NARS sets the direction for Fall with the release of the new Fall 2015 Color Collection – Private Screening, creating looks that are modern, sophisticated and always tempting. The Fall Collection centers around the introduction of the Velvet Shadow Stick; a versatile addition to your makeup bag.
The NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection includes:
Velvet Shadow Sticks ($28) in eight shades:
- Aigle Noir – Black infused with gold shimmer
- Flibuste – Black
- Glénan – Navy
- Goddess – Pink Champagne
- Hollywoodland – Pale Gold
- Oaxaca – Quartz
- Reykjavik – Grey
- Sukhothai – Shimmering Peacock
Two new shades of Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29):
- Pasiphae – Shimmering peacock burgundy
- Telesto – Brown with gold shimmer
New shade of Blush ($30) in Tribulation – Shimmery rosy sand
Lipstick ($27) in VIP Red (Dark brique)
I was able to preview the NARS Fall 2015 Color Collection and I like what I see! I was anxious to try the new Velvet Shadow Sticks. They’re very versatile and come in a range of colors and finishes. I tried two shades, Hollywoodland and Oaxaca; both neutrals. Hollywoodland is a metallic gold, while Oaxaca (my favorite of the two) is a medium taupe shade; gorgeous. First, I prepped the eyelid with NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Shadow Base, then I applied the Velvet Shadow Stick over to insure there would be no creasing. Even when I tested without a primer, the Velvet Shadow Stick didn’t crease. On average, I got about 6 hours of wear from each, so the formula is not super long-wearing, but convenient for travel.
I also tested NARS Blush in Tribulation, a new shade. This shade looks deceptively neutral, but it works as a perfect highlighter, with a hint of pink and a bit of sparkle. It’s a good pick and one I would recommend having. I also tried the Lipgloss in Baby Doll and VIP Red Lipstick. While Baby Girl is a soft, shimmering pink, that’s pretty, it wouldn’t be a must-have unless you’re needing to update your pinks and/or love the formula (I do). VIP Red, on the other hand, is a must-have for Fall. It’s that semi-matte statement-making color that adds a punch to your whole look!