Gray does not grandstand in the new NARS Steven Klein holiday 2015 color collection, but if it did, and there were more gray in the release, [THIS] would be right about where I’d insert a 50 Shades of Grey joke about my cat’s never-ending need to dominate my life.
Um, yeah! You know how NARS is with their holiday collections — they like to take the road less traveled, which in this case means nothing too candy cane-covered or outwardly holiday-ish. This year’s color collection, a collaboration with fashion photographer Steven Klein, has an artsy edge to it, and by “artsy edge,” I mean that if a billionaire playboy were ever to invite you to the secret playroom in the back of his mansion, this collection would suit your favorite pair of shiny dominatrix boots quite nicely.
As NARS puts it, imagine “Fantasy. Roles. Rules.”
Shiny vinyl-like finishes play a big part in this 15-piece limited edition launch of pieces for eyes, cheeks, lips and nails. As they are with the Steven Klein holiday gifting sets we looked at last week, lip products are again the stars of the show. There are three lipsticks and three glosses in a completely new formula called Killer Shine, and they’re so glossy and bright that your dominatrix boots be totes jelly.
NARS also carries that same concept of lovely lusters over to the products for eyes, cheeks and nails.
And now that I think about it…there’s very little, if any, matte here, so if you’re drawn to glitter and shimmer like a moth to a flame, then holla! — you’ll probably find something to like in this release.
Because roleplaying is one of the themes of the collection (can you remember the last time naughty roleplaying was a theme in a holiday collection??) it’s definitely unconventional, which I like. Understandably (for NARS), the colors also aren’t typical of the season, which is a very NARS thing to do. The closest they get this time is a red gloss.
The collection doesn’t arrive in stores or on counters until November 1, but if you can’t wait that long, it’s available now on the NARS website and at NARS boutiques.
As always, thank you for watching! 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,