NARS Spring 2018 Collection

January 23, 2018

NARS Spring 2018 Review | The Beauty Look Book

Spring beauty launches are among my favorite for the fresh glowy vibe you usually see. NARS Spring 2018 has a pretty mix of soft and bold for a feminine look. It’s available online at NARS Cosmetics until February 2nd. At all other retailers after that date (just around the corner!), a few pieces currently also available at Barneys New York. So many of you have been excited about the new Lip Covers as you loved the formula when it was launched last year. I’m happy to see more shades launch although I wish they would make them permanent!

A look at the entire Spring It On collection from NARS, everything is limited-edition:

The best items to me are the Lip Covers. Some have a little bit of shimmer this round and are full-coverage without any detectable scent. These are what I feel liquid lipsticks should be like – full coverage, smooth with a creamy feel and little bit of shine. Embrasse Moi is a pale shimmering champagne that can be tricky to pull off alone, it looks a tad bit streaky when you apply but it is easily smoothed out. Under Arrest is a warm yellowed beige tan cream. Summer Fire is the best shade in my opinion, it’s a shimmering neutral-cool rose pink that isn’t too blue so I can wear it without it pulling to barbie on me. Hell Gate is a gorgeous brick red, on my lips it’s a bit brighter than what I see in the tube but still very pretty. These have a decent amount of lasting power – but they aren’t transfer proof. As long as your lips don’t touch cups or food then they’ll stay put.

NARS Lip Cover Spring 2018 | Embrasse Moi, Under Arrest, Summer Fire and Hell Gate | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Lip Cover Spring 2018 | Embrasse Moi, Under Arrest, Summer Fire and Hell Gate | The Beauty Look Book

All swatched on bare lips:

NARS Lip Cover Spring 2018 | Embrasse Moi, Under Arrest, Summer Fire and Hell Gate swatches | The Beauty Look Book

The only two items in this collection I’m not crazy about are the Velvet Shadow Sticks in Frioul (pretty gunmetal) and Galice (pale green), mainly because I can’t wear the colors. They’re gorgeous and smooth with lovely shimmer but my olive complexion can’t pull them off. I do have this formula in other colors, I adore Nepal and Corfu to name a couple. The ones for spring are very pretty but I put them on my eyes and it didn’t look good with my complexion.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick Frioul and Galice | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches alongside a few other shades I can wear. NARS Velvet Shadow Stick vs By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Blond Opal and Ombre Mercure for some reason have a similar vibe but the undertone and shimmer make them easier for me to wear. Right now the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Grey Pearl is the only grey colored shadow stick I own. Sugar Frost is more neutral but has a similar level of lightness.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick vs By Terry Ombre Blackstar and Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick

For the cheeks there’s a new shade of Liquid Blush called Hot Tin Roof which is a brick color. It’s ultra pigmented and a little goes a very long way. I applied it with just a dab and it was still very intense. Right now I think the color is too deep for me but I’m at my lightest without much of a tan. In a few weeks once the sun and heat returns I will probably get more color quickly and find this easier to wear. The Highlighting Blush in Free Soul is a pale pink with the prettiest soft smooth pearl shimmer. It’s glowy but in a soft way and I’m COMPLETELY obsessed with it.

NARS Spring 2018 Free Soul and Hot Tin Roof | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Free Soul | The Beauty Look Book

Swatches below, I also added the Liquid Blush in Dolce Vita next to it (review here):

NARS Spring 2018 Free Soul and Hot Tin Roof vs Dolce Vita | The Beauty Look Book

Two looks, left wearing:

Right side wearing:

NARS Spring 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

NARS Spring 2018 Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

I think the lip and cheek items are gorgeous but my top two picks are Free Soul and Summer Fire. You can find the NARS Spring 2018 Collection at NARS Cosmetics and Barneys New York right now. Available at other retailers such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Net-A-Porter starting February.

Have you tried anything from the Spring Collection yet? If not what’s on your wishlist?

NARS Spring 2018 collection provided courtesy of NARS.


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  • Lori Jenkins January 23, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Sabrina, these are gorgeous! And you look so glam in hell gate (oh the names they use ugh lol)!

  • Glenda January 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Hm, from what you wrote, I was under the impression that the collection would be up on NARS up until the 2nd February, and after that ONLY at other retailers. I misunderstood, right? Just to be sure.

    That said, I’m looking forward to this! I love the lip covers, and I feel strangely drawn to the highlighting blush…

    Thanks for the swatches!

