NARS Velvet Eyeliners (Part 1)

NARS Kaliste Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to totally opaque coverage with another pass. The texture was lightly creamy without moving around on the skin, but it didn’t tug or feel uncomfortably sharp on the lash line either. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before migrating to the outer corners noticeably. bareMinerals 1PM (LE, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dramatic Teal (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Practice Makes Perfect (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exotic Teal (LE, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Mainline (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Midnight Blues (DC, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Electric Teal (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Kaliste Velvet Liner

NARS Fall 2016 Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light pewter with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied damp. The texture was blendable, a little dry to the touch, but it didn’t look dry or powdery on the skin. The wear was similar regardless of application method, but damp application lasted a half hour long, until eight hours. Urban Decay Vape (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (LE, $33.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (P) is darker (80% similar). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Dior Etoile (021) (P, $31.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette

NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette ($59.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes four, limited edition powder blushes (one is more of a highlighter shade for most skin tones). The three blushes shades are richer shades, and two of the shades are quite deep, so I can see this working on a variety of skin tones. When working with the formula dry, I find it easy to apply and blend out, and they perform well overall. Damp application is harder to work with on my skin, as it doesn’t blend out as easily; it is better patted on with a damp fingertip or on bare skin (something about the damp brush/powder seems to disturb any base products more often than not for me). The wear ranged from seven to nine hours for me with damp application lasting longer overall.

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NARS Summer 2016 Dual-Intensity Blush Palette
NARS Dual-Intensity Blush Palette Summer 2016
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NARS Powerfall Collection for Fall 2016

NARS Powerfall Collection for Fall 2016
NARS Powerfall Collection for Fall 2016

Created by NARS Founder and Creative Director, François Nars, the Fall 2016 Color Collection debuts a refined combination of seasonal shades, signature colors and state-of-the-art textures for eyes, cheeks and lips.

Cheeks are sculpted to new heights by complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Lids shimmer with shades of iridescent white, rose gold, and deep indigo, while lips go matte in saturated tones of garnet and bordeaux. New Velvet Eyeliners add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly, creating the perfect base for smoky lids or a fine line for a bold look.


July 15th, 2016 at NARS; August 1st at all other retailers

NARS Sephora Nordstrom Barneys

The Details

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | $29.00 | New, Permanent

  • Antares Iridescent white gold
  • Arcturus Shimmering deep indingo
  • Rigel Shimmering rose gold

Contour Blush | $42.00 | New, Permanent

  • Melina Cafe au lait / Espresso
  • Talia Light caramel / Nutmeg

Velvet Eyeliner | $24.00 | New, Permanent

  • Black Moon Black
  • Mambo Riche hazelnut
  • Curacao Turquoise blue
  • Kaliste Teal
  • London Stormy grey
  • Blue Lotus Periwinkle
  • Last Frontier Espresso
  • Las Pozas White pearl
  • Darklight Navy

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil | $26.00

  • Consuming Red Bordeaux (New, Permanent)
  • Infatuated Red Garnet (Limited Edition)

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NARS Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette & Survival Kits for Summer 2016

NARS Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette & Survival Kits for Summer 2016
NARS Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette & Survival Kits for Summer 2016

New gifting and palettes arrive shortly for NARS fans!


July 1st

Sephora Nordstrom

The Details

Dual-Intensity Blush Palette | $59.00 | Limited Edition

Work your angles with this limited edition, all-in-one Dual-Intensity Cheek Palette. Four new shades including a highlighter, blush, and two contouring tones double up with a dimensional, wet/dry formula. Universally flattering. Ultra-versatile. Cheek to chic and back again. July 1st at NARS Boutiques and; August 1st at Sephora, department and specialty stores.

  • Soft Tulle
  • Damask with Gold Sheen
  • Peony
  • Titian

Cult Survival Kit | $325.00 | Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive

  • Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
  • Exhibit A Blush
  • Orgasm Blush
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder
  • Schiap Lipstick
  • Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Turkish Delight Lip Gloss
  • Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner
  • Black Moon Audacious Mascara
  • Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Pressed
  • Monoï Body Glow II.

Survival Kit 1 | $59.00 | Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive

  • Naïad Eyeshadow
  • Kalahari II Eyeshadow
  • Off Limits Eyeshadow
  • Mata Hari Blush
  • Party Girl Lip Gloss
  • Black Moon Audacious Mascara.

Survival Kit 2 | $59.00 | Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive

  • Tokyo II Eyeshadow
  • Galapagos Eyeshadow
  • Modesty Blush
  • Day Dream Blush
  • Phantasia Lip Gloss
  • Black Moon Audacious Mascara.

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