| Review | NARS x Erdem Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette



| Review | NARS x Erdem Fleur Fatale Eyeshadow Palette 

I think this may be one of the most anticipated collections of the year based on packaging alone. After seeing teaser photos of this collection the beauty community went wild and became a highly coveted collection. I too, had no resistance to the temptation and lure of this floral printed collection! to be honest as I am writing this, I still have no idea who the collaborator is, I just knew I had to have this palette. 

Now that  have done a quick Google search, it turns out this collection is a collaboration with London Designer, Erdem Moralioglu. His feminine and romantic designer style is clearly encapsulated in this collection. I think is one of the more unique collections or new releases that NARS has come out with in a while. I have always been a big fan of the line but it seems the recent releases are reformulations or new shades from popular formulas. It's nice to see some unique color combinations in these new palettes. 

The NARS x Erdem Fleur Fatale Palette retails for $49.00 USD and is available at NARS and other retailers. The shadows are enclosed in a beautiful sleek soft gray compact with a lily illustration in the front. The packaging is shockingly has that soft rubberized feeling of the classic NARS packaging, which is a bit disappointing because this texture tends to attract dirt and product to the outside and it is not easy to clean. Still, the design is so beautiful and sophisticated. 






Contained inside is 6 shadows designed to reflect Erdem's vision of a spring collection. There is another shadow palette in Night Garden, based on the colors I knew I wouldn't use it but based on the swatches I had seen I knew I didn't want it. The texture and pigmentation of the Night Garden palette seemed to be lacking dramatically compared to the Fluer Fatale. The great news is these are all brand new shades created just for this collection! 

SHADES & FORMULA

The Fluer Fatale palette contains:

Mythios (shimmering ivory) - This shade is a shimmering soft gold. It makes a very nice inner corner highlight. This soft gold pairs well with the other shades and balances out the cool tones, which I really appreciate. It is not the most unique shade but it suits this palette very well. The shadow is very pigmented and blends very nicely. 

Thistle (metallic mink) - This metallic light taupe shade has a great finish and texture. The shade is a bit similar to Daydream, so it's not necessary for the palette but it is a really nice shade. The metallic finish offers a lot of variety to the palette and makes for a fun and different texture on the eyes.

Flourish (shimmering steel blue) - This shade is a deep steel blue with a pinch of purple and an almost charcoal tone . It is a very rich and shimmering. There aren't any noticeable chunks of glitter and the shadow applies very evenly. It can be built up easily and blends into other shadows quite flawlessly. I really like this shade blended into Holly Hock because the blue mixed with the red tones of Holly Hock make a beautiful and complex purple shade, almost duochrome-like. 

Belladonna (matte soft brown) - This cool matte taupe shade is a great addition of this palette. In a small palette, I think the one matte shade you always need is something that can define the crease. This matte has a nice consistency and pigment. It applies evenly and smooth on the eyes and blends out very well. This shade is not the most exciting shade but I think it is vital for adding variety in textures and colors to the palette. It makes the palette a good stand-alone palette that can create complex looks. 

Daydream (shimmering copper) - This shimmering copper has a bit of a taupe tone to it. It has a fairly strong reflect, making it more metallic than Thistle. This shade is quite complex too with a bit of bronze and taupe, it has the touch of warmth and shimmer this palette needs. It is very pigmented and blends beautifully into the other shades. 

Holly Hock (satin mulberry) - OMG... this color is seriously AMAZING! It looks stunning in the pan but wait until you get it on your eyes, it's even better! This is the first shade I dipped into and it is so insanely pigmented! This mulberry shade is very complex, multidimensional, and unique! When applied opaque, the color is a rich mulberry with a warm tone but as you blend it, it becomes less red until it is a warm orange-brown shade! It makes for an amazing crease and outer corner shade because it looks like you applied more than one shade and it adds so much complexity to your look! It blends out easily and very evenly. The color builds up very well, I think you should be more conxerned with toning ti down when you don't want as much because it is so pigmented. 




FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, I love the pigmentation and texture of these shadows. They are very easy to blend and apply. The colors all compliment each other so well and there are some very unique and complex shades in the palette. I think the palette is very versatile and can be used fro wearable to bold and smokey looks! The palette may only have six shades but they all work together so well and the shadows are very long-wearing. You will notice a bit of fading throughout the day, which is pretty normal for most eyeshadows. It is not obvious fading but you will notice some of the shades have slightly changed in color or tone. Other than that, I think this palette is exceptional and one of my best buys of the year! Really! I haven't been into the latest releases from NARS but this palette has me really smitten and has rekindled my love for the brand. 

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