Summertime is what neon colors are made for yet one would not think that a line of products can possess both neon and neutral qualities until this past April. In a collaboration with British fashion designer Christopher Kane, NARS Cosmetics has managed to give us a limited edition collection of bold shades neutral enough for daily wear.
This limited edition collection comes complete with:
Lip Gloss ($26.00)
- Mezmer- sheer neon pink
- Nebulous- bright neon peach
- Nucleus- sheer pale pink
- Glow Pink- sheer fuschia
- Starscape- neon pink
- Silent Nude- soft beige
Illuminating Multiple ($39.00)
- Violet Atom Sheer- iridescent purple
- Quantum Sheer- iridescent pink
Single Eyeshadow ($25.00)
- Outer Limits – rose gold
Duo Eyeshadow ($35.00)
- Parallel Universe- Iridescent pinkish-lilac & iridescent violet
WATCH THIS COLLECTION IN ACTION
I was able to get my hands on a few key pieces that stimulated my interest and true to the NARS Cosmetics legacy, right down to the metallic pink lettering, I was not disappointed. This collection is not traditional in the sense that it’s combination of neutrals and neon colors work together without competition.
Starscape, a matte hot pink blush, is probably my favorite piece out of the entire collection as it gives skin a sheer wash of color but is build able enough for those who want to take a risk and go bold. Recently featured on The IT List, Starscape is the first vivid pink blush in my makeup collection and has instantly become a daily wear. This blush pairs very well with many makeup looks, both natural and dramatic, and my favorite combination is a neutral eye look, Starscape blush on the apples of my cheeks, and an opaque nude lipstick.
Outer Limits, a rose gold eye shadow unlike anything I currently own reminds me of a lightly chilled glass of sparkling Krug Champagne on New Year’s Eve. This eye shadow is a bit on the chunky side producing a lot of fallout upon application but is easily combated by priming eyes with NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, using a patting not sweeping motion during application, and completing your eye shadow look before not after your foundation routine.
Nucleus, a pale pink lip gloss, can be a bit intimidating when applied alone as it looks a bit chalky on darker skin tones. Alone it did sink into the creases of my lips, however, it is absolutely gorgeous when coupled with your favorite NARS nude lip colors like Blonde Venus which now gives it a more wearable appeal.
What do you like about the NARS Christopher Kane Neoneutral collection? Will you be purchasing? Leave a comment and lets discuss.