Year-round, packaging for beauty products takes on a life of it’s own in my world, but NARS Holiday Makeup Collections always get me straight through the heart. My Christmas Cupid, if you will.
NARS Holiday 2018 takes the cake as my favorite of all of the NARS Holiday and possibly all of holiday in general. I love the “Spiked With Color, Studded With Style” motif and red is my favorite color.
This year I did something a little different in terms of swatches, reviews and the etc. I MADE A VIDEO!
NARS COLOR COLLECTION
Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00). Six shadows in new, limited-edition shades! Colors include Vinyl (iridescent light peach), Endless Party (burnt mauve), Exploit (dusty rose w/ iridescent shimmer), Screech (gold w/ silver shimmer), Smash It Up (shimmering black) and Not For Sale (shimmering aubergine).
Powermatte Lip Luster ($26.00). Six shades of limited edition, brushed metal colors are available in Hardcore (shimmering rose gold), Shredded (shimmering mauve rose), Shatter (shimmering cocoa), Pierce (shimmering burgundy), Combat (shimmering blackberry) and Black Heart (shimmering black/brown).
NARS GIFTING COLLECTION
Hot Tryst Cheek Palette ($59.00). Six limited edition cheek shades – 4 iconic blushes & plus 2 highlighting powders in Kings Road (opalescent pink), Swindle (sparkling pale pink), Untamed (shimmering magenta), Friction (shimmering taupe), Bowery (shimmering coral) and Adrenaline (raspberry w/ gold shimmer).
Riot Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set ($45.00). Riot includes the shades Riot (deep crimson), Clash (dusty rose), Rebel (bordeaux) and Wasted (magenta).
Little Fetishes Mini Highlighting Powder + Mini Blush ($24.00). A mini duo of Capri Highlighting Powder and Dolce Vita Blush.
Little Fetishes Mini Highlighting Powder + Mini Bronzer ($24.00). A mini duo of Fort de France Highlighting Powder and best-selling Laguna Bronzing Powder.
Little Fetishes Mini Audacious Lipsticks ($24.00). A mini duo of iconic lipstick shades Rita (scarlet) and Mona (mahogany).
Chaos Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo ($29.00). Two limited edition shades in Decibel (mauve nude) and Zipped (dusty orchid).
Defiant Lip Gloss Set ($35.00). A limited edition trio of the cult fave lip glass formula! Shades include Big Trouble (creme coral), Bite (shimmering burnt copper) and Noise (creme bordeaux). This set is exclusive to NARS.
RETAIL EXCLUSIVE PALETTES
Scandal Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00). Six new eye-catching shades in Stage Dive (matte royal blue), Break it Up (teal w/ silver shimmer), Filth and Fury (shimmering silver), Radical (matte black), Mosh Pit (matte chocolate brown) and Creeper (gunmetal w/ golden shimmer). This limited edition palette is exclusive to NARS.
Orgasm Infatuation Palette ($42.00). A stunning palette with the award-winning Orgasm Blush (peachy pink w/ gold shimmer), Highlighting Powder (pale peachy pink w/ gold shimmer) and Laguna Bronzing Powder (diffused brown powder w/ golden shimmer). This palette is exclusive to Sephora.
High Voltage Highlighter Palette ($42.00). A trio of limited edition highlighting powders in 1977 (opalescent pink), Fort de France (champagne) and Queen (rose copper). This palette is exclusive to NARS.
Heartbreaker Blush Palette ($42.00). Three iconic blushes in one palette! Shades include Luster (sheer golden apricot), Orgasm (peachy pink w/ gold shimmer) and Amour (matte rose pink). This limited edition palette is exclusive to ULTA Beauty.
In the video below I applied the products, did a tutorial and did swatches of EVERYTHING.
get the look
Below is a breakdown of the eye look that I did using the products, it’s a little easier to see here vs. on a YouTube video!
EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion // Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (to wet brush) // Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme in L5 Neutral (for halo color base) // NARS All About Eve II Eyeshadow (all over from lash line to brow) // NARS Kalahari II Eyeshadow (transition shade, to deepen the crease after applying the halo & smudged under lower lash line) // NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette – Smash It Up (inner and outer corners of the eyes), Screech (center of the lid over KVD), Exploit (buffed at the outer edges of the halo to blend the shades) // Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Invasion (with NARS Smash It Up pressed on top) // IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
BROWS: Nothing! They were healing from being micro-bladed during the filming of this video.
All products are limited edition and some are exclusive to certain retailers (noted in the descriptions when available).
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