I’m back again with another review of NARS Cosmetics… this time featuring their Eye Opening Act collection. This limited edition collection features:-
– 2 new eye shadow Palettes – Yeux Irresistable Eye Shadow Palette
– Inoubliable Coup D’Oeil Eye Shadow Palette
– Velvet Shadow Stick in FIVE shades – Flibuste (Black), Nunavut (Purple), Dark Angel (Brown),
Glenan (Blue), Reykjavik (Grey)
– Illuminating Multiple in St. Lucia (Sheer Rose)
I got to try a few items from this collection. Thank you once again to NARS Malaysia! <3 <3 <3
Shades in the palette include:-
Dalliance (Dusty Lilac Stone)
Pyla (Smokey Hunter Green)
Sidi Bou Said (Blackened Grape)
Pandora I (Sheer white shimmer)
Luberon (Iridescent sand with rose gold sheen)
Pandora II (Matte black)
On my eyes: Luberon all over the eyelids & Pyla on the outer corners. Although the smokey green color looks very intense on the palette, it wasn’t as intense upon application, so it can be used for a day time look. Can be layered for a more intense color for night 🙂 which is in line with this collection’s focus of endless eye looks.
Pandora I (the sheer white shimmer) was used to highlight under the brow bone
For the NARS Velvet Shadow stick RM98, I got to try 2 shades –
Velvet Shadow Sticks – Smudged & ‘un-smudged’ 😛
The Matte shadow sticks were really fun to play with. The colours are intense, and application is easy as it glides on smoothly. Can be applied and blended a lil’ for a smokey eye look. Or left ‘un-smudged’ for more precision and intensity.
For this look, I again used Pandora I to highlight just under the brown bone. Dalliance (Dusty lilac) as a base for my eyelids, and layered on the Blackened Grape shade on the outer corners of the eyelid. Then I finished off with the Nunavut Velvet Stick as eyeliner. I loved the overall effect!
I’ve also tried this combo with the Flibuste (black) Velvet stick which works well too.
Perhaps the only ‘drawback’ of the Velvet Stick is that I can’t do my usual cat eye flick. lol
When I first received the Illuminating Multiple, I wasn’t quite sure how to use it. So I dropped by the NARS Cosmetics counter at Parkson Gurney Plaza and their friendly makeup artist happily explained to me how to use it.
I was delighted to find that you can use it for your cheeks as a blusher and as a highlighter too. The Illuminating Multiple has a luxurious creamy texture and a lovely soft shimmer. St. Lucia is said to be rose gold sheen and its subtle but oh so pretty!
I currently use this Illuminating Multiple mostly as a highlighter – its really easy to use, just swipe above the cheekbones and blend with fingers. Easy and effective. <3
Overall, I’m really pleased with this new Eye Opening Act collection! Do check them out at the NARS Cosmetics Counter at Parkson Gurney Plaza and Pavillion, KL.
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