NARS Holiday 2010 Collection Swatches and Reviews

Finally, swatches and a brief review of the new NARS Holiday 2010 Collection!

In the eyeshadow department, we have a nice selection of colors that great for the holiday season. Melusine is a duo of a shimmery light silvery purple with a dark purple; Etrusque is a limited edition metallic gold that is super pigmented; Okinawa is NARS’s first eyeshadow trio and contains a frosty silver, shimmery denim blue and matte black. The shadows all swatched smoothly with decent pigmentation.

The Sex Appeal blush is a pale peachy color. While it is pretty and has been spotted on celebs like Blake Lively and Kylie Minogue, it is too light on my NC30 skin and barely shows up on me.

As for the lip department, we have a few reds, berries and nudes, none of which really stood out to me. The two nail polishes, Pokerface and Bad Influence are beautiful though.

Swatches time!

Okinawa Trio Eyeshadow

Melusine Duo Eyeshadow , Etrusque Single Eyeshadow and Sex Appeal Blush

Zambeze Pure Matte Lipstick, Little Darling and Petit Monstre Lipsticks

The NARS Holiday 2010 Collection is now available at and Sephora.

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.


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