NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection

BLOG IMAGE Makeup might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but let’s be honest, for a lot of us it is. We girls at The Amazing Blog are always chatting about makeup, sharing with one another our must buy and must not buy products. With different skin types, there are things we don’t all agree on, like foundations. There is however, one collection we are all excited about getting our hands on, the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection. Inspired by the legendary French photographer, NARS launches this Limited Edition Collection full of stunning colours, textures and amazing imagery (as you would expect from them).

The first item in the collection is the Eye Shadow, and we had the Bad Behaviour shade. The texture of this powder is quite buttery, which makes it a dream to apply and means there is no fall out to deal with. It’s really easy to blend and is the ideal colour to create an elegant smokey eye look for a night out. I like to use a lighter silvery shimmer on the inner corner of my eye then gradually add depth with the Bad Behaviour shade. There are four more shades in the collection, Wishful Thinking, Rage, Cambodia, Mississippi Mermaid, and they are all fabulous! All of which work without the need for a primer as the texture makes it long lasting enough.

The Lipsticks in this collection are all gorgeous. There are five shades, and they all have a berry quality about them. Some of the colours will take a braver individual as they are quite striking shades. We had the Short Circuit, a beautiful matt lipstick which doesn’t become drying, always a bonus. Coral colours are very complementary on the face and work well with a light blush for that complete holiday look. If we really had to say something negative, it would be that the shade Short Circuit made teeth look a little less white than we would like, but apart from that we loved this glamorous lippy. It’s the perfect balance between red and orange, lovely!

I tried the blush, and have now become a little addicted to it. Not only does the packaging feel soft and amazing, but so does the powder. It’s very compact so you don’t get a messy makeup bag if you accidentally leave it open (common occurrence for me!). I had the Day Dream shade, which is my favourite colour in the collection as it’s the most subtle and great for every day wear. I wear it with a bit of highlighter and a light lip shade to get a summery look, even if it’s winter, we can pretend it’s summer.

The nail varnish collection has a great selection of pink and purple berry shades, all of which work well with the lipsticks and blush. The collection leaves a gorgeous glossy finish which is tough to chip! Especially if you add another layer once the first has dried. We love everything in the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection, the shades all compliment one another and fit any holiday season. In our eyes, one of the most beautiful collections the brand has ever come up with. Got to love Bourdin's surrealistic work too!

You can purchase the lipstick (£18.50) eye shadow (£18), blush (£21.50) and nail varnish (£14.50) from their website as of November 1st 2013.