The texture was soft, silky, and very finely-milled, so it looked nice against the skin–not powdery or dry–and blended easily, which is a real must with a deeper, richer shade like this one. It had good color payoff, which could be a little buildable if you used a very light touch, but it didn’t feel like the lightest touch still yielded a ton of product. I was surprised by how many blushes NARS has that are similar to this–both past and present–so you may find that your stash already has something similar enough that this wouldn’t be a must-have. On my cheeks, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.
This blush is part of NARS’ holiday color collection, which will be available online on October 15th and at retailers on November 1st.
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NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection features three lipsticks, three lipglosses, three eyeshadows, three nail polishes, and one blush. All of the shades are limited editoin, and there is a lace etching on the compacts/tubes. The lipstick and eyeshadow use a new formula (Hardwired). The collection launches on October 15th at NARS and then rolls out to other retailers on November 1st. Full reviews to come! Enjoy the sneak peek.
NARS’ exclusive Laced with Edge Holiday 2014 Gifting Collection exposes a world of color, where technology is seduced by fashion and femininity smolders in a disruptive new dimension.
Swathed in digital lace, the keepsake collection brings fashion to the forefront with abstract white webs and hints of sleek red foil popping through. Translucent outer packaging creates futuristic illusions, seducing the eye in to a paradigm of color and pattern.
Algorithm ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
The iconic NARS bronzer, Laguna, recoded into a geometric fantasy—logically aligned with a mobile take on the classic Ita brush.
Laser Cut ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
A futuristic vision for eyes, cheeks, and lips in a tech-chic double layer compact.
Eyeshadow I Perfect neutral vanilla
Eyeshadow II Shimmering cafe au lait
Eyeshadow III Matte army green
Day Dream Blush Flirty sheer peach
Laguna Bronzer Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
Dolce Vita Lipgloss Sheer dusty rose
Modern Future ($49.00) (Limited Edition)
The apex of femininity: NARS’ iconic pink tone, Roman Holiday, cloned into a prism of pigments for cheeks, lips, and nails.
Roman Holiday Blush Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink
Roman Holiday Lipstick Pretty pastel with the most delicate hint of pink
Roman Holiday Nail Polish Shimmery begonia pink
Tech Fashion ($49.00) (Limited Edition)
A seductive shift into a realm of cutting-edge color. Four megawatt miniatures of Larger Than Life® Lipgloss multiply future chic into polished possibilities.
Lipgloss I Shimmering peach sorbet
Lipgloss II Shimmering sheer fig
Lipgloss III Shimmering sheer raspberry
Lipgloss IV Sheer ruby
Kabuki Brush Set ($149.00) (Limited Edition)
Transcend. Transform. Transfix. Face your future femme with three iconic NARS Kabuki brushes to sculpt, contour, define—and defy color conventions.
Cutting-edge color—anything but straightlaced. For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. Decoding the thrill of seduction, this captivating collection exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension.
The custom packaging adapts architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s digitally-rendered Nebula print into a dynamic yet delicate depiction. The intricate web of black gloss grips the signature soft-touch packaging in a modern take on lace.
One common color combination I feel I’ve been seeing more often as we get into autumn is a mix of copper, gold, and plum. Here’s my current favorite mix of shades in that vein! These could all be worn together or as three or four shades. Subra is great for making the look appear smokier, cooler, while Goddess and Deep Damson create dimension with their less frosted finishes. I’d love to hear what shades you’re using to recreate the combination as well.
Is brown lipstick making a comeback for fall? Perhaps… here are five more modern takes on brown (at least, to me) that switch it up by adding brown tones or changing the finishes. What are your favorite shades of brown from the past and present?