The Nars Summer Solstice 2021 Collection includes three products. Today, I am going to show you today two of them. First, the Nars Limited Edition Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette, includes 9 bronze and golden shimmering shades. Second, the Nars Limited Edition Summer Solstice Cheek Duo includes two Nars oldies, but goodies. One is the Ibiza Highlighter. The other one is the Laguna Bronzer. In addition, the collection also includes a third product. Third is the Nars Sun Kissed Bronzing Cream. However, I have already reviewed the cream to powder bronzer (and you can read that review here).
At first, I was hesitant to purchase this collection. I thought the collection would be too repetitive. However, I had purchased the Sun Kissed Bronzing Cream, which I really love. So, after contemplating the rest of the collection, I ended up purchasing it. And, I am glad I did! Read on if you want to learn more about the rest of the collection. Also, click above, and read about the Sun Kissed Bronzing Cream.
You can find the Nars Summer Solstice 2021 Collection at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Blue Mercury, Sephora, and in the Nars Cosmetics Website. Also, the Nars Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette ( 9 x 0.05 0z. / 1.7g ) costs $49. And the Nars Summer Solstice Cheek Duo (0.7 oz. / 20g) costs $45.
The Nars Summer Solstice 2021 Collection Packaging
First, the Nars Outer Packaging is signature Nars matte black boxes. However, the difference between the two boxes is in the writing on the boxes. The reason is, the Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette box has metallic gold writing. On the other hand, the Summer Solstice cheek Cheek Duo Box has Bronze metallic writing.
Next, the Nars compacts aren’t exactly the same. Again, the compacts have a plate on the top lid of the compact. However, the plate on the eyeshadow palette compact is gold, like the writing on the outer box. Additionally, the plate on the Cheek Duo compact is bronze, like the writing on the outer box. Although, the design on the plate is the same on both compacts. First, the design includes the NARS name written in big letters along the top of the plate. And the design, which looks like the shining rays of the sun, are across both plates. Last, both compacts feel weighty in the hand.
For one thing, to open the palettes, all you need to do is pull up the lid. I had to pull hard on the eyeshadow palette lid. Also, you hear a pop sound, that shows you the lid lock was released. Then, to close, simply shut the lid until you hear it click closed. Both palettes have a full-sized mirror underneath the lid. Then, the eyeshadow palette has three rows of three eyeshadows in square pans. Also, the Cheek Duo has one pan, with the highlighter on the top 1/4 of the pan. The other 3/4 of the pan is the bronzer. Also, the sun ray design is imprinted onto the highlighter and bronzer powders.
The Nars Summer Solstice Collection 2021 Formula For The Nars Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette
To start, the Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette has a pressed powder formula. Also, the richly pigmented shades give you high impact color with one stroke. Furthermore, the shades have a velvety texture that make the shadows easy to apply and blend. As a result, the application gives you smooth, even color. And, the eyeshadows are long-lasting. Finally, reason the shadows are so buttery and creamy is a result of the technology. To explain, the formula has a technology called Pigment Powder Suspension, where pigments are suspended in an innovative liquid binding system.
Finally, the eyeshadow formula looks dewy, not powdery, on the shin. I love that these shades are beautiful, summery shimmers. Even more, you can use the versatile formula wet or dry. For full intensity that lasts all day, apply an eyeshadow base before you apply the shadows.
The Formula For The Nars Summer Solstice Collection 2021 Summer Solstice Cheek Duo
First, the cheek duo both are pressed powder formulas. Even more, the bronzing powder has a soft, shimmering color that creates an all over, sun-kissed wash of color. In addition, the Highlighter gives you a seamless glow. In fact, the technology to create a seamless glow is called Seamless Glow Technology, a blend of sheer powders and pearls that create second-skin luster.
