I've been wearing NARS Lokoum all summer, and that's no exaggeration. But meanwhile I've had my eye on their collab collection with Christopher Kane and decided to finally make it mine! I'm gutted that the Outer Limits rose-gold eyeshadow has completely sold out, but the other two items I completely coveted are Parallel Universe – an iridescent eyeshadow duo, and Starscape, a neon pink powder blush. The whole collection is about neon-neutrals, which sounds like a crazy juxtaposition, but it's genius when you think about it – everyone loves neutrals, but no reason why they shouldn't rock!
Parallel Universe comprises of a pink lilac and a violet, both iridescent and highly pigmented. They really catch the light and are anything but two-dimensional. These will look great for adding some shine to a smokey eye, or for daywear when you want it to be sparkly but not too colourful. Like all NARS eyeshadows they're easy to blend, and don't crease, plus they can be applied wet to intensify the look. Go easy as you apply because there was a bit of fallout.
Starscape just looks frightening – like it fell from a clown's makeup bag. That being said, I knew I'd love it, I embrace my inner clown, and I love 1980's power shades. I do prefer NARS' cream blushes, but their powder ones are very silky and easy to work with. Starscape is true to how it looks in the pan, so it needs to be applied carefully. You'll find it blends well and gives a healthy, glowing, just come in from the cold flush – but go easy or you'll get that neon pink (below). It's matte with a shimmering finish, and after doing intense creamy blush all summer I'm looking forward to this for Autumnal cheeks. NARS, you have done yourselves proud with this space-themed disco-fashion collaboration, I salute you – with my hand swatches still on.