The excitement of holiday season is already here with this beautiful Man Ray for Nars Holiday 2017 Collection. Okay first of all, if you do not know, Man Ray was an American Visual Artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a renowned representative of avant-garde photography in the 20th-century and is considered as the pioneer of Surrealist photography. Ray's artistic work is very diverse. He was a painter, object artist, and a filmmaker. He was the very first artist whose images were more valuable to collectors than his artistic work. He, therefore, made a significant contribution to the evaluation of photography as a form of art. And when you see the collection with his name, it has to be more Artistic as he was. The moment I glanced at the collection, I knew Nars Cosmetics has done it again, with the collection of products, shades, packaging, and formula.
The moment I glanced at the collection, I knew Nars Cosmetics has done it again, with the collection of products, shades, packaging, and formula. From the collection reviewed in this post, the swatch for Photogloss Lip Lacquer – Zambeze – red hazelnut is in the next post linked here.
NARS x Man Ray Blush – Fetishized (CAD $38)
When it comes to blushes, Nars is an authority, I do own few blushes from Nars which are one of my favorite formula's and I trust them for their staying power too. Just one swipe of the blush and it gives the healthiest natural color to cheeks which enlivens the complexion. Also, the collection of shades is really versatile and will suit most of the skin tones.
Fetishized Blush is a Pink grapefruit shade which looks very bright in the packaging but on the skin, it looks very flattering. One single swipe and I have beautiful flush to the cheeks. The formula is same as the other Nars blushes which are very fine and easily blendable. The finish is described shimmery but once applied, there is no shimmer or sparkle but only glow. The formula, as other Nars Blushes, is long-wearing and it lasted on me for the whole day without any touch-ups.
NARS x Man Ray Duo Eyeshadow – Montparnasse (CAD $43)
First of all, I liked the name of this eyeshadow Duo when I first heard of it as it reminds me of my first trip to Paris when I visited the area. As the blushes, eyeshadow duos from Nars are as famous and loved due to their formula and shades. Montparnasse Duo Eyeshadow has shimmering gold on the left side and Iridescent Orchid on the right side.
The duo is so dynamic and can be combined to create endless effects. Both shades compliment each other and can be worn alone too. There is nothing better when you have a versatile eyeshadow duo which you can use any time of the day. The formula is very fine and easily blendable. With primer, they stay put throughout the day on my oily lids.
NARS x Man Ray Velvet Eyeliner (CAD $31)
Nars eyeliners are known for their formula and shade range. In Man Ray for Nars Holiday 2017 Collection, the limited edition velvet eyeliner, Nagoya Velvet Eyeliner, is a violet shade.
The formula is very smooth, creamy, and glides easily. It can be used in multiple ways, to blend, smudge, and intensify the eyes. This is a unique shade and will look nice this holiday season as well as summer.
NARS x Man Ray: Overexposed Glow Highlighter (CAD $52)
Overexposed Glow Highlighter is described to give the second-skin luminosity in a universally flattering shade. The embossing on the highlighter is the first thing that catches the eye. The next thing is the formula, it is very smooth and buttery. I have medium tan skin and this highlighter seriously looks like the second skin, it blends in so well with the skin and the shade is so beautiful.
It provides a beautiful glow minus any glitter or sparkle. Another thing is the highlighter looks more champagne from one angle and more golden from other angle but the end results are very flattering.
I would totally recommend the products I reviewed in this post, it is really difficult for me to pick one. Man Ray For Nars Holiday 2017 Collection is available at Sephora.ca, Hudson's Bay, thebay.com, and Nordstrom.
Stay tuned for the next post with the review and swatches of Man Ray for Nars Gifting Collection!
*DISCLAIMER – These products were sent to The Velvet Life as press sample, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.