I didn’t have any issues with the pans loosening within the palette. The exterior catches all dirt and debris easily (if you thought the rubber packaging was hard to keep clean, this seems nearly impossible!). You might want to consider using another freestyle palette system to hold any NARS pan products you purchase!

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NARS Pro Palettes for September 2015

NARS Pro Palette
NARS Pro Palette

As a leader and authority in makeup artistry, NARS Cosmetics is excited to introduce the NARSPro Palette – the first offering in a line of products designed especially for the professional makeup artist community. The ultimate tool for makeup artists on-the-go and backstage, NARS invites you to curate your very own palettes with over 64 refill shades now available for purchase at NARS’ freestanding boutiques and on E-Commerce. Mix and match the artistry essential shades of eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers and pressed powders in one palette or create a comprehensive palette of blushes or eyeshadows. Pop in color, open up your inner artist.


  • Large Palette ($18.00)
  • Small Palette ($14.00)

Single Eyeshadow Refill ($18.00)

  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Ashes to Ashes Shimmery violet based brown
  • Abyssinia Delicate pearl sheen
  • New York Plum brown
  • Night Star Sheer peach shadow with pearls
  • Persia Paprika
  • Nepal Soft, sheer rose
  • Daphne Matte deep violet
  • Bali Neutral
  • Outremer Bright true blue
  • Blondie Neutral, soft matte
  • Fathom Pink tulle with shimmer
  • Mekong Expresso infused with gold
  • Sophia Cool brown
  • Biarritz Rich chocolate brown
  • Kamchatka Navy smoke
  • Bengali Rich chocolate brown
  • Goldfinger 24 karat shimmer
  • Coconut Grove Deep brown infused with reflections
  • Night Porter Black with pearls

Duo Eyeshadow Refill ($25.00)

  • Alhambra Metallic rose mist / Golden champagne
  • All About Eve Flesh-toned neutrals / One with shimmer
  • Bellissima Shimmering beige with subtle glitter / Matte gray-brown
  • Sugar Land Sparkling apricot / Gilded orchid pink
  • Kalahari Gold confection / Sugared cocoa
  • Mad Mad World Vivid cyan / Parakeet green
  • Madrague Matte cream / Matte caramel
  • Rated R Electric cobalt blue / Shimmering chartreuse
  • Kuala Lumpur Rose gold / Boysenberry infused with gold
  • Kauai Gold lame / Iridescent smokey orchid
  • Silk Road Icy pink / Rose gold with golden flecks
  • Bouthan Soft pink tulle / Bright pink with gold shimmer
  • Isolde Frosted ginger / Shimmering copper
  • Pandora Sheer white shimmer / Matte black
  • Cordura Shimmering warm rich brown / Shimmering sooty dark brown

Blush Refill ($21.00)

  • Orgasm Peachy pink with golden shimmer
  • Outlaw A soft rose tone with golden shimmer
  • Deep Throat Flirty, sheer peach
  • Seduction Sangria
  • Super Orgasm Peachy pink with gold glitter
  • Desire Cotton candy pink
  • Amour Peachy pink
  • Exhibit A Matte red blush
  • Torrid Warm coral with golden shimmer
  • Taj Mahal Blazing burnt orange with golden shimmer
  • Dolce Vita Matte dusty rose
  • Angelika Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle
  • Luster Sheer golden apricot
  • Gaiety Bright candy pink
  • Sin Berry tone with gold shimmer
  • Sex Appeal Soft peach
  • Lovejoy Shimmering bronzed rose
  • Mata Hari Pink with a race of crimson

Highlighting Blush Refill ($21.00)

  • Albatross Luminous glow
  • Miss Liberty Soft, shimmering peach
  • New Order Sheer highlighter with golden shimmer

Contour Blush Refill ($30.00)

  • Paloma Pink beige / Deep Rose
  • Olympia Ivory / Rose

Pressed Powder Refill ($25.00)

  • Beach For deep reddish-brown skin tones
  • Desert Light rose undertones to enhance medium skintones
  • Mountain For the deepest true brown skin tones
  • Flesh To complement fair skin tones

Bronzing Powder Refill ($27.00)

  • Laguna Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
  • Casino A diffused deep brown powder with golden shimmer

AVAILABILITY | September 2015 at and NARS Boutiques

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