I always wait in anticipation for all new Nars collections. Fall 2012 was no exception. I chose High Society,Vent Glacé and Outlaw (will review soon) from the collection. Nars eyeshadows are highly pigmented and always right on trend and even trail-blazing the trend.
High Society is their trio for the fall season and is limited. What I usually like about the trio’s, is that they combine a highlight, a deep and all-over colour. This palette has a pearlescent lavenderon the left side. This is my favourite shadowin the trio. It is pretty and the texture smooth and easy to blend. The green reads brighter in the pan. On application it is matte as described, but is quite muted. The purple colour which is described as a irridescent amethyst, look flatter and shows no gleam of any kind. These two colours feel hard to blend. The green and purple seem to have the same muted intensity, so I find them tricky to wear together as they have no clear distinction and seem to meld together. I think worn alone or with other palettes they will look better.
Vente Glacé is a great accent duo and is also limited. These two colours are quite light and cool toned. The left colour is a frosted silver. It blends well and is good paired with a darker shade, perhaps Nars Grand Palais duo. The colour on the right is described as a ‘silver smoke’. It reads like an olive silver. This shade can be worn alone over the entire lid or paired with the green from High Society.
|Vent Glace’ and High Society|
These colours swatch better on the arm. when blending on the eye they loose their intensity. Mabye used wet or packed on they will have a stronger look.