NARS Spring 2014 Gifting: NARSissist Eye & Cheek Palettes

NARS Spring 2014 Gifting
NARS Spring 2014 Gifting

Are you a NARSissist? NARSissist (NARS∙is∙sist) (n.) – lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortlessly captivating with a bottomless makeup bag.

NARSissist Eye Palette ($79.00) (Limited Edition)

NARS Cosmetics introduces the NARSissist Eye Palette, named for and inspired by the brand’s devoted fans and cult followers, this inaugural palette will set the stage for future NARSissist products to come. The limited-edition palette features 15 of the NARSissist community’s most beloved and inspiring shades in one compact, ready-to-wear every day, every way. Wear one shade on its own for captivating color or play with the possibilities by layering different shades for an unlimited range of effects. Available January 15th on and NARSissist followers; February 1st for NARS Boutiques and department/specialty stores.

  • All About Eve I Flesh-toned neutrals (Part of a Permanent Duo)
  • Madrague II Matte caramel (Part of a Permanent Duo)
  • Fez Velvety cocoa (Permanent)
  • Bali Neutral (Permanent)
  • Coconut Grove Deep brown infused with reflections (Permanent)
  • Madrague l Matte cream (Part of a Permanent Duo)
  • Nepal Soft, sheer rose (Permanent)
  • Ashes to Ashes Shimmery violet based brown (Permanent)
  • Brousse II Black violet (Part of a Vintage Duo)
  • Mekong Espresso infused with shimmer (Permanent)
  • Bellissima I Shimmering beige with subtle glitter (Part of a Permanent Duo)
  • Lhasa Lavender grey (Permanent)
  • Bad Behaviour Deep pewter (Limited Edition/Repromote)
  • Dogon II Charcoal (Part of a Permanent Duo)
  • Pandora II Matte black (Part of a Permanent Duo)

NARSissist Cheek Palette ($49.00) (Sephora Exclusive) (Limited Edition)

NARS Cosmetics is bringing out your inner NARSissist with the introduction of the NARSissist Cheek Palette. Named for and inspired by the brand’s devoted fans and cult followers, this inaugural palette showcases the brand’s most iconic products and beloved shades for cheeks. This limited edition set features three must-have shades for Spring and a newly designed mini blush brush for easy application on the go.  Available February 1st at Sephora and

  • Devotee (Highlighting Blush)
  • Orgasm (Blush)
  • Laguna (Bronzing Powder)
  • Mini Blush Brush (Brush)

Availability: Eye Palette online at January 15th, in NARS boutiques and department/specialty retailers on February 1st. Cheek palette at and Sephora stores on February 1st. NOW ONLINE AT NORDSTROM!

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Round-up: NARS Spring 2014 Collection

NARS Spring 2014 Collection
NARS Spring 2014 Collection

Here’s the round-up of our coverage for NARS new spring collection (in case you missed a post!), which is available online now at Nordstrom and will be officially released January 15th at  February 1st is the official in-store date (says “at select stores”). You can read the official information here.

My personal favorites were the Kauai Eyeshadow Duo (which received an A+ and a recommendation from me) and Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil (which is high quality but a little dupeable).

Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Any favorites? Any must-haves or items you plan to check out?

NARS Na Pali Coast Multiple

NARS Na Pali Coast Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) is described as a “shimmering rose peach.” It’s a gold and bronze-shimmered reddish bronze with strong, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $43.00) is more muted, powder, and less warm-toned. MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $21.00) is browner, less red-toned, powder. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is very similar but a powder product. MAC Stratus (LE, $25.00) is redder, powder. See comparison swatches.

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NARS Na Pali Coast Multiple

NARS Khao San Road & Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliners

The NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) range has two new shades releasing for spring. Khao San Road is permanent, while Puerta del Sol is limited edition.  They’re both really fun, bright pops of color that are perfect for adding oomph to any look, but I wish they were a little creamier and more pigmented.  They are buildable to varying degrees (Puerta del Sol more so than Khao San Road), and they were both long-wearing and didn’t smudge at any point (but gradually faded/thinned after eight hours).

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NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Khao San Road
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NARS China Seas Eyeshadow Duo

NARS China Seas Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and permanent duo just in time for spring that features a teal and plum. While Kauai knocked my socks off, China Seas left me wanting more–pigmentation, softer, smoother textures. It’s a workable duo, and there’s no stiffness despite some of the drier consistencies, so they still blend out without a lot of work. The left side of the duo lasted almost eight hours on me, while the right side of the duo had faded noticeably by seven and a half hours.

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NARS China Seas Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Annees & Bimini Larger Than Life Lipglosses

NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) sees the introduction of two new and permanent shades to the range with the spring collection. For spring, both shades are described sheer (and are). Otherwise, the formula is a thick, tacky gloss that is longer-wearing.  I found both of these fairly sticky but very high-shine.  If you have thinner lips, you’ll love the very small, fine applicator brush for applying the gloss, and if you have fuller lips, it may be less of an upside. After wearing both shades, neither was hydrating nor drying.

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NARS Annees Larger Than Life Lipgloss