    • BeautyLookBook January 23, 2018 at 10:51 am

      NARS just has an early exclusive for now. It will be available at all NARS locations starting Feb. this includes NARS websites and the NARS Boutiques.

      • Glenda January 23, 2018 at 11:53 am

        thank you! 🙂

        • BeautyLookBook January 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

          NP! Sorry for the confusion!

  • all that jae January 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Under Arrest looks amazing and right up my alley! Love anything orangey on my lips.

    • BeautyLookBook January 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Then it’s definitely for you! Pulls quite orangey on me 🙂

  • Charli Griffith January 23, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Summer Fire is so beautiful!! Does it have any scent or taste to it?
    Yay for summer! I can’t wait for summer!!

    • BeautyLookBook January 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      Nope and nope! Win win for me there 🙂

      • Charli Griffith January 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

        Oh I’m so glad!! I purchased 2 glosses/liquid lipsticks from a NARS collection about 2 years ago and they were so scented & flavoured that I had to return them despite how beautiful the colours were & ive been afraid to try again ever sense.

  • Yolennie January 23, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    That blush looks like something I’d love!

    • BeautyLookBook January 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      It’s such a pretty pink!

  • nic January 23, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Oh. So, I shall treat myself after this hell flu.

    • BeautyLookBook January 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Awww, hope you are better!

  • cpbebe January 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I adore the glam look you created with Hell Gate. It looks absolutely stunning on you!

  • Huong Vo January 23, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    No, I haven’t tried anything from the Spring collection yet, Sabrina. I just shattered my BECCA highlighter so once I use all that up to the best of my abilities, I’m checking out the Summer Fire & Free Soul combo because I’m LOVING it on you!!

    She Sweats Diamonds

  • Olga Olis January 23, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The packaging looks so pretty and sleek! The colors also look amazing, especially the blush and the under arrest lip cover! Thanks for sharing, looks like an amazing collection!

    Olga from Myme

  • Shelleyeatz January 23, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Free Soul looks soooooooooooooooo beautiful!

  • Shilpa Shetty January 23, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Summer fire shade is very nice,…

  • inkchick January 23, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Embrasse Moi is stunning! I have to have it!

  • Elena Lizabeth January 24, 2018 at 3:17 am

    The lipsticks are fabulous!

  • Kaoyee L. Lee January 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Summer Fire and Free Soul are on my list now!

  • Collar Wilson January 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I haven’t tried anything from Nars for a long time but this looks good!

  • Bojana January 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    The Highlighting Blush- Free Soul is a dream!

  • Jessica January 26, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I love shadow sticks, they’re so easy to use and long lasting. But the shades do look very cool, my skintone is warm too so I don’t know if they’ll suit me.

  • Nga Nguyen January 26, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    The blush in this Nars collection looks so good

  • Lyse Davitt January 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    So excited about the shadow sticks.

  • Valerie Manke January 26, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, everything is so gorgeous!

  • Eve January 27, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Blush looks great on you, Sabrina!

  • Whitney Lau January 27, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I really think I need free soul.

  • tasa January 27, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Embrasse Moi is my favorite, nice collection

  • Anna January 27, 2018 at 4:18 am

    I am excited with the highlighting blush in Free Soul.

  • Gail A January 27, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful collection

  • Tessa January 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I love Nars blushes but I’m not sure I can get behind “highlighting blushes”. It looks beautiful on you but too glittery for me to wear to work!

    • BeautyLookBook January 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I can totally see how they would be too shimmery. Have you tried the Marc Jacobs Air Blush or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes? They have a more subtle glow.

      • Tessa January 31, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        I love the Hourglass ones! I haven’t gotten around to the MJ yet and should.

  • inkchick January 27, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I love Embrasse Moi! It’s gorgeous!

  • MALINA CRISTESCU January 27, 2018 at 11:52 am

    You look amazing with Hell Gate & Hot Tin Roof, such deep colors, perfect if you visited a sun kissed town somewhere in Italy, they just give me that vide 😀

  • Meghan M January 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you for such a great post! Your reviews and pictures are always incredible!

  • Anne Capitant January 27, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I really want Summer Fire and Hell’s Gate! I’m glad they’re expanding the liquid blush shade range to deeper shades that would suit more skintones, but wish they’d do it on a non-LE basis…

  • Laura Schmaltz January 27, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I want Free Soul so badly! Thanks for the awesome swatches. 🙂

  • talker blogger January 27, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Must admit NARS has been extremely impressive with their new collections and products !

  • Elizabeth January 28, 2018 at 1:27 am

    NARS blushes are my favorite!

