Sunday, October 7, 2012

NARS x Andy Warhol Pop Collection

Yesterday I went to the NARS and Andy Warhol launch party event at Sephora to try out the new palettes inspired by Andy's pop artwork. I must say I am quite besotted with them!
First we have the Debbie Harry eye and cheek palette, based on Warhol's piece by the same name. It includes four eyeshadows in Twinkling Purple, Sparkling Turquoise, White Shimmer, and Starry Black; a blush in Shimmering Pink Champagne; and a highlighter in Brilliant Cream.

Then there's the Kiss Mini Lip Gloss Coffret featuring five 0.11 ounce Larger Than Life lip glosses in new shades (from left to right, below): Silver Factory, Chelsea Girl, Drella, Blue Movie, and Myths. I love the little Andy Warhol soup can it comes in (perfect for holding makeup brushes)! The glosses are ultra-shiny and thick. Some might not like them because they are a bit sticky, but they definitely stay on for hours, which is always a plus. The only negative thing I have to say about these is that the applicator brush is too tiny to work with - just use your finger - and the once the gloss is on, the colours are not as vibrant as they look in the tube.

Next is my personal favorite, the Flowers compact. They come in three different colour groups, simply titled Flowers 1, Flowers 2, and Flowers 3. They each contain black and grey shadow, and then three other shades. I decided to be brave and try out all the colours in Flowers 1, which includes a bright mustard yellow, purple, and orange-y red. The others are more neutral; Flowers 2 being a pastel blue, white, and grey; and Flowers 3 being deep chestnut brown, soft fawn, and white.

One detail I like about these palettes is that they each have a little Andy Warhol quote inscribed on the mirror. 

Flowers 1: "If you can convince yourself that you look fabulous, you can save yourself the trouble of primping."
Flowers 2: "You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you." (my favorite Warhol quote!)
Flowers 3: "All is pretty."

Here's my eye look the Sephora makeup artist gave me using all the colours from the Flowers 1 palette! They are very blendable and complement each other so they are wearable - all in all, not as scary as they might look.

The Walk on the Wild Side set includes an illuminator in Silver Factory, nail lacquer in It, and lip gloss in the classic Orgasm shade. The lip gloss is in the Larger Than Life ultra-shiny formula, rather than the classic formula. It is a mini at 0.11 ounces, although the illuminator and polish are full sized products.

The illuminator is EXTREMELY glittery, so I would suggest not wearing it on your face. The photo does not do it justice. It looks great on your shoulders, back, and clavicle for a night out though. The nail polish is a lovely deep violet in the same formula as other NARS nail lacquers.

It comes in a lovely keepsake box featuring Warhol's piece "Flowers."

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