I feel like the NARS x Steven Klein holiday collection just snuck up on me out of nowhere. I hadn’t heard a peep about it and then suddenly it existed and I wanted it so bad (okay, story of my life. #makeuphoarderproblems). This collection is a collaboration between NARS and the famous photographer Steven Klein (whose incredible photography is featured on the some of the packaging in this collection). It’s a dramatic color collection for eyes, cheeks lips and nails, and also includes eight different gorgeous gift sets, which are perfect for the beauty lover in your life this Christmas (and if that beauty lover just so happens to be you, then to that I say YOLO). I have a few different pieces from this collection to share with you, and today I’m going to focus solely on the Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette and two single shadows from the the NARS x Steven Klein collaboration.
Let’s start with the Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette. I am ridiculously in love with the packaging on this, for starters. While NARS packaging is usually the sleek black look (like the single shadows I have pictured here), this palette features photography by Steven Klein with the NARS x Steven Klein overlay. I’m obsessed. It retails for $49 and is currently available on the NARS website.
This palette includes four shadows: Studly (a soft yellowy gold), Stag Film (a dusty rose), Subra (a purpley burgundy) and Blackmail (a charcoaly not-quite-black black)- all of which have similar sheen to them. It also includes a mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto. The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows are made to be more sheer when applied dry and much more intense when applied wet. When applied dry, the color is quite buildable and they blend out really nicely. When applied wet, the pigmentation is pretty incredible! I think this is a great fall palette, as this time of year I tend to gravitate to rose and plum focused eye looks more than anything. I believe three shades in this are exclusive to this palette, and Subra is available for purchase as a single shadow.
There were three single shadows released with this collection: Mortal (described as an iridescent pearl white, but I don’t have this one), Stud (a very light bronze that has an almost metallic sheen to it) and Never Too Late (an olive green with a tiny bit of shimmer to it). I really like both of these, but Stud definitely takes the cake. The metallic sheen to it is just gorgeous and I know this is an eyeshadow I’m going to use a ton.
Stud on the left and Never Too Late on the right.
This was my first ever NARS eyeshadow palette (I’ve owned single shadows, but never a full palette) and I am so impressed. I think the colors in this palette are perfect for fall and winter looks, and I can’t wait to try them wet for a more intense application. I’ll definitely be posting a look with this palette soon!
Are you eyeing anything from the NARS x Steven Klein holiday collection?