For today’s Lipstick Monday post, I am sharing with you all a little something different. As it’s a Bank Holiday why share one lipstick with you when I can share 5! I was lucky enough to be given this Steven Klein gift set for Christmas, and wanted to show you all what you get before it is too late to buy for yourself.
NARS have collaborated with photographer Steven Klein to create a collection of highly pigmented colours. This particular gift set includes colours that are part of the regular line. I love this, as there is nothing worse than falling in love with a limited edition lipstick only to find you can’t buy it again, right?!
Included in this set are 5 small (1.7g) lipsticks. The shades you get are:
- Little Darling
- Joyous Red
- Jungle Red
- Fire Down Below
What I love about this set is that each colour is wearable and I potentially would re-purchase them in full size. The only colour that I think is not really worth purchasing is Little Darling, purely because it is so pale it hardly shows up.
Above are the swatches of the lipsticks. From left to right are Little Darling, Mayflower, Joyous Red, Jungle Red and Fire Down Below.
Little Darling is a nude shade, and when I say nude I mean nude. There is no hint of pink or brown. This shade was hugely popular on initial release and was very hard to find. On my pale skin it does not translate all that well and gives an almost ‘foundation lip’ finish. My natural lip colour has a dark pigmentation so this is not all that flattering. However, as it is so sheer it will be perfect for layering over another lipstick. I am thinking my MAC Velvet Teddy will be the perfect base for this shade as it is a heavy colour that needs that little extra ‘pop’.
Mayflower is my perfect nude that is not hard to wear and a ‘my lips but better shade’. It does have very finely milled glitter in the lipstick, but this is not off-putting. It adds a nice shine to my lips without the need for a gloss.
Joyous Red is a lovely orange red that is strangely wearable! Orange hues in lipsticks are usually not my friend but this particular shade is (literally!) a joy to wear! It is conservative and safe to wear in an office environment.
Jungle Red is the colour I was most excited about trying! I regretted not purchasing this earlier on in the year. This is a lovely warm but soft red that is so easy to pull off. It is elegant and classy and I am tempted to say is my new favourite red! NARS, this is sheer perfection!
Finally is a shade that has surprised me. Fire Down Below is a deep oxblood red that gives the face a lovely warmth. I am pale but I can carry this shade off well. I am looking forward to dressing this up and playing with it over the next few days.
I hope you found my review of the NARS Steven Klein lipstick set useful. I can’t wait to incorporate these lipsticks into my makeup this week (hopefully, I may even manage to apply them a little better than I have for the pictures!)
This set is still available and is priced at £29.00. I highly recommend trying it out.
These lipsticks applied smoothly and were not drying. They applied very sheer and you are able to build up the look of the lipstick depending on the occasion.
Hope you enjoyed todays Lipstick Monday post. A little different to the usual format but I couldn’t wait to share with you all this particular collection.
Talk to you all soon x