NARS Spring 2011 Collection Reviews, Photos and Swatches

Got a makeover done at NARS over the weekend and here are some goodies I picked up from the new Spring 2011 Collection!

NARS Spring 2011 makeup
NARS Spring 2011 Collection

The Nouvea Monde Duo Eyeshadow is a gorgeous duo of smoky silvery lilac with medium olive. Both colors are shimmery, greatly pigmented and apply with a silky texture. Stay tuned for a smoky eye with it!

NARS Nouvea Monde Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Nouvea Monde Duo Eyeshadow

The Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil is a warm peachy color. It goes on semi-pigmented and leaves behind a glossy, non-sticky stained finish that is beautiful. Unlike the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, it is completely non-drying and works great on my dry lips. It also stays on fairly well and can last through a drink or two. I really hope they come out with more colors.

NARS Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil
NARS Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

I also got Orgasm Illuminator as a gratis. Just like the regular Orgasm Blush, it is a gorgeous shimmery peachy pink color. While it goes on rather sheer, the coverage is very buildable and it creates a really nice glow on my NC30 skin.

NARS Orgasm Illuminator
NARS Orgasm Illuminator

Onto the swatches!

NARS Nouvea Monde Duo Eyeshadow, Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and Orgasm Illuminator Swatches
Swatches of Nouvea Monde, Hopi and Orgasm

The NARS Spring 2011 Collection is available at and Sephora.

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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.


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