Andy Warhol- Pop Art’s most celebrated artist – is the theme of this Holiday collection. NARS decided to bring out a makeup collection full of color and major fun!
NARS founder, François Nars have always loved Warhol’s work and believed it inspired him.
I’m sure you have seen those famous creations below:
Well, NARS creatively incorporates his pop art into makeup!
The collection is split in two
1- A Sephora exclusive launching OCTOBER 1 (includes cheek & eye palette + 5 lip glosses)
2- A line for department stores in NOVEMBER 1 (Silver factory set including shadows, lipsticks, blush and an Edie set)
Take a look Below to see Official Pictures of the Collection
Fabulous pop art!
FYI: This collection has launched worldwide and will launch Aug 14 in Bahrain.
The other thing which I got from the MAC heavenly creature collection is the “EARTHLY” eyeshadow!
Earthly eyeshadow is basically a swirl of beige, peach and cool brown with some gold.
To be honest.. I dislike this product! What you see is NOT what you get!
The packaging shows you colors of beige, brown & gold… however…. what you GET is actually a taupe grey color!
Once those colors are mixed- the color becomes tinted with grey and very little brown is shown.
I purchased the product thinking that with the mixture of such colors i would get a beautiful brownish gold color- but what i actually got was a metalicish Grey!
If you like greyish eyeshadows with a pearly metallic sheen- then get this one! If you want it so somewhat be brown/gold… then this is the wrong one to take!
Looked amazing on the pan.. but once it was blended.. looked disappointing!
Couldn’t try it in store as they were super neat & the customers did not touch them!!
However, the color payoff is not bad and good pigmentation!
So the heavenly creature collection by MAC has launched everywhere in the world- except here- well… I have got my share from MAC in Spain !
This collection will launch in Bahrain AUG 14 (most probably)- so I hope this will help in knowing what to buy!
The collection resembles “planets“! The full collection is mineralize products. Something exciting in this collection also is the return of the famous volcanic ash!! I have reviewed the special volcanic ash exfoliator here in case you have missed it!
There has been major chaos in the beauty industry that this is the WOW collection from MAC… but to be honest… When I saw it- I didn’t go crazy! I just got 2 products – it wasn’t that attractive to me! (PERSONAL OPINION)..
BUT IF YOU DESPERATELY NEED HIGHLIGHTERS… THEN THIS IS THE COLLECTION U SHOULD FOCUS ON!!
Well, I wanted to review something I liked from the collection- the “LIGHT YEAR” Mineralize Skinfinish!
Light Year is a skinfinish with a peachy pink and gold shimmer. It has a swirl of peachy coral pink with a bigger swirl of gold.
You can use this skinfinish as a blush or highlighter!
It has very high pigmentation – and the color is gorgeous. Rose goldish shade…. that is not tooo glittery/shimmery. That is what i liked about it- when the gold is blended with the pink it gives off a beautiful color! Surprisingly it is very similar to “REDHEAD” skinfinish from the MAC Naturally collection- if you missed the review read about it here !!
Check out the swatch below to see how the color looks like
Beautiful golden sheen!
MY VERDICT: If you really need a highlighter- this will be a fabulous one! But i don’t suggest using it if you are very pale!
This beautiful collection from Chanel “Summertime De Chanel” screams summer. It includes a mixture of sophisticated nude & coral lips, a mix of muted browns and a focus on glowing bronzed skin!
Chanel- always keeping it classy- opt for pretty simple and subtle shades instead of extra bright hues for the summer.
As Chanel describes it, “Sun-kissed cheeks, magnetic eyes, and radiant beauty”.
The lipgloss “Calypso #337 ” is a transparent with a hint of deep orange.
The gloss is limited edition ofcorse!
It is deep orange but also with a hint of pink, golden and fuchsia micro shimmer.
I tried it on- and it is very lightweight & moisturising. The shimmer instantly makes your lips glow.
When you apply it on your lips- it will last 3-4 hours. I love how it looks very coraly when applied- with a pop of tangerine too! What makes it great it how it is not actually ORANGE.
It can be slightly simmer to NARS “wonder” but calypso is a hint lighter.
TIP: you can mix the coral lipstick from the same collection (EN VOGUE) with the gloss! The pic below is the lipstick
It is a great pop of color- welcoming for summer!
The lipgloss’s retail price is 14.5 BD
Summertime De Chanel Full collection is available in Bahrain.
You can get yours at:
As you know, I have purchased a few products from the MAC “In Extra Dimension” Collection recently…
I also got some eyeshadows. And I’m going to give you my feedback on the eyeshadow ” WARM THUNDER” !
Those eyeshadows come in the normal MAC eye packaging- but it is double the size of the permanent MAC eyeshadows…. So I believe this will stay for a very long time. So thank god they are big in size as they are limited edition. The eyeshadows are eye catchy!
Other than the 3D texture, it is considered a new formula- can be used WET or DRY. It does stay up to 6 hours- but I love applying a primer before to make it last even longer. The Finish of this product is more frosty but not very metallic (like what they claim it to be).
I describe this color as a dirty greyish silver. It is not silver and not grey- but both mixed together. What I noticed is the blue undertones that this shade has- when applied on the eye it does give a light blue tinted sheen.
