Saturday, November 17, 2012

happiness comes in all colours of the rainbow.

In my birthday post, I showed you the newest additions to my makeup collection. I was lucky enough to receive the Andy Warhol kit from NARS and the Head of the Class set from Hello Kitty. Now that I have been using these products for the last little while, I wanted to share my thoughts on them!

Andy Warhol set from NARS:

Products: Illuminator, Nail Polish, and Lip Gloss

Swatches:

Review:
As you can see from the swatches above, the illumiantor is a gorgeous silver colour. When blended into the skin, it gives off a shimmery finish. I love putting a small amount of this product on the cheeks to add a dramatic final touch! This shimmery liquid product is great for fall and winter. This is definitely the stand out product from this set.

The nail polish colour is a rich, deep purple. The colour payoff is fantastic, and when I painted my toe nails, I only needed one coat. The lip gloss is in NARS' most popular shade - Orgasm. This colour looks wonderful and can warm up any makeup look.

Overall, I was pleased with this set. The illuminator is definitely the selling point here though!

Head of the Class set from Hello Kitty:

Products: Four Eyeshadows and One Blush

Swatches:

Review:

I am in love! This has been my go-to palette lately. First of all, the packaging is super cute - who doesn't love a Nerdy Hello Kitty?! Mostly I am loving one particular eyeshadow colour and the blush. The only down side, is that none of the eyeshadows have names. I will do my best to describe them....

The eyeshadows are beautiful. Very well pigmented and fantastic colours. The light beige colour is quite pretty, as is the light pink. I confess that I haven't used the green shade very much. However, my favourite eyeshadow of the moment is that deep purple-ish brown colour. It looks amazing. I love using it in the crease as a way to add definition without always reaching for a dark brown or black shade. It is slightly more subtle and classic, but just as dynamic. I cannot get over how much I love this colour! It makes the palette a massive success in my eyes.

The blush colour is a beautiful burnt rose shade. It is quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It has a nice glowy finish to it, which looks wonderful on the skin. I have been reaching for this blush a lot recently.

Overall, I am enjoying these new products! Have you tried any of them yet? What did you think?

xo Shannon 

33 comments:

  1. I love all of those colors!

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  2. Love the Hello Kitty eyeshadow palette, The colours look amazing and it's great that they're well pigminted - I hate it when only half the eyeshadows in a palette are pigminted !

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  3. Great post :)
    Love the colours :)
    And love the packaging in the hello kitty pallete :)

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  4. OMG I didn't know there was an andy warhol/nars thing. I knew about sephora/andy warhol only. Now I definitely want to check out the nars one!
    :)
    Allison
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  5. Both sets look really nice! The hello kitty blush looks like a great shade!

    xxLiora
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  6. The colors look very light and wearable, especially in the Hello Kitty palette.

    A Preponderance of Fashion

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  7. I have really gotten in to nars products lately thanks to the Andy Warhol collaboration. :-)

    Christie x

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  8. ...lovely gifts!!!
    ...I never tried nars products...they are very interesting!!!
    ...kiss...lu!!!

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  9. i am so obsessed with Andy Warhol. I wonder what he would think of these products. I read that for his screen prints he would use a heavy white makeup on everyone before photographing them. i wonder if the illuminator products is kind of a homage to that.
    My girl loves hello kitty, that makeup set is amazing, i love colored eyeshadows. She would steal it from me IMMEDIATELY! :-)

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    huggies, Vanessa

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  10. The Hello Kitty palette looks great!

    ~Olivia
    faceinthesea.blogspot.com

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  11. Amazing products and review! I like to try the illumiantor and the Hello Kitty palette.
    xx chris

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  12. dark colored nail polishes r so in nowadays.hello kitty box is real cute but the shadows look like they can do better witha primer.wont show on medium skin

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  13. The make up looks amazing! :)
    xx
    fashionbit

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  14. Great post and amazing make-up! ♥

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  15. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!

    xx

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  16. Love Nars *___* and this illuminator is the best I ever see. I want it!!! :)

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  17. Never heard of the brand NARS, should I be ashamed? It's a fab colour of nailpolish and I love your writing so I followed you haha :)
    Check out my blog too? :)
    xoxox
    J.
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  18. Great post dear, thank you so much for your sweet comment !
    xx

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  19. WOW, that illuminator from NARS is intense!! I'd love to see it blended out on the skin.

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  20. gorgeous colors

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  21. what a wonderful presents :OOO
    I've just started following you, if u would follow me back i'll be very happy :)

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  22. Wow great stuff! Happy belated Birthday!!! Love the NARS set.. in fact, i love NARS period! That illuminator looks stunning! I may have to pick it up asap! xoxo

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  23. These look beautiful! Also, wanted to let you know that my GFC is back to working now...thanks for alerting me that it wasn't working for you. It was a broken link!

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  24. Im always a fan of neutral blush colors so it doesn't feel like heavy make-up i guess since i'm not really good at doing make-up. HIMandHERproject

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  25. I am NARS obsessed myself!
    amazing line!
    Kisses from Miami
    Borka
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  26. The eyeshadows look amazing!
    Thanks For the comment :)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  27. Nice palette.:) and colors!

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  28. I love Nars products they are so lovely to wear!
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  29. I love the glamorous NARS palette! And your go-to HK palette is awesome! I can see why it's your go-to!

    <3Amanda
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