NARS Holiday 2014 Campaign Image featured image

The NARS Holiday 2014 Gifting Collection is available today at NARS Boutiques and narscosmetics.com (November 1, 2014 elsewhere) and I am struck by the packaging.

From an interview with François Nars, “What was the inspiration for the campaign shoot?”

The image features a design by Chris Kabatsi, an LA-based
architect and designer who creates designs and furniture
using computer-generated algorithms. The pattern combines
architecture and design with beauty and fashion, all things I am
very passionate about. I love the idea of using something abstract
and incorporating it into beauty. We used the pattern in a way
that isn’t too literal, it’s imaginative.

I am drawn to the packaging and the way NARS connected it to their promotional image.  There are seven sets available from this year’s gifting collection with a few real winners.

NARS Holiday 2014 Algorithm Gifting Compact
NARS Algorithm Palette $59

My top pick is the Algorithm Palette with Laguna Bronzer and travel-sized Ita brush.  I know, I know, more Laguna (and it’s huge!), but…are you ready for this?… I don’t own Laguna outside of a rapidly diminishing mini.  At $59 and 0.24 oz, it is smaller and more expensive than the $38 and 0.28 oz of the original.   But I really appreciate the packaging and bronzer lasts for.ev.er.  Plus, it’s a baby Ita!

NARS Holiday 2014 Lazer Cut Gifting Set
Lazer Cut $59
NARS Holiday 2014 Virtual Domination Gifting Set - Sephora
Virtual Domination (Sephora exclusive) $65

Laguna Bronzer can also be found in Lazer Cut and Virtual Domination, but NARS opted not to include Orgasm in either for once.  (Can I get an amen?)

NARS Holiday 2014 Tech Fashion Gifting Set
Tech Fashion $49
NARS Holiday 2014 Digital World Gifting Set - Sephora
Digital World $49 – Torres del Paine, Descanso, Yu, Iberico, Cruella

Lip lovers can rejoice over two sets – one gloss, and one pencil.  Lip products are probably the only minis that I thoroughly enjoy because they expire quickly (germs, yo!) and my taste is so fickle.

NARS Holiday 2014 Kabuki Brush Gifting Set
Kabuki Brush Set $149

The Kabuki Brush Set will appeal to the Yachiyo brush fanatics.  I am intrigued by the shapes and appreciate the beauty of the wrapped handles.

NARS Holiday 2014 Modern Future Gifting Set
Modern Future $49 – Roman Holiday trio

While it doesn’t appeal to my olive skin, the Modern Future trio would make a great gift.  Roman Holiday is a pastel pink that looks amazing on so many women.

What do you think of this year’s Gifting Collection from NARS?  Are you drawn to the packaging?

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available October 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on narscosmetics.com

and November 1, 2014 at NARS counters and in specialty stores