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Continued from my previous post here, this post is for the review and swatches of the products in the holiday 2017 collection. Complimenting the Man Ray For Nars Holiday 2017 Color Collection, Man Ray For Nars Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection has some beautiful palettes and lip pencils in the famous signature formulas of Nars Cosmetics. The Gifting collection is described as Think outside of the box with a covetable collection of artful sets inspired by the bold minimalism and iconic muses of Man Ray’s fashion photography.

Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette (CAD $62)

This palette has six richly pigmented eyeshadows in new, limited edition shades. The shade range is matte and shimmering to create anything from soft to smoldering effects. The packaging is sturdy and high quality as usual for Nars and the picture on the packaging contemplates with the name of the palette.

The shades in this palette are so versatile, and when I see a beautiful green, I am all in. The shades include (Left to Right in palette and top to bottom on the swatches), all are limited edition:

Crybaby – Matte Cream

Heartbreaker – Shimmering Deep Ocean

Loverboy – Matte Black

Tryst – Shimmering Gold

One and Only – Shimmering deep moss

Vengeance – Shimmering rich brown

The formula is soft and fine, easily blendable. The selection of shades is one of the nicest I have seen and the quantity of product is 2.4g in each pan which is quite good. Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette is available at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Murale, and beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set (CAD $62)

This limited edition gifting set is Sephora exclusive and has four full-size Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. The Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is one of the other coveted product from the brand. I have repurchased the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in one of my favorite shade Cruella many times which I have both in my bag and on my vanity, as I am a fan of the formula, never dries out my lips and color payoff is good, along with staying time.

In this set, there are two new limited edition and two existing shades which are sealed with a golden kiss of a cosmetic case.  The cosmetic case as you can see in the pictures as well, the quality and details of lips is beautiful, definitely a great gift as well as a purchase for yourself.

Shades include (Top to bottom in the swatches below):

Photogloss Lip Lacquer – Zambeze – red hazelnut

The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set shades:

Endangered Red – Bordeaux

Spell Bound – Shimmering pink beige (Limited Edition)

Tondra – Rust

Wild Ways – Mahogany (Limited Edition)

As mentioned, I am a fan of this formula since few years and these are definitely a keeper. The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set is available at Sephora and Sephora Canada.

Overall I am really impressed with the collection of shades both in the eyeshadow palette as well as the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

Nars Love Triangles

Nars Love Triangles (CAD $32) are the collection of the famous shades from Nars Blush and the complimenting Nars Lipstick. They are perfect for gifting as well as keeping them in your bag for on-the-go. I do own the full sizes of Orgasm blush and Dolce Vita blush but these are so cute and will be great travel partners for me. If you want to try any of the shades available along with the lipstick, these are the perfect little sets. The quality and the color payoff is same as the original full sizes.

Nars Love Triangle – Orgasm has universally flattering Orgasm shade in a mini blush and Lipstick. Orgasm blush is a peachy pink shade with golden shimmer. Orgasm lipstick is a peachy pink shade with golden shimmer and satin finish. Nars Love Triangle Orgasm is available at Sephora and

Nars Love Triangle – Dolce Vita and Audrey are for a rosy glow with red currant lips. It includes the Dolce Vita Blush which is matte dusty rose and Audrey Audacious Lipstick which is red currant shade.

Nars Love Triangle – Impassioned and Anna are for a touch of cool pink on cheeks and lips. It includes Impassioned blush which has pink orchid shade and Anna Audacious Lipstick which is dusty mauve in color.

Nars Love Triangles review swatches

From top – Impassioned(Blush) and Anna(Lipstick), Dolce Vita(Blush) and Audrey(Lipstick), Orgasm

Nars Love Triangle Dolce Vita and Audrey, Nars Love Triangle Impassioned and Anna are available at Hudson’s Bay,, Nordstrom, Murale and beautyBoutique  by Shoppers Drug Mart.

*DISCLAIMER – These products were sent to ‘The Velvet Life’ as press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.