NARS Summer 2013 Summer Shock Collection Swatch Review

If you ask me which month is my favorite, my answer will be undoubtedly December. For all the presents and twinkling lights, even though I’m not a child anymore, Christmas is for sure the most wonderful time of the year. However my favorite season is not winter, quite ironically it is instead summer. Two favorites and two opposite temperature. Guess it all makes sense when people do like the best of both worlds. Put those personal trivial aside, today we’re going to talk about a super exciting collection. Take a look at the four shouting letter from the brand, it calls for all NARS fans. There are a total of 8 products in the collection and we’re featuring 3 most color-popping items.

Nars Summer 2013 Summer Shock Collection

The first one on the list is Tender Night Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($25). When I first saw the pencil, I was delighted instantly since there wasn’t so many lilac colored lip products out there. On one side I was happy and eager to try it on, but on the other I was afraid the color is too intense that will make me look like a clown. Dilemma?

Nars Summer 2013 Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Tender Night

Moving onto the next before I’ll tell you my verdict toward the pencil. Now we have this gorgeous pinkish watermelon colored lip gloss, Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Paris Follies ($26). This is a great representation for summer, hot, high voltage, fun and pretty all the time. It’s a new addition to the Larger Than Life Lip Gloss family which I always find easy to use and fool proof. We’ll also see the swatch at the end of the post. So please bear with me.

Nars Summer 2013 Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Paris Follies

Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Paris Follies Summer 2013

Last but not least, let’s welcome the most high contrasting and boldest out of the collection Duo Eyeshadow Fashion Rebel ($34). This is one of the eyeshadows you’ll fall in love with at first sight, if you’re on the adventurous side and not afraid of colors. For people who prefer nudes and neutrals, this is probably not your cup of tea. But the combination is well thought out when adapting two flowers as its color theme, Dandelion and African Violet. The interesting thing is both colors are in the warm family, so perfect for the summer collection.

Nars Summer 2013 Duo Eyeshadow Fahion Rebel

Nars Duo Eyeshadow Fashion Rebel Summer 2013

Back to the question about the Tender Night lip pencil. Love? Hate? Love/Hate? See the swatch below. The color appears much lighter and paler when applied than I was expecting. The good news is the color is more wearable and more people will be able to accept it. I did wish it turned out to be more neon-ish. Thought the formula is quite creamy and hydrating. So it leans toward love. Next to the lip pencil are the lip gloss and duo eyeshadow swatches. Paris Follies isn’t something unique for a lip gloss but sure is something that you would ever reject. Besides having lovely color, Paris Follies is pretty inline with larger than life lip glosses. The color is highly saturated with high shine yet feels comfortable on the lips. Fashion Rebel… super pigmented, super long lasting, and results in super love.

Nars Summer 2013 Summer Shock Lip Pencil Lip Gloss Duo Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS summer 2013 is stunning. Everything is loud on its own, yet together it creates the harmony of a color-filled glamour. If you haven’t seen the model shot for the promo, head over to I love how her eyebrow is painted. I won’t spoil it since the idea is crazily fashion rebel. You just have to take a look yourself.

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. For more information, please read my full disclosure here.

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