Thursday, July 28, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
The Fall 2016 Collection from Nars is coming this August and today I have a few products to share with you! Featuring an array of sophisticated and fall-friendly hues, the collection is all about sculpted cheeks and gorgeous lids. To read on, click.......
NARS Contour Blush in "Melina"
NARS Contour Blush in "Melina" ($54 CAD):
This is a contour/sculpting powder dual called "Melina". Inside the compact there are 2.7 grams of a light cream beige called "Cafe au Lait" and 5.5 grams of a medium brown called "Espresso". Both shades are matte and pigmented while texture is super soft and creamy.
NARS Contour Blush in "Melina"
"Espresso" works great as a contouring shade; it's slightly deep so it might work well for darker skin tones. "Cafe au Lait" at the same time also works best for darker skin tones as a matte highlight.
NARS Contour Blush in "Melina"
NARS Velvet Eyeliner in "Blue Lotus" (top) & "London" (bottom)
NARS Velvet Eyeliner in "Blue Lotus" & "London" ($32 CAD):
With an ultra pigmented formulation, "Blu Lotus" is a gorgeous medium periwinkle blue and "London" is a deep elephant gray. These pencils are smooth and glide effortlessly on the skin. However, the formulation is not at all smudge-proof. I think these work better as cream bases for powder shadows. Smudge some on the lids and top with a matching color.
NARS Velvet Eyeliners
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Consuming Red"
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Consuming Red" ($33 CAD):
A beautiful warm bordeaux red, "Consuming Red" has a lightweight and matte finish. The formulation is pigmented and smooth but the coverage is slightly patchy. I can definitely get an opaque finish but the color doesn't sit evenly on the lips and it will shift whenever I purse my lips. With that said, the color isn't drying and it has a nice wear.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Consuming Red"
The NARS Fall 2016 Collection is available August 1 at all NARS retailers (Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Murale) and