In conjunction with the release of the new Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself book, Nars have bought out 3 limited edition sets (cheeks, lips and eyes).
I bought the eye kit (£65) which contains a limited-edition eyeshadow palette, mini Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Medium-sized Eye Makeup Remover (50ml) and a full sized Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.
The eye shadow palette contains: Top Row: Abyssinia (pearl finish cream), Silk Road II (warm pinky peach, with very large gold glitter particles), Strada (lavender with golden glitter),
Bottom Row: Galapagos (intense brown with golden glitter), Fuji (rich jungle green with subtle shimmer) and Brumes II (smokey, slightly shimmered grey blue).
Its an interesting mix of shades, and allows me to use colours I wouldn't normally have ventured towards. The pigment is really good and they blend well. As I wear contact lenses I was expecting issues with potential glitter fall out from Silk Road but fortunately I’ve not had any go into my eyes.
Swatches L-R:Brumes, Abyssinia, Silk Road, Strada, Galapagos and Fuji.
I decided to put all 6 shades together and I really like it. I used Abyssinia as a base, Silk Road on the inner half of the lid, Strada on the other half, Fuji in the crease, Brumes in the outer crease and then Galapagos to line.
The oil Eye Makeup Remover cuts through mascara and eye liner with ease, and it is just as good as my favourite high end eye makeup remover (Chanel) and its also a bit cheaper.
The Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara is a good everyday mascara, it gives thickness and a bit of length, without flaking or smudging.
The Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is something I already own, it has a really good texture and application for my dry, ageing eyelids, although it doesn’t give me the same length of wear as Urban decay PP/Too Faced shadow insurance.
I have to admit that I initially bought this set as I misread the email NARS sent round, and I thought the kits came with the new book. Astounded by the bargain, I don’t think I have ever ordered anything so quickly. After the parcel arrived with no book, came the realisation that I had obviously lost the ability to read and basic comprehension, not just with the initial email but also when placing my order! Mistakes aside, this is a really solid kit, the stand out has to be the eye palette which offers fun, rich, yet still wearable colours. Now I just need to buy the book!
I bought this from narscosmetics.co.uk