NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

The Details

NARS Cosmetics introduces the Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection. Featuring surprising limited edition shades inspired by the electrifying art of modern master Man Ray. An imaginative palette of bolds and brights evokes the artist’s legendary wit, while daringly dimensional effects paint an ode to originality. Express the unexpected.

10/6 on NARS, 10/12 at retailers

Love Game Eyeshadow Palette, $55.00 (Limited Edition, International Only)

Your move. No matter how you play it—soft or sooty, matte or gilded—this palette of 12 new, eye-catching shades is sure to up your shadow game. Inspired by the vibrant persona of Man Ray-muse Ady Fidel, the first African American model to be featured in a fashion magazine.

  • Ladykiller Matte cream
  • Rendezvous Luminous golden pearl
  • Dominant Matte sandstorm
  • Submissive Matte deep army
  • Your Move Matte camel
  • Hard to Get Shimmering terracotta
  • Tryst Shimmering true gold
  • Dirty Talk Shimmering light silver
  • Long Game Satin sapphire
  • Blind Date Shimmering burgundy
  • Play Me Shimmering golden brown
  • Momentum Shimmering emerald

Duo Eyeshadow, $36.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Montparnasse Shimmering gold / Iridescent orchid
  • Debauched Black violet / Smoky charcoal with red shimmer

Photogloss Lip Lacquer, $26.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Zambeze Red hazelnut
  • Muse Golden shimmer
  • Off Limits Shimmering fuchsia
  • Kiki Burgundy

Blush, $30.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Intensely Bright tangerine
  • Fetishized Pink grapefruit

Velvet Eyeliner, $24.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Nagoya Violet
  • Santiago Chocolate brown

Overexposed Glow Highlighter, $42.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Double Take Gold highlight

Gold Audacious Lipstick, $34.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Anita Rose (Special Packaging)

The Veil Cheek Palette, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

No filter. Show more cheek with a buildable trio that contours, highlights, and pops with natural-looking dimension. Featuring Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer in iconic shade Laguna, with new, limited-edition shades of Blush and Highlighter.

  • Laguna Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer (Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer)
  • Lovesick Satin watermelon (Blush)
  • Surreal Glistening bronze rose (Highlighter)

Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

It’s my party. And I’ll eye if I want to. Six richly pigmented eyeshadows in new, limited-edition shades get the festivities started—and keep looks going light until dark with soft-to-smoldering effects.

  • Crybaby Matte cream
  • Heartbreaker Shimmering deep ocean
  • Loverboy Matte black
  • Tryst Shimmering gold
  • One and Only Shimmering deep moss
  • Vegeance Shimmering rich brown

Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $55.00 (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

But first, lipstick. Four ravishing neutrals to make your day look. Featuring award-winning Audacious Lipstick in a portable lineup of four minis with two new, limited-edition shades.

  • Ady Dusty coral (New)
  • Arden Burnt coral (New)
  • Barbara Tan rose
  • Jane Terracotta rose

Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $55.00 (Limited Edition)

Talk to the mask. Four statement shades say it boldly. Featuring award-winning Audacious Lipstick in a portable lineup of four minis with three new, limited-edition shades.

  • Lee Garnet
  • Dolores Crimson red
  • Josephine Bordeaux
  • Charlotte Oxblood burgundy



NARS Love Triangle - Orgasm, $24.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

Double your pleasure. Because too much of a good thing isn’t nearly enough. Featuring the universally flattering, award-winning Orgasm shade in a mini Blush and Lipstick.

  • Orgasm Peachy pink with golden shimmer (Blush)
  • Orgasm Peachy pink with golden shimmer (Lipstick)

NARS Love Triangle - Dolce Vita & Audrey, $24.00 (Limited Edition)

Twice as nice. Two icons have a moment—a rosy glow with red currant lips.

  • Dolce Vita Matte dusty rose (Blush)
  • Audrey Red currant (Audacious Lipstick)

NARS Love Triangle - Impassioned & Anna, $24.00 (Limited Edition)

Pink it over. Hit cheeks and lips with a touch of cool pink in award-winning formulas.

  • Impassioned Pink orchid (Blush)
  • Anna Dusty mauve (Audacious Lipstick)

NARS Love Triangle - Deep Throat & Barbara, $24.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

Pink it over. Hit cheeks and lips with a touch of cool pink in award-winning formulas.

  • Deep Throat Soft pink with golden sheen (Blush)
  • Barbara Tan rose (Audacious Lipstick)

NARS Love Triangle - Hot Sand & Rita, $24.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

Hot to trot. When Hot Sand met Rita: two award-winning icons in one irresistible duo.

  • Hot Sand Peach champagne (Blush)
  • Rita Scarlet (Audacious Lipstick)

The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Endangered Red Bordeaux
  • Toundra Rust
  • Wild Ways Mahogany
  • Spell Bound Shimmering pink beige

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017
NARS x Man Ray Collection for Holiday 2017

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I find that the Nars eyeshadow formula doesn’t play nice if you practice a windshield wiper motion for eyeshadow blending. You have to pat them in and then blend out if that makes any sense.
I can’t wait to see this collection in person.

They are easily my favorite eyeshadows. Sometimes the formula can be off, like with the single matte eyeshadow Outremer, but very rarely does that happen.

I’m obsessed with this collection. Love all the palettes and the duos with a cheek product and lipstick are adorable and I want Impassioned, Deep Throat, and more. This one is going to be dangerous for my bank account….

