Thursday, July 21, 2011
NARS Bright Lights, Big City Eye Palette for Nordstrom Event 2011
"Urbane. Chic. Sophisticated. Take to the city with this limited-edition color collection created by NARS exclusively for Nordstrom. Day or night, this ultra-modern collection ups the dramatic flair of any urban sophisticate." This palette contains six shades that are already found in the NARS Eye Shadow collection but have been brought today only for this special beauty event. In this palette, there are a combination of Matte, Shimmer, and Night Series shades so that you get the best from all the NARS shadow formulas. I have mostly used the Shimmer and Night Series of formulas from NARS and I can say that I have have very few misses with both shade and formulation. I would recommend these eye shadows to anyone who wants a highly pigmented, long-lasting formulation. In order to give someone who doesn't really use these shadows a bit of background, I turned to the NARS weebsite for a description on each formulation.
Matte Eye Shadow - Highly pigmented, velvety-matte, ultra-fine powders for shading, creating depth and lining eyes. Long-wearing, crease-resistant colors glide on smoothly and evenly and blend effortlessly. Can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect. True color application. Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for heightened intensity. Rich, vivid shade range, from neutrals to high-fashion hues.
Shimmer Eye Shadow - Luminous, light-reflecting shades for shading, highlighting and lining eyes. Highly pigmented, long-wearing, crease-resistant colors that can be applied sheer or layered for more dramatic effects. Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly. True color application. Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity. Sophisticated, luminous shades.
Night Series Eye Shadow - High-pay off signature shades with tone on tone sparkling pearl that creates beautiful dimension for the eye. Ultra pigmented, long-wearing, crease-resistant colors that can be worn for subtly shimmering or seriously smoky effects. Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly. True color application. Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity. Iconic shades.
The shades are...
- Cyprus - bronze with shimmer (Shimmer)
- Biarritz - perfect neutral cream-colored beige (Matte)
- Fathom - pink tulle with silver shimmer (Shimmer)
- Night Clubbing - black with gold pearls (Night Series)
- Coconut Grove - deep taupe brown infused with gold reflections (Matte)
- Night Breed - black with silver glitter (Night Series)
I love these shades, they are all lovely and will work so well together. This is one of the best eye palettes that I have ever seen from NARS, it both a great introduction to the brand and an essential palette to own if you are already a huge fan. This is my number one pick from everything that came out for their whole event!
photo courtesy of Nordstrom