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NARS Holiday 2014 is HERE! You guys, it’s so pretty. While the actual color collection isn’t huge – 3 Hardwired Eyeshadows (new formula), 3 Hardwired Lipsticks (new formula), 3 Lipglosses, 3 Nail Polishes and 1 Blush – it’s all so gorgeous and wearable. Everyone is going to find something to love, I guarantee it. Out of the color collection I have two products to share with you in Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow and Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick.
The packaging alone is going to be enough to make you want it all (it’s a delicate, digitally-rendered Nebula print by architectural designer Chris Kabatsi). It’s basis is the usual black, rubbery casing NARS is known for, but with an edgy, lacy pattern – combining delicate and femme fatale.
Femme Fleur Hardwired Lipstick ($26.00). Shimmering brick red with gold pearl. This new formula is smooth and while Femme Fleur is slightly frosty to look at it’s one of those shades that you won’t shy away from popping on your lips for any occasion. Don’t be intimidated by the deep shade in the tube. Though nicely pigmented, it applied much lighter to the lips. Wear time was that of a regular lipstick (about 4-5 hours).
Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow ($25.00). Shimmering lavender. I did not expect so much pigment from this shadow! I really expected Canberra to feel gritty but the new formula is smooth and opaque in one swipe! It was really easy to apply this on my lids and blend into other colors. Wear time was all day over a primer. Watch for some of the little silver glitters to hit your cheeks. They don’t seem to really stick and were very easy to wipe away, but definitely worth mentioning.
In the eye look below I began by priming with Urban Decay Primer Potion. NARS Canberra Hardwired Eyeshadow is all over the lid, leaving a bit of lid bare at the inner corners. At the inner corners and the crease (blend up) is NARS Himalia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (dry). The top liner is NARS Carpates Eyeliner Stylo and the bottom liner is NARS Via Veneto. The mascara is IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions 24HR Mascara.
My list for NARS Holiday is extensive. Embarrassingly extensive, but I know you guys get it. What are you lemming?