Nars has launched a limited-edition collection inspired by the famed nightclub Studio 54’s sparkling scene. The collection includes some shimmering finishes, gorgeous formulas, provocative lipsticks, scintillating eye and cheek palettes, explicit mascara, and mesmerizing must-have accessories. Just in time for the holidays and not limited to just the holiday season – the collection offers endless possibilities for expression with iconic shades, seductive bolds, and cult classics. I have more details about the limited edition pieces from this collection below.
Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick – the cult favourite and award-winning lipstick from Nars in 70s inspired style are launched in four best selling shades: Mona (Mahogany), Carmen (Geranium), Barbara (Tan Rose), and Jane (Terracotta Rose).
I have swatched Carmen in the swatches below. Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick is available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, sephora.ca ,
Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca and Murale.
Star Scene Cheek Palette is a versatile palette with three shades in a buttery smooth formula that blends into the skin like a dream. Looking at it was love at first sight, the quality and shades have impressed me so much, it has become essential. The buildable trio is perfect for a natural-looking highlight and blush for my medium skin tone. The star-pressed embossing on the palette is so beautiful. From left to right, the shades are explained below, scroll below for swatches of the same. The shimmers look very beautiful and natural on the skin, no chunkiness.
Instant Replay – Shimmering Peach Champagne
Divine – Shimmering Candy Pink
Hard Party – Mid-tone raspberry shimmer
Inferno Eyeshadow Palette is a twelve shade palette with eye-catching, glittering shades. The high-shine formula adds instant glamour with intense shimmer, satin sheen, and metallic effects in bronze to berry shades. The formula is very smooth, applies and blends easily. The shades are described below and swatches of the palette in the pictures below.
Top Row – Keep on dancing (Satin Cream), Let it whip (Shimmering beige), Rock Freak (Matte Rust), I’m so excited (Shimmering bronze)
Middle Row – Do it right (Shimmering rose gold), Can you feel it (Metallic gold), Come to me (Metallic rust), Shake your body (Glitter cream)
Bottom Row – Shame (Shimmering cocoa), Turn the beat around (Glitter multi), Wishing on a star (Glitter Amethyst), Love and desire (Shimmering black)
Inferno eyeshadow palette is available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, and sephora.ca
Outshine Lip Gloss Set is a limited-edition trio of cult-favourite lip gloss formula steeped in a sultry sheen. The set features translucent Triplex, nude Star Love, and shimmery On The Radio. The formula is not sticky at all, very comfortable to wear, can be worn alone or over other lip products, is long-wearing. The lip gloss set is cased in a limited-edition full-sized sequin makeup bag with a gold charm Studio 54 zipper.
The shades are swatched in this article below and here is the shade description:
On The Radio – Sheer champagne with pink and gold shimmer
Star Love – Tan rose creme
Triple X – Clear shine
Outshine Lip Gloss Set is available at narcosmetics.ca , Hudson’s Bay, beautyBoutique.ca by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca , and Murale.
VIP Room Nars Essentials Set is a collection of Nars’ most coveted best-sellers and cult-favourite shades, featuring Climax Mascara, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vite and Dragon Girl, Mini multiple and Mini Blush in Orgasm, Mini Laguna Bronzing powder, and sharpener. There is not a single product in the collection that I have not tried in the past – such a gorgeous curation to have the mini versions of your favourites or to try the product if you have not done yet. Beautiful formula, performance, and longevity.
Below is a description of the products in the set:
Climax Mascara in Explicit Black – Black Satin
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dolce Vite – Dusty Rose
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Dragon Girl – Vivid Siren Red (reviewed here)
Mini The Multiple Orgasm – Sheer warm pink with golden shimmer
Mini Blush Orgasm – Peachy pink with golden shimmer (reviewed here)
Mini bronzing powder Laguna – Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
VIP Room Nars Essentials Set is available at narcosmetics.ca
Softcore Mini Blush And Balm Set is a duo of mini afterglow lip balm + blush in cult-favourite shades Dolce Vita, Orgasm, and Torrid. They are perfect to try, or to have the mini version of your favourite in your bag all the time or to gift a beauty lover.
Softcore Mini Blush and Balm Set are available at narcosmetics.ca , Sephora, and sephora.ca*Press samples
Maison Francis Kurkdjian has launched a new radiance fragrance ‘Amyris femme Extrait de parfum’ – steeped in natural, urban elegance that reflects an on-the-go lifestyle. Amyris is a luminous fragrance steeped in natural, urban elegance, reflecting a vibrant Parisian lifestyle. In this new Extrait de parfum composition, Francis Kurkdjian infused new energy to the duo featuring Amyris from Jamaica and iris from Florence: a floral-sunny accent for her, heightened by jasmine absolute, a playful whirlwind of the senses.
Olfactory family: fruity flower bouquet
The olfactory description of the fragrance is below:
Top notes are mandarin blossom, pear accord.
Middle notes are absolute of jasmine from Egypt, orris butter/Iris Oil from Florence.
