Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Nars haul and swatches (this one goes out to my girl Sara)

Hey Junkies! Today was what I like to call a happy mail day. The hubby and I decided to each take a small portion of our tax refund (doing our jobs to stimulate the economy) and of course I spent mine on makeup. I've been really into Nars lately - which can be a very bad thing. The quality of their products is outstanding, but the price tag is pretty steep. I decided that this would be the perfect time to add to my Nars collection. After much deliberation, I decided to order the following duos:

Demon Lover (iridescent storm blue and deep indigo)
Violetta (smokey lavender and soft metallic violet)
Cleo (seafoam and rich teal)
Jolie Poupee (vibrant violet and pearlesent purple)
I also got the Tropic single shadow from the new summer line (matte teal with silver sparkles).

I ordered on Friday and got free 2 day shipping. I received my order today (Wednesday) and was so stoked to open the box. Imagine my disappointment when two of the shadows were totally shattered. Tropic and Cleo bit the dust sometime during their journey to their new home. I was pretty upset, but I called Nars right away and they're sending me replacements. Thumbs up to Nars customer service.

The colors are gorgeous and vibrant, but that is to be expected from this amazing company. I once said that I would never buy Nars shadows, but I have since put my foot in my mouth. The price tag is high, but if you want to splurge, Nars never disappoints this junkie.
In the swatches, the first one is Demon Lover, next to that is Jolie Poupee, and on the bottom is Violetta.

The first pic is Violetta, followed by Demon Lover, then Jolie Poupee. In the pics, Demon Lover and Jolie Poupee look similar. In real life, Jolie Poupee is much more vibrant.

I also included a photo of my sad, sad broken shadows and a swatch of Tropic. I can't say for sure yet, but so far I am a little annoyed by how big and chunky the glitter is in this. Final judgement to come. Please click on the pics to make them bigger.

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