NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection Swatches + Review // POWERFALL

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The NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection is entitled POWERFALL and is described by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars as a "refined combination of seasonal shades, signature colors and state-of-the-art textures for eyes, cheeks and lips."

NARS POWERFALL Fall 2016 Makeup Color Collection swatches review swatch pics

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow($29.00 // NARS Cosmetics). Three Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows are released within this collection in Antares(iridescent white gold), Rigel(shimmering rose gold) and Arcturus(shimmering deep indigo). I received the shade Rigel and it's simply stunning to use as an overall wash of color on the lid, a pop at the inner corners or in the crease (as shown below). The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows can be worn wet or dry and as you'll see in the swatch of Rigel doing so gives it a metallic look.

NARS Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow swatches review fall 2016 makeup swatch pics

Velvet Eyeliner($24.00 // NARS Cosmetics). Nine Velvet Eyeliners are released within this collection in Black Moon (Black), Mambo(Rich Hazelnut), Curaçao(Turquoise Blue), Kalisté (Teal), London(Stormy Grey), Blue Lotus(Periwinkle), Last Frontier (Espresso), Las Pozas (White Pearl) and Darklight(Navy). I received two shades in Mambo and Blue Lotus and I found them to be smooth, creamy and pigmented. They were easy to apply to the lid and smudge out - but once they set they set for the day. As for the waterline I was able to wear both shades there with minimal fading after a few hours and a bit more by the end of the day.

NARS Velvet Eyeliner swatches review blue lotus Mambo swatch pics

The three products that were sent to me are swatched below on bare skin (no primer):

NARS POWERFALL Fall 2016 makeup color collection swatches review swatch pics

Below I'm wearing Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow at the crease of my eyes and blended up. I did put Blue Lotus on as a liner with this look but it didn't coordinate so I smudged Tarte Smokeshow (from Tarte Tartelette In Bloom) on top of that, pushing upward with the brush to blend. Also, because I know someone will ask, the lip color is Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Lacquer in Bikini. ;)

NARS Fall 2016 makeup look Christian Louboutin Bikini

Other items available in this collection are Velvet Matte Lip Pencils($26.00 // NARS Cosmetics) in Infatuated Red(garnet, limited edition), Consuming Red (bordeaux) and Contour Blushes($42.00 // NARS Cosmetics) in Melina (Left Side: Café au lait; Right Side: Espresso) and Talia (Left Side: Light caramel; Right Side: Nutmeg).

What are your picks from NARS POWERFALL?

The NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection is available exclusively at NARS Boutiques and NARS Cosmetics on July 15, 2016; then August 1 at Sephora, department, and specialty stores.

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