NARS launched their Sweet Sensations Collection for spring with new shade extensions in their Afterglow Collection lineup. They have a new Afterglow Irresistible Eyeshadow Palette ($60), six new Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipsticks ($32 each), and three new shades of Afterglow Liquid Blush ($32). I have swatches of the entire collection. Everything has launched at Nordstrom, NARS, Ulta Beauty and Sephora.
Afterglow Irresistible Eyeshadow Palette
The Afterglow Irresistible Eyeshadow Palette has 12 shades with a rosy theme. It has a good mix of mattes, soft shimmers and sparkles. Texture and pigment of shades is consistently good among all shades. Mattes are soft, easy to blend, smooth. Shimmers have a subtle sheen. Sparkles are really finely milled glitter toppers with a pretty finish that isn’t too sparkly or chunky.
The color theme has a similar vibe to many previous palettes so I don’t know that I’d call it a must-have based on the colors, but it performs well. It pulls very warm – there are a lot of rose or brown tones.
Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipsticks
The standouts in the collection are the Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipsticks. I love this formula for the pigment, texture and feel. I already own most of the shades from the initial launch (review + swatches here) and still use them on a regular basis. The new spring shades are STUNNING! I think they have the perfect pop of color and are wearable even for neutral lip lovers. I am all about a natural lip, but I’m loving the tones of these spring shades. Three of the shades are similar in the brownish/reddish family but have differences in the undertone.
- Voyeur is a peachy brown
- High Gear is a coral red brown
- Aragon is a brown red chestnut
- Wild Ride is burgundy red with slight berry tones
- No Inhibitions is a beautiful bright raspberry pink
- All In is a pretty berry plum
Lip Swatches in action on Instagram Reels. Lip + Cheek combos below, also wearing:
Voyeur Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Orgasm Rush Liquid Blush
High Gear Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Orgasm Rush Liquid Blush
Aragon Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Aragon Afterglow Liquid Blush
Wild Ride Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Aragon Afterglow Liquid Blush
No Inhibitions Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Secret Lover Afterglow Liquid Blush
All In Afterglow Sensual Shine Lipstick + Secret Lover Afterglow Liquid Blush
Afterglow Liquid Blush
There are three new shades of Afterglow Liquid Blush. The formula is a lightweight almost gel-like liquid. These blend out to a sheer medium finish. The deeper shades like the new spring colors have more color payoff than the lighter colors but blend out to a more natural finish. (Swatches of other shades here.)
Aragon is a chestnut brown, Orgasm Rush is a brown with a subtle gold shimmer, Secret Lover is a watermelon pink. I love the pink one, I think it’s the perfect shade for spring.
Lasting power is very good, once they set they stay put and look fresh for hours without sliding off the face. I really like these for a liquid blush, but in general powder blush is still my formula of choice for cheek makeup.
That wraps up the NARS Spring Collection review. Have you checked out anything yet? What did you think?
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Available at Nordstrom, NARS, Ulta Beauty and Sephora.
NARS spring collection provided for review.