NARS Spring 2012: Gaiety & Valparaiso

So… my NARS stuff finally came. I just ended up with the blush in Gaiety, and the Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso:

Now the blush had me a bit stressed because it’s BRIGHT. I thought it might look like Desire, but it doesn’t. It’s matte and a bright candy pink that looks surprisingly flattering on my warm skin tone. I rolled the dice with this blush, and I’m happy to report that I came out a winner.

I like it. I like it a lot.
My favorite piece of this collection has to be the Pure Matte Lipstick in Valparaiso. It’s rich, and bright and saturated… much like the Chanel Eclosion Palette. You might remember that I was cool toward the lip selection for Chanel’s Spring 2012 offering… but a lipstick like this would have totally changed my mind. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

I am head over heels in love with this lipstick! It’s not a warm burgundy color,  like some pictures of the tube suggests. It’s actually a saturated berry, with hints of plum and red. Just absolutely stunning.

I’m happy with my NARS Spring 2012 picks… really happy.