I’m trying to remind myself of how disappointed I was in the Andy Warhol collection, because my first impression looking at this lineup is that it’s easier to pick the things that I don’t want. Both eyeshadow duos appeal to me. So do both Audacious sets. So do both the blushes. And the golden highlighter. And the combination of Rita and Hot Sand.

tl;dr I’M DOOMED

Unfortunately, I don’t know if the problems would apply in this case. Most of the Warhol collection products were made to look like his paintings (not just the packaging, but the makeup). As a result, the products looked nice enough, but were difficult to use.

These, on the other hand, look glorious

Man Ray was a major influence in Dada and Surrealism. Mostly known for his photographs, he always saw himself more as a painter — the colors in this collection reflecting the palettes he worked.

I love this. As a long time devotee of Man Ray and his oeuvre, this is the first interpretation of an artistic force that I have not felt cynical about. It’s artistic, it’s real, and it it is reflective. Color me impressed. And color me using some, if not a lot of this collection. My no-buy/low-buy may be broken for this.

And, as a Boston girl, Linda, do not forget the tie in of the lips with the Black Dahlia murder. The highlighter is so wow, that I want to get it and gaze at it, while sipping oolong from my fur lined teacup! Or maybe get a pocket tee with the lips as the pocket. Tha latter, I would actually use. 20 year’s ago, I liked Nars shadows. Today, not so impressed. These are certainly must swatch, if not must get. Prob only in on the coffret with the darker lippies.

Sorry this is off-topic, but…
YES, kjh.. Man Ray and George Hoedel were “best buds”. There’s a theory that Elizabeth Short’s killer was trying to impress or “one-up” (for lack of a better term) Man Ray by restaging “The Lovers” (aka “The Lips”) as a living piece of performance art.
NARS seems to base a lot of collections on questionable (often at least suggesting misogyny, IMO) themes.

Crap…I think I’m in trouble. I haven’t really seen anything I just couldn’t pass up until now. I love that eyeshadow palette, and the gold highlighter. And those cute Love Triangles in Orgasm, Impassioned and Anna, and Hot Sand and Rita. And I always have trouble passing up mini lipsticks….crap…

Gimme! Sad Laguna has to be part of that gorgeous cheek trio.. hrmpf. Love the purple duo shadow, but the packaging looks to be same old same old. As I break down the collection piece by piece.. there is less that I want/need.. but this post certainly looks gooood all together.

Oh my word, be still my heart. I love this collection. Everything about it speaks to me except for the fact that Nars is no longer cruelty free. I have to get over that since my daughter has repeatedly told me how hypocritical I am being. I know I am. It will have to score very high for me to consider dropping my hypocritical stance, however…. Waiting on reviews and videos. If it is gone when I am ready then that is the universe telling me I don’t need it.

This is it! The collection that is knocking my socks off (well, actually my chaclas because it’s still hot here, but I digress!). Wouldn’t be so bad, except I’m saving for a move in January. Between this and the Fenty holiday stuff; I’m falling into a black hole as I type this out! Can barely wait to see all those beautiful eyeshadow swatches. They look delicious!

The Love Game palette looks really good, shade-wise! NARS is out to get my money and I might just cave, if the reviews are favourable. I really hope they have been working hard on their eyeshadow formulas. Otherwise, everything looks good, except for Glass Tears which looks too cool for me. I have been wanting to try the Audacious formula and heres my excuse 🙂

What a fabulous collection 🙂 I’m impressed at first glance; will wait for reviews as NARS quality isn’t always consistent. But I can see myself ending up with about half of this collection if the reviews are good! Those shadows *swoon*….

Wow… this is so beautiful. The lipstick coffrets are the most tempting to me just because I don’t own any Audacious lipsticks, but the packaging on the palettes are stunning.

What a well thought out holiday collection. I love it all! Nars for the win with this holiday collection! I will definitely pick up a few things! I’m thinking about the blush palette, the small shadow palette, maybe an eye duo and a blush/lip set. Well done Nars!

Omg, I really, really want quite a bit from this collection and the love triangle sets are just so cute! I’m just annoyed they put Laguna in the cheek palette.

I want Debauched eyeshadow duo, Intensley Blush, Nagoya eye liner, The Veil Cheek Palette, and the Noire Et Blanche mini lipstick set

Looks like this collection went live today with everything except for the Love Game palette. Do you know if that one is releasing later, or only at certain retailers?

I got the Glass Tears Palette at Nordstrom last night. It is so on point! It has a creamy texture and includes a Gold gold, a beautiful medium deep green (pure forest without leaning khaki or brown, very deep emerald), a gorgeous deep ruby burgundy, the “brown” shade is actually a super deep green with red, green, and gold pearl, basically a combo of the gold, green, and burgundy shades, but deep enough to be your crease shade or outer V, and then there’s a matte black and a matte sandy cream. Basically, it’s so many complete eye looks on any skin tone and any eyelid texture. I was blown away. I love this collection!

@Christine, NARS has been saying on IG that they aren’t releasing Lovd Game in either Canada or US; did they send you that palette in their press kit?

Seems an odd choice to send if it’s not going to be available in one of your primary markets.

Hi! … if I REALLY had to choose a highlighter, what would you recommended for my skin tone? MAC’s “Whisper of Gilt” or NARS’s “Double Take”? I’m so torn between the two.

I am a NC42 at MAC, NARS Luminous All Day Foundation in “Cadiz” Fenty “370” and “425 Bisque W” in Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear.

THANKS : ) <3

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