NARS X Erdem Strange Flowers Launch

If there’s one thing Vegas knows, it’s glamour. I’d seen the casinos lined with high-end shopping malls and the glittering sidewalks and the gorgeous showgirls walking The Strip with “Veg-ass” written… well, you can guess where. It’s all so mesmerizing, even if I don’t consider myself very glamorous these days. That’s why it was so much fun to doll myself up a little and head to Caesar’s Palace to mingle with a bunch of Las Vegas’s most fabulous women. That’s right, friends. I went to a make-up launch.IMG-8253NARS Forum Shops and fashion stylist Christie Moeller (check out her website here!) hosted a party to celebrate the NARS collaboration with esteemed fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu for the collection, “Strange Flowers,” which features

-Two gorgeous eye shadow palettes, one in rosy neutral shades and one in bolder garden tones

-A powdered lip palette (yes, I said powdered!)

-6 lipsticks from red to dark purple,

-The most adorably packaged blotting papers you’ve ever seen

-Two single blushes in a pale pink and a brighter shimmer

-And (my favorite) a highlighting pencil

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In leiu of the traditional black packaging, everything comes in sleek white decorated with beautiful blooms. I wanted to buy everything, even the things I didn’t know how to use—lip powder? Highlighter pencil? Is it obvious yet that I’m not much of a beauty blogger? (YET?)

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The NARS site describes Strange Flowers as, “Eclectic. Eccentric. Enigmatic. This summer, flowers go free-spirited with famed fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu’s captivating mix of originality and oddity. Modern, unexpected shades and petal-soft textures meet the British visionary’s signature floral aesthetic, creating an exclusive, custom-designed collection that flourishes with feverish femininity. Lips feel the rush. Cheeks get flushed. Eyes mesmerize. When fashion goes full bloom, expect the unexpected.”

 

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Thankfully, the extremely friendly staff was there to play host and answer any questions we had. There was even a NARS artist who demonstrated the products with such ease that I thought even I could handle them. My problem is that I always want to buy the fun stuff, like lipstick or eye shadow, and I never want to splurge for what I actually need. I forced restraint and bought my first ever NARS item—the iconic “Orgasm” blush. We also received a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil as a treat!

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Aside from the beautiful products and proximity to so many fabulous women, there were also cocktails and a table of Blo Blow Dry Bar with stylists braiding gorgeous floral styles for the guests. If the new collection and astounding glitter assortment (and, guys. The glitter cannot be overstated) wouldn’t make me a NARSisisst, this party definitely would.

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So, overall? Got to make a few friends, meet some of the faces I’ve seen on Insta, go a little out of my comfort zone, and leave with a NARS starter pack. Not a bad Friday night.

xx, Tab