NARS Crime of Passion Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette Swatches, Review & FOTD – Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013

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Since the information came out about the Holiday 2013NARS Guy Bourdin Collection the Crime of Passion Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette caught my eye immediately. The colors are what I gravitate towards and I loved the travel friendly, multi-layer concept of the palette. Let’s see if it performed as good as it looks!

What Nordstrom says about the NARS Crime of Passion Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette:

A spellbinding collection of products for your eyes, cheeks and lips by NARS feature unforgettable shades inspired by the glamorous editorials of Guy Bourdin.

Set includes:
– Eyeshadows in Naiade, a metallic rose mist, Jezebel, a shimmering sable and Pandora, a rich matte black.
– Blush in Deep Throat, a flirty, sheer peach.
– Bronzing powder in Laguna, a diffused bronze powder with golden shimmer.
– Larger than Life lip gloss in Deep Throat, a limited-edition shimmering sheer peach to complement its blush counterpart.

As you can see the packaging is classic and what we’re used to seeing from NARS, the rubberized matte black with white writing. Because this is a limited edition collaboration with Guy Bourdin there is a slight red mark on the front to title the collection.

The interior is multilevel with the top being for the three eye shadows – Naiade, a shimmering beige with a very slight rosy tint; Jezebel, a shimmering reddened brown and Pandora, a rich matte black. All three of these shades were lovely to work with and were saturated with pigment, even Pandora. Very easy to apply and blend. You will get minor fallout from Pandora, so be sure to apply with caution and use a firm brush.

….and the bottom being for the Deep Throat Blush, which is rosy with peach tones and Laguna Bronzer, which is a golden bronze. Both are part of the permanent NARS collection, but are favorites of the masses. It’s wonderful to see a palette without Orgasm involved!

The gloss is a mini size of the Larger Than Life Lip Gloss formula in the shade of Deep Throat. It fits snugly into and crosses both layers. A small mirror is also provided within the compact.

Below I’m wearing the entire kit on my eyes, cheeks and lips. I think it makes a lovely combo.. smoky, yet classy and wearable.

For the eye I placed Naiade at the inner corners and to highlight, as well as used this shade to blend out the crease. For most of the lid and crease I used Jezebel and for the outer V I used Pandora Eye Shadow. The eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and the mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex & Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant layered.

Do you plan on picking up any of the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013? Which pieces have caught your eye?

For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.

The NARS Crime of Passion Eye, Cheek & Lip Palette retails for $59.00 and is available now at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and This item is limited edition.

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