I love love love Nars and back along, when the Summer collection was launched, the PR’s told me that I’d love the Fall collection and I’ve been patiently waiting ever since!
Well, they were and weren’t right. The bits I like, I REALLY like, but I wasn’t tempted by everything this season like I have been by the last two collections. So normally, I might receive a couple of things from the PR’s and then I’ll buy the rest of the collection or as much as I can afford…this time however I didn’t purchase anything outside of what I was sent. Although I love the look of some of the other bits, but I knew they wouldn’t suit me.
Anyway, I’m waffling now. Lets have a closer look at these three items. You can find hand swatches of all at the bottom of this post.
First up Montego Bay Pure Matte Lipstick (£18.50)
Gorgeous. I love Matte lips, I know I’m always banging on about how it’s my favourite finish and I find Nars Matte products to be inconsistent, not in a bad way, they just vary in how matte they are, and this is on the creamier side, compared to say Madere. It’s also a gorgeous colour. It’s described as a rose pink, but I’d say it was more of a muted coral. It’s not too muted though. I’m wearing it in all the following pictures, to give you a better idea of how it looks in relation to my whole face!
Next, Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo (£23.50). I’m really sorry about the full face pictures.
Described as Silver Taupe and Dusty Rose and I have to say I wasn’t at all sure how the pink shade was going to work on me. But I love it! The pink is matte and the gorgeous taupe is a shimmer and the two work really well together. The wear on these is as always great and this is no exception. Long wearing and no creasing and good pigmentation. Love this.
But here’s my favourite. The Delphes Eyeshadow Trio (£33) (You might need to enlarge some of these pics)
A shimmery peachy pink, a shimmery green and a matte grey. Such a pretty combination of colours and I’m always drawn to a shimmery pale green. I LOVE this trio. I went for grey in and above the crease, the pink in the inner corner of the lid and the green on the outer 2/3 of the lid. I found they blended well and although subtle, it’s a really pretty selection of colours. It’s a great way of wearing some colour if you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself. I know that this hasn’t had great reviews across the board, so I approached it with some trepidation but can honestly say this works really well for me.
Here are hand swatches of all of the above, hopefully self explanatory…
So the three things I was sent to review, I love. There are other things in the collection I ummed and ahhed about buying, the stunning blue single eyeshadow Outremer, but reality check, I don’t go out… where am I going to wear it! I also like the look of the Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, but again, I would never have the chance to wear it and I’m fairly sure it wouldn’t suit me. Then there’s the Mascate Pure Matte Lipstick – it looks absolutely stunning but I have so many red lipsticks I can’t justify buying another. The only other things I am fancying the look of is the Pago Pago lipstick and the Oasis gloss…maybe I might just get those…but if I get Oasis gloss, I simply must have the blush too…decisions decisions!
Anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed look at these products. Maybe I’ll be back with an updated post when I buy (sorry – I mean if I buy) the gloss and lipstick (and blush).
Does anything from this season’s collection take your fancy?