While the spotlight has been utterly stolen, let's not forget that NARS released a less limited (and by that I just mean produced in more quantities, though still numbered) collection of Holiday goodies. I wasn't inspired by many of them - NARS cream shadows have a questionable reputation, Arabian nights looked like more glitter than I can handle, and Miss Liberty came too late (I already purchased four highlighters this season) - but I did pick up the G-Spot Multiple and Campo de' Fiori Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner, and I thought I should show it to you before November 1 rolls around in case you wanted to make an order.
I already wrote a pretty comprehensive review of NARS Multiples, which you can read in full here. In short, I love these cream sticks as they do come in such pretty pretty colors, but I wish they would last longer on my skin. NARS touts the Multiples as multi-use products meant for eyes, cheeks, and lips, but I really only use them on my cheeks. They're far too drying when used on the lips, and I rarely place such colors on my eyes.
I thought I could forgo G-Spot at first, but seeing Best Things In Beauty's swatches sent me straight to the Add to Cart button. The color is a rich rose infused with gold and is such an easy color to love. This is the type of color that will look great across all skin tones. In the picture below I applied only a sheer wash to my cheeks. Do keep in mind that Multiples can be layered so it can be built up to be as intense as you wish.
Silly me forgot to grab a picture of Campo de' Fiori! But it looks like any regular eyeliner so I'm not too peeved. Here's a link to the product page on the NARS website if you want a look. More importantly, the color! Featuring this antique brass gold dream I never knew I wanted until I saw it.
The Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner has one of the smoothest and pigmented formulas I've ever came across in an eyeliner, and the same holds true for Campo de' Fiori. I've never tested the twelve hour "long-wear lasting" claim, mostly because I removed my makeup before the twelve hours ran out, but my experience with Madison Avenue (the matte gray shade) was at least eight hours strong, and I have oily lids like you wouldn't believe. The eyeliner features a twist-up mechanism and a built-in sharpener, but frankly I wish I could just sharpen it with a regular pencil sharpener. There's something about the good solid crunch when you sharpen pencils that gets to me. What can I say, I'm a traditionalist!
Below, pictures of Campo de' Flori on the top (tightlined with black liner) and bottom (paired with Armani ETK #1 palette) lash line respectively.
NARS G-Spot Multiple retails for $39, while Campo de' Fiori goes for $23. Both are available on narscosmetics.com and should also appear at most department store counters soon, if not already.