Legendary Make Up Artist Francois Nars collaborated with iconic A-list celebrity and Fashion Photographer, Steven Klein for the NARS x Steven Klein Holiday Collection 2015 – FANTASCENE. If you’re expecting the typical holiday scene of snowflakes and gingerbread, well, this isn’t the collection for you! However, if you’re looking for the amazing quality we’ve come to expect from NARS combined with the dark and sexy artistic Klein vibe, then you’ll love this collection. We both agree it is one of the most edgy, artistic, provocative and creative launches we’ve seen. The advertising images for the collection are completely captivating and pushes the boundary of fantasy.
The Collection uses photographs that Steven Klein has taken during his career. Everything from the make up colour choices, the names of each product and the packaging were created around Klein’s photos. Not the other way around which is typically the case.
“Steven is one of the most disruptive, fearless photographers of his time. I love his work – his ability to strip down and expose his subjects, to create shocking visual narratives that are never what they seem.” – François Nars
“There are few hands that could do what François has done. He has impeccable taste and stands strong by his work. His colors and his eye for imagery is unique and of the highest caliber.” – Steven Klein
Limited Edition A WOMAN’S FACE LIP SET ($49)
This set is all about iconic nudes. Suitable for everyone and our personal fave!
The set contains 3 lip products:
Dolce Vita Lipstick
Mini Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Mini Patong Beach Velvet Lip Liner
The Dolce Vita lipstick shade is a NARS cult favourite product and with good reason. It is the perfect dusty rose nude.
New Limited Edition NARS Killer Shine Lip Gloss ($35)
Developed with a new vinyl formula, these Limited Edition Glosses provide intense high shine with high drama. A perfect lip gloss when you want to have your lips be the main focus, the star feature!
Available in 3 shades:
Fast Life – Iridescent Dusty Rose (Laura’s favourite)
Provoke – Deep Iris Purple
Special Force – Wild Strawberry (Natasha’s favourite)
The Killer Shine Lip Glosses are really unlike any other gloss we’ve ever tried. They offer the extreme colour pigmentation of a lipstick but also provide a high gloss shine. You get the best of both worlds. The greatest part about these glosses? They are long-lasting & not sticky at all!
This beautiful dusty rose shade is definitely the most neutral & easiest to wear. Flattering on all skin tones, even practical to wear everyday.
Limited Edition DUAL-INTENSITY BLUSH in shade VENGEFUL ($55)
This duo blush is extremely pigmented with White Gold Highlight & Shimmering Brick Red. It can be applied wet or dry. Wet provides a translucent 2nd skin look and dry for a light healthy glow. NARS exclusive Translucent Prismatic Technology features pearls and pigments perfectly suspended in transparent soft base to allow for multi-dimensional effects with a uniquely weightless, luxurious texture.
We are absolutely in love with this blush and how it looks on the cheeks. Gorgeous. Some may find the pigmented red a little shocking but applied with a light hand and blended with the Gold Highlight on the cheek bone is fabulous. Definitely my favourite product of the collection.
A look at the complete NARS x Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Collection FANTASCENE:
What pieces from NARS new Holiday Collection do you have your eye on? Let us know!
Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura, photos by Natasha)