There has not been a NARS collection that made me sit up and really desire to have and to hold for a very long time now. Some of my favorite releases from NARS involved collaborations with famous contemporary artists, and this year’s Holiday 2016 release in conjunction with famed photographer Sarah Moon was no exception.
The collection was designed by Francois NARS and inspired by a series of photographs that was specially created by Sarah Moon for this collaboration. It showcases strong, modern women who are unafraid of their femininity, and are delicate with an almost transparent quality. From dusty pastels to smoky neutrals and deep red colors; the NARS x Sarah Moon collection feels modern and refreshing. The coup d’état for me is the Gifting Collection, which comes bearing the ethereal photography of Sarah Moon, and today I’d like to share with you 2 of them.
NARS x Sarah Moon Get Real Lip & Eye Set is the perfect set for those who love a great lipstick and great fluttery lashes. I am a huge fan of NARS Audacious lipsticks [reviewed here] so it was a toss-up for me between the 8-piece Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret and this. The Get Real set comes with 2 party-perfect shades of Audacious lipsticks, and includes a full-sized Audacious Mascara in Black Moon.
The 2 shades of mini NARS Audacious lipsticks in the Get Real set are Leslie and Bette. Leslie is a warm-toned brick red, whereas Bette is a deep chocolate-y wine-red. Both have amazing color intensity, are opaque in 1 swipe, and so comfortable on the lips.
The Audacious Mascara is another hot favourite amongst NARS fans because of its clump-free and long-lasting formula. It helps to pull even the shortest wimpiest lashes longer, and may be layered and built-up without fear of flaking. The only problem for me, is that the spikes are quite hard and I once poked my eyes with it.
Admittedly, the biggest draw for me is the breath-taking photography by Sarah Moon that is embedded within the hefty acrylic plates. It is luxuriously crafted, and a true collector’s item!
The item that I would highly recommend from the NARS x Sarah Moon Collection is this True Story Cheek & Lip Palette. It is fantastic value considering the palette contains 4 blushes and 1 full-sized velvet matte lip pencil.
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There are plenty more to discover from the NARS x Sarah Moon Collection. Here are some stills taken from the media preview launch a couple of months ago – enjoy!
NARS x Sarah Moon Color Collection
NARS x Sarah Moon Thousand Worlds Audacious Lip & Nail Set
NARS x Sarah Moon Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette
NARS x Sarah Moon Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret
NARS x Sarah Moon Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick Coffret
The NARS x Sarah Moon collection is available now at TANGS Orchard and Robinsons Heeren, as well as selected Sephora stores. Have you checked it out yet?
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.