Nars Holiday 2009: Luxor, Brousse, Eurydice & Aigle Noir

October 18, 2009

My local Nordstrom was having a store wide event and each line was having makeovers or gifts-with-purchases. The place was packed, so I wasn’t able to see the new collection tester unit and was only able to pick up a few things. From Nars Holiday 2009, I came home with Luxor Multiple, Brousse Eyeshadow Duo (top), Eurydice Eyeshadow Duo (bottom) & Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow Pencil.

Luxor Multiple ($37) is an pale shimmery pink. The Nars promotional picture on their website is fairly accurate in showing how light it is. If you like light colors like Giorgio Armani Blush #12 and Chanel Wintersky, you will probably like this one. I feel it’s a bit pale and more on the sheer side for me (Chanel Shell/Beige, Armani Lasting Silk 5.5-6.5) but it’s different from any other cream product I have.

Nars Luxor vs. Giorgio Armani Blush #12 (see #12 comparisons at Armani Sheer Blush Comparisons & Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush & Giorgio Armani Fall 2009 Manta Ray):

For Brousse & Eurydice Eyeshadow Duos ($32 each), I felt the promotional pictures were a lot more exciting than the actual product, but I did find them both very unique for Nars and different from anything else I own as well. Brousse has a soft shimmery brown (think a puppy chocolate lab) and a soft purple shimmer. Eurydice has a brighter purple-eggplant with hints of fuschia and a dark complex charcoal.

Left = Brousse, Right = Eurydice:

Some comparison pictures:

1) Brousse (L) versus Cordura (R):

2) Kalahari vs. Brousse vs. Charade:

3) Eurydice vs. Dior Night Butterfly vs. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill 3:

Aigle Noir Soft Touch Shadow ($24) is a blackened gold. Along the lines of Clinique Egyptian but in a chubby pencil form.

I haven’t had a chance to play around with the products except for the multiple. This will be a busy week for me, so I don’t think I will be able to get swatches up until the end of the week. Hope these pictures help a bit! I plan on going back to Nordstrom to check out the rest of the products in the collection hopefully when it’s not so crowded.

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  • Thank you for this. I was so hoping for the eyeshadows to be more like the promo images πŸ™ but now i must say i love the pencil and the multiple!!

  • Anonymous

    The pencil and multiple look great! Is Brousse very similar to Cordura?

  • Lovely haul! I can't wait to get my Brousse and Taiga. Please let us know if the pencil creases =) I'm still undecided about Eurydice – I feel as if it'd be too cool-toned on me =(

    also I hope this week isn't too stressful for you! you'll be in my thoughts xoxo

  • I love that multiple! I'm a sucker for baby pinks, so this is perfect for me πŸ™‚ Everything looks great, thanks for sharing! xx

  • SB

    Brousse looks like a slightly darker Kalahari to me. I'm interested in the shadow stick. Thanks for the pics!

  • these, imo, look better than the promo images. i love the magenta-ness of eurydice, rather than the violet of the promo pics, it makes it more unique i'd say.

    brousse and eurydice will defo be mine.
    i'm also eyeing up the chunky pencils, the one you've featured and the green one also being released in this collection!
    eeeek! can't wait! xD

  • Hi girls – I've updated the pictures with some comparison shots. Hope you are having a great weekend. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  • i wish the eyeshadow duos looked similar to the promo pictures! i wanted to get eurydice, but now i'm not too sure about it :[. the purple looks a bit weird to me. idk.
    but the soft eyeshadow pencil looks great!

    thanks for posting this up πŸ™‚

  • oh no, this collection is really nice unlike most NARS that don't get me tickled.

    and that Dior night butterfly is back haunting me again when looking at your picture! i must resist the temptation as i won't be ok with such a warm plum, or will i?


  • Please make a swatch of NARS LUXOR

  • Anonymous

    Yes! I too would like to request a swatch of the Luxor Multiple

    please πŸ™‚

  • Ladies – I don't always do swatches. Highlighters don't tend to do so well with my camera. I did find swatches here:


    Also try googling "nars holiday" to see if other blogs have swatches too. HTH!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much for the link – definitely helpful! I had been searching for swatches for a long time to no avail. Looks very pretty – can't wait to get it πŸ™‚

  • thanks for comparing brousse with cordura, although brousse has purple they do seem pretty similar in hue. which is a good thing as cordura is like my HG, that means i'll love this equally. but my heart is all mushy over the charcoal side of eurydice! πŸ™‚

  • You got me got intrigued by the Armani Blush #12. I love sheer colors – so pretty!

    Hmm… will have to save this for Christmas, since I'm on a makeup diet currently, haha… (> . <)/