NARS Ponderosa Cream Eyeshadow

NARS Ponderosa Cream Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a limited edition holiday offering described simply as “mink.” NARS describes their cream eyeshadow formula as lightweight, blendable, buildable, and it can be worn alone or paired with a powder eyeshadow for “longer-lasting wear and added dimension.” I’m glad NARS mentioned using a powder eyeshadow for longer-lasting wear, because without a powder on top, I only achieved an hour of wear before it was a creased mess of brown on my lid–and I don’t have oily lids at all.

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NARS Ponderosa Cream Eyeshadow
NARS Cream Eyeshadow Ponderoa
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
81%

NARS G-Spot Multiple

If you weren’t impressed by racy names like Orgasm and Deep Throat, NARS G-Spot Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) aims to work that much harder to make you blush–both literally and figuratively. NARS describes this shade as a “rich, gold-infused rose.” The Multiple formula is a cream formula that can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks with a “sheer, natural finish.” The sheerer color payoff makes it “mistake-proof” and “quick and easy to apply,” according to the brand. It’s new for holiday but will join the permanent range.

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NARS G-Spot Multiple

NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush

For the holidays, NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush ($27.00 for 0.16 oz.) is designed to create “instant radiance” with a “soft, shimmering peach.” It’s new with the holiday collection but will become part of the permanent range. Miss Liberty is a sheer, peach-toned beige brown–it’s soft, light, but it’s not as pale as peach (like Benefit Georgia, which is very pale). It has silvery-white shimmer and sparkle, so the finish has a shimmer-sheen but there are larger flecks of sparkle, too.

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NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush
NARS Highlighting Blush Miss Liberty
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
89%

NARS Joyous Red Lipstick

Described as an “amber red,” NARS Joyous Red Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an opaque, orange-red; it’s almost more of a coral-orange than it is a genuine take on red. MAC Drive Me Wild has a more apparent golden sheen, as does Lancome Groupie.

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NARS Lipstick Joyous Red
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

NARS Campo de’ Fiori and St. Marks Place Larger Than Life Eyeliner

For the holidays, there are two new shades of NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.02 oz.), which are Campo de’ Fiori (antique brass) and St. Marks Place (bright violet). I reviewed this formula here originally.

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NARS Campo de’ Fiori and St. Marks Place Larger Than Life Eyeliner

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
82%

NARS Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio

Likely one of the most eye-catching pieces from the holiday collection, NARS Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) looks more complex in the pan than it is on the lid. It consists of three shades: black with red pearls, black with purple pearls, and black with gunmetal shimmer. After reading the color description, the colors pretty much live up to the expectations, but they look more interesting in the pan because the colored pearls are more dominant, while applied, they’re all mostly black.

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NARS Arabian Nights Eyeshadow Trio

B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
82%