Sunday, December 22, 2013

NARS Holiday 2013 Guy Bourdin Collection

NARS Holiday 2013 Guy Bourdin Collection/Swatches

The wait is officially over: NARS Cosmetics is thrilled to reveal the limited edition NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 collection. As a child, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars discovered Guy Bourdin’s work in the pages of French Vogue. It was then that Nars was first inspired to become a makeup artist. Today François Nars honors Bourdin’s legacy with an entire limited edition collection for Holiday 2013 displaying bold uncompromising color and high-impact finishes in shades that launch us into his intriguing, high-fashion world. 

With 17 shades, the Color collection features four nail shades, three blushes (1 may look familiar – Exhibit A is highlighted due to its relevancy), and one new formula seen in the form of five eyeshadows and five lipsticks – the Cinematic formulation was created exclusively for the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection. Eyeshadows have a velvety soft texture that glides on smoothly for high-impact color and statement-making effects. Cinematic Lipsticks impart brilliant, glossy shine with intense color saturation. Creamy and comfortable, Monoï butter and Vitamin E offer moisturizing and antioxidant/anti-aging properties, ensuring lips look well cared for and colorful. The Color collection launches on October 15 at NARS boutiques and

Eye Shadow names from top-to-bottom left to right: 
Wishful Thinking, Bad Behaviour, Rage, Cambodia, Mississippi Mermaid.

Eyeshadow in Mississippi Mermaid

It's a shimmery sand/light gold color.  

Lipstick Shades from left to right: Future Red, Short Circuit, Last Tango, Goodbye Emmanuelle, Full Frontal. 

Nail Shades left to right: Tomorrow's Red, Follow Me, Union Libre, No Limit.

NARS blush in Exhibit A


Day Dream is a beautiful peachy pink - I've noticed it's more of a satin blush. 
Day Dream on the left & Mississippi Mermaid Shadow on the right.

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix in NC10
Eye Brows: TheBalm Nudetude Palette - Used Sleek 
Mascara: Rimmel Lash Accelerator
Blush: Nars Day Dream
Lid Color: Nars Mississippi Mermaid on lid 
Liner: Be A Bombshell Thick Marker Liner
Lips: Mac's Ruby Woo

My Impression: Although I've only got to try two of the products from the Guy Bourdin Collection I will most definitely be picking up more of the products. I'm so in love with NARS products especially the ones in this collection. I received Day Dream which is a limited edition blush and Mississippi Mermaid Eyeshadow. Both are highly pigmented. The eyeshadow was a bit powdery with a bit of fall-out, but I think it was a little looser due to shipping. The blush is so pigmented I had to tap off my brush quite a bit to get the color to sheer down. I think NARS blushes are the most pigmented blushes which I like because that means I will have them for a long time without having going through them quickly. The Guy Bourdin collection is very bold great for the Holidays with it's beautiful reds and berries! I can't wait to see the next collections coming up!


FTC: I received these samples in return for my honest opinion and review.


  1. I love NARS these are fantastic! Nice blog post. I think I will be stopping by Sephora!

  2. That blush is amazing!

  3. I picked up Nars Day Dream! I love it - such a flushed pink color like you've been out in the snow which is fitting since we've had a huge winter wonderland!

  4. NARS has really surprised me. I owned a couple things previously from NARS, but not a lot and to try a lot of their new products - I'm just blown away - be on the look out for a NARS video on my channel soon! :) Thank you for reading!