Dreaming of a NARS Christmas

November 10th, 2021

November 10th, 2021

Regular readers will know that here at Warpaint we are big fans of all things NARS.  We also LOVE Christmas.  So we were very happy when we saw the brand had launched their latest Holiday Collection: Style. Unwrapped.   There are new limited-edition sets featuring iconic NARS shades that are bound to be bestsellers, coupled with cult favourites that will encourage you to swipe, shade, line and define for the whole season.  Unapologetic, unfiltered and undeniably NARS – and – if you can bear to part with them – you can even gift them to your nearest and dearest too as they come in fabulous festive packaging.

We asked some of NARS leading artists to tell us about their favourite items in the collection and how they recommend using them.

“True style should be bold and unforgettable.”
– François Nars, Founder & Creative Director


Rachel Hardie, NARS Lead Artist

Rachel Hardie, NARS Lead Artist says: nothing beats a dazzling eye for the festive season, Unwrapped Laguna Inspired Mini Palette is a great collection of colours to create a rich, earthy smoky eye that looks incredible on everyone.  I usually start with a cream base at the root of the lash, blending and softening the line. Via Veneto High Pigment Liner is perfect as it doesn’t budge. From the palette I like to layer the shade Liberation directly on top and softening that edge further. To give a sunrise effect use a fluffy brush with the shade Faster Pussycat or Isolde II to blend seamlessly.  Sun Storm is the perfect gold to press directly on top, for that instant party glamour.

Unwrapped Laguna Inspired Mini Palette

An 80s disco blush is very on trend for the Holiday season, it instantly lifts the face. Unwrapped Orgasm Blush Duo has two of our most iconic shades, Orgasm and Orgasm X. Used together they create a beautiful dimensional blush.  Starting with Orgasm, I lightly dust the blush close to the eye, into the hairline and the top of the cheekbone. Then to add extra depth and burst of colour, apply Orgasm X toward the centre of the face.

Unwrapped Orgasm Blush Duo

Anita Audacious Lipstick is my signature lip colour.  I love that it now has the limited gold packaging!  Anita is a beautiful rose nude and looks great on all skin tones. The buttery formula is great for lasting the evening, one swipe gives intense coverage. Add a touch of concealer to the centre of the lip, for a dimensional look without adding gloss.


Rebecca Moore, NARS Senior Artist

Rebecca Moore, NARS Senior Artist says: from beginner to expert the Unwrapped Orgasm Mini Eyeshadow Palette is great for anyone!  With the high pigment payoff and range of shimmer, sparkling and matte shades. This is a beautiful palette to create a multi-tone glitter smokey eye look which is perfect for the Christmas season.  Using the Clear Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to prevent any creasing throughout the night, I start with Danger Girl first, applying a strong colour onto the lip and blending towards the crease with a fluffy brush.

Unwrapped Orgasm Mini Eyeshadow Palette

Now we layer our favourite sparkly colours from the palette.  With your finger apply Full Moon into the corner of the eye and the brow bone. This will keep the eyes open and bright. To add more depth of the coral shade, I like to apply Seduced all over the lid up to the crease and finally for a pop of colour apply Pattaya in the centre of the lid for an extra oomph! Finish the look with Climax Mascara!

Nothing completes your makeup look like a few layers of mascara.  Double Climax Mascara Duo is a two in one win.  With its no-clump no smudge formula the Climax mascara is great for a natural lash or build a few layers for a fuller look. One full size mascara and one mini mascara which in perfect to keep in your bag to top up anytime and anywhere.

Double Climax Mascara Duo

The finely milled High Profile Cheek Palette comes in 6 different shades wth Contour, Highlight and Blusher tones which will be perfect for all party occasions.  I apply the deeper shade first to give my face some definition.  I love to mix two different blusher colours together for a customised blush onto the apple of the cheeks blending into the contour colour.  For a natural dewy finish apply the highlighter colour on top of the cheek bone. As the colours come in different intensities this palette is flattering on all skin tones!  Tip: Use this on the eyes for a subtle Smokey eye.

High Profile Cheek Palette

Make sure you get your favourites on your Christmas wish list as soon as possible – these are bound to be fast sellers.  We are doing our very best to stay off the naughty list, so fingers crossed Santa will have lots of NARS in his sack!


The Holiday Collection comprises


  • Unwrapped Audacious Lipstick in five shades (£26) available at NARs boutiques, department stores and Space NK
  • Unwrapped Orgasm Blush Duo (£35) available nationwide
  • Excess Orgasm Blush (£33) exclusive to Selfridges and Brown Thomas

Excess Orgasm Blush


  • High Profile Cheek Palette (£46) exclusive to Space NK and Boots
  • Full Access Cheek Set (£46) available at NARs boutiques,, department stores and online retailers

Full Access Cheek Set

Stocking Stuffers:

  • Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette I Ii & Iii
    • Orgasm Palette (£26) exclusive to Space NK and Boots
    • Laguna Inspired Palette (£26) exclusive to Space NK
    • Dolce Vita Inspired Palette (£26) exclusive to NARS boutiques, & Look Fantastic

Unwrapped Dolce Vita Inspired Mini Palette


  • Double Climax Mascara Duo (£23) available nationwide
  • Pleasure Seeker Afterglow Lip Balm Set (£36) available at NARs boutiques,, department stores and online retailers

Pleasure Seeker Afterglow Lip Balm Set

  • Unwrapped Afterglow Lip Balm Duo (£24) exclusive to Space NK and Boots
  • Endless Orgasm Mini Set (£38) available nationwide

Endless Orgasm Mini Set

  • Unwrapped Mini Brush Set (£50) exclusive to NARS boutiques, and Next

Unwrapped Mini Brush Set


The Holiday Collection 2021 is available from narscosmetics, NARS stockists and e-tailers.

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