  • Sanam Hana January 28, 2018 at 8:19 am

    You are beautiful.

  • Andreia SPR January 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I’m really curious about the Velvet Shadow Sticks, they must be very practical to apply. Great post, as usual.

  • Shermin January 28, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Love Nars! Can’t wait to try some of these out!

  • stella January 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I love their new lip covers!

  • Kristy Center January 28, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Your photos are always stellar!!!

  • Victoria Lo January 28, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I want that liquid blush!

  • Katy January 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Free soul❤️

  • Heather Fernandez January 28, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    That blush shade is right up my alley, but I don’t trust myself not to over-apply!

  • Alison January 28, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I have a weakness for shades like Under Arrest

  • nelle January 28, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Love this launch! Love the lip cover shade hell gate

  • Cyndi Nguyen January 28, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Wow….I love the shades for the lip cover. I don’t really wear red but would definitely like to try the he’ll gate. Thank you for posting this.

  • Maureen January 29, 2018 at 1:06 am

    The blush looks good – maybe too pale?

    • BeautyLookBook January 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      The powder blush is definitely a tad too pale for me to wear alone as a stand alone blush. I usually swatch the cheek products alone so you can see the color!

  • Adrienne January 29, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Wow!! Summer Fire 🔥

  • Amanda Lee January 29, 2018 at 2:45 am

    The liquid blush is very pretty but application seems daunting

  • Lara Al Harthi January 29, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Omg NARS did it again! Their blushes are amazing and Summer Fire looks to die for 😍

  • Hannah January 29, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Love these colours for spring!

  • Judy January 29, 2018 at 6:46 am

    I’ve never tried any products from this brand. That highlighting blush is so beautiful. Perfect for spring!

  • Melissa.rva January 29, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Hell gate is so beautiful ! 😍

  • LuxBubs January 29, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Such a beautiful collection! I think I need all those lippies as the formula and shades are dreamy!

  • Carolyn Sabourin January 29, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Omg I need Free Soul!!! Beautiful swatches! <3

  • Anastasiya January 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I absolutely in love with Highlighting Blush! <3

  • Katie January 29, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I love the Lip Cover in Summer Fire. Looks fantastic on you!

  • Lauren January 29, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I’m intrigued by the liquid blushes. I haven’t tried any from Nars yet. I love both of the looks you created.

  • Christina January 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Lip covers!

  • Lisa L January 29, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I love Free Soul too – it looks amazing on you!

  • Ashley B. January 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Those blushes look great!

  • Marina January 29, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I need some Summer Fire! It looks fab!

  • Jenn E January 29, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    The Velvet Shadow Sticks sound interesting! Frioul looks beautiful but i agree, not the most wearable shade day to day!

    • BeautyLookBook January 30, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Phew! Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so!

  • Jennifer January 30, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    How does Hot Tin Roof’s formula compare with Glossier’s Cloud Paints’? I am absolutely in love with the color of that blush!

  • Rachel T January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the swatches and comparisons against other brands! Helps for online shopping

  • Ashley January 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    None of the shades in this collection are speaking to me but I would love to try the liquid blushes! I love blushes <3

  • dollfeis January 30, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I think I need that blush!

  • Jenny B January 30, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    The Hot Tin Roof blush is gorgeous!

  • Stephanie January 31, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Haven’t tried a highlighting blush before but Free Soul looks great on you! I’m also curious about the liquid blushes.

  • Amanda Jimenez January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I’m loving the Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush and Hell Gate Lip Cover combo in your photo. Adding it to my wishlist!

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  • Lindsay A. January 31, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    The NARS Spring 2018 collection looks amazing, & the velvet shadow sticks in Frioul & Galice should look great with my complexion. I really liked the swatches, especially compared with the By Terry & Laura Mercier. Since I think these 2 colors would work well for me, I’ll have to check them out in person! I also love the look of the Highlighting Blush in Free Soul – this is the PERFECT color for me (I’m super pale & need light cool pinks) since I really struggle with getting many popular blush colors to work on me – NARS Orgasm doesn’t, for example.

    • nic February 4, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Same here! I’m excited! There has just been so much warm toned stuff!

  • Becca Quach January 31, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Excited to try this collection!!

  • Sharee February 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I’m so excited for Hot Tin Roof and I’m waiting for the Sephora release! And I definitely have to pick up a lip cover as well since I missed out on getting one with the last LE release. I can’t decide between Summer Fire or Hell Gate. I have Georgio Armani liquid lipsticks that are similar and I don’t like buying shades that are repeats for my collection. I guess I’ll make my decision in store ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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