NARS Fall 2010 Collection Reviews & Swatches

I know you ladies are all really excited about the new NARS Fall 2010 collection, so here are the swatches and reviews as promised!

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

There are three new Single Eyeshadows ($23) in this collection. Daphne is a matte rich violet. It looks very pretty in the pan but the texture is a little hard to blend. Mangrove is a shimmery yellow color with green undertones. I didn’t think much of it at first but after the ma used it on me during my makeover, I was sold! It also has the best pigmentation out of the three. Coconut Grove is a fool-proof dark brown color that is great to smoke out any look.

NARS Mangrove Single Eyeshadow
NARS Mangrove Single Eyeshadow for Fall 2010

NARS Mangrove, Coconut Grove and Daphne Eyeshadow Swatches
Swatches of Mangrove, Coconut Grove and Daphne Eyeshadows

There are also two new Duo Eyeshadows ($32), both of which are so pretty! Tzarine is a shimmery white beige paired with a gorgeous steel grey with glitter – perfect for every day use. Rajasthan is a more unique duo of metallic taupe with a dark gray with blue undertones. Both duos have amazing pigmentation and a smooth texture that blends very easily. Thumbs up for them both!

NARS Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow for Fall 2010

NARS Tazrine and Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow Swatches
Swatches of Tazrine and Rajasthan Duo Eyeshadow

The Palladium Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($24) is a beautiful bright turquoise with silver glitter. Like all Soft Touch Eyeshadows, it has a creamy texture that glides on easily. It also works great as a base for powder eyeshadow.

NARS Palladium Soft Touch Eyeshadow
NARS Palladium Soft Touch Eyeshadow for Fall 2010

Another one of my favorite, the Douceur Blush ($26) is a new, muted pinkish brown color that will look great on light to medium skin tones. Love its fine and smooth texture.

NARS Douceur Blush
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In the lips department, we have Rouge Basque Lipstick ($24) and Strawberry Field Lip Gloss ($24). The former (pictured below) is a blood red color whereas the latter is a strawberry stained color.

Swatches of Shringar and Rouge Basque Lipsticks

Overall, this is a really gorgeous collection. The colors may seem bold but the texture makes them very wearable. I haven’t liked a NARS collection this much in a while!

The NARS Fall 2010 Collection is now available at

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. AtelierGal,

    The pencil wore very well. My eye makeup stayed intact for 10 hours straight but I also had the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base on so I’m sure that helped too.

  2. Mmmm that blush looks fabulous!! I’ll keep it in mind hehe!
    It’s a pity palladium was already sold out ’cause it looks stunning!

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