The Nars Fall 2015 has recently been released and at first glance the collection doesn’t look like your typical autumnal shades. The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows come in two new shades, Pasiphae (a duo-chrome olive taupe) and Telesto (a warm brown with golden shimmer), whilst the new Velvet Shadow Sticks, come in a variety of eight different shades from the very light and golden to some darker, more intense shades. There is also a light shimmery blush that could easily be mistaken for a highlight and two pink lip glosses, Babydoll (a shimmery baby pink) and Chelsea Girl (a creamy peachy pink). I knew I definitely wanted to try the Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Telesto as I have never tried these shadows before and I just loved the look of this shade. I thought I would also try one of the Velvet Shadow Sticks, and so decided on Oaxaca as it was along the same color palette and thought they may compliment one another.
The Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Telesto is a gorgeous warm brown with golden shimmer, which can be used dry or wet for a more intense look. I find that when used wet, more of the golden shimmer comes through and pigmentation is increased. I love the golden tones to this shadow, making it suitable for all seasons but used dry all over the lid the shimmer is less obvious and creates a more muted sophisticated look that is perfect for Fall.
The Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Oaxaca is a muted shimmery taupe with a slight mauve undertone to it. It glides across the lids effortlessly, although I didn’t find it to be overly pigmented and so was more sheer than expected. That said, it is very buildable and after a few swipes blended together, this built up to a more intense color. It sets to a satin finish and whilst it is obviously shimmery, it is still elegant and understated, not glittery in anyway. Personally the shade is a bit cool on me for this time of year, but think it will be the perfect pick come Autumn time. It also looks great blended underneath the lower lash line too for an instant smokey eye!
If I had to pick one product from the collection, it would definitely be the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Telesto as it is so versatile and I think is very wearable all year round.
What will you be picking up from Nars this Fall?
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