NARS Fall 2015 Collection – Beauty Look Book Picks

July 30, 2015

NARS is among the first to launch their fall beauty collection for 2015. The collection has a mix of bronze and smokey colors for eyes and neutral gloss for lips with a nude shimmer blush. Everything is quite stunning. For the lips NARS relaunched two lipgloss shades in Baby Doll and Chelsea Girls. They now come in wand form without the plastic scent that the potted glosses had (yay!). A couple older formulas/colors for the eyes have been relaunched in the Velvet
Shadow Stick form including Hollywoodland, Goddess and Aigle Noir. My picks include:
Here are swatches of my fall picks side by side:

Baby Doll and Chelsea Girls Lipglosses are both stunning colors. In pot form Babydoll was always a favorite although I hated the taste/scent. The wand form is taste and scent-free. I don’t have the original to compare but from what I remember the pot version was deeper in color on me. The wand form is quite shimmery. With my slight tan this is very cool-toned on me which works but I think it looks better with a neutral lipliner mixed in. Chelsea Girls is a creamy peach pink beige. On the hands it fills in the tiny crevices so I was worried it would emphasize lip lines. I was relieved to find that once on the lips it does not sink into the lip lines and goes on smoothly. It is semi-sheer so my natural lip shows through.

Swatch comparisons to:

Dual Intensity Eyeshadows in Telesto and Pasiphae are the winners in the collection. I’m a huge fan of the Dual Intensity Eyeshadows and the two new colors for fall are exceptionally pretty. They look pretty wet or dry, alone or layered together.

Swatch comparisons to:

Velvet Shadow Sticks in Hollywoodland, Goddess and Oaxaca are shimmery. They have a satiny feel that dries relatively quickly so you need to blend fast once they are on the lids. I prefer to have a slightly creamy base (like a tiny bit of foundation or eye cream) underneath these to help them blend on my eyes better. The pigment is medium to full and the colors are easy to build. They aren’t the most unique shades though so you may want to shop your stash if you want to avoid duplicates.

Swatch comparisons below to:

Tribulation Blush was a surprise for me. When I saw it, I thought it would be frosted and chalky on my cheeks as a blush. On deeper skintones I suspect it will be more like a highlighter. On super fair skin this one might not show up. On medium-tan skin this has the perfect mix of nude and gold to look like a natural glow on the cheeks. It’s an odd color for a blush in my opinion but it works. I like it alone even though it doesn’t add much color. It also works nicely layered on top of neutral blushes to soften the entire look.

Here are a few swatch comparisons next to Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson Highlighter in Dreamy Glow (review soon), Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light.

There’s a lot to love with the fall collection. I’m completely in love with both Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, Tribulation Blush and the Baby Doll and Chelsea Girl Lip Glosses. Based on how similar some of the Velvet Shadow Sticks are to other cream shadows I think I could have skipped them but I spotted them in store at my Sephora and couldn’t resist. They are classic neutrals that will go with everything so I know I will get frequent use out of them – they do last longer than the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks but since the NARS does dry faster they aren’t quite as easy to work with.

The NARS Fall 2015 Collection is available now at NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics.com. It will launch at all other retailers starting August 1st at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Some of the items featured were press samples including Telesto, Tribulation, Chelsea Girls and Baby Doll. Other items purchased by me include the Velvet Shadow Sticks and Pasiphae.

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  • Emmys Beauty Cave July 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Those lipgloss shades are so pretty! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  • Rachel Polansky July 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Oaxaca looks like my favorite type of purple mauve shadow!


  • SJ Sellers July 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Baby Doll is very very very pretty on you!!!! it's so playful, youthful, and flattering!!!! xoxo sj

  • Charline S July 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Oh man that highlighter tho!!! So pretty! These are limited edition, I understand?

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  • Emma July 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Nars Oaxaca looks like it might be similar to By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock! Would love to see those two swatched side by side!

  • Annikky July 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Pasiphae looks stunning. And I'm not even an eyeshadow person.

  • Just Marija July 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Love those lipgloss shades.. They look just so pretty. xx

  • Christy July 30, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    What an amazing post! I can’t wait until this reaches Sydney. My favourite was definitely Oaxaca. Thanks for posting. Christy x

  • nueyork July 31, 2015 at 4:49 am

    The shadows sticks are just so, so stunning!


  • Saumya July 31, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Telesto looks very pretty !

  • fgirl July 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Sephora already has them in stock online and in store. I went last night and picked up oaxaca and pasiphae. Pasiphae is stunning – taupe with a duochrome shimmer – I really have not seen anything else like it. I'm wearing it today over Edward Bess's eye primer, but still having a little trouble with creasing, which I don't usually have when I use primer. Still a gorgeous color though.

  • Jo Sharma-Stray July 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Telesto looks gorgeous, I shall definitely be getting this. Love all the shades of the shadow sticks too, especially oaxaca! Too tempting!

    Jo | A Little Pop Of Coral

  • Anonymous July 31, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    You take the BEST swatches!

  • Charli's Daily Diary August 1, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I Am SO Happy that they brought back Baby Doll!! Thank you for the great review!!

  • Catrionaar August 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my gosh I want everything!! I love how you did the swatches too so we can actually see how the products wear

  • Clever Girl Reviews August 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Oaxaca is on my wishlist now!

  • Alice August 2, 2015 at 5:09 am

    I have Goddess in the old formula, do you think it's worth buying the new one, or can I hold out until I use mine up?