TGIF! On this Friday I have the brand new Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection for you! Some of this collection drops today, some in a few days, some on their site, some at Sephora or Nordstrom – all details about that are in the bottom of the post.
Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection features some limited edition shades (and packaging) inspired by the art of modern surrealist master Man Ray. Everything is black and gold and most of it has the Man Ray gold lips either imprinted on the outside or on the product itself.
Double Take (LE) is a light, almost rose gold but not quite, highlighter.
Montparnasse includes a shimmery light gold and a gorgeous warm orchid/brown with a slight shifty effect.
Debauched includes a blackened cool violet and a deep charcoal with red shimmer.
Muse (LE formula) is an intense gold shimmer.
Zambeze (LE formula) is a tan/hazelnut creme.
Off Limits (LE formula) is a shimmery bright fuchsia.
Kiki (LE formula) is a deep burgundy red.
Intensely is a bright tangerine matte.
Fetishized is a pink grapefruit with a soft sheen.
Spell Bound (LE) is a shimmery pink.
Wild Ways (LE) is a medium coppery/brown shimmer.
Toundra is a rust shimmer.
Endangered is a deep red matte.
Barbara is a tan rose.
Ady (LE) is a dusty coral.
Arden (LE) is a burnt coral.
Jane is a terracotta rose.
Deep Throat is a soft pink with gold sheen.
Barbara is a tan rose.
Laguna Bronzer is a soft brown with hidden golden shimmer.
Lovesick Blush (LE) is a watermelon pink and has a satin finish.
Surreal Highlighter (LE) is a metallic bronze/rose.
Santiago is a chocolate brown with shimmer.
Nagoya is a violet with shimmer.
Overall I gotta say, I am really loving a lot of pieces in this collection. Sometimes the Duo Eyeshadows are chalky and patchy but these are super pigmented, even and blend nicely.
Double Take Highlighter is super hard to resist looking at (obvi) but it’s also a really pretty shade and would flatter a lot of skin tones.
Photogloss Lacquers are WAY more pigmented and intense than I expected them to be, and I especially love the shimmery ones. They are not thin and not opaque, as I expected.
The blushes are CRAZY bright and pigmented – they kind of scare me, lol! Veil Cheek Palette is nice, though I don’t love Laguna Bronzer much.
Deep Throat/Barbara set is a good combo and both are shades I like.
The Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret would make a great gift for anyone who loved brown-ish/pink shades and I LOVE the formula.
I’m not particularly in love with the Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set (except for the gold bag they come in) as I find them a little boring, and the LE shades aren’t very pigmented and seem a bit dry.
The Velvet Eyeliners are nice colors but a wee bit on the patchy side for me.
Most of the Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection is on sale starting today on the NARS site. The Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret will be available Oct 12th at Nordstrom. NARS Love Triangle Deep Throat and Barbara and The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set will be available Oct 15th at Sephora.
What do you think about these pieces? Is there anything from Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection you will definitely be picking up?