As with Spring, I fell in love with the look of this Summer’s Nars collection and I was fortunately sent several bits to try out but I also bought quite a few bits so I’ve ended up with nearly the entire collection, minus two items, Kismet Nail Varnish and Mayflower lipstick.
Some of the items are total winners but in my opinion there are a couple of fails too. So lets crack on and have a look at them all in a bit more detail.
First up Ecume Nail Varnish £13.50
A perfect white creme finish polish. I love white creme’s as I’m sure I’ve mentioned more than once on this blog and this one is great, not streaky, perfect.
Soft Touch Shadow in Queen £16.50
My first Soft Touch Shadow pencil and unfortunately Queen probably wasn’t a good place to start with this product. Described on the website as a citrus gold glitter. I’m not going to dwell on this really but it’s green glitter in a clear base and I have absolutely no idea how to use it to be honest, if you use it alone on the eyelid it’s not buildable and it creases like mad. Here’s a swatch.
Exotic Dance Eyeshadow Duo £23.50
Dogon Eyeshadow Duo £23.50
I don’t mind telling you I hated this at first,it’s one of those products that I have to force to work on me rather than just being able to wear it with no effort. I have grown to love this though. It’s very matte so make sure your lips are well moisturised first!
Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick £18.50
I wasn’t sure whether to get this or not because I kept hearing how bright it was. I have bright pinks and they do suit me but I never wear them but in the end I was persuaded by the fact it’s a matte lipstick and I thought this may make it more wearable…all I’m going to say about the next two pictures is that they do not convey the true brightness, this lipstick is neon nearly, and gorgeous!
It’s orange and I always knew I was going to buy this. Happy to report I love it! It’s such a gorgeous shade. It’s bright but it’s not too bright but it’s definitely orange. I don’t own many orange lip products and I can only think of one other and I should probably wear more orange! Here follows a lip swatch and a full face (which looks unattractively like it was taken with fisheye lens) just so you can see how it looks in context.