I went to see the collection a few days ago. The two products that stood out to me was Tropic Solo Eyeshadow, similar to the Night series, super glittery, and the lipgloss, a cool tones mauve with gold.
However, I am on a lip product ban, since I have far too many as it is. So I just bought Tropic:
Tropic is described as: Lush, silver-flecked teal – a precise image of the ocean’s waves.
I have visions of Francoise Nars, cocktail in hand, lying on a sun lounger going, “yah, yah this inspires me, this greeny-bluey see, make it into an eyeshadow, yah?”
You may love or hate this. The night series is they kind of eyeshadow that needs a bit of work, a bit of understanding. In the words of Take That, have a little patience.
The colour itself if HAWT. A teal – a true, true teal, gorgeousness.
The pigmentation is good. I’ve read not very good comments online about this, but I personally have found this one very pigmented; more so than say, Night Fairy or the ones from the Christmas collection (Silent Night, the chunky gold).
The shadow itself, underneath the glitter (we’ll get onto this is a moment) is MATTE. Matte seems to be in at the moment. I won’t complain; a bit of change is good once in a while.
The glitter! Nars seems to have spent too much time at Hobbycraft* in the glitter section because this chunky glitter in tropic is like the stuff in Super Orgasm Blush, in Silent Night Eyeshadow and in Night Snow (off the top of my head).
I love glitter! I do. But even I have to concede, this is a little too dance troupe.
*UK craft superstore that old people and uncreative young people who think they are creative go to.
“Do you like your card? I made it myself”
“I can tell! It’s sh*t!”
I had a make over at the Nars counter with the cutest MUA ever, but even she couldn’t avoid the masses of fall out. Sigh.
I would still recommend this if you:
1. Love Nars
2. Like Glitter
3. Like Teal
4. Are part of a dance group, the kind that does shows purely for family members who attend out of feeling guilty.