NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection - Laced With Edge ❤

Hello Narcissists! Year 2014 has finally come to an end. Remember if I told you guys about the Holiday 2014 Color Collection in the previous post? NARS has finally opened its counter in Penang! For more info, check it out here: http://janiceyeap.blogspot.com/2014/11/nars-cosmetics-is-now-available-in-penang.html. Today I am going to review the NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection.
  
 NARS products that I am going to review (:

I were given four products of their Holiday 2914 Color Collection to do review - a lipstick, lipgloss, eye shadow and nail polish.


Cutting-edge color—anything but straightlaced. For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. This captivating collection exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension decoding the thrill of seduction. The custom packaging adapts architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s digitally-rendered Nebula print into a dynamic yet delicate depiction. The intricate web of black gloss grips the signature soft-touch packaging in a modern take on lace.


Very pretty design for the Holiday 2014 Colour Collection

Here's a short background of Francois Nars, the founder of NARS Cosmetics:

"A perfectionist at heart, François soon became frustrated with the limitations of existing cosmetics. Taking products into his own hands, he began experimenting with new formulas, creating breakthrough concepts in the process. The NARS brand was born: In 1994, his collection debuted at Barneys New York with 12 richly-pigmented lipsticks encased in iconic soft-touch packaging designed by legendary creative director Fabien Baron. Coveted for its highly pigmented color, NARS—which celebrates 20 years of audacious beauty this year—has become a modern cult classic, revolutionizing the world of beauty by bringing imaginative artistry, breakthrough techniques, and professional makeup to women everywhere.

From 12 unforgettable lipsticks to two decades of rule-breaking beauty, NARS has grown into a collection of over 600 products—including a full spectrum of fashion forward and classic makeup shades, advanced complexion perfectors, state-of-the-art skincare, and professional artistry tools—available internationally."

I started off with the review from the nail polish in Barents Sea from NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection. I love this sparkling deep blue nail polish and I did not apply top coat after that which lasted me for almost 2 weeks. I would suggest you to apply 2 coats of this nail polish as the first coat is too thin.

The sparkling blue hue on my nails (:

This nail polish from NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection has 3 colors to choose from: 

L-R: Algonquin, Sherwood and Barents Sea - RM65 each

 
 Nail Polish in Barents Sea

Next one would be NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow. This NARS Holiday Collection for eyeshadow comes in 3 colors - Canberra, Opal Coast and Gabon. This pretty collection comes with shimmering lavender, bronzed green and iridescent white (the one I am going to review).

Top to Bottom: Canberra, Opal Coast and Gabon - RM90 each

I was given Opal Coast for review and this iridescent white color suits for my  lower lashline since I have sleepy eyes. It is suitable to apply my lower lashline for shimmery look especially on day time or night time. I am going to show you my look with all the products later on. (:

NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast

Here's how I apply the Opal Coast on my lower lashline. (:

Another product from NARS Holiday 2014 Color Collection that you should not missed. Their lipgloss is simply amazing. You can easily pull a look with their three colors - Soleil D' Orient, Burning Love and Corsica from this collection.

Soleil D’Orient has a shimmering pink champagne while the Burning Love has a bright red ruby with subtle shimmer. I have Corsica with me in hand for review.  

 
L-R: Lipgloss in Burning Love, Corsica and Soleil D’Orient (RM85 each)

I was given lipgloss in Corsica to try on. The shimmering pink raspberry color is pretty! The color is suitable to be worn on daily basis or at night for a party look too! :D The scent was pleasant and I prefer applying it after my lip balm or lip treatment normally to ensure my lips are more hydrated throughout the whole day.  
 
 NARS Lipgloss in Corsica

Here's a look that I have created with the NARS Lipgloss in Corsica and NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast. This look is more natural to my liking. (:

 Natural look with Corsica and Opal Coast. (:

 Before and After

A girl will never go out anywhere without putting a lipstick on her lips. I personally love putting lipstick a lot when I was young. However, half a year ago, I was down with severe chapped lips that no lip balms can cure my dry, chapped lips. Nevertheless, my lips get better out of nowhere (maybe I constantly apply lip treatment to treat my lips) and I started applying lipstick again. (: NARS Hardwired Lipstick is another lipstick that you should go for. It comes with 3 gorgeous colours that you should own it.

L-R: NARS Hardwired Lipstick in Deadly Catch, Femme Fleur and Adriatic (RM90 each)

I want to have these 3 pretty colours with me as they can create different look to suit different occasions. Adriatic with glistening soft cream is another lipstick that can create nude look for those who wish to look natural. And the same goes to Femme Fleur, a shimmering brick red with gold pearl for party look or daily outing.

NARS Hardwired Lipstick in Deadly Catch 

Since I have the Deadly Catch color with me, this crimson color is simply amazing! I love how pigmented the color is and it lasted me for the whole day. I can pull this killer look with the crimson color as the color is gorgeous. I would suggest to you to apply lip balm before applying lipstick to create more moisturized lips which can last you for long hours.

Yours truly in Deadly Catch color. What do you think? (:

Here's a before and after photo for you to see the difference after apply the Opal Coast and Deadly Catch on my face. (:


Face doesn't look dull anymore with NARS Lipstick or Lipgloss. The Deadly Catch is definitely a-must-product that you should get as you can carry out any look you want with only one color! 

Here's the swatches that I had done and you can see that the NARS Hardwired Lipstick still leave stain on my wrist after wiping it off. This shows how pigmented the color is and this color will last you for long hours without having to apply it over and over again after the few hours.


Thank you NARS for the awesome products! Can't wait to purchase more of NARS products in the future. To those who wish to purchase NARS products, they are available in Pavilion, KL and Parksons, Gurney Plaza. For more information, check out their website www.narscosmetics.com or Facebook: www.facebook.com/narscosmetics.



“In the natural pursuit of beauty, women change constantly - great products inspire and guide to this process. It's all about finding different ways to express individual beauty and personality."
—FRANÇOIS NARS




Disclaimer: Photos taken above are not edited and the products were sent to me for review purposes. However this does not affect my judgement in the review in any way and all opinions expressed are solely my own.




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