Though it’s barely fall, NARS entices us with its holiday makeup sets already, unveiling the exclusive NARS Sarah Moon holiday 2016 makeup collection that pays tribute to the iconic French photographer, who has worked with such names as Cacharel, Chanel, Dior and Vogue. Set to become available at NARS beauty counters, NARSCosmetics.com, Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys already in November 2016, just in time for the festive season, the collection features limited edition 25 pieces that can serve as fantastic gifts for your nearest and dearest as well.
Both François Nars and Sarah Moon are extremely excited about this collaboration, as François himself is a long-time admirer of Sarah’s works. “Sarah is a poet, a sculptor, a painter. I have always been fascinated by her work for so many years. I love her vision of beauty, her sensibility, extreme perfectionism and refinement. Watching her taking pictures was a great lesson of life,” he says.
Sarah has always been greatly influenced by the eastern world, particularly Japan, reflecting Japanese fashion, movies and books in her works. For the NARS Sarah Moon holiday 2016 collection, they chose to stick to the classic red lips and red nails combination, finished off with a subtle touch of peach blush and timeless earth-toned eye look.
“There is great trust, respect, and mutual admiration between us, it made it lovely to work together. Also, he’s a photographer so he knows how fragile the process is. From the beginning to the end, it was a true collaboration,” says Sarah Moon.
Let’s delve into the collection and see what exclusive sets we get!
NARS Non-Fiction Touch Up Kit ($65.00) (Limited Edition)
This is the most versatile kit in the collection that includes everything you need to stay on fleek throughout the holiday season. The face palette includes two universally flattering blush shades and a translucent powder that will instantly brighten up your complexion. The brand’s iconic Audacious mascara comes in a smaller travel-friendly size, while the mini lip gloss features a classic nude rose color that will match almost any makeup look, from the au naturel one to bolder, party looks.
• Dual Intensity Blushes: Nocturn, Vu
• Light Reflecting Setting Powder
• Mini Lip Gloss: Chelsea Girls
• Mini Audacious Mascara: Black Moon
NARS Sarah Moon Color Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)
My personal favorite in this collection is this eye palette featuring 4 classic eyeshadows in go-to earth shades and a small Black Queen eyeliner that will add drama to your smokey eye look.
NARS True Story Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
The NARS Sarah Moon holiday 2016 collection offers two cheek & lip sets, each of which features four blush tones you can wear alone or layered, and a lip pencil that’s perfect not only for contouring your lips, but also wearing as a lipstick on its own.
• Blush Shades: Devotee, Myth, Unwritten, Outlaw
• Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Mysterious Red
NARS Recurring Dare Cheek & Lip Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
While in the previous set the lip pencil provides a velvet matte finish, the one in this set boasts a lovely satin texture you’re going to absolutely adore.
• Blush Shades: Albatross, Sex Appeal, Illusive, Make Believe
• Satin Lip Pencil: Golshan
NARS Get Real Audacious Eye and Lip Set ($49.00) (Limited Edition)
If you opt to put the focus on your eyes and lips at the same time without highlighting and contouring your face, this is the perfect makeup set for you. It brings in two mini Audacious lipsticks and classic black mascara, while the modern Keepsake Box comes as an added bonus.
• Mini Audacious Lipsticks: Leslie, Bette
• Audacious Mascara: Black Moon
• Keepsake Box
NARS Sarah Moon Lip Color and Nail Polish Set (Limited Edition)
Want to embrace the latest trend of matching your lips to your fingertips? Make sure you invest in this kit that will conquer your heart with the two berry red lipsticks and the classic nude and red nail varnishes!
• Mini Audacious Lipsticks: Codie, Eva
• Mini Nail Polish: La Dame en Noir, La Dame en Blanc (7.4 ml each)
Photos courtesy of NARS Cosmetics