Last Saturday was easily one of the best Saturdays ever. I was invited to the NARS x Christopher Kane Event to learn more about the collection and experience the products firsthand by the talented makeup artists over at NARS boutique, Midvalley. Yes! NARS finallyyyy opened their second store in KL at Midvalley Megamall ❤
Let me introduce you to NARS x Christopher Kane Collection
For Summer 2015, NARS introduces The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection NEONEUTRAL, a limited edition collection of unexpected shades and formulas inspired by the nature of neon and the nude shades that complement them.
A closer look at the beautifulllll collection
I saw this collection all over YouTube last month in the states and I was so excited to see them for myself. I’ve always loved the simplicity of NARS’s packaging but the touch of PINK in this collection’s packaging definitely got me going on these products since I first laid eyes on them.
- My first impression on the products
The colors of the products however were a bit intimidating at first. The glosses and eyeshadows were very pretty but the blushes and highlighting stick scared me a little. haha.
“Silent Nude” is sold as a blush but it sure isnt a conventional shade. But I was told that it can be applied as a light contour for fairer skin and as a highlight for darker skin tone. That got me really interested coz im all about the shading life. “Starscape” on the other hand is full on hot neon pink that I never in a million years thought I would wear even after swatching it. Dont get me wrong, I love the color but I was a bit hesitant to wear it on my cheeks coz I’m not super fair and I was afraid that I’ll look like a clown haha. “Violet Atom” is the Multiple stick that comes with this collection and it looks like a purple highlighter and I wasnt sure how I feel about it but when I swatched it, omg.. damn pretty.
- Makeover & thoughts
One of NARS’s makeup artist Alan did a mini makeover on me with the new products and I didn’t know what to expect with all those vibrant colors but he did such an amazing job! He used Silent Nude, Starscape, Violet Atom, the eye shadows and also the glosses on me. All i can say is that these products definitely looks completely different on the face as opposed to what you see in the pan. So pretty and definitely wearable. I absolutely adore how it turned out.
So thank you Alan!
He is based in NARS Pavillion if you guys wanna ask for makeover! He’s a sweetheart.
We were lucky enough to be given a goodie bag at the event and I was beyond surprised to find 3 of the NARS x Christopher Kane limited edition products inside!!! So thankful and happy! And they also included macaroons that matches the theme of the collection and that’s the cutest touch ever. Happy heart & happy tummy by the end of the day! hehe :p
- Lip Gloss, rm95
They have 4 colors in total and I got Glow Pink which was the one I would wear the most coz it’s a sweet fuchsia shade. From the swatch on my arm it looks sheer but noooo, Alan told me that these glosses were formulated so that the colors would intensify over time after being applied to the lips and yes I completely agree. The formula is non sticky and very comfortable on the lips. When I wipe it off with a tissue, there’s still a hint of pink on my lips and I love that!
- Starscape Blush, rm128
This hot pink blush. Like i said, if I didnt try it out, I wouldn’t go near it coz of how bright it is. But you need the tiniest amount of it on the brush and a very light hand when applying this. I actually love the color. Even before I saw this in the goodie bag, I love how it looked on my cheeks after the makeover. It’s the prettiest pink on its own and on top of bronzer, it looks even nicer.
- Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple, rm154
This was the one I was most impressed with. I couldnt stop looking into the mirror after I saw this on the high points of my cheeks and nose. When it catches the light it gives the most beautiful sheen and it’s not purple at all. It has the most gorgeous iridescence to it and it doesn’t look like straight up glitter. I have never tried any NARS Multiple sticks before and I’m so happy that this is my first! NARS multiples can be used on the eyes too and some shades can be applied on the lips. Multi purpose product is always great. It applies best with fingers.
NARS Lip Gloss in Glow Pink on the lips, Starscape Blush on the cheeks & Violet Atom Illuminating Multiple on the top of my cheekbones for that glowww. The blush didnt come off too pink because I applied it on top of my bronzer coz that’s how I usually do my makeup 🙂
This collection is definitely a YES for me. The colors are definitely out of my comfort zone (that’s always a good thing when it comes to makeup) but incredibly pretty nonetheless and perfect so many different looks. THANK YOU so much NARS Malaysia for inviting me to experience this collection and for the gorgeous products that I absolutely LOVE.
This is a limited edition collection so hurry and check out NARS x Christopher Kane at Pavillion KL / Midvalley KL / Gurney Plaza Penang.
Thank you guys for reading! xx