On Thursday I attended the Nars press event to have a sneak peek at the collections being released throughout 2011. I’ll be honest now – I am a Nars virgin! I’ve heard so much great stuff about the brand over the years but had never owned a product before; I just rarely visit department stores with the brand in and also never have had the money to part with. This event gave me a great introduction to the brand, the kind of makeup they produce and the quality of the products – which is great, by the way!
After being talked through certain looks we could create with their products (which were also used on the catwalks in the recent Fashion Weeks), we were let loose on a makeup station, complete with brushes, mirrors and lots of products that we were encouraged to play around with and try on. Placed around the room were also plinths featuring the new collections (pictures below). They featured beautiful, bright eyeshadow palettes, body shimmer glow (‘Laguna body’), facial highlighters (I’m already in love with ‘Super Orgasm’) and some beautiful matte lippies (which I neeeeeeed in my life!).
Jess and I then proceeded to munch on cheesecake canapés and play on iPads at the blogging station (from which we tweeted from!) and had a good giggle. She wrote a great post about the event also which you can read here.
My must have wish list from the night is Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero and Creme Blush in Penny Lane – both absolutely stunning products of great quality. I’m impressed with the whole brand as a whole; there’s a wide variety of shades and colours for every skin tone, sleek, sexy packaging, pigmented textures. I still think perhaps it is a bit expensive (for example the matte lip pencil I’m in love with is around £17.50), but if the quality of the product is amazing then I guess its worth it!
What are your favourite Nars products? Or are you a Nars virgin like me?