Every time the season changes, I like to change up my makeup products with it. I particularly like different shades of red lipsticks and blushes in the fall/winter. This NARS Vengeful Dual-Intensity Blush and Killer Shine Lip Gloss from the NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection gives a very fall-into-holiday vibe to me.
The rustic blush shade is the perfect fall shade while the shimmering gold highlighter is perfect for the holidays. Both the blush and highlight shade can be applied dry or wet for more intense pigmentation. They have a soft, smooth texture that is easy to blend and last throughout the day.
I have the Killer Shine Lip Gloss in Special Force, which is described as a wild strawberry red. It’s a medium dark red with a creamy gloss finish. It gives pretty opaque coverage and was very comfortable to wear. The new limited-edition gloss formula is meant to be highly pigmented with a “vinyl-finish.” I think it has great pigmentation for a gloss.
I paired this blush and lipgloss with my NARS smoky eye palette, another great palette to have, especially around the holidays. I love a good smoky eye for parties, though for this look, I created a very wearable daytime look.
The blush may look intense but its actually very pretty on, in my opinion. I used a light hand and blended well. The hi light shade is very gorgeous but hard to see in these photos. This shoot came out rather blurry and not as sharp and in focus as I hoped for. Not sure what happened but you can still see the blush and lip color.