• NARS – Guy Bourdin ‘Promiscuous’

    I finally got my hands on the ‘Promiscuous set’ from the Guy Bourdin NARS range and it was so worth it!

    I first spotted the gift set about a month before Christmas and my local Space NK had sold out and weren’t likely to get more in. There were none available on the NARS site and I searched anywhere I could find and had no luck I left it, hoping someone would find one in time for Christmas and instead I received the ‘Fling’ set from the range, which was a lovely surprise (I’ll stick a post up about it soon).

    Promiscuous has five mini lip pencils, one Velvet Gloss and four Velvet Matte. They’re really good sized minis, (if that makes sense) perfect for taking with you on the go. The set is such great value for money at £30 for the five and a gorgeous makeup bag. If you were to buy the five separately it would cost you £87.50!

    ‘New Lover’ – Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

    Described by NARS as a ‘raspberry sorbet’, New Lover has a smooth glossy finish and great pigmentation. A great subtle colour if you don’t want to go too bold with the lips and the shine really brightens up the whole look.

    ‘Cruella’ – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

    Described by NARS as a ‘passionate scarlet red’, Cruella is a very popular shade in the Velvet Matte formula. It’s the first Velvet Matte Lip Pencil I’ve tried by NARS and I’m very impressed. It’s so pigmented, really long-lasting (as are all the lip pencils in the set) and the matte formula doesn’t tug on the lips, it glides on and is easily buildable.
    ‘Dolce Vita’ – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    A gorgeous dusty rose shade that I think would be really flattering for most skin tones and really wearable during the day and with a smokey eye for the night.
    ‘Never Say Never’ – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    A lovely lilac pink that’s a little different to other pink shades I own. It’s slightly more cool toned that the pinks I’m used to, but not too much so to render it unwearable. 
    ‘Sex Machine’ – Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    Described as a ‘pink mauve’, Sex Machine is a great nude for everyday wear. I have a feeling it’ll be the most worn shade for me!
    I’m really happy with the set and I know it’s a limited edition one, so I wasn’t sure whether or not to feature it on Hello Freckles but the shades are all available separately if you can’t get your hands on it. Keep an eye on the NARS website though, in case they get more in…and someone keep me away from the new limited edition NARS palette!

    Have you tried the NARS Velvet Matte/Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils? Which is your favourite?

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  • Reply Kelly January 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Ooh I like the Never Say Never shade on you!!! You got so many of them!! LUCKY

    • Reply tasha January 26, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Kelly, it's a bit different to the kind of pink I'd normally go for but that's the good thing about getting a set like this.

  • Reply Gemma Douglas January 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This set looks soo good. Great way to delve into their lip crayon range… I wish it wasn't limited edition! x


    • Reply tasha January 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Keep an eye on the NARS website, more may pop up on there 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea Leigh January 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    They are all so pretty! Jealous!


  • Reply LoveFayexoxo January 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    these look so beautiful! I love Cruella the best…that might just be the Disney fan in me! Great post


    Faye xoxo

    • Reply tasha January 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      haha, maybe! Thanks Faye 🙂

  • Reply VioletDaffodils January 26, 2014 at 12:22 am

    They all look lovely and you look stunning those photographs 😀


    • Reply tasha January 26, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks Kate! 🙂

  • Reply Scottish Stef's Nails January 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

    that set is indeed such a goo bargain!i love the make up bag so much!!:)xx

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