Tuesday, 9 November 2010
NARS Holiday 2010
I am most tempted by the Melusine eyeshadow duo, which is a matte deep purple and a silver mauve shimmer. The deep purple is quite red-toned, so I am concerned it could be difficult to wear (it's somewhere between the Daphne and Lulu singles in colour). I think that layering it over a grey/charcoal cream eyeshadow or pencil would help with that though, and the silvery mauve is beautiful; not as frosty as the mint green in the Habanera duo and so easier to wear in my opinion.
Sex Appeal blush is a lighter, less shimmery version of Orgasm. It was quite light against my paleish skin, so would be best for those looking for a subtle blush or on paler skintones. I don't think it'd be my first choice of NARS blush for a deeper or warmer complexion (for a similar tone with more oomph I'd recommend Torrid).
The Okinawa eyeshadow trio is stunning to look at, but I know I wouldn't wear the blue. It's a beautiful combination for a cool smoky eye though. Etrusque single eyeshadow is a warm gold metallic, and more pigmented and less yellow than the gold eyeshadow from the Night Series (Night Sun). I'm tempted by this one too, and I don't usually do gold eyeshadows.
Downtown lipgloss is a very interesting metallic lavender gloss. It's well-pigmented, but again, I don't think I'd be brave enough to wear it! I prefer the creamy warm purple-red of Bougainville. I didn't look particularly closely at the lip colours as NARS lipsticks tend to disagree with my dry lips, but they are a berry shimmer and a classic beige nude cream. None of the lip products stood out to me, but I do tend to prefer NARS eyeshadows and blushes to his lip products.