Sunday, January 6, 2008

NARS Shanghai Lily Spring 2008

NARS Shanghai Lily Spring 2008

Frankly I find this "Kiss of the Spider Woman" look a bit scary but don't be put off by the drama of the ad, NARS Shanghai Lily looks very promising when you look at the new additions. The shades are very fresh, clean and perfect for Spring. I have already tried Dolce Vita lipgloss and the Orgasm Multiple (I think this multiple orgasm thing will make for lots of laughs on beauty boards and blogs). Trying to take an existing classic and beloved product and translate the color into another type of product leaves a wide space for disappointment. At this point I can say Dolce Vita lipgloss and the Orgasm Multiple live up to the hype. The Belle De Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil looks promising and I have the single versions of Stolen Kisses Lipgloss (one of my personal favorites) and Pampa Lip Stain and I like the idea of putting these two together as a duo. I hope more duos are coming in future collections.

Usually I find Spring collections boring or in colors that do not appeal to me but this Spring NARS has my attention and I ordered the collection as soon as it came online. A thorough review is to follow but until now take a peek at the collection.


Henna said...

Everyone is talking about the collection, and I gotta say that hte only thing I really love are the lips... I can't wait to try them out for myself.

Storybookheroine said...

I receive it tomorrow and I'm extremely excited. The lips all look really nice but I'm a sucker for browns and anything with a beige or taupe going on. Greek Holiday and Success are my two most wanted lips but the Belle De Jour Velvet Matte has me pretty excited too. The Multiple in Orgasm is really nice. I think I might like it better than the powder blush and definitely better than the gloss.

The shadows make me very curious. Swatches and the stock NARS images never do them justice so I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

Thank you for your comment!

Grayburn said...

I've seen a purplish is the one pictured in the post? I'm quite intrigued by it! If you could, could you please do some real swatches?


Storybookheroine said...

Hi Grayburn-

I receive the collection today so I can then fully scope it out, find out what NARS is repromoting with it (like the purple gloss) and take pictures. The full review will come in a week or so.

In the pictures NARS lists it as Capitiva lipstick but on our Sephora site they are showing Scarlet Empress (a blue red) lipstick, lipgloss in Revolt (purple), Habanara (the duo from last spring with the mint green and charcoal plum shades) and Deep Throat blush (as well as a few items from the new collection). Very confusing but I will try to sort it out.

Thanks for reading!

Storybookheroine said...


I just opened everything and all I can say is WOW! These are amazing colors! The shadows are so beautiful, they make the perfect nude shimmery eye I've been looking for to match red or other bold lipsticks! I can't wait until I take pictures so I can really test drive everything!

vonnie said...

how utterly gorgeous!

javieth said...

I really like the eyes shadows, because i love to see my eyes outstanding and seductive and my face look totally diferent. So when i make up very well is sure the boy must to buy viagra because i am very ardous.

katty said...

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