The NARS brand has been a long-time favorite of mine, but for some reason I tend to neglect my NARS shadows (I think this is mostly due to inefficient storage: out of sight, out of mind. I need a better storage system!). I was inspired recently by the new eye shadow shades in the Guy Bourdin holiday collection and while thinking over whether or not I will splurge for any of them during Sephora's Nov.7-11 VIB sale, I decided I would shop my stash in the meantime and create an all-NARS look.
I knew in advance that I wanted to use the Kuala Lumpur duo, but confess the lip shades I chose were just items that were close at hand, but I do like the end result of these two lip pencils combined--you know I love my peachy-pink lip colors, even in the fall!
|Left to right: Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and New Lover Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil|
|Lipliner Pencil in Fantasia|
Fantasia is a creamy light, warm, peachy-nude shade. It was too warm for the cooler pink, New Lover pencil, but after a bit of blending it was almost undetectable. This would be a great shade for any light peach or warm nude lip colors. I imagine it would coordinate perfectly with shades like NARS Barbarella.
|Realm of the Senses Cheek Palette|
I've had the Realm of the Senses palette for a while and really like it -- it is effortless and coordinates well with so many different looks! (See my July review of this palette for more photos along with comparison swatches.)
|El Dorado Cream Eyeshadow|
I used El Dorado, a lovely light gold, as a base all over the lid and blended up into the crease. I found that it really intensified the pigment in the Kuala Lumpur shadows and added dimension and a nice glow, as well as increased wear time.
|Kuala Lumpur Eyeshadow Duo|
|Left to right: El Dorado, Kuala Lumpur duo (layered over El Dorado), Coconut Grove, Via Appia Eyeliner, Realm of the Senses, Fantasia Lipliner, Bolero Lip Pencil, and New Lover Lip Pencil.|
|Realm of the Senses, Fantasia, Bolero, and New Lover|
|Wearing Bolero topped with New Lover and lined lightly with Fantasia Lipliner|
|El Dorado cream shadow, Kuala Lumpur (duo), Coconut Grove (single), and Via Appia Larger Than Life Eyeliner|
Thanks for visiting, and I hope your fall is off to a great start!