NARS x Sarah Moon Get Real & True Story for Holiday 2016

December 7, 2016

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.

NARS x Sarah Moon

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

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.
NARS Audacious Lipstick Leslie lip swatch

NARS Audacious Lipstick Bette lip swatch

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.

NARS Audacious Mascara

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.

NARS x Sarah Moon Get Real Lip & Eye Set

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!

NARS x Sarah Moon True Story Cheek & Lip Palette

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.

NARS x Sarah Moon True Story Cheek & Lip Palette swatches

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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 Color Collection

NARS x Sarah Moon Thousand Worlds Audacious Lip & Nail Set

NARS x Sarah Moon Thousand Worlds Lip & Nail Set

NARS x Sarah Moon Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS x Sarah Moon Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette

NARS x Sarah Moon Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS x Sarah Moon Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide Coffret

NARS x Sarah Moon Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lipstick 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?

xo LindaThis post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.

12 responses to “NARS x Sarah Moon Get Real & True Story for Holiday 2016”

  1. ThePartyParrotBlog says:

    What a divine collection. I am a big fan of Nars blushes and lipsticks; Bette looks amazing! I can’t wait for this collection to arrive to Dubai.

    Naya

  2. Eileen says:

    Sarah Moon’s other-worldly photography is simply stunning and exemplifies the kinds of ethereal looks that are served so well by NARS’ holiday collection: deep smoky eyes with no hard edges, luminous skin with delicate cheeks, deep satiny lips–beautiful! I bought the Give In Take palette which is the one with six eye shadows and three glowing cheek shades. It is perfect for creating a variety of looks that bring to mind those misty winter days when the world is awash in silvery light. And, for evening, it can be intensified so that it is reminiscent of classic Jazz Age beauty. From misty watercolor to speakeasy, I haven’t been this excited about a NARS collection in a long time.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Eileen! Your description of the photography and the NARS collection just blew me away! Gosh, I should ask for your help on my next post!!! Like you, I haven’t been excited about a NARS collection for a long time, and i’m so glad this happened!

  3. Janine says:

    OH YES. I could do Bette definitely. That’s a red I’m comfortable wearing. Ohhhhh I want this collection. It’s so beautiful!

  4. Jacqueline Ma says:

    I fell hard for the Sarah Moon collection too. I initially only wanted the Glass Metropolis mini Audacious set but subsequently bought the mini velvet lip glides and the mini shadow stick sets too. I am now eyeing the matte lipsticks. ;> My Bette lipstick though applies quite patchy and isn’t as smooth as the others, do you have the same problem? I really love the dark goth colour but it is so difficult to apply it well.

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Jacqueline, I did have to reapply Bette several times, whereas I normally get 1 swipe for the Audacious lipsticks. Initially I thought it was because I had a lip balm underneath that was causing the lipstick to skip. But now hearing your experience as well, it could be a one-off issue. Nonetheless, once it’s on, it stays on pretty well, and the color is perfect!

  5. Deslé says:

    Nars has really rich lipsticks. I own one and I adore it. Yes they don’t bring out the best collections but the cheek and lip palette looks promising.

    • silverkis says:

      I really do enjoy the audacious lipsticks, and of course their blushes are classics. The design of the packaging is really killer this season, and I’m really loving it all!

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