Earlier this year NARS joined forces with fashion brand Erdem to launch a joint collaboration limited edition collection. The collection is called ‘Strange Flowers’ and plays on the signature Erdem floral print styles along with the textures and bold colours NARS are famous for. Whilst the collection is limited edition, one place that still has it if you’re travelling this Summer is World Duty Free. Added bonus that it will save you a few pennies too. I have a selection of pieces from the NARSxERDEM collection that I want to share with you today – with a couple of favourites.
The full collection features two eye palettes. One with soft nudes alongside a sort of dusty navy/grey and a muted plum. The other darker shades with a rich green, yellow-gold and more. Then there’s a lip powder palette. Probably the stand-out for unusual or unexpected products in the collection. There are six lipsticks that vary from bold fuchsia to pale lilac-grey or even an almost pure black. Then there’s floral print blotting paper, a highlighting pencil, two blushes (both of which look lovely) plus a highlighting pencil.
World Duty Free stock the collection in their stores that you can find departures-side at airports across the UK. It’s no secret that a touch of duty free shopping is one of my favourite things to do so I wanted to share these as I know it’s peak travel season for Summer holidays!
I have the lip powder palette and two lipstick shades – a pale lilac-grey shade called ‘Voodoo Lily’ and a bold classic red called Bloodflower.
All of the collection comes in pale grey packaging rather than the signature slightly-rubbery black that NARS are known for. The lip palette also has a floral design on the lid. I really like the light grey packaging and would give a big old thumbs up if NARS decided to change to this permanently. But then I am a sucker for grey anything.
The NARSxERDEM lip powder palette is a really interesting one overall. There’s a peachy creamy balm plus four lip powder shades and a small brush. The powders are hard to describe in a way as they’re very fine. Almost like a cream/powder blend? So not too drying on the lips which was my concern. My favourite shade being a really bold fuchsia one but there’s also great rose gold type shade that would make a beautiful eyeshadow too if you like to mix up your products. The red in the lip palette is also VERY bold. Perfect Summer red! If you’re wondering what they look like applied I’ve swatched them below. They apply almost like a stain. The powder is SO pigmented and fine it really does blend and blur really easily to perfect for a bold colour in a matte stain type finish. The red and the fuchsia being the boldest and most ‘stain’ like (i.e. they leave a bit of a stain on my fingers when I apply…)
The whole collection is really gorgeous with a blend of wearable and flattering shades with some twists in there too. Let me know which of the product I have here you might like to see in action. Expect to see shades from the lip powder palette in looks on my Instagram v.soon (@beautyjunkieldn in case you want to follow)
The NARSxERDEM collection is available now from World Duty Free stores – so keep an eye out if you’re travelling! To see more of the NARS collection at World Duty Free prices: NARS WORLD DUTY FREE
Contains PR samples.