NARS Holiday 2009

NARS’ holiday collection is special this year, and not just because I think so: NARS is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary (wow!).

There are three new eyeshadow duos ($32): Taiga (soft, shimmery white-yellow and olive-green-gold-black), Eurydice (red plum and soft black with lots of multicolored sparkles), and Brousse (softly shimmery brown and shimmery blackened violet).

There’s also a new cream shadow ($21) in Mousson, a green-silver sage I absolutely adore. I mentioned before that green-silver was one of my favorite colors, and Mousson captures it perfectly. Paper Tiger is a repromote of an existing permanent cream shadow shade, but it was in the display, so I swatched it.
NARS, holiday, 2009, Taiga, Eurydice, Brousse, Mousson, Paper Tiger, swatchesThere are two new Velvet Matte Lip Pencils ($24): cherry red Pop Life and red-brown-burgundy Toundra. Chihuahua lipgloss is a repromote of a permanent shade, but it’s one of NARS’ most popular.

There’s a new multiple ($37): Luxor. This pale pink stick highlighter can be used anywhere — lids, cheeks, lips, or body — is already getting a lot of love from users amateur and professional.

I think my favorite thing, though, is the new Soft Touch Shadow Pencils ($24). These are a new product: deliciously soft, chubby pencils you could use alone or as an eyeshadow base. After yesterday’s breakdown of Ashley Greene’s New Moon premiere look, I’m just dying to try Goddess as a liner along my lower lid.

Goddess is shimmery pink-gold; Skorpios is copper; Aigle Noir is a fabulous sparkly black-green.

I originally thought Aigle was a typo for Agile, so I Googled it: it’s a city in Switzerland. Apparently the pencil was named after a Himalayan Black Eagle.
NARS, holiday, 2009, swatches, Pop Life, Toundra, Chihuahua, Luxor, Goddess, Skorpios, Aigle NoirThere’s also a new shade of polish out for holiday. My counter didn’t have a tester, but it’s called Rouge Andalou and it’s a candy cane red shimmer.

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14 Responses to “NARS Holiday 2009”

  • Tijana says:

    >I bought Pop Life pencil as soon as it came out and I love it. Full on, I find on me it's more of a rusty red (which IS very nice), but if you dab it with a finger for a more stained look, you will get the most gorgeous Victorian-era-stained pout!

  • Melissa says:

    >I think Goddess might be exactly what I'm looking for as a lower-lid liner. Thanks for the post!

  • susan says:

    >hmm…getting your emails everyday is NOT helping my self imposed "no buy" :)

  • Lori J says:

    >I know there aren't alot of fans of Nars cream e/s, but mousson is so pretty….I think I need it!

  • The Mighty J says:

    >NARS is such a hit and miss for me but I absolutely adore Eurydice & Mousson.

  • Aleksis says:

    >I agree with the mighty J such a hit or miss, *hated* luxor but Chihuahua is one of my favorite lipglosses, as for mousson it is stunning but I own 2 of their cream shadows and never use them :/

  • em says:

    >thanks so much for the swatches, I need brousse!

  • lexi920 says:

    >I have Eurydice and I LOVE the soft black shade as an outer corner shade. I feel like the red purple shade had a bit of drag to it and I really had to pack it on my lids. Maybe I need to play around with it more. I wear NARS regularly so I'm surprised I hit this little road block!

  • Tiffany says:

    >I'm usually hesitant when it comes to NARS–they're hit or miss for me as well–but there's a lot of pretty stuff here. I'm going to have to at least look at Goddess and Aigle Noir. And maybe Mousson.

  • Houston Living says:

    >Mousson is stunning. Thank you so much for the swatches!!

    ♥ -D

  • PaoPao says:

    >Thanks for the swatches! I got pop life, eurydice and luxor. And I might get Goddess…

  • chynabella13 says:

    >Is Mousson like UD Maui Wowie without all the glitter? I love Maui Wowie, but I hate the glitter.

  • Tamara Manor says:

    can you do a swatch of all the nars matte lip pencils? Pop life is nice, but hard to guess about the others from other sites. You’re the only site I trust.

  • Wow the paper tiger shade looks amazing, Where can i buy that? The other colors seem to be kind of normal. Paper tiger popped out the most for me!

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