NARS Summer 2013 Collection

NARS Summer 2013 Collection
NARS Summer 2013 Collection

Prepare yourself for a stunning summer. A modern spin on the sexy, futuristic glam of the 1970s, the Summer 2013 Color Collection brings a cool, noncomformist color palette to the warm weather season. Created by Founder & Creative Director Francois Nars, the collection ewlcomes summer with shades that are edgy, glamorous, and undeniably modern.

Duo Eyeshadow ($34.00)

  • Fashion Rebel Dandelion and African frost

Single Eyeshadow ($24.00)

  • Euphrate Frosted mint steel

Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24.00)

  • Barrow Street Seafoam green

Multiple ($39.00)

  • Puerto Vallarta Shimmering tangerine

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Tolede Pink rose

Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tender Night Iridescent lilac

Larger Than Life Lipgloss ($26.00)

  • Paris Follies Pink flamingo

Nail Polish ($19.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Madness Electric orange

Availability: April 15th @ NARS, April/May 2013 at NARS counters/other online retailers

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NARS Sin Blush

NARS Sin Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “berry with gold shimmer.” It’s a gold-shimmered plum with a frosted finish. It’s less red, more plum compared to NARS Oasis. MAC Plum Foolery is lighter but similar. MAC Vintage Grape is purpler. theBalm Cabana Boy is similar–perhaps a smidgen lighter.

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NARS Silvana Blush

NARS Silvana Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “natural peach terracotta.” It’s a medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a pearly finish. NARS Madly is a touch browner, less warm-toned. MAC Lush-Light Bronze is browner and more matte. MAC The Soft Meow is browner, less warm-toned. MAC Other Worldly is more shimmery and orange.

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NARS Sex Appeal Blush

NARS Sex Appeal Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a pale, subtly warm-toned peach with a satin finish. Buxom Swept Away is pinker. MAC Stay By Me is a touch darker. MAC Peaches is darker and more orange.

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NARS Sex Appeal Blush

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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%

NARS Orgasm Blush (2013)

NARS Orgasm Highlighting Blush ($29.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink with golden shimmer.” It’s a warm, medium pink with a stong golden shimmer-sheen. bareMinerals The Natural High is slightly warmer in its base color (less pink). Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire is slightly deeper and pinker. Benefit Sugarbomb is much, much lighter (and sheerer). Rock & Republic Call Me is slightly less pink. Milani Dolce Pink is more frosted/sparkly. Tarte Glisten is similar–slightly darker.  MAC Springsheen is also similar.  This older post is a good comparison reference for coral blushes.

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NARS Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil
NARS Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil

NARS Palais Royal Satin Lip Pencil ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as “sangria.” It’s a dark, berry-red with a satin finish and slight cool undertones. Rimmel #107 is slightly less cool-toned. Chanel L’Impatiente is darker, more berry-hued. Guerlain Orgueil is similar but shimmery. MAC What Joy is a touch darker. Giorgio Armani #408 is a town redder (less berry).

Of all the shades, this was my least favorite. It was the least pigmented, as there was definite translucency to the overall color (it looked like an intense lip stain), but the color settled and migrated into lip lines within two hours of wear. Then, the settling continued to worsen for the next three hours of wear. It lasted with some color for as long as five hours, and then there was residual staining that remained for at least another hour. The settling was really noticeable and looked crumbly between the lines (so if you smiled). The consistency felt like the other pencils–soft, lightly creamy–and it didn’t tug or pull on the lips. It was neither drying nor hydrating while I wore it.

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