I know I’m ages behind on the NARS Guy Bourdin Collection products, but things happen. 😉 The colors really spoke to me, but I was going to be good and skip it, until I watched this tutorial.
And, this is super dumb, but I added in an extra NARS item I wanted (again, thanks to Lisa Eldridge,) because there as a gift with a certain purchase amount, only it turns out after I ordered the offer had changed overnight and I didn’t need to buy it. But I’m not sorry. 🙂
1. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal 2. NARS Guy Bourdin blush in Coeur Battant 3. NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadow in Bad Behaviour
I know the blush looks scary, and that’s part of why I had decided to forgo it (I was at once fascinated and also horrified by the color), but Kate’s tutorial really sold it. I figured that I had dupes for the neutral shadows used in the tutorial, plus, I didn’t want to invest in the Crime of Passion palette. Because who needs another neutral palette, REALLY? (Especially when I was intending on buying the Chanel Charming palette.) And, truth be told, I’m sure I have a dupe of Bad Behaviour somewhere in my collection.
Not pictured is the Last Tango Cinematic lipstick I purchased, based on the tutorial. I think I instinctively knew that the nude color was not really for me. You know I like bright lipsticks, so nudes make me feel completely washed out and colorless. I was very torn, and wound up returning it in the end. But looking back at this photo:
(where I’m also wearing the look from the tutorial, including the blush and eyeshadow, as well as in this photoset with different lipsticks), I’m kind of wondering if I should have kept it… The Cinematic Lipstick formula is really smooth and creamy, should you choose to go for any of them. They’re full coverage, but don’t feel heavy, and wear really nicely.
NARS blushes are pretty much canon. There really isn’t much more to say on them. They have amazing colors, amazing texture, and amazing lasting power. This one is no different. But if you’re fair like me, you just need to use a light hand to avoid looking like a clown. But it really gives you the prettiest pink flush.
The Cinematic Eyeshadow formula is buttery soft. So soft, that a lot of people’s eyeshadows have actually cracked and crumbled (the link also explains the controversial nature of Guy Bourdin and why man people boycotted the collection).
The Palais Royal pencil is described as “sangria,” and I can attest to the beautiful wine color. It’s really lovely on, though it does tend to cling to any dry patches on your lips, so be sure to exfoliate first. I’ll have to get photos of this in action.
And that’s my modest NARS haul. Did you pick up any of the Guy Bourdin collection? Would you wear a blush that color? And why am I so suggestible when it comes to beauty products?! (If you can answer that last one…)
Oh, let’s throw in a poll for good measure…
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