NARS Persepolis and Rajasthan

Laura Mercier: brushesMr. Postman has left my mailbox famished the last couple of days, but yesterday I received a small padded envelope filled with bubble wrap - and a few makeup items. I had placed another order with Kiss & Makeup because I wanted a brush from Laura Mercier, another eyeshadow duo from NARS and a pump for my Sheer Glow Foundation, but I ended up ordering the Finishing Eye Brush and the Smoky Eye Liner Brush, and the incredibly gorgeous "Persepolis" (shimmering sea green/regal blue) eyeshadow duo. The pump was unfortunately out of stock, so I'll have to pick it up next time I order from them instead. I'm really looking forward to trying out these brushes as I've heard a lot of nice things about the ones from Laura Mercier, and I'll do a little review when I've had the chance to try them out.

For my review of Kiss & Makeup, click here.

I've managed to accumulated quite a few NARS duos now, and I must say that "Persepolis" had become one of my absolute favorites. It's quite loud, and maybe not the everyday duo you'd reach for before storming out the door in the morning, but I think it's gorgeous. Mariah Loves Make Up has swatches of this duo, and please take a look at Made in Taiwan for a beautiful look. Not too long ago I also received "Rajasthan" in the mail, swatches at Temptalia, which was one of the two limited edition duos from NARS' Fall Collection in 2010, and a highlight/blush duo in "Albatross/Orgasm".

NARS Persepolis NARS Rajasthan
NARS Persepolis NARS Rajasthan

I've added promo pictures of these duos because it's almost impossible to capture their true colors in photos, so I gave up. Now that I'm starting to feel better in general I'll try to do some looks in the near future. I know I've been saying that a lot, but I just haven't had the health or energy to play around with makeup for about six months now. It might be hard to understand for someone who's not into makeup themselves, but I'm really looking forward to rediscovering my passion for makeup and colors.

Photos: Laura Mercier and NARS Cosmetics


Kiss and Makeup NY

I was so sure that I had written a post about NARS, but since I couldn't find it anywhere I decided to write a new one. Blind? Yes. After writing an almost identical post to this one, I found it. Incredible. Anyway, I wanted to share my little review of Kiss and Makeup NY with you. This purchase was made in May, I had just forgotten all about it. Since this review is mainly about Kiss and Makeup NY I promise to return with another review, and maybe some EOTDs, of my NARS products. I might also include a review on the NARS Holiday Palette as well, since it's another gorgeous product from NARS that's now in my possession.

NARS Scorched SunDuring one of my daily online escapades I stumbled upon Kiss and Makeup NY, a site offering a small variety of NARS products. The highlighting powder "Albatross" has become a HG product of many a makeup addict, so I kinda had to find out what the fuss was all about. I ended up ordering 3 eyeshadow duos in the colors "Scorched Sun" (glazed apricot and orange with a delicate sheen), "Demon Lover" (iridescent storm blue and deep indigo) and "Kalahari" (gold confection and sugared cocoa), in addition to a single eyeshadow in the color "Night Flight" (black with cobalt blue pearls) from the Nightlife Collection and of course "Albatross". I just adore these colors, especially the gorgeous "Scorched Sun". I don't know why, but whenever I find a bright yellow or orange eyeshadow I just have to have it, and this one's got both.

The Verdict:
RatingKiss and Makeup NY offers international shipping at a flat rate of $7.95, which to me is pretty incredible! My order was shipped after 4 days, and arrived within only 2 days! I'm giving Kiss and Makeup NY a huge gold star for extraordinary good service and extremely fast shipping. So to all of you out there who's looking to get your hands on some precious NARS, Kiss and Makeup NY is absolutely worth the effort, and I will most certainly order from them again!

* HG = Holy Grail

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