I love this time of the year. Tons of great releases. Holiday collections are rolling out all over the place. Sometimes there are particular trends that you see over and over again in the different collections, but I am happy to say that I didn’t notice that this year. Each line has a distinctive look, and my favorite of all is the NARS Holiday 2014 Collection. I have two pieces from these new releases to share with you today and they have me written all over it. I mean, who would I be without a smoky eye and a shimmering nude glossy lip?
Am I dramatic? Of course, what fun would I be if I wasn’t? The two products I have to show you today are the Hardwired Eyeshadow in Gabon and the Soleil d’ Orient lip gloss. The NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection is comprised of neutrals with a pop of metallics. Very festive and bold. Mr. Francois himself even said, “The collection has this energy and mystery about it, which I love!” I love it, too!
The first product I am going to show you is the Hardwired Eyeshadow by the name of Gabon. I googled Gabon to see if I could see where the name translates from and I was immediately immersed in a ton of pictures of a jungle. I realized that Gabon is a country on the continent of Africa and I immediacy saw the connection.
This eyeshadow is a rich, molten, blacked jungle green that has almost golden olive highlights throughout. I am completely mesmerized by this beauty.
It is soft and creamy and when it shifts under the sun you can see that beautiful olive shine through. The opacity and pigmentation on this eyeshadow is breath-taking.
The other piece from the collection that I have to show you is the Gloss in Soleil d’ Orient. I didn’t even have to google this one to see the translation. This smooth lip gloss shines and glistens with the beams of 100 suns. The formula isn’t extremely sticky, just the perfect amount that it has lasting power.
And for the swatches…
Gabon is a shifter… You can see a deep green, almost black background with an explosion of gorgeous reflective shimmer. It doesn’t have any fallout, at least none that I experienced. And when you blend it out you can also get that really diffused look. All of those qualities make it the perfect candidate for a single-shadow-smoky-eye!
And here are the two NARS Holiday 2014 products paired together. I promise you I didn’t pick them with intentions of creating a seamless look, but they work together amazingly well. I really shouldn’t expect any less from the mastermind behind the brand!
I was playing with this makeup on a super casual day. I was out running errands and feeling a little sassy so I added texture to my hair with a little sea salt spray and smoked out my eyes. Love the look really. You can probably catch me wearing the NARS Holiday 2014 products together time and time again.
For more information you can visit narscosmetics.com. So tell me in the comments below: What are your favorite looks to rock no matter the season. For me, a smoky eye is always the answer. Pair it with a nude lip and that is my favorite!
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