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Award-winning designer, Erdem Moralioglu, has been in the news a lot lately. Everyone has been speculating who will be designing Meghan Markle’s two dresses for her royal wedding to Prince Harry in May. Erdem is on the list of potential designers especially since he is a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who also happens to be Prince Harry’s sister-in-law.

Personally, I am excited about the other reason why he has been in the news. Erdem and NARS

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Strange Flowers Collection by Erdem for NARS

Cosmetics have recently launched their first makeup collaboration which resulted in a 13-piece collection of spring essentials entitled,” Strange Flowers.”

I had the opportunity to see the collection up close and personal at the recent launch event at the NARS Cosmetics boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace. Once again, it was another fabulous event hosted by Christie Moeller with hair and makeup demonstrations, cocktails and makeup tips from NARS artist, Sheena.

In this collection:
– Mattifying Blotting Paper
– Universal Highlighting Pencil (White Phox)
– Eyeshadow Palettes (Night Garden and Fleur Fatale)
– Lipsticks (Carnal Carnation, Voodoo Lily, Moon Orchid, Bloodflower, Wildflower, Larkspur)
– Lip Palette Powder (Poison Rose)
– Blushes (Loves Me and Loves Me Not)

The packaging is so demure and lady-like, adorned with original floral prints designed by Erdem. It is so pretty that you just want to leave it on display on your vanity or secretly want someone to ask what’s in your bag so you can pull the collection out and have them marvel in its beauty.

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NARS artist, Sheena, giving makeup tips            

I love all the lip colors in this collection! It’s like looking at a bouquet of flowers with a mix of sheer and soft to bold and beautiful colors. I particularly liked the Bloodflower lipstick because I am very partial to red. I applied this on my lips and although it looks like it would be somewhat bright, it was more of a subtle, medium red with a bit of a shiny finish. I also liked the Larkspur shade. This looks like a berry or mauve color and does not appear to be too bright on my lips. My skin is fair to medium in color so darker colors never look ‘too much’ on me; I also don’t mind being a little “extra” anyway! All the lipsticks are enriched with vitamin E to keep the color in place. After I tested these lipsticks, I found they stay on for about 4-6 hours and have a velvety, creamy, and semi-matte finish.

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Strange Flowers Lipsticks

I must make mention of the Mattifying Blotting paper! What an ingenious idea to add this piece to the collection! This is a perfect addition for those who tend to get a bit oily especially in that T-zone area!

Check out the entire, limited collection at the NARS Cosmetics boutique at the Forum Shops at Caesers Palace or online at narscosmetics.com.

 

 

 

 

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NARS artist Sheena and I
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Loves Me and Loves Me Not Blush

27 Replies to “NARS x Erdem: Strange Flowers Collection”

  1. NARS is a popular brand but I have never been to their event. Their products seems really practical and useful~ I will love to try the blusher colour

  2. I love the lipsticks, they look amazing. I try to use red lately but I fall for mauve more. Looks like they have really nice products to try.

  3. NARS collections are always so beautiful and this one is no exception! I haven’t seen it yet, I am not sure if it will available in my country.

  4. “I love all the lip colors in this collection! It’s like looking at a bouquet of flowers with a mix of sheer and soft to bold and beautiful colors.” —> haha, this made me smile. I agree, these shades are gorgeous!

    Are they drying on the lips?

  5. NARS is a really great brand, their packaging is always so elegant. This is a really lovely collection it has some fabulous colours.

  6. I am a Nars kind of girl. Never heard of Erdem before. The colours are so bright and lovely. I do really like the look of this collection.

  7. Omg, Nars is such a fabulous brand I love the quality of their products. This collection is very beautiful the packaging and the colors are amazing. I think I will but when I attend The Makeup Show

  8. These all looks absolutely amazing! I love the colours in this collection. I haven’t bought any Nars for quite some time but I honestly feel a little funny about their back turn on animal cruely thing. I do really like the look of this collection though!

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