The Nars Summer Solstice Collection 2021 Summer Solstice Cheek Duo Shades
The Cheek Duo Shades should look familiar to you, Nars Fans! First, the Ibiza highlighter, is a yellow-gold shade, has a glowing, lustrous finish. Next, the Laguna Bronzer, a brown shade with golden shimmer, has a dewy, shimmering finish.
The Nars Summer Solstice Collection 2021 Shades For The Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette
TOP Row Across (Left to Right)
First, Delirium, a rose shade, has a metallic finish. First, wear this rose metallic shade as a highlighter, on the inner corners of your eyes, and on your brow bone. Also, use this rose metallic shade as a transition shade. Or, you can wear Delirium on your eyelids, for a dewy rose glow.
Next, Dune, a terracotta brown shade, has a creamy matte finish. One way to wear Dune is to line your lower lash lines. Also wear this terracotta brown matte shade on the outer corners of your eyes. And, wear Dune in your crease to add definition to your eyes.
Third, Morongo, a rose gold shade, has a shimmering finish. Wear this rose gold shimmer all over your eyelids, for a beautiful, reflective shimmer. Also, wear Morongo on the inner corners of your eyes. Also wear it to highlight your brow bones. Last, I would wear this rose gold shimmer as an eyeshadow topper, over another shade, to create a beautiful glow.
Middle Row Across (Left to Right)
To start with, Seven Heaven, a sand shade, has a creamy matte finish.First, I like this sand matte shade worn as a base shade, all over your eyes. Then, I think Seven Heaven would make a good transition shade. Also, wear a topper on top of the shade to make it more dimensional.
Next, Oro Grande, a copper brown shade, has a metallic finish. First, wear this copper brown metallic in your crease, and outer corners of your eyes. Also, line your eyes with Oro Grande. Remember, you can wet all the shades to make them more intense!
Then, Seduce, a rusted pink shade, has a metallic finish. Wear seduced on the outer third, and outer corners of your eyes. Then, smoke it out! Also, wear this rusted pink metallic on your crease. Also, you can use it to line your eyes.
Bottom Row Across (Left to Right)
One, Sunstorm, a golden copper shade, has a shimmering finish. First, I love this golden copper shimmer all over the eye. Or, you could wear Sunstorm as a transitional shade. Also, wear this shade as an eyeshadow topper.
Two, Thar, an umber shade, has a metallic finish. This is beautiful on your eyelids. Also, wear this umber metallic shade in your crease. Even more, use this shade as a transition color. Finally, line your eyes with the shade Thar.
Three, Indian Wells, a ruby shade, has a metallic finish. I love ruby in my crease. Also, wear this shade to line your lower lash lines. Also, you could wear it in the outer third, or outer corners of your eyes.
My Final Thoughts On The Nars Summer Solstice 2021 Collection…….
One thing I learned while reviewing this collection is my first impressions aren’t always the right impressions. I thought this eyeshadow palette was too repetitive. So, I’ll admit to you that I was wrong. As it turns out, this Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette is exactly what we should all wear during the summer months. It screams summer. First, the shades are bronzes, golds, umbers, and terra cottas.
Gorgeous! Also, you can do a lot, and create a really dramatic summer look. However, you could do hardly anything, and swipe on one of she dewy, sparkling shimmer shades. It’s all good. Also, the palette formula is excellent, long lasting, and no fallout. I can’t rave enough about this one.
Finally, the Summer Solstice Cheek Duo is also a hit. This was another one I was about to pass up. Actually, I passed on it the first time I saw it. Instead I chose the Bronze Sun Kissed Cream, also in the Laguna Shade. And, as a cream goes, it is an excellent product. Even more, the Summer Solstice Duo is gorgeous. The highlighter is not a strobe. Instead, it gives you a gorgeous glow. And, the buttery bronzer looks like second skin. It is that good. This collection is a must have if you are going to wear any makeup this summer.
Let me know what you think in the comments box below. What are your favorite summer products? Do you like a full face of makeup, or some bronzer, and shimmer on your eyes? I’d love to hear what you love!