NARS Spring 2013 collection swatched
We told you all about NARS spring 2013 collection last week, and now we have some swatches to show you! As usual, we were mostly excited for the nail polish in the collection, the limited edition Disco Inferno (£14). It's described by NARS as an iridescent silver green, but even though it definitely left a green tinge when it came off on the cotton wool, on the nail it has more of a pink tone when it catches the light.
It's also worth noting it's very sheer too: the swatch above is three coats and it still wasn't opaque. It's a really pretty semi-sheer polish though if that's what you like, with silver micro-glitter running through a grey base.
Dressed To Kill lipstick (£18.50) is a muted pinky red, described by NARS as a fuchsia rose, with gold shimmer running through it.
A nice almost-red if you're not comfortable with a true dramatic shade but still want something bold. The glitter is quite subtle too, not at all teenage disco.
I was a bit alarmed when I first saw the blusher in this collection, Seduction (£21), because it's so dark - a very deep wine colour that I imagined would only be pulled off on darker complexions. Applied lightly (see the swatch below) it's not so hard to pull off - but it's so highly pigmented you'll have to be very light-handed in applying it. Still stand by my first impression though - if you're dark skinned go for it, fair like me, be wary.
On the other hand I was seriously excited to try this eyeshadow palette - Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo (£24) features two eye wateringly bright colours, cyan and 'parakeet green'.
The vivid blue and green are super highly pigmented - you get great colour pay off and a good opaque matte finish in one swipe. It might take some talent to create a full on eye using this palette without looking a bit OTT but would look amazing used sparingly too, like as a liner.