Ooh, the NARS Fall 2016 collection makes me wanna unleash my inner artiste!
Look at all those pencils… My goodness. I’m tempted to grab one of my adult color books.
Coming July 15 to NARS boutiques and the NARS website, and sometime in August to Sephora and NARS counters, this one’s mostly about the pencils.
The big news? The new $24 NARS Velvet Eyeliners, which are coming in nine shades. They’re like smokey kohls…
They get soft and smooth, so you can smudge and smoke ’em out, making them great bases for smokey eyes looks and, of course, you can also use them to line your lash and water lines.
On my water lines, though, I get some transferring onto the skin along my lash lines, which isn’t a big deal to me, because I just end up smooshing and smudging them out anyway (’cause homegirl likes it SMOKAYYYY!), but it’s there.
The collection also includes two NARS contour blush duos, three eyeshadows and two red matte lip pencils.
NARS is renowned for their red lipsticks, and they protect their rep as the bad-@ss brand on the block with the two reds here.
One of them, Infatuated Red, which I’m wearing in the pic below, is TO DIE. It’s one of those perfectly opaque matte garnets that emphatically waves hello from across a crowded room.
It’s also the one limited edition piece in the collection.
And the Countour Blush Duos? Well, I’m not the biggest fan of contouring… Don’t even get me started on contouring. Like, who has time for that? Plus, sometimes I feel like the push to do intense contouring makes women feel bad about themselves, like they need to change the shape of their features or something.
Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine. #endminirant
I do like the fine texture of these powders and how easily they blend. And I also like that the matte finish has a light sheen. It’s a nice touch because I think it keeps the skin from looking muddy or flat.
Speaking o’ mattes, yup, most of the products in the collection are mattes, but don’t freak out if you’re all about that shimmer, shimmer, chicken dinner. The three luminous and lovely Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows contrast nicely with the many mattes.
I’m really into dark blue Arcturus (I wear it as a liner) and Rigel, the rose gold shade (a beautiful lid color that beams and shines like jewelry).
Get your pencil sharpener ready, babe, and keep an eye out for NARS Fall 2016 when it arrives later this month.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,