Beauty Find - NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 Collection

Guy Bourdin was a French fashion photographer whose iconic images have graced the pages of numerous legendary magazines like French Vogue.  NARS Founder François Nars was influenced early on by Bourdin's color-saturated, sensual and glossy style.  In this latest limited-edition collection, Nars honors Bourdin's legacy with the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 Collection.   
The collection includes 17 shades, including four new nail shades, three blushes (including Exhibit A from the permanent collection) a new formula in the form of five eye shadows and five lipsticks, featuring the Cinematic formulation created just for the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection.

Let's get to some of my favorite products and shades!

In the nail polishes, the No Limits Nail Polish (shown at the top of the page) is a stunning, fuchsia magenta.  The formula is cream and streak-free. It also has a jelly/cream finish with lots of shine.  This is the perfect shade to add punch to your nails when you don't wan to go the typical "Red" route.

The new Cinematic Eye shadows are extremely velvety and creamy.  They are also some of the most pigmented in the NARS range.  NARS Cambodia (shown left) was my go-to shade.  It's a warm, copper with a touch of red/orange and a slight frost/shimmer.

If you're looking for a show stopping Red lipstick for the holidays, it's here.  NARS Future Red Lipstick, (shown, left) is a bright, medium red with orange undertones.  The finish is a beautiful silky satin.  The color also has great staying power without being drying.

For blush, I'm crazy about the Exhibit A shade (shown, below), which is luckily also in their permanent collection.  This is a shade that can be used on all skin tones (it's not as bright on the skin as it appears in the pan!), with a light touch or built up for a bolder cheek color.  I love the orangey-peach and how it just wakes up my face.

If you're interested in gifting options for the collection, Sephora will also have some exclusive palettes and makeup accessories, like the NARS Bourdin Collection Promiscuous makeup pouch (shown, at the bottom of the page). I love the blue lips - one of Bourdin's iconic images! :) -RLB

Go--> The NARS Guy Bourdin Color collection launches, Oct. 15th at NARS boutiques and  The Holiday 2013 Gifting items will be available beginning November 1st. at Sephora.


*Some featured products were provided courtesy of NARS PR for reviewing purposes.


Jules said...

omg!!! this collection is so pretty. Love the color of every product for it looks classy and perfect for any occasion.

Maria said...

Very nice.
Where can I get it?

Palacinka Beauty said...

Hi Maria! You can get it right now at any NARS cosmetics counter or online at :) Just follow the link above after the Go--> and it will link you right to the site... Good luck and enjoy!