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NARS Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Collection

NARS Spring 2016 Collection

There have been a lot of teasers on NARS Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Collection and having attended the launch of the brand's latest Velvet Matte Skin Tint, we also got our hands on three products from its much anticipated Nouvelle Line. Now before we begin, there are nine pieces in this collection; which consists of 4 eyeshadows, 2 lip glosses, 2 lipsticks and one blush shade.

On the products

One thing that we can say about this collection is that the range has a spring in its step (pun intended) and has lovely color play which in the NARS way, makes us step out of our comfort zone and into exploring and experimenting with more shades of color.

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Tarvos
A Closer Look

So to break it down, we will start off with this icy mint shade called Tarvos and this is a beautiful mermaid looking Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow which we can work on the eyelids both wet and dry.

It is absolutely stunning on the inner corner of the lids and can also be used to create a little shimmer action when packed at the center corner of the eyelid. There is very little effort needed to see this color as the pigmentation is much stronger than it looks (very sneaky NARS) and the aspect of it being very easy to blend is impressive.

Application as an inner corner highlight (Wet)
Application in the middle of the lid (Dry)

There are three more shadows in the range which is called Cressida (a shimmering midnight blue), Kari (a rosy pink) and a limited edition pack called Hammamet Duo (matte beige and bronze rose) that can also be beautifully donned on the lids, so depending on what type of shades you are planning to go for, NARS definitely has one for every Spring occasion.

Impassioned Blush
A Closer Look

Now onto the blush. NARS always surprises us with its blushers (just like its last edition, Tribulation) and this one in Impassioned is no exception.

On Application

We were surprised on how beautiful this looked on the cheek and let's just say that we had absolutely no issues on getting the color on to the skin. It's cooling hue definitely sets the tone for Spring and let's just say that with it being a matte blush, this is a complete winner in our books.

Instant Crash Lip Gloss
On the lips

Last but not least, lets talk about the Instant Crash Lip Gloss. This is a soft shimmery apricot hue which is quite sheer and is more of a layering gloss. It would go very well on top of one of the lipsticks in the collection (Rosecliff would be our guess) but packed on, it gives a very muted shade which you would be able to see your natural lip color peeking through. It is perfect for those who don't like much color on their lips but you could always extend beyond that and mix and match it with other shades as well.

Complete Listing of NARS's Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Collection

  • Tarvos Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | Icy Mint
  • Cressida Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | Midnight Blue
  • Kari Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | Rosy Pink
  • Hammamet Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (Limited Edition) | Matte Beige & Bronze Rose

  • Impassioned | Pink Orchid

  • Banned Red | Mulled Wine
  • Rosecliff | Soft Rose

  • Vida Loca | Guava
  • Instant Crash | Shimmering Apricot

Overall Collection

So yes, that's about it for the NARS Spring 2016 Nouvelle Vogue Collection but in the meantime, do look out for our full review on the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint as well. We will be updating the prices for this collection once we have them in hand but in the meantime, the availability for this collection goes live come 1st February 2016 at all NARS stores and counters nationwide. Further details of course will be listed on their Official Website.



  1. i am NARS user...

    like it so much this brand :)

  2. the eyeshadow looks pretty, babe! Love how you create such beautiful look

  3. Ooo nice! The color when applied wet is so vibrant

  4. heard alot of this brand. I love to try this soon, shall check out their web.

  5. Wow the collection is so gorgeous. Lovely makeup as always Shiv

  6. sometimes i have a wish to be pretty too.. maybe i'll use this :P

  7. nice color, and you blend it perfectly. I never get good result of combining two colors like that. It just look awful :( maybe becoz of the brush maybe becoz of the eyeshadow itself

  8. You make up so pretty... I really need some lessons from you.... wish I can look so fabulous but then again you always look great...natural beauty...

  9. Love your makeup babe! And the blush shade is super lovely! <3

  10. Would like to try the Instant Crash Lip Gloss, the color looks so natural which I like :)

  11. wow.. i like d colours.. very nude and gorgeous

  12. i know some girls are just crazy over NARS and I can see why, the colours are really quite amazing and give you a really classy and demure look overall

  13. I love the way you apply Tarvos on the eyes -really pretty! As can be expected of Nars - the best!

  14. Dying for that blusher right now but my wallet is hurting from the price T.T
    Love the colors very much!

  15. Wow..U look gorgeous! as always :)
    wish i can do my makeup like yours. Haha. btw, love the looks :)


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