I am not going to mention the C word as it is still October, but this collection is on counter now and you really don’t want to miss it! Inspired by revolutionary artist Man Ray it is proper amazing. Man Ray was an American artist and photographer who spent most of his working life in France being just terribly cool and creating some of the most beautiful work. He contributed hugely to the Dada and Surrealist movements. He was and is best known for his photography work, his fashion and portrait images still feel fresh today, some of which are one hundred years old. I wonder if many images from now will still look good in 100 years. I am pretty sure that this whole Instagram makeup look will not survive the test of time, sure I think most of it is terrible now never mind in 100 years!
“I fell in love with his photography, his aesthetic was sophisticated and edgy.” Francois studied Man Ray’s photographs for the shape of a lip, the strike of eyeliner, the space where rouge began and ended, and the way it all worked in contrast to the porcelain veneer of skin. “I continue to use elements of his makeup—both on the runway and in my photographs, too.”
As always with NARS products the textures are fantastic, smooth and easily blendable with a very high pigment content. Within the collection there are some mega new limited edition products and some really amazing gifting ideas, gifts for yourself of course!!
First up is the limited edition formula lip glosses, these are super high shine and hugely pigmented. There are four shades available with the perfect glistening nude to full on almost molten gold. There is a great red and pink also available. These have a RRP of €26.00.
Next up are these two limited edition blushes. NARS is known for creating the best shades of blush, Orgasm is one of the world best selling blush shades. And these two are quite special. They are not as highly pigmented as some, but this is a considered move, the colours are strong and not everyone wants those strong shades. But everyone can have a slight wash of the colour, but they are super buildable and do not get over powdery when you apply multiple layers. There is a bright tangerine colour called Intensely Blush and a pink grapefruit colour called Fetishised Blush, both of which are beautiful but I have mixed both shades together and let me tell you it was amazing. I really loved it. The RRP for these is €31.50
The Overexposed Glow Highlighter is a little too much for me as a face highlighter. There is a lot of payoff, but as an eyeshadow I think it is perfect, just added into the centre of your lid gives you perfect shimmering lids. It also looks good on the body. a little flurry of it on your collar bone is divine! The RRP is €39.00
The best selling Anita Audacious has been given a brand new outfit for the party season. The RRP is €31.00
And now for the most exciting part of the collection, the gifting. These are proper mega value and they really don’t disappoint with the products. When I met with the PR I asked a few times if she had the correct RRP’s as they seemed too low, that never happens!
The Love Triangle comes in five shades. Orgasm I imagine will be the most popular. Inside this little triangle of loveliness your will find matching lip sticks and blushers, both mini size so perfect for your small handbags when out partying! Best of all they only cost €22.00.
There are four shades of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in this really cute gold clutch with lips embossment. There are two new shadesWild Ways and Spell Bound which are a mahogany and shimmering pinky beige, Endangered Red a rich bordeaux red and Toundra a rust shade. This set has an RRP of €57.00 and are perfect if you like the ombre lip trend.
This is my favourite piece in the collection. I love the case it comes in, will looked fab as paper weight on my desk when I get mine. It has four lipsticks inside three limited editions and my favourite oxblood coloured lippy Charlotte. The limited shades are Lee which is a garnet red, Delores which is a crimson red and Josephine a bordeaux wine coloured red. The RRP is €49.00.
There are also eyeshadow palettes, contouring kits and eye pencils in the collection ranging in price from €24 up. All available in Brown Thomas and online