NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection Swatches and Review

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection

The NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection is nearly here and I’ve got all the goods for ya today.

Yesterday you may have seen my swatches of their two nail shades called Galathèe and Fury (which I also included in this post just to keep it all together – because I’m anal retentive). But now, NOW I’ve got it all. See it didn’t take that long, did it?

Without further ado, let’s dig in.

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection Pure Matte Lipstick
Pure Matte Lipstick La Paz, Peloponnese ($26)

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Velvet Matte Lipstick Mysterious Red, Paimpol ($25)

NARS Peloponnese, La Paz, Paimpol, Mysterious Red Swatches
Peloponnese, La Paz, Paimpol, Mysterious Red

Peloponnese is a peachy brown with gold sparkles. This felt rather dry and tended to skip a bit when I first applied it on my lips.

La Paz (limited edition) is a pink/purple with pink sparkles. Same kind of dry feeling with this one as with Peloponnese. Not my favorite texture.

Paimpol is a very pale pink with soft pink shimmer. It felt on the dry side to me.

Mysterious Red (limited edition) is a bright classic blue-based red and it is gorgeous. Much better, creamier formula and very intense.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Peloponnese
Peloponnese

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in La Paz
La Paz

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Paimpol
Paimpol

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Mysterious Red
Mysterious Red

NARS Single Eyeshadow Namibia
Single Eyeshadow Namibia ($24)

NARS Single Eyeshadow Maple Sugar
Single Eyeshadow Yamal ($24)

NARS Single Eyeshadow Bavaria
Single Eyeshadow Bavaria ($24)

NARS Single Eyeshadow Kamchatka
Single Eyeshadow
Kamchatka ($24)

NARS Nambia, Yamal, Bavaria, Kamchatka Swatches
Namibia, Yamal, Bavaria, Kamchatka

Namibia is a soft dove grey matte. A bit patchy and chalky.

Yamal (limited edition) is a light taupe.

Bavaria is an intense blue metallic. Nicely pigmented, really shimmery looking.

Kamchatka is a dark greyed out navy blue with slight shimmer. Slightly patchy but it does build up.

NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Las Ramblas, Via De’ Martelli ($24)

Martelli Swatches
Las Ramblas, Via De’ Martelli

Las Ramblas (limited edition) is a yellow gold shimmer. Hmmm I have no idea how I would wear this. The formula isn’t the best it skips a bit.

Via De’ Martelli is a deep warm chocolate brown.

NARS Galathee and Fury Nail Polish
Galathee, Fury ($19)

NARS Galathee Nail Polish
Galathèe

NARS Fury Nail Polish
Fury 

Full nail review posted here.

Overall: There are some items here I liked including Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lipstick, the Nail Polish shades and Bavaria Single Eyeshadow. The Pure Matte Lipsticks felt really dry and uncomfortable to me, not sure if it’s because of the matte formula with the sparkles or what. A couple of the other Single Eyeshadows seems a bit on the chalky and uneven side to me and Las Ramblas Eyeliner wasn’t as intense and even as I would like (plus I don’t know how I would wear it)!

Availability: Starting July 15th on NARS website.

So what do we think about this collection? Anything here you love or will you be passing on it?

-Kelly

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