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

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in La Paz
La Paz

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in 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

NARS Fury Nail Polish

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?


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  • July 11, 2013

    Overall, I’m not terribly enticed by this collection. The lipstick colors aren’t great (for me) and the formulas seem poor. I like the eyeshadows but they don’t look like anything special for $24. That yellow eyeliner is fug. And the nail polishes seem really dupable.

  • July 11, 2013

    That red lipstick looks so pretty on you! I can’t afford any of these, but I’m not terribly impressed by any of them either, so it’s not too heartbreaking that I’m broke right now.

  • July 11, 2013

    Love Love Love Mysterious Red!!!!!!! I think I have to get that. I also really liked Via De’ Martelli but too bad it skips.
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  • July 11, 2013

    Ugh, sparkles always make things dry…too bad because I like the color of the La Paz Lipstick, and WOW that Bavaria shadow is beautiful!
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  • July 11, 2013
    Joanne Green

    I like the look of Yamal eyeshadow – looks like a nice crease/blend-out colour. Other than that and that red lippie, the whole collection seems uninspiring, the formulation of those lip colours looks shocking – and that’s on your good lips, gawd knows what it’d look like on mine

  • July 11, 2013

    It all makes me go “meh”.. Except for Mysterious Red, which seems, maybe, dupable. But your swatches are always fantastic!!! The golden liner would make for lovely inner corner highlights :D
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  • July 11, 2013

    Nice swatches!
    I think I’ll skip the entire collection. The only items I was interested in were Namibia and Yamal, but the more I see Namibia and Yamal, the more I think they’re too dupable and common colors. :(

  • July 11, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE Mysterious Red! And Yamal keeps catching my eye.
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  • July 11, 2013

    La Paz looks GORGEOUS on your lips. Pity about the formula.
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  • July 15, 2013

    I was expecting more of the nail polishes but I love the velvet matte lipsticks! The golden eyliner looks promising too.
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  • July 21, 2013

    All I want is Mysterious Red! OMG that is one amazing red! *swoon!*

  • August 17, 2013

    OMGAH That red looks incredible!
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