Currently Coveting – Man Ray

I love it when I am just casually sitting at my desk, minding my business (probably not) eating a snack cake (I wasn’t but you get the idea) and my foundation is oxidizing like a son of a beast. I about peed my pants when I went to the restroom and my face looked like a bad self-tan! I have had it with the NARS All Day Luminous Foundation, I am about to pitch this bottle. I used to love this foundation and now it is just a giant struggle to wear it. I just expect more from a $49 bottle of foundation!

Speaking of NARS, they are releasing a holiday collection that is a collaboration with Man Ray. We all know how I feel about makeup brands ‘collaborating’ with deceased artists, I am not crazy about it and it feels exploitative. I think that Man Ray, who I know mostly for his surrealism, is a very interesting pick and if any brand could do it right – it would absolutely be NARS. Also, this collaboration isn’t totally random as they have released collections like this before. Surrealism is pretty terrifying, in my opinion, all the melting clocks, black holes, misplaced eyeballs, misplaced body parts in general, inanimate objects in place of body parts – it’s a creep fest. I am intrigued by this collection, as far as I can tell – there will be a highlighter, various lippies, a face palette and an eye-shadow palette. Release date per NARS will be October/November – Sephora did have early access for a 4 piece lip set but I passed, there are other items that I am more interested in. All of these images belong to NARS!

I think they did such a stunning job with these, the items that I am most interested in are the highlighter and that gold lip shade – I don’t even care what it is, get on my face. I  love the inclusion of the lips too from Observatory Time: The Lovers, it is one of his more startling pieces and I love how they have used it.

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Are you interested in the collection?

Thanks for stopping by ❤

19 thoughts

  1. I’m not going to lie, the eyeshadow palette colors look great and Nars can have some great products. I have yet to try this foundation, but it’s a bummer when expensive foundation, especially $49, is not worth it!

    1. I like the jewel tones! Their shadows are consistently pretty great so I would take a chance on them. Right!? Especially when there are drugstore foundations that perform better, so lame!

    1. I was actually looking at their pop-art collection that is available now but mostly lame and this popped up in my sidebar! It looks so lovely, can’t wait until it is available. Thank you ❤

  2. Yeah I agree that “collaborating” with a deceased artist.. I am not sure if collaborate is even the right word to use since that is relatively impossible to do after someone has passed away and no longer has input. Maybe a ‘tribute’ line is more appropriate? These do look quite lovely however!

    1. I always wonder where the profits go since often times brands are using very distinct pieces of the artist’s work. Agreed, I don’t think it’s the right word – the brand just uses the art. I just don’t love the concept but they did a nice job with this collection!

  3. I’m having one hell of a time trying to find a foundation and concealer that work for me right now! Hahaha, it’s a tough life. Also, I agree that it seems exploitative. I mean, it is hard to say you did a collab with someone that didn’t have any input on the project. The collection does look good though!

    1. Me too – I used to love this foundation. Now I’m looking for something new and haven’t found anything that seems like it will work! I always wonder how these collections come about. Does the brand reach out to the estate or vice versa? How do they determine a good fit? They did do a nice job but I always wonder!

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