NARS Eye Paints in Snake Eyes and Iskandar

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With magazines and blogs awash with previews of upcoming holiday collections (I’m looking at you Chanel and NARS) it be wise to be prudent with the hauls in anticipation of a big spend in a couple of months time. But one could be forgiven for letting a collection slip through especially when it’s NARS coming out with a new range of eye paints – creamy colours of pigmented goodness that double as eye liner or cream eye shadow.

There are 10 colours available and the standouts for me were Black Valley and Mesopotamia (matte black and brown), Snake Eyes and Ubangi (black based shimmers in emerald and navy) and the shimmery gold Iskandar for the silly season. I went home with Snake Eyes and Iskandar but Ubangi and Mesopotamia are next on my list!

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Here’s Snake Eyes swatched with other shimmery emeralds (L-R):

  • MAC Powerglide Intense liner in Black Line (this has more black and less blue)
  • Bobbi Brown gel liner in Ivy Shimmer (darker and less shimmer)

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And if you’re wondering, no that black smudge is not dirt and smog from the London underground – it’s actually NARS Night Clubbing eye shadow.  As you can see it’s quite rubbish on its own but worn over a black base the green shimmer does make an appearance.

They’re out now exclusive to Selfridges at £18.50 each.  They should be available on the NARS website soon but in the meantime check out their Get the Look video for Mesopotamia and Mozambique.

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Pixiwoo at Liberty’s Brushes with Greatness event

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Sam and Nic from Pixiwoo were recently at Liberty London’s Brushes with Greatness event.  I managed to catch the end of Sam’s look by Nic and was lucky enough to get a good view of Sam doing a look on Nic.

The ladies looked gorgeous in person and were so friendly, natural and dynamic.  Nic had a great sense of humour and reminded me of the banter I have with my own sisters.

I only caught the end of Sam’s look by Nic but here are some of the products used from what I can remember!

Smoky Eye Look (on Sam by Nic)

  • Bobbi Brown foundation
  • Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow

Zig Zag Liner Eye Look (on Nic by Sam)

  • Bobbi Brown stick foundation (2 shades to contour)
  • Bobbi Brown corrector concealer
  • Hourglass brow sculpting pencil
  • Chantecaille bronzer
  • Trish McEvoy eyeshadow palette
  • Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner
  • Hourglass Femme Rouge Opaque liquid lipstick in Icon

They had a cameraman capturing all the tutorials so I assume they’ll be posting them online soon!

Click here For Sam and Nic’s Top 5 Beauty picks from Liberty London