Nars Atomic Blonde palette swatches + Velvet Lip Colors
I picked up some new items from Nars Fall 2018 launches: The Atomic Blonde Eye and Cheek Palette, the Vinyl Lip Lacquer in Sanro Domingo, and Velvet Lip Glides in Xenon and Roseland.
First up, the Atomic Blonde Eye and Cheek Palette!
From the Nars website, “Bronze gets atomic. Savor the season with an intriguing array of pigments for eyes and cheeks. In this do-it-all palette, a duo of Bronzing and Highlighting Powders bring the heat. Skin is electrified with a natural-looking glow. Four must-have eyeshadows smolder with warm, metallic tones. Hit all the light spots”
I got this palette for travelling especially! The four eyeshadow shades are perfect for a neutral look that I think I can wear everyday. The bronzer is simple amazing, it’s perfect for the summer tan look, great for summer vacations. The highlighter is a soft gold highlighting powder, not too blinding, can be used all over in my opinion.
See what I mean from the swatches?
Next, the Velvet Lip Glides in Xenon and Roseland. I’ve had many shades of the Velvet Lip Glides before, and did not hesitate to pick up the new ones. These new nude shades are great additions to the original range.
From the brand, “Covetable comfort with confident color. Glides likes a gloss with the coverage of a lipstick. Velvet Lip Glide’s innovative hybrid lip formula delivers highly saturated color with extraordinary comfort, leaving lips with luxuriously smooth and non-drying texture in a long-lasting finish without drying or feeling sticky. Developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect that feels smooth and moisturizing. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration. Fully coats lips on contact with saturated, satin to soft-matte”
The formula is creamier than the original shades in my opinion. And creamier is better. Feels like a light but opaque gloss, perfect for the nude pout.
Below are closeups of the two shades.
And the swatches: Xenon (top), Roseland (middlle)