Monday, November 5th, 2007


It is not often that I am so powerfully swayed by a product that isn’t MAC right from the get go. I tend to need a bit of coaxing, a bit more temptation to defect from my brand loyalty. Of course, I have several beauty products that I consider staples that are outside of MAC’s scope, so it is not an impossible task, but only the best are up to the challenge. NARS is finding a way back into my heart with their Holiday 2007 collection Siren Song, which features this stunning eyeshadow duo in Balthazar (along with Cheyenne and Violetta). I was immediately drawn to the vibrancy of the duo, especially of the tarnished gold. One swipe, and I was in heaven! I am not as in love with the brown (it is more easily duplicated), but it is an excellent partner for the gold shadow. This is just such an awesome combination for the upcoming holiday season, where golds and bronzes often reign supreme.

To hear me gush more about one of my favorite holiday collections out this year, you’ll have to


The three luxurious items pictured above are my other three favorites from the launch: Virdiana lipstick, Cheyenne eyeshadow duo, and Saratoga nail polish. Virdiana is a rich burgundy, a touch vampy, and yet perfect for alluring holiday pouts. Imagine a touch of gold on the lid from Balthazar, perhaps a semi-matte or matte warm brown in the crease, and lips the shade of deep crimson. Oh, glory! Saratoga is an obvious pick, because I adore raspberry reds for nail polishes (Chanel’s Tulipe Noir is a favorite). Cheyenne is almost like a more toned done version of Balthazar, and just such a classy duo. I am such a sucker for anything gold, aren’t I?

You’ll also find items to tempt yourself with in Rose Gitane lip gloss, Luster blush (ohh, I imagine a slight glowy, bronzy look–perfect for winter cheeks), Night Snow and Night Rider single eyeshadows, Bad Education lip gloss, and Metis/Victoire, Turkish Delight/Sayonara, Sand Piper/Daredevil, Moon Fleet/Indian Red lip gloss/lipstain duos.

If only I had unlimited funds, I would dive right into Cheyenne, Saratoga, Luster, Moon Fleet/Indian Red. Instead, I am trying to be content with my Balthazar duo, and I hope I can resist temptation! Where is my Christmas NARS elf?

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27 thoughts on “NARS Cosmetics – Holiday 2007 Siren Song Review

  1. I think I need some coaxing too. But the color duos do look amazingly convincing.

  2. bev

    i’d love to have that eyeshadow duo in balthazar. i really love gold and bronze just perfect for my natural tan skin.

    • Hey Bev! I’m so excited and can hardly wait to receive mine (bought it online, so now we wait impatiently). I hope you have a chance to try it yourself :)

  3. Ivy

    i just picked up luster blush and its amazing. i also got the Night series palette and im in HEAVEN!

  4. I love NARS, especially their lipsticks and blushes. This looks really great! I can’t wait for your review. And yeah, where is EVERYONE’s NARS ELF?

  5. I have Luster blush, it´s absolutely gorgeous :-) One of my fav from Nars! What about the Night series palette? it´s very pretty but not i would prefer it with another night e/s

  6. Oh…any swatches..PLEASE! I love the Cheyenne duo myself. Nars Blushes are sooo amazing.

  7. Oh I love this collection! Bronze and gold are my faves.

  8. They would make the world a better place. Might I suggest that they start at my house? LOLOL

    • I am so feeling creative and a bit DIY… I think I might make beauty elves for Christmas decorations. I’ll have to head to the craftstore to see what kind of elvish figurines they have to start with.

      They can start at mine first, but then I promise to send them your way!

  9. Liz

    That looks lovely – I’m a sucker for NARS shadows; they’re so well pigmented. The photo makes it look pretty similar to the Star Sailor duo – how does it compare? I already have Star Sailor – do you think I can justify buying Siren Song as well?

  10. taj

    hmm, I would say I am lucky, coz I bought the nail polish and the eyeshadow with 15% off when I shopped @ NARS on my birthday ! ! !
    For your information, there would be a pallette of the night line eyeshadows coming out this Christmas ! Got to have it !

  11. I will have them, i promise 😉

  12. Millie

    Hi, Christine! Can you do a FOTD using the Balthazar eyeduo? I just discovered NARS and would love to see you using it. Thanks!

  13. Shumpac

    Sephora weekly special today is Cheyenne Duo for $10! Plus it’s friends and family so additional 20% off! $8 for Nars duo eyeshadow… thats a deal!