Sorry, just had to get my excitement out. THIS COLLECTION IS SO EXCITING. I literally feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have my hands on it. Yep, that's right we're talking the NARS Spring 2015 Colour Collection and all things nude and neutral. Natural makeup lovers this is definitely something for you, but even if you're into more of a bolder look then trust me, you'll love it too. I mean, you always need a nude eye shadow or subtle blusher to go alongside that bright lip, right?
Featuring 7 products, the new NARS collection features a little bit of everything. Starting with the eyes we've got the Eye Paint in Porto Venere*, a very pale pink. Beautiful shade but I found it a little too light on my uber pale skin tone to the point where it sort of just blended in, although saying this I love using it as a base to apply more shadow on top of. Great for evening out the skin tone or as a base for a more intense eye, plus it makes it last that bit longer too! Also for the eyes the collection features the Single Eyeshadow in Valhalla*, the most beautiful shimmery peachy pink. I love using this for a subtle eye look, sometimes over the Eye Paint, or I'll use it as an inner corner highlight to brighten up the rest of my shadow. The other eye offering from the collection is a gorgeous Duo Eyeshadow in St-Paul-De-Vence* featuring shades Shimmering Nectarine and Chestnut. These are the stars in the collection for me. There's just something about this mini palette that satisfies me so much. It's portable, and it's the kind of shades that have had me hook line and sinker at the minute...(More posts on this coming soon!). This was how I added a little more of a dimension to my look when wearing the collection as this duo allows you to smoke up your eyes without it being too much. Perfect orange toned nudes for the day time, or you could add a smokier shade in the crease for the evening. GORGE.
My first ever NARS blush is the one from this collection and it's the Blush in Reckless*, a sheer pink shimmer. I wouldn't really say I'd use this as a blush, perhaps on those days where I don't fancy it (which used to be all the time) but now I'd apply it over another more pigmented blush for a highlight and another dimension to the look. I noticed some of the shimmer is slightly blue toned which is SO pretty and so different from anything else I own. I'm welcoming this product with open arms into my collection...
On to lips, and it's quite rare that I'd opt for a nude lip. I'm a bold, purple or red lip kinda girl, but I've been really getting into my eyeshadow lately so there's just many times when you've maybe smoked it up a little too much to pair with a bold lip and that's where the nude lips come in. The collection features the Lipstick in Liguria*, a nude caramel shade. Usually I'd steer clear of anything like this, I just automatically assume it'll look horrible but I was so surprised, it actually looked quite nice and paired with an uber smokey eye, HEAVEN.
Onto the lip glosses and we've got the lipgloss in Guyane, a seashell pink and the lipgloss in Vent Sale a silver highlight. Again shades I wouldn't usually pick up. I'm always drawn to the purples and the reds like I've mentioned before, but this collection has opened up my eyes to all the nude possibilities in the world. Applied over the top of other lipsticks, these lip glosses are a dream.
I know... A photo of me, on my blog. Who'd have thought it? There's always something I just dread about taking photos of myself, but I just couldn't not show you this one. I ripped open the package, squealed, squealed again, and again... and then took some pictures and applied it straight to my face. I just had to break the 'not taking photos' of myself rule for this collection, didn't I?
To create this look, I applied my base, subtle contour and brows as usual and the applied the Porto Venere Eye Paint all over my lids, I then swept the Valhalla Single Eye Shadow across my lids and then applied the Nectarine shade from the St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow across the middles of my lids and then the Chestnut shade around the outer corner, making sure to blend it all together. I then added a little more of the Valhalla Single Eyeshadow to the inner corners of my eyes and across the lid. I then added my usual Bourjois liner and mascara. I've also got the Reckless blush on my cheeks and the Liguria Lipstick blended across my lips with a little of the Guyana Lipgloss blotted on top. I didn't want the lips to be too 'nude' so made sure to blot these A LOT with a tissue.
It's a total dream right? And don't worry. You don't have to wait to get your hands on them, all of the products are linked above and are available to purchase right now. I'd totes be getting my hands on them if I didn't have them in my collection already.
What's your favourite product from the collection?