Be it jetting off to an exotic holiday destination or just looking for some great neutrals to refresh your makeup wardrobe for spring 2016, NARS has got you covered. There’s a creative palette of blues, mulled wine, warm pinks to choose from and cater to every makeup addicts needs.
The NARS 2016 Colour Collection consists of,
3 Dual Intensity eyeshadows, Tarvos (mint), Cressida (midnight blue), Kari (warm rose)
Duo eyeshadow Hammamet with a matte beige & bronze rose
Impassioned blush – A soft muted pink
2 Lip glosses, Instant Crash (soft apricot), Vida Loca (guava)
2 Lipsticks, Rosecliff (soft rose) & Banned Red (mulled wine)
My favourites as always are the Dual-Intensity eyeshadows. Even though the colours seen here aren’t for day to day use, I really love them for a creative, fresh evening eye look. My personal favourite is the minty shade Tarvos. The pigmentation is excellent, silky smooth and almost metallic worn wet!
Cressida on the other hand was slightly sheerer with less colour pay off but equally pretty. I really love the two combined for maximum shock effect.
For those of you who can’t get enough of the NARS lipsticks, Banned Red is a must! As always the formula is ultra comfortable with good colour payoff. For a fully opaque seductive mulled wine pout you only need two passes. However I prefer to wear this pushed onto the lips as a stain. It’s one of those effortless colours that can work for day or night.
Here’s Banned Red & Impassioned.
Impassion is a very finely milled muted rosy pink blush with excellent pigmentation Even though it shows up very faint on my tanned complexion I noticed it doesn’t look as ashy as it looks in the pan. It appears more of a soft rose pink which would work great with almost any makeup look. I’d categorise this as a neutral.
If you are on the paler side and struggle to find an everyday ‘nude’ that doesn’t look too yellow on the skin, Impassioned is for you!
Here’s a closer look.
Now onto an eye look I created with the two eyeshadows. I used Cressida all over the lid with a dab of Tarvos (wet) patted onto the centre of the lid.
Lips are a mix of tinted lip balm topped with NARS gloss Easy Lover (a sheer blue toned fuchsia) and for cheeks I used NARS Impassioned topped with Desire.
Quality wise the products did not disappoint with the exception of Cressida which I felt could have been better pigmented. Tarvos on the other hand was my must have recommendation from this collection. I see myself pairing this with neutral beige eyes as well for a pop of colour.
Price List (Singapore)
Collection now available at Tangs Orchard.