This week I am bringing to you the much anticipated NARS x Christopher Kane Limited Edition Chrome Couture Collection which features the Hardwired Eyeshadow Palette (£34) and Holographic Lipstick in Chroma Chrome (£23). If you don't know, Christopher Kane is a Scottish fashion designer and he has collaborated with NARS before in 2015. When I heard there was going to be an eye shadow palette in the new collection I knew I would need it. And when I set eyes on it, well to be honest I didn't even look at the price tag!
The packaging says it all. The holographic cover ensured me I was in for a treat. I couldn't wait to get inside! Let's start with the eyeshadow palette. It's a collection of six eyeshadows, three of which I would class as duo chrome, in that they shine two colours, two highly metallic shimmers, and one matte base with flecks of shimmer. My favourite has to be the duo chrome blue/purple shade (III). It is so stunning and just stole my attention straight away. The consistency of all the shadows are very smooth and creamy. All swatches are a one touch swatch, so you can see below that they are highly pigmented. I can't wait to start creating some make-up looks!
|Low lighting. Top to Bottom VI, III, V, II, IV, I|
|Natural lighting. Top to Bottom VI, III, V, II, IV, I|
One thing I was disappointed with is the size of the product. It is Limited edition so I didn't think it would be very big, but in fact, it is actually tiny. And to top it off I don't feel as though the pans are actually full of product as there is a good millimetre of metal pan visible around each eyeshadow. So I wouldn't exactly say this is value for money, but you are paying for quality and a designer product.
Now for the Holographic lipstick. Going by the name, I think I was literally expecting it to be, well, holographic. But then I thought maybe this wouldn't be as wearable as I would hope. Still amazing though. I would class the li[stick as, a beautiful metallic pink colour with a slight highlight of rose pink running through it. So when the light catches it it gives you this beautiful highlight. It is very comfortable on the lips and is actually quite subtle which is not what I expected at all. The colour may be a little light for my skin but I love it and will continue to wear it. Once again, it is on the small side. Definitely not a full sized product but more of a deluxe sample size.
Now the big question is would I recommend? Of course! If you're an eyeshadow addict like me then you need this in your life. The fact it has duo chrome as well as highly pigmented shimmers all in one palette meant I had to have it, as they are the one thing that is was missing from collection. If your bank balance can take the hit, then I would definitely say it's worth it. Will you be buying? Tell me your all time favourite palettes!