NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches.

NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

NARS X Erdem First Impressions & Swatches

Rocking our Breezy Tee satin lined beanie, in dusty rose, I dug into the new NARS x Erdem collection.

If it’s true we eat with our eyes first, the same could be said about makeup.  I certainly ate the new NARS x Erdem, Strange Flowers collection up, from the first pictures I saw.

The pictures have since come to life and the gorgeous collection is finally out. Visually, the collection is absolutely, drop dead, stunning!  Flowers strewn across the light gray cases, makes it the ultimate spring must have.

Flowers are not only THE pattern of the S/S 18 fashion world, but they are also something that run beautifully through the work of designer Erdem Moralioglu.

Known for his soft femininity, Erdem brought that same sensibility to this NARS collaboration that had been in the works for two years. This is clearly a well thought out collection.

First up, the Poison Rose Lip Powder

Lip powder?  Did someone say something about a lip powder?  Sign me up!!  I’ve never had the experience of using a lip powder, and I was intrigued the moment I heard about it.  The brush will be useful, for those that like lipstick brushes.  I think it gets a bit too messy, especially because for me, the strength of this palette is in the different lipstick combinations I can make.  I found it easier to apply with my finger.NARS X Erdem First Impressions & Swatches

I LOVE the rose gold glitter, Zira, and how it calmed down the shades that were too bright for me.  It also gave some humph to the nude rose color.  It never felt like a powder, because of the primer.  Once applied, it felt like a matte lipstick, and had good staying power.

NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

  • Nude lip priming balm
  • Zira is a gorgeous rose gold shimmer
  • Calypso is a spring read rose matte
  • Damask a bright fuchsia matte
  • Ottoman is a luscious scarlet matte

NARS X ERDEM Poison Rose Lip PowderNARS X ERDEM Poison Rose Lip Powder Swatches

Next up is the dreamy Fleur Fatale eyeshadow palette

I’m a warm girl, and these colors spoke to me.  These colors blend like a dream.  They are incredibly pigmented.  The blue/gray shimmer is what drew me to the palette, and it didn’t disappoint.  To my surprise, it went perfectly well with the satin mulberry, without making me feel like I was at a 4th of July party.

I’m looking forward to playing more with this palette, for sure.

NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

  • Mythios is an ivory shimmer
  • Thistle is a metallic mocha color
  • Flourish is a fabulous blue/gray shimmer
  • Belladonna is a soft brown matte
  • Daydream is a really lovely copper shimmer
  • Holly Hock is rich satin mulberry/plum

NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

NARS X ERDEM Fleur FataleNARS X ERDEM Fleur Fatale Swatches

Voodoo Lily, the single lipstick I purchased, is a really sheer violet color.  It’s creamy, but if you’re not into very sheer lipstick, you might want to pass on this shade.  This was my only disappointment.  It just didn’t show up on my lips.  I dare to say it probably won’t show up on most lips, so I was left with a pricey lip balm, essentially.  It’s incredibly moisturizing and feels great on the lips, but I wanted more pigment.  I did add the shimmering rose gold, from the lipstick palette and that looked good, but I wished this worked on its own.

Perhaps the deeper and brighter colors will perform better, in terms of pigmentation, but unfortunately, I cannot recommend this color, as it is beautiful in the tube, but that didn’t translate.NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

Overall, I’m thrilled with the two palettes I purchased, and I’m happy to recommend them.  If you purchased anything from this collection, let me know your thoughts!!

  • Foundation – NARS natural radiant long wear foundation in Tahoe
  • Concealer – NARS radiant creamy concealer in caramel
  • Contour – Fenty Beauty Match Stix Truffle
  • Blush – Anastasia Beverly Hills blush trio Berry Adore in desert
  • Highlighter – Givenchy bouncy highlighter (see my blog/vlog here)
  • Mascara – NARS audacious mascara
  • MAC Fix+

NARS X Erdem First Impressions Swatches

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