Maybe that was the point, and maybe that's why I liked it.
|Lhasa eyeshadow, Valparaiso Pure Matte lipstick and Gaiety blush.|
I've never been a fan of pastels, really. Saccharine-sweet pinks and baby blues belong on the walls of a nursery, not on my face, and spring greens? In a stir-fry.
The atypicality of the whole collection was perfect for me, a girl who loves Winter and wasn't quite ready for the crocuses to begin blooming and the whole world to wake up again. It does have its gleeful moments though - it's not all stormy taupes and wintery berry tones - there's pinks and blues and purples and the kind of variety I want in any collection, whatever the time of year.
I kind of wanted all of it, I felt that swell of sheer WANT. I restrained myself and removed a sole item from my basket before clicking BUYBUYBUY!
|Shown here: Gaiety blush and Valparaiso Pure Matte lipstick.|
Valparaiso Pure Matte lipstick:The outcast of the collection, a beautiful berry tone in one of my very favourite lipstick formulas since I knew they existed, the humble Pure Matte. These wear amazingly on me, they look amazing, the packaging is sleek and slim and they are so easy to apply when you're on a juddery train without a seat in the morning. I just love this and have reached for it constantly over the course of the week, it makes me feel 'done', even though I'm only wearing mascara and foundation for the rest of my makeup. It lasts, it's gorgeous and if you're a lover of deep hues, this is perfect.
|Lhasa eyeshadow, I love you.|
So how would I sum up NARS Spring? A beautiful, perfect confusion. It suits me perfectly.