It’s hard to believe that fall collections are releasing everywhere and that summer is already half way over. I love the summer, but I also enjoy the fall. It’s hard to tell if I like one more than the other- they are actually pretty equal for me. If we could alternate between fall and summer all year I’d be totally good. 🙂
Anyway I picked up a few things from the collection that I thought looked stunning, and all of the pieces together reminded me of a picture I took on an outing last fall:
You can *almost* see and feel the wind, right?
NARS Vent Glacé Duo- A light silver and a warm silver/pewter mix. I love this color combination and Vent Glacé actually means icy wind in French. I can see exactly why they named it this after applying it. It really does evoke both the image and the feeling of that cold, autumn wind (like my photo above). The texture is buttery and soft.
Outlaw Blush- I was really looking forward to this being repromoted. It’s already been said that the texture could use significant improvement and I agree. However, when I apply it to my cheeks it went on easily and nicely- not like the swatch.
More Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil- My obsession with these pencils continues on. The texture and payoff is glorious as usual.
Autumn Leaves Lipstick- I was actually disappointed by this. It’s kind of patchy and doesn’t go on evenly for me. It’s probably my least favorite NARS Lipstick that I have tried thus far. I like the color and the name, but the formula needs improving.
Swatches L-R: More Lip Pencil, Autumn Leaves Lipstick, Vent Glace Duo
All of these are pretty unique to my collection. You can see how pigmented More is and the patchiness of Autumn Leaves. Normally sheer lipsticks being slightly patchy isn’t as noticeable but with a deeper color like this it kind of stands out. As I said earlier, the duo is buttery and smooth and I lurvvvve it. 😉
Swatches L-R: Tarte Blushing Bride, Sleek Pomegranate, TheBalm Cabana Boy, NARS Outlaw, Illamasqua Ambition, Milani Red Vino
Outlaw isn’t the most unique blush in the world so you could definitely skip this one. I do think it looks nice on the cheeks and I don’t mind having it in my collection.
Wearing Autumn Leaves
Vent Glacé on eyes
Wearing Vent Glacé and Outlaw
Wearing Autumn Leaves, Outlaw, Vent Glacé
Wearing More, Outlaw and Vent Glacé
My overall picks from the collection end up getting narrowed down to two: More Lip Pencil and Vent Glacé duo. I was slightly disappointed with the quality of both Autumn Leaves and Outlaw so I have a hard time recommending them unless you are dying for the colors.
I don’t think I’m quite ready for fall yet. As I was applying the colors I winced a little– bring back my coral lipstick please! lol. How about you? Are you over summer and ready for cooler weather?