The Christopher Kane for NARSCollection is a collaboration that has brought about a selection of gorgeous shades that balance natural nudes with vibrant neons. The formulas and colours of these blushes, eyeshadows, and lip glosses are a such a joyful mix of sheer and vibrant, matte and glittery, subdued and bold, that I couldn’t help but fall in love. Not to mention the packaging. Just look at that amazing packaging! The signature matte black rubberized packaging with neon pink foiled lettering. Hot!
Starscape Blush ($30 US/$35 CAD) is an amazingly vibrant neon pink blush. Even more so than this picture can capture. This collection introduces a new blush formula which is a little harder and dryer in texture than you may be used to. There is very little powder kick up at all. The pigmentation is wonderful. All I needed was the lightest dusting with a sparse stippling blush.
Silent Nude Blush ($30 US/$35 CAD) is an interesting blush shade. It is a very neutral beige shade that works beautifully as a contour shade or subtle bronzer on fair skin. I think this blush definitely is geared to those fair to light skinned to have any impact. It is a bit softer and smoother than Starscape but just as amazingly pigmented.
Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple ($39 US/$46 CAD) is such a fun product. As fun and delightful as the pale violet shimmering shade is it is also a lot more wearable than you might think. This is an incredible highlighter on fair skin. Especially if you are cool toned. It is not glittery at all but offers a relatively soft glow but can be built up for a more intense sheen. The shade comes off mostly as a very cool pink on the skin but changes subtly with the shifting of light and can also create interesting effects on top of any blush shade on a variety of skin tones. I love it!
Parallel Universe Eyeshadow Duo ($35 US/$40 CAD) is a duo of Iridescent Pink Lilac and Soft Iridescent Violet eyeshadows. The shade on the left has quite a bit of fleck glitter. The shade on the right is glittery as well but a little smoother. Both shades have good pigmentation and apply well considering the glitter factor. I definitely recommend using a sticky base to keep the glitter localized. I did experience some glitter fallout during application but it was actually less than I expected. I was surprised to see that there wasn’t much fallout added to my face during wear and the glitter stayed to my lids where I applied it for the most part without migrating above my crease. It’s pretty much impossible to wear a shade with this type of glorious glitter without experiencing at least some fallout so it is a price I am willing to pay. The shadows are gorgeous. They have beautiful dimension and light up the eyes. I have no shadows in my extensive collection that compare.
Mezmer Lip Gloss ($26 US/$31 CAD) is a sheer warm neon pink gloss. I love the effect this gloss gives on the lips. The brightness paired with the sheerness brings life to your entire look without being too daring or bold.
Nucleus Lip Gloss is described as a seashell pink. It’s relatively sheer but gives a nice subtle nude effect to the lips with only minimal settling into lip lines.
The NARS lip gloss formula is a joy to wear. Light, non sticky, hydrating, and nicely pigmented. The other two shades in the collection are Nebulous a sheer neon cantaloupe, and Glow Pink a sheer fuchsia.
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Wearing Parallel Universe on the eyes, Starscape Blush on the cheeks, Silent Nude to contour and bronze, Violet Atom to highlight cheekbones and cupid’s bow (looks so amazing there!), and Mezmer on the lips.
Overall I am really pleased with this collection. The shades are both fun and wearable and the quality is great. Have you picked anything up from the collection?
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