NARS Holiday Collection & Beauty Gifts ~ Interstate Style

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Last week I attended a Las Vegas blogger event at NARS in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, where the Man Ray Holiday Collection was being introduced. This was heaven getting to try the latest colors for eyes, lips and cheeks. There are so many beautiful choices if you're looking for last minute gifts or something small to go in those stockings. 
The Veil Cheek Palette from the Man Ray Holiday Collection (above), is one of the many things I picked up at the event and it is EVERYTHING. The palette includes the awarding winning bronzer "Laguna," and limited edition shades of "Lovesick" blush and "Surreal" highlighter. The blush is a satin watermelon shade and the highlighter is a glamorous bronze rose color. This is a great palette to travel with too. The NARS Pro Artists recommended using these shade not just on cheeks, but on eyes too. 

This Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette is absolutely stunning. I have my eye on that emerald green. 
All things neutral AND glam. This Wanted Eye Shadow palette would be a great gift. 
    

This is NARS Senior Artist Julia Sohn, demonstrating an evening look with the new NARS Man Ray Holiday Collection. 

PRO TIP: When using lip liner, always line slightly outside the natural lip line :)

     
The "Intensley" blush caught my eye, so I had to try that immediately. The true color is a beautiful bright tangerine. The picture above (right) shows it on me. I was thinking it would be a color for olive tones, but really worked well with a fair complexion. This is on my wishlist!

PRO TIP: Dab a touch of clear lip gloss on lids to make shimmery shadow pop, and give it a little more staying power.


If you purchase from the Man Ray collection, you'll receive this pretty gold and black gift wrapping to go a long with it. Keep in mind, the Man Ray Collection is limited edition, so if you see something you like, grab it. Most of the products can be found at NARScosmetics.com and NARS boutiques.

IN ADDITION TO THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION....
NARS recently introduced the Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in 33 fantastic shades. This fade-resistant formula has 16-hour lasting power and literally looks better as you wear it. With this foundation, a little goes a long way. The NARS Artists encourage you to start with a very small pea-size amount, start in the center of your face and work your way outwards.  
NARS Senior Artist, Julia Sohn showing me a few tricks. For all you black eyeliner gals, she recommends tightlining, a.k.a. lining your upper tear line, to make eyes appear more bright. Ever since she showed me this, I can't stop. It really does make a world of difference in making those eyes POP! She used the Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner on me because it won't smudge in that tear line. If you want to smudge your upper lid for a smoky eye, she recommends the Kholiner.

PRO TIP: If you are wearing RED lipstick, ALWAYS wear a lip liner (no if, ands..)

The Man Ray Collection has Love Triangle Blush/Lipstick sets for only $24.  These are a perfect last minute pick. Comes in two shades. 




Some of my favorites from NARS (non holiday):

NARS Radiant Cream Concealer: This is the best concealer for under eyes and spots I've ever found. It's super creamy, hydrating, and smooth. What I really like is that it covers what you need it to, but still looks super natural with that radiant finish. I wear shade Monte Blanc :)
NARS Blush & Bronzer:
The blush color "orgasm" is a staple for women all across the world. It's just that perfect hue of peachy-pink shimmer that no other make-up brand has been able to duplicate (in my opinion). The Laguna bronzer is something I just got on board with recently. I received a sample in the mail with the rest of my NARS make-up order, and the rest was history. What makes this bronzer so great, is it gives you that healthy glow, without being too orange or yellow. There is a golden shimmer within the powder that lets you contour and enhance your skin that creates a smoother, more even-looking completion. 






Thank you to the NARS staff at The Form Shops for being so helpful and knowledgeable about the products. 

xo, Crystal Marie







22 comments:

  1. What an awesome experience to have had. The Glass Tears palette have a lot of colors I would wear.

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    1. Agreed. I think I'd wear most of those too.

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  2. I'm such a fan of NARS products - I'm so jealous that you go to attend this event! Their Radiant Creamy Concealer and bronzer in Laguna are my two favourite products, hands down. Sounds like you really learnt a lot. :) x

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    1. I use both of those products and love them. Love NARS in general!

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  3. Nars make-up products seems great and the colors are beautiful! I have never of Nars before so thank for introducing it to me! I am not if I can find their product here in Switzerland but I will be looking out for them so I could test one thing or two. And thank for some of the make-up tips that I had no clue about.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. NARS is a wonderful brand if you ever get a chance to try it. I hope you can soon.

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  4. This looks it was a wonderful experience. I've always wanted to try their products. I have to look into getting the palette.

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    1. Definitely look into it. The palettes are limited edition. It's excited but also, once i run out i'll be sad and miss those colors : )

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  5. I have been thinking of investing on an eye color pallette. Any suggestions for deep brown eyes?

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    1. For brown eyes I really like a soft brown with orangey/red hints in it for the crease and nude on the lid. Also nude on the lid with wine hues look great with brown eyes.

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  6. I am a big fan of NARS, love their lip colors so much. I am definitely looking forward to explore their other collections.

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    1. I love the lip colors too. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. It was such a great event I learned so much!!!!

    xoxo Christie
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  8. I'm a huge fan of NARS blush. I've never tried their eyeshadow but I'm definitely going to go check it out!
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    1. Have fun when you go. NARS has such beautiful colors. You're going to fall in love with the brand.

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  9. This is such a great review of the products here. I even love the instruction about how to apply things. I would have no clue what to tell my daughter. At least I can understand it a little bit this way.

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  10. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, I am a total fan girl of Nars lipglosses and lipsticks!
    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

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  11. I can say for myself that I am a makeup junkie! Lol I just love Nars and I wish I was able to attend that event in Las Vegas.

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