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NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned set of shades that is new–and limited edition!–for fall. It’s supposed to be online on July 15th on NARS, and then a full release to the usual retailers on August 1st. I think if you really loved the texture of Kauai, you’ll love the texture of these shades. I will say these two felt a smidgen softer, so sometimes, it seems like more product loosens from the pan than necessary.

Jardin Perdu (Left) is described as a “metallic dove grey.” It’s a medium-dark, silver-gray with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish and cool undertones. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was very soft and buttery. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is very similar. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is warmer. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is similar. Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is similar. MAC Tundra (LE) is a cream product. MAC Evening Grey (LE, $19.50) is slightly warmer. MAC Silver Sleet (LE, $32.50) is more metallic. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jardin Perdu (Right) is described as a “metallic amethyst.” It’s a medium-dark, muted purple with subtle warm undertones. It had really good color payoff, and the powder felt soft, fairly smooth, and dense. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me. NARS Kauai #2 (P, $24.00) is very similar–it’s just a brighter, slightly warmer version, but it was surprisingly similar. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, warmer. Makeup Geek Bewitched (P, $6.99) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is similar. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is similar. Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Grand Galaxy (LE, $19.50) is similar. bareMinerals Encore (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Jardin Perdu
Jardin Perdu
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NARS Unlawful Blush

NARS Unlawful Blush
NARS Unlawful Blush

NARS Unlawful Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as an “amber pink with silver pearls.” It’s a muted, rosy-brown with warm undertones and silver shimmer and slight silver sparkle. Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, cream. MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is darker, slightly warmer. Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, sheerer, cream. Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is browner. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is browner, darker. Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, slightly rosier. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peachtwist (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade from NARS’ upcoming fall collection (launches online on July 15th). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and fairly smooth when applied. It had good color payoff, but it builds nicely to true-to-pan coverage if desired. Initially, there seemed to be soft, silver sparkle strewn through the powder (not too much but noticeable), but applied, I really didn’t see any bits of sparkle whatsoever. The resulting finish was quite subtle–a soft, lightly luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading.

NARS Powder Blush Unlawful

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NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection
NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

A bold, yet tender palette, dramatic enough to seduce the darkest hour – NARS Cosmetics introduces the captivating scene of the Fall 2014 Color Collection and the new Night Series Eyeliners.

Eyes shine in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing depth. Lips smolder in warm reds and cheeks are softened with a wash of glistening pink.

The Night Series eyeliners glide on smooth with ultra-saturated color in a single swipe while luminous micro-pearls set in jet black color light up the night.

Duo Eyeshadow ($35.00)

  • Jardin Perdu Metallic dove grey / Metallic amethyst (Limited Edition)
  • Dolomites Shiny rose quartz / Chocolate (Limited Edition)

Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00)

  • Bansar Rose brown (New, Permanent)
  • Mondore Cranberry (Limited Edition)

Matte Multiple ($39.00)

Mauritanie is no longer being released due to production issues. NARS suggests trying Na Pali Coast in lieu of Mauritanie.

  • Mauritanie Strawberry red (Limited Edition)

Blush ($30.00)

  • Unlawful Amber pink with silver pearls (New, Permanent)

Eyeliner ($24.00)

  • Night Flight Black with cobalt blue pearl
  • Night Bird Black with purple pearl
  • Night Clubbing Black with gold pearl
  • Night Porter Black with green pearl

Availability: July 15th at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com; August 1st at all other retailers/stores

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Sneak Peek: NARS Nail Polish Photos & Swatches

NARS Nail Polish
NARS Nail Polishes

On July 15th, 43 shades of NARS Nail Polish will debut. Some are old favorites, others are new. It has been reformulated and now comes with a wider brush. I’m testing out wear at the moment, but for now, here are some sneak peek swatches… (FYI, I don’t have all 43 shades, just the 14 shown here.)

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NARS Nail Polish for July 2014

NARS Nail Polish for July 2014
NARS Nail Polish for July 2014

Introducing NARS new Nail Polish, a brilliantly curated palette of enamels featuring a flexible, high gloss finish for a freshly-painted look that lasts. With a unique combination of resins and polymers, the upgraded formula is designed to improve wear and strengthen nails, while the removable cap and specially designed brush allow for easy application.

The comprehensive 43-shade collection includes 19 new shades and 24 fan favorites for a full range of lacquered looks. Base and Top Coats complete the chip-defying, color-enhancing trifecta for an iconic nail look with serious staying power.

Nail Polish ($20.00) (Permanent)

  • Top Coat Clear
  • Base Coat Clear with light blue/green tint
  • 413 BLKR Navy blue (NARS Boutique Exclusive)
  • Arabesque Sheer pink with pink glitter
  • Back Room Black
  • Bad Influence Smoky taupe
  • Chinatown Blood red
  • Dovima Tomato red
  • Ecume White
  • Endless Night Black grape
  • Hunger Mandarin red
  • Jungle Red Bright red
  • L’Avventura Lilac
  • Manosque Deep smoky lavender
  • Night Breed Black with silver glitter
  • Night Flight Black with cobalt blue pearls
  • Night Porter Black with green pearls
  • Mash Army green infused with gold
  • Orgasm Peachy pink with shimmer
  • Purple Rain Gothic purple
  • Schiap Shocking pink
  • Shameless Red Pink flamingo
  • Soup Can Bright red
  • Trouville Seashell pink
  • Amarapura Silver chrome
  • Blow-up Mandarin orange
  • Delos Copper brown infused with gold
  • Elbrus Plum
  • Fearless Bright pink violet
  • Ikiru Light blue
  • Ithaque Light pink
  • Milos Rich gold
  • Kalymnos Lilac
  • La Notte Navy
  • Mots Bleus Storm blue
  • Night Out Bright rue blue
  • Obscura Lavender charcoal
  • Paradiso Strawberry pink
  • Paros Red brown
  • Pastorale Rose gold
  • Thasos Mint green
  • Torre del Oro Cherry red
  • Zakynthos Beige

July 15th at NARS, August 1st at Sephora and department stores

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