I have NARS’ latest collection to share with you today – this is the limited edition Under Cover Collection for Summer 2016. It comprises of a selection of Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, Dual Intensity Blush Duos and brand new Lip Cover’s in limited edition hand drawn packaging…
Isn’t the packaging just gorgeous!? It’s very chic, very French – very NARS…
The illustrations were designed by contemporary artist Konstantin Kakanias – taking inspiration from an editorial photo shoot, he aimed to capture the wit and wonder of François Nars behind-the-scenes world, and bring each moment to life in his fun and quirky illustrations.
Let’s start by looking at the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (£21.00) – if you’re not familiar with NARS’ Dual Intensity products, the clue really is in the name! These products are specifically formulated to be used both dry, for a sheer finish, or wet, for an increased intensity, high impact finish.
The Under Cover Collection contains four Dual Intensity Eyeshadow shades (out of 21 available at NARS in total)
- Topless – seashell pink.
- Pool Shark – iridescent periwinkle.
- Deep End – shimmering teal green.
- Tan Lines – rich hazelnut.
I have shade Topless, which is a pretty nude beige pink, with a hint of shimmer, and NARS advise using their Wet / Dry Eyeshadow #49 brush with these shadows, as this is designed specifically for both wet and dry application. I’m definitely a fan of this shade used both wet and dry – the formula has a wonderfully smooth texture with a luxe feel, as expected from NARS, and it’s just a joy to apply and wear.
Next the Dual-Intensity Blush (£30.00) – NARS have added two new Dual Intensity Blush duos to the six they already had on offer –
- Liberation – shimmering light pink and caramel rose.
- Sexual Content – sandy peach and soft raspberry.
Just like the above eyeshadows, the Dual Intensity Blush duos can be used both wet and dry, depending on how intense you want your look to be. They also feature NARS’ exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology which utilises pearls and pigments to allow for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture.
The formula is wonderfully silky and looks fabulous applied dry especially, giving skin a luminous, healthy glow.
Liberation – the light pink shade in this duo is really pretty, it gives my fair skin a sheer tint of colour.
Sexual Content – this is definitely my favourite of the two blush duos. The colours are slightly softer and easier to wear (on my pasty skin anyway!)
And lastly the Lip Cover (£21.00) – I wasn’t too sure what to expect with this one, I was thinking more along the lines of a liquid lipstick than a gloss, and technically it is a liquid lipstick, but it doesn’t dry and set on the lips like you would expect. The Lip Cover formula stay fluid – but not sticky – meaning they’re super comfortable to wear and not drying at all.
But, like a standard liquid lipstick they are super highly pigmented – which I just love. The colour saturation plus luminous finish really is a winning combination!
The Lip Covers come in four shades, ranging from easy to wear nude pinks, to bright and vivid reds and oranges –
- Overheated – deep dusty rose.
- Do Not Disturb – vivid orange-red.
- Get Dirty – desert rose.
- Members Only – crimson.
So there we have it – what a gorgeous collection! I have to say the Lip Covers really are fabulous, and if you’re a fan of liquid lipsticks, I’d really recommend you try these out.
The limited edition NARS Under Cover collection is available now at NARS Cosmetics.
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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