Sneak Peek: NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection Photos & Swatches

NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection
NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection

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.

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NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Deadly Catch Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick
NARS Adriatic Hardwired Lipstick

NARS Burning Love Lipgloss
NARS Burning Love Lipgloss

NARS Burning Love Lipgloss
NARS Burning Love Lipgloss

NARS Burning Love Lipgloss
NARS Burning Love Lipgloss

NARS Corsica Lipgloss
NARS Corsica Lipgloss

NARS Corsica Lipgloss
NARS Corsica Lipgloss

NARS Corsica Lipgloss
NARS Corsica Lipgloss

NARS Soleil d'Orient Lipgloss
NARS Soleil d’Orient Lipgloss

NARS Soleil d'Orient Lipgloss
NARS Soleil d’Orient Lipgloss

NARS Soleil d'Orient Lipgloss
NARS Soleil d’Orient Lipgloss

NARS Almeria Blush
NARS Almeria Blush

NARS Almeria Blush
NARS Almeria Blush

NARS Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Opal Coast Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Opal Coast Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Opal Coast Hardwired Eyeshadow
NARS Opal Coast Hardwired Eyeshadow

NARS Barents Sea Nail Polish
NARS Barents Sea Nail Polish

NARS Barents Sea Nail Polish
NARS Barents Sea Nail Polish

NARS Algonquin Nail Polish
NARS Algonquin Nail Polish

NARS Algonquin Nail Polish
NARS Algonquin Nail Polish

NARS Sherwood Nail Polish
NARS Sherwood Nail Polish

NARS Sherwood Nail Polish
NARS Sherwood Nail Polish

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Soleil is gorgeous! Closer to what I expected the Guerlain gloss to look like. I’m loving Adriatic Hardwired, too. Perfect semi-opaque nude for use pale ladies. :3

Canberra, Burning Love, Corsica, Deadly Catch, and Adriatic for me. Though Adriatic I have to swatch so I’ll be heading to my favorite SA at Nordstrom for that. Looks sheerer than I hoped. I wanted a super intense nude that I could use with Turkish Delight (my lips are extremely pigmented). Something pigmented and creamy like MAC Saint German but in a very light cream nude instead of pink. Gotta see how it layers up.

And of course have to compare Deadly Catch to Future Red and Audacious Carmen. NARS makes my favorite orange-reds and this one looks so gorgeous. Must play. Very excited but probably shouldn’t get too hopeful about Adriatic. Thanks, Christine!

Wow, the collection looks really nice with wonderful textures and pigmentation! I was not impressed when I saw the promo images, but the swatches have proved me otherwise.

Thanks for the quick turnaround on everything. You are simply amazing!

Canberra. So gorgeous. Such a shame that kind of colors make me look like I’ve just been on a fight.. where I’ve been punched in the face.. and came out of it a loser.. ahah

Totally loving Canberra and Gabon eyeshadows (though I am STILL waiting for the Sephora stores here in Canada to get Jardin Perdu….I hope I’m not waiting in vain!). I like that red gloss as well!

You can order it from narscosmetics.com, they ship to Canada. This how I got my Dominique lipstick, tropical princess duo and lost coast duo. Sephora never got those two duos, think it must have been exclusive to certain stores.

I think that Sephora was listed as one of the retailers for Jardin Perdu. I’m content to wait because I already have Kauai and the purples are, supposedly, really close so it’s the left side I want to check out first because if I can find a dupe of that (perhaps from the new Nars shadows – the dual intensity ones or whatever they’re called) it might make more sense just to purchase that one shadow rather than another duo….or maybe not! But I have to be able to see it/check it out first!

Wow there’s a lot of pretty stuff in this collection! Femme Fleur lipstick, Corsica gloss and Sherwood nail polish for me! The Almeria blush looks interesting too – curious to hear how it performs and whether I already have any dupes.

The purple shadow looks like Kauai/Jardin Perdu, the khaki looks similar enough to Night Clubbing, and the white isn’t too far off from the white in Exotic Dance. However, all 3 will end up in my stash, LOL! I’ll also likely end up with the nude lipstick & golden gloss, and most definitely the blush…

Blue based reds are my weakness! Nars blushes are my favorite makeup items so I can’t pass Almeria. It’s a good thing Nars collections don’t sellout as fast as MAC’s.

I’m quite liking this overall. Seems extremely dupable, yet well executed in all ways, which I’m guessing also performs well. Thanks for the peek-a-boo! Looking forward to more! Have I missed Guerlain reviewed here? I saw the lipstick.. <3 πŸ™‚

Looks promising…but I’m about giving up on being too excited by holiday offerings. So many are turning out to be “meh” quality-wise. I am liking the looks of the eyeshadows, the Algonquin nail polish, and the Almeria Blush.

The one thing that stands out for me is the Burning Love Lipgloss which, of course, looks way too intense for me. (Or… perhaps not?) But — WOW– it looks amazing on you!

Ahhh this is so exciting, I live in Canberra and I will definitely have to pick the eyeshadow up, if only for the name. It looks quite similar/reminds me of the purple shade in the kauai duo which I missed out on so that is a massive bonus :))

LOVES! Thank you so much for the sneak peak, Christine! I’m not interested on the lipsticks, nail polishes or Soleil d’Orient, but the rest… LOVE!

As much as I like the futuristic theme of the collection, I’m not excited about any of these products. I can’t remember the last time a NARS seasonal collection left me cold, but all the shades here look pretty dupeable. And I think it’s weird that NARS is premiering a new (or “new”?) lipstick formula immediately after releasing the Audacious lipsticks…

Dear NARS Fairy,

I’ve been a very good rogue this year, and since I know you’ll be busy around the Holidays, I thought I’d help you out by placing my order in advance (for what I’m sure will be my delicious, makeuppy reward): I’ll take Soleil d’Orient, Canberra, Gabon and Burning Love.

Thanking you in advance,

Regards,

Sylirael

Oh no! So gorgeous! I love it all! My name is on at least : Deadly catch,Femme Fleur and all the glosses..love Nars glosses. I was captivated by the blush in pan and the nude color lipstick. Not sure now on those. I love the shadows. But,I am bad about reaching for singles. Can’t wait to see the reviews! Big decisions to be made:) Thanks Christine!

how quickly does the nars holiday collection usually sell out? i am worried i will miss out on the blush palette. πŸ™ as long as it isn’t like the mac releases, i should be okay, i think, right?

Surprisingly I think that the best products in this collection are the nail polishes and glosses – I would have expected it to be the blush, but I find Almeria kind of boring, and it looks powdery. Corsica, Algonquin, Sherwood, and even Soleil d’Orient on the other hand look fantastic.

I’m actually kinda disappointed with the collection nothing really jumps out at me that is a must have. I’m mean the colors don’t seem to be anything like that we haven’t seen. But I do really love nars so I’m sure I’m going to have to look into a few things. I do like the blush color n of course I love Nars shadows thanks for the sneak peak..

Damn you NARS! (sorry for that). I wan’t almost everything from this collection. 2 of the nailpolishes, 2 of the eyeshadows, all of the glosses, 2 or maybe all 3 of the lipsticks. I think I can keep living without the blus, but that can change.
Now I can hope these all get bad reviews ;), or that som of it is permanent in a different packaging.

I have the Almeria blush and love it. I am loving corsica and want to buy that one too. I’ve also seen a blush called Ukraine as part of this collection that looks lovely online…wondering if you have seen it around or have swatches?

Thanks
Swathi

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