I was lucky enough to receive two items from the NARS spring collection that was launched February this year. The collection has stunning blue shades along with lots of nude/rose colors. The light overall nude look of the collection with the bursts of color make it perfect for a warm spring look.
Now I know we are in autumn in SA so spring is not really on the menu for us but the Eyeshadow and lipgloss shades I got from this collection are great for a dusty rose nude look that fits well in with our autumn days and still the occasional warm day here and there. We can learn to adapt the shades from overseas seasonal collections to fit in well with our current trends in SA . The Lipgloss I have here is in shade Vida Loca and the Eyeshadow is called Kari.
NARS is such a treat to own, the products are such high quality and everything from the packaging to the texture and feel of the product is luxurious. I like to apply the eyeshadow with my finger because I find it really transfers the color well like that and I get the soft velvet feel of the powder on my finger, I then use a soft blending brush to fill in and blend the edges neatly. Kari is a very versatile eyeshadow shade and can be used for a dressed down every day look or for a more glam smokey pink look with a winged liner. This eyeshadow lasts all day on eyes without fading or rubbing off. & pssst … It also makes a great blush for cheeks so you can really put it to multi use, the formula is perfect for it.
As you can see from the swatches above, the NARS vida loca lipgloss is a thick rich color gloss. It feels thick, smooth and moisturizing on lips and you can really see the color beautifully. I also find it to have a plumping appearance on lips which is great. It is a beautiful pink nude color and I have used it almost everyday because it fits well with just about any makeup look and I really love how it enhances my lips. The lipgloss sticks well to lips and I only need to re apply after eating, other than that it goes a long bit.
Overall these items make a great investment for my makeup collection, I know that the quality is good and if I look after them well they will last a long time. Here below are a few pics of me wearing them.
Also remember you can actually order directly from the NARS site and have it shipped to SA using a mail forwarding courier such as Aramax global shopper, I know it works out rather expensive but if you have the budget available or are looking to invest it some really fabulous makeup then maybe it is worth checking out. (Eyeshadows are about $29 and the lipgloss is $26, Shipping is round about $5 and then the forwarding courier will be around R300 + The import duties and taxes customs charges so maybe all together your looking at R1300 for the pair.)
Big thanx to a dear friend for sending these to me. They are definitely going to good use! Xx