NARS Man Ray 2017 Collection Review & Swatches
By Ree

NARS Man Ray Collection Review & Swatches

7 Oct 2017 (Updated: 27 Oct 2019)

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NARS collaboration collections are always very special and this one is a prime example. I adore it. I have NARS Man Ray Holiday 2017 here for you to check out with lots of photos and swatches. The hero of the collection is, in my opinion, the Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter, and it’s the piece that luminosity lovers will need to snap up. Take a look!

NARS Man Ray Holiday 2017
NARS Man Ray Holiday 2017

There are two separate collections within the collection – the Colour Collection and the Gifting Collection, so you’ll have lots to choose from. There are so many stunning pieces. As I said, in my eyes, the star of the whole collection is the Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter. 

NARS Man Ray Colour Collection

  • Montparnasse Duo Eyeshadow £25
  • Debauched Duo Eyeshadow £25
NARS Man Ray Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Man Ray Duo Eyeshadow
  • Nagoya Velvet Eyeliner £17
  • Santiago Velvet Eyeliner £17
Nars Velvet Eyeliner - Nagoya
Nars Velvet Eyeliner – Nagoya
  • Off Limits Photogloss Lip Lacquer £22
  • Zambese Photogloss Lip Lacquer £22
  • Kiki Photogloss Lip Lacquer £22
  • Muse Photogloss Lip Lacquer £22
Nars Photogloss Lip Lacquer
Nars Photogloss Lip Lacquer – Kiki & Off Limits
  • Intensely Blush £23
  • Fetishized Blush £23
NARS Blush - Intensely & Fetishized
NARS Blush – Intensely & Fetishized
  • Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter £29
  • Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick £26

NARS Man Ray Gifting Collection

  • The Veil Cheek Palette £35
Nars Man Ray The Veil Cheek Palette
The Veil Cheek Palette
  • Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette £32
Nars Man Ray Glass Tears
Nars Man Ray Glass Tears

Nars Man Ray Glass Tears

  • Noire et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret £42
  • Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret £42
  • Dolce Vita Nars Love Triangle £20
  • Impassioned Nars Love Triangle £20
  • Orgasm Nars Love Triangle £20
  • Deep Throat Nars Love Triangle £20
  • Hot Sand Nars Love Triangle £20

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  • Love Game Eyeshadow Palette (exclusive to Space NK) £45
Nars Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
Nars Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
  • The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set in gold clutch (exclusive to Space NK) £48

Nars Man Ray The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set

Nars Man Ray The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set
The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set

NARS Man Ray Swatches

I am completely obsessed with the lip design, especially in my favourite piece of the collection, the Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter.

NARS Man Ray Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter
NARS Man Ray Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter

As I said, I think this is the one to get if you are looking for just one thing. It feels like a liquid but it’s a powder – nothing short of amazing! Look!

NARS Man Ray Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter Swatch
Double Take Overexposed Glow Highlighter Swatch

The designs on the palettes are so well executed and really bring Man Ray’s artwork to life. I have the Love Game Eyeshadow palette that contains 12 shades.

Nars Man Ray Love Games Eyeshadow Palette
Nars Man Ray Love Games Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette

There’s a wide range of shades in this palette with lots of beautiful warm tones. It is definitely one I will use a lot throughout Autumn and Winter. There are 12 different colours and the packaging is adorned with one of Man Ray’s iconic portraits.

NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette

It features Ady Fidel who was the first African-Amercian model to grace a fashion magazine.  The palette is part of the NARS Holiday 2017 Gifting Collection so you may want to pop this on your Christmas list!

Love Game Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette

  • Lady Killer
  • Rendezvous
  • Dominant
  • Submissive
  • Your Move
  • Hard to Get
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
  • Tryst
  • Dirty Talk
  • Long Game
  • Blind Date
  • Play Me
  • Momemtum
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
NARS Man Ray Love Game Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

There a brilliant mix of smooth creamy mattes and pigmented shimmers, and I love the bronze, copper and burgundy tones, with the deep indigo blue. You’ll be able to create a whole range of looks with this palette. It’s one that will easily take you from day to night.

I have both the NARS Man Ray Duo Eyeshadows, Montparnasse and Debauched. Here are the swatches.

Montparnasse:

Nars Montparnasse Swatch
Nars Montparnasse Swatch

Debauched:

Nars Debauched Swatch
Nars Debauched Swatch

The formulation of these is so good.

I also have the NARS Man Ray blushes. I love a NARS blush and these shades are so gorgeous!! Intensely is light tangerine with a matte finish, and Fetishized is Pink Grapefruit in a soft sheen.

NARS Blush Swatches - Intensely & Fetishized
NARS Blush Swatches – Intensely & Fetishized

In terms of lip products, there’s a brand new formulation. The Photogloss Lip Lacquer is a highly pigmented, ultra shiny gloss that has some serious staying power. Here are swatches of Off Limits and Kiki:

Nars Photogloss Lip Lacquer Swatches – Off Limits

There’s also an amazing nude called Zambeze. Nude lovers will need it. They are a hybrid of lipstick and gloss and feel super comfortable on the lips.

I also have Nagoya which is one of the Velvet Eyeliners. Here’s a swatch of that:

Nars Velvet Eyeliner - Nagoya Swatch
Nars Velvet Eyeliner – Nagoya Swatch

The NARS May Ray Love Triangles come in five different colourways and each contain a mini Audacious Lipstick and a mini Blush. They are absolutely perfect stocking fillers for makeup lovers.

Please let me know if  for you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.

Ree

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