NARS Delphes, Outremer, Grand Palais Swatches

  By Laura. Posted July 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm.

So, my air conditioning broke last Friday, which coincidentally was the hottest day in the last, oh, 70+ years.  It was just fixed after a week, so now I’m back!  During this hectic week I still managed to get my hands on the stuff I wanted from NARS fall, which were the eye shadows and the nail polish (which will be swatched soon).   The fall shadows include:

  • Delphes trio ($45/.17oz): Delphes is a comprised of a very shimmery salmon pink highlighter, a satin bluish gray with sparse silver shimmer, and a shimmery sage green.  This is limited edition.
  • Grand Palais duo ($33/.14oz): Grand Palais is a shimmery silvery taupe with hints of purple and a matte browned rose.  This is limited edition.
  • Outremer single ($23/.07oz): Outremer is a matte, bright medium-toned blue.



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I’ll do EOTDs with these colors later, as I think for these it’s especially handy to see them in action on the eye rather than just swatched on the arm.  I have to say, the colors are lovely, but I do not get a big “fall” vibe from them, more springy.  Not that it matters, but just an observation.  Out of the 3, my favorite is Grand Palais.  I love any kind of purple tinged silvery taupe, and I think pairing it with the rose shade is gorgeous and unique.   Outremer will be fabulous to add a pop of color to any look (especially neutrals, think Guerlain Vendome palette).  I think the weakest of the 3 is Delphes, since the colors are softer and not very unique.  I’m reminded of the duo I just bought with the NARS Loves San Francisco set when I look at it.  Still, it’s very pretty and if you don’t have similar colors I say go for it!

I can’t wait to grab some more fall collections when they hit counters.  And I *really* can’t wait for fall to actually get here, so I can leave air conditioning woes behind till next year.

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