The color is vibrant (good pigmentation) ! And I have realized that there is slight shimmery particles that don’t show unless zoomed in.
I love how buildable the color is.
The color brightens up the eye- and It looks darker in the pan that when it is actually applied on your eye.
You can wear this color on its own, or add a hint of soft brown around the edges!
So I recently purchased some products from the MAC “In extra Dimension” collection! Don’t worry I will review them all soon- hopefully!
I got this one product which I absolutely fell in love with… Other than their amazing highlighters.
I’m not a fan of colored eyeshadows- meaning I’m more of a neutral shades person- I love the browns and sandy shades the most.
BUT THIS PURPLE SHADE TOOK MY BREATH AWAY!!
The eyeshadow is called “RICH CORE“… the color lives up to its name.. VERY RICH INDEED! Keep in mind that it is LIMITED EDITION!
It is double the size of normal MAC eyeshadows. And the 3D texture is what grabs the attention! I love the presentation of this collection’s eyeshadows….
A special formula- liquid power … with the 3D prismatic effect it will instantly sculpt what ever you want. The formula consists of some shimmer. It is cool, creamy and silky and I believe it will create a beautiful defined finish. Yes.. they blend easily!
I describe this color as a rich yet dirty eggplant color. A plum like/purplish color! The color gives of a burgudy sheen too. So it has some brownish undertones that reflect within the purple. When you take a closer look, you will realize there are tiny shimmery particles which- don’t show as much unless you zoom in.
I wore this color the other day & I have recieved a lot of compliments! You just have to make sure you blend the edges… and build the clor of course. One coat is not enough.
When applied- it is like I have mixed two MAC eyeshadows together– Satin taupe + Sable… to get this result.
Below is another hand swatch where the rich color is shown clearly!
Image taken from Temptalia
Collection estimated to launch October 22 (USA) & November (Internationally)
Please note that some products are re-promoted/re-introduced in this collection
So this collection also seems to be focused on “the white packaging” which is so not like MAC. We are so used to the “everything black” but having all 3 collections in “white” is a new step! White & glitter is the new thing this winter! (More photos below)
The collection consists of:
Paint Pots: Let’s Skate, Morning Frost, For Effect
Mineralize Eyeshadow: Fresh Ice, Snow Season, Hold That Pose, Frozen Blue, Shimmermint, Winterized
Beauty Powder: Snowglobe, How Beautiful
Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Get Noticed, Festive
Lashes : Lashes #7
Lipsticks: Whirls & Twirls, Double Spin, Soft Sable, Eloquent Air, Such Flare,What Joy!
Dazzleglass : Pleasure Principle, Dressed to Dazzle, Glitter & Ice, She-zam, Love Alert, Spanking Rich
Technakohl Liner: Silver Skates, Going for Gold, Seasonally Spicy, Fancy Moves, Practice Makes Perfect, Smooth Manoeuvre
This collection will be out in November for USA, and End of November (International)
The collection resembles ICE. OR SNOW.. Something like that- Everything is clear- transparent.. .related to ice & the holidays! Silver & sparkle are part of the theme too.
The Ice Parade Collection includes the following:
Please note that some items are already sold in MAC, but they are re-promoted in this collection.
Cool Eyeshadow Palette: Howzat, Snowball, Warm & Smoky, Idol Eyes, Illegal Cargo, Set to Dance
Warm Eyeshadow Palette: Buckwheat, Gaelic, Patina, Magical Mist, Winterscape, Midnight Flurry
Sultry Eyeshadow Palette: Black Tied, Trax, Shadowy Lady, Fun!, Lightfully, Festive Delight
Cool Iced Delights Lip Bag: Fashion Whim, Creme de Nude, Stripdown (Lip Pencil)
Sultry Iced Delights Lip Bag: Deelight, I Love Winter, Boldly Bare (Lip Pencil)
Rocking Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag: Kanga Rouge, Golden Blanket, Asiatique (Nail Lacquer)
Pure Drama Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag: Hang Up, Frozen Lame,Vintage (Nail Lacquer)
Silver Iced Delights Eye Bag: Silverwear & Blue Spruce (eyeshadow duo), Graphblack Black (Technakohl), Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara, 275SE Brush
Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag: Taupeless & Celestial Black (eyeshadow Duo), Purple Dash Purple (Technakohl), Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara, 275SE Brush
Gold Pearl Iced Delights Eye Bag: Baby, It’s Cold & Woodsmoke (eyeshadow Duo) , Brown Border Brown (Technakohl), Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara, 275SE Brush
It Makes Perfect Brush Kit: 187SE, 130 SE, 286SE, 282SE
It Makes Perfect Brush Kit:190SE, 129SE, 275SE, 266SE, 226SE
It Makes Perfect Brush Kit: 167SE, 168SE, 239SE, 217SE, 212SE
Warm Fabulously Festive Face Kit: Golden Flurry, Soft Brown, Carbon, Omega, Join the Party, Mellowarm, Seasonal Appeal, (brushes)129SE, 275SE, 266SE
Cool Fabulously Festive Face Kit: Phloof!, Quarry, Dance in the Dark, Brun, Emancipation, Hot Gossip, Mocha, (brushes)129SE, 275SE, 266SE