Base notes are the essence of Amyris from the Caribbean, amber-woody accord
This fresh flower fragrance is definitely becoming one of my most reached out scent these days. The is very elegant and ladylike. The longevity on me is pretty good as is the projection – it stays on for over 5 hours on me and after which I had to do a little effort to feel it around me. The scent makes you feel like it is there but not overpowering, can be used every day. As it is natural as well as an urban lifestyle-oriented scent – I do feel the freshness and energy with how vibrant it is when worn.
As the holiday season is around and everyone is looking forward to giving and receiving the gifts – this definitely is a great gift to consider for the special women in your life or even for yourself – the packaging it comes in is beautiful – a boxed package with golden inscription. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris fragrances are available at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and online at franciskurkdjian.com .*Press samples
Laura Mercier Holiday 2019 Collection has launched with all the favourite products from the brand in a beautiful holiday packaging. The bundles and packaging are carefully chosen and in my opinion, something everyone will like – Gift it to yourself or to a loved one – it not only includes makeup but also skincare including body care. I am sharing a few of my picks from the Laura Mercier Holiday 2019 Collection – I can not choose one favourite but all are amazing. “Intense colour palettes with unexpected textures bring your own flawless canvas to life while provoking a new dimension in makeup artistry.”
The Caviar Vault Eye colour Collection is a limited-edition collection of 10 extremely versatile eyeshadow sticks that deliver effortless application, intense, buildable colour and up to 12-hour wear. The Caviar Stick Eye Color is not new to me, I have loved the formula and different shades for years and still in love, I can assure you of how creamy, smooth, blendable, effortless, and pigmented these eye colour sticks are. The longevity is so amazing. The shades included in the vault are pigment-rich in creamy shimmer and matte finishes, glide seamlessly onto the lids, stay crease and transfer-resistant. The creamy formulation gives plenty of time to smudge, blend, line, fill or define, so you can effortlessly create any look.
The 10 pigment-rich shades in both creamy shimmer and matte finishes are:
Rosegold – shimmery golden dirty pink
Amethyst – soft mauve with hidden pearl
Moonlight – metallic pewter
Au Naturel – pink grey
Blossom – light pink
Vanilla Kiss – light beige
Cocoa – rich walnut brown with hidden pearl
Orchid – violet with hidden pearl
Sandglow – neutral taupe with hidden pearl
Tuxedo – matte black
To Use: ‘Use as an eyeliner by applying colour to your lash line, or as a shadow and swipe onto lids. To achieve the classic smoky eye, apply the colour in a gradient, with the darkest colour at the lash line. To achieve an updated, more wearable smoky eye, apply the darkest colour in the crease and leave the center of the eyelids lighter. Blend well with a brush or fingers.’
The Caviar Vault Eye colour Collection is valued at CAD $254 and available at Sephora.ca, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom Rack and Saks Fifth Avenue. One of my favourite eye product is this Caviar Eye Color Stick – highly recommend these.
Paint The Town Luxe Brush Collection is a limited-edition collection of five travel-friendly brushes from the brand. The new Luxe Brush Collection has all the essential tools to sculpt, highlight, contour and define. The brushes are perfect for travel and are housed in a red luxurious clutch.
Laura Mercier Brushes are one of my most used brushes and so glad to have the travel version for my upcoming travel. The quality and perfection is the same as the full-size brushes, no shedding and very soft. The set includes 5 travel brushes: Fan Brush, Cheek Colour Brush, Smoky Eye Liner Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush, Eye Crease Brush. The set is CAD $100 and available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay.
Luxe Ultime Body Butter Duet is a limited-edition collection of Ambre Vanille Body Butter & Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter. The scents are inspired by the comforting essence of almond and coconut and are super rich in delivering the ultimate in hydrating luxury and absorbs quickly into the skin. Shea Butter and Illipe Butter provide rich moisturization. Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Esters condition skin while Honey and Aloe Vera Gel help naturally soothe. The set is CAD $71 and exclusively at Sephora.ca
Très Rich Hand & Body Crème Collection is a limited-edition collection of 4 travel-size nourishing hand & body crèmes that leave hands feeling velvety soft. These deeply moisturizing hand Crèmes continue to nourish the hands well after it is absorbed into the skin. The set is CAD $48 and is available at Sephora.ca, Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. The collection of crèmes have unique essence of Ambre Vanille, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brulee and Tarte au Citron as explained below:
Ambre Vanille: The quiet sensuality of amber blends with the warmth of vanilla, and is enhanced with fresh notes of tangerine and tiger orchid, the delicious essence of almond and brown sugar, and a final hint of musky sandalwood for a finish that is soft, intimate and absolutely addictive.
Almond Coconut Milk: This warming fragrance captures the essence of almond, coconut milk, jasmine, rosewood, ylang-ylang, vanilla, tonka, heliotrope and musk.
Creme Brulee: This aromatic fragrance captures the essence of warm caramel, spun sugar and French vanilla bean.
Tarte au Citron: Tarte Au Citron begins with Tart Lemon Zest, a sprinkle of Sugared Citron and a dash of Bergamot topped with Crème Fraîche Meringue.
Overall, a beautiful collection for the holidays – highly recommends these sets. The availability of each set is mentioned with the details of each set as described above.*Press samples