NARS Cosmetics has collaborated with long-time fashion design partner, Erdem Moralioglu, on a 14-piece make-up collection for Summer 2018. The limited-edition ‘Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers Collection’ launched in travel retail this month in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.

The Collection includes an assortment of products for eyes, lips and cheeks, with a cushion compact case available exclusively in Asia Pacific travel retail.

Erdem lends his experimental and vibrant prints to create a collection that blends perfectly with NARS’ iconic vision and beauty philosophy. It features daring and demure shades, encased in sophisticated soft-touch floral packaging in one of three original Erdem prints, created especially for this collaboration. This is the first time Erdem and NARS have worked together on a make-up collection, and it includes NARS’ first Lip Powder Palette and Mattifying Blotting Paper.

“It was really interesting to explore my aesthetic in collaboration with NARS and see how far we could push different elements through color and product,” says Erdem. “It was fascinating to develop new pigments and palettes as well as the cosmetics themselves.”

NARS and Erdem have partnered on and off the runway since 2013; backstage at London Fashion Week, on the red carpet at the Met Gala, and in the pages of the designer’s 10th anniversary book, ERDEM X.

The Erdem for NARS Strange Flowers Collection includes:

Six new shades, featuring a creamy, smooth formula, ranging from bare to bold, sheer to intense.
BLOODFLOWER, bright cherry red

VOODOO LILY, sheer muted lavender

MOON ORCHID, sheer light pink

WILD FLOWER, deep plum purple

LARKSPUR, sheer orchid

CARNAL CARNATION, sheer raspberry red

Featuring a silky-soft pearlescent finish that departs sheer, yet buildable color, the velvety formula gleams in two new shades.
LOVES ME, strawberry pink with golden shimmer

LOVES ME NOT, soft lavender pink

Multi-Use Highlighting Pencil
Illuminate intrigue with a multi-use highlighting pencil for eyes and cheeks. The new, ultra-smooth formula provides effortless blending and on-the-go radiance. It features an adjustable bottom component that advances and retracts for the desired amount – no sharpening necessary.
WHITE PHOX, opalescent lavender

Eyeshadow Palettes
Two six-well palettes of highly pigmented, velvety-matte shades deliver light-reflecting color. The formula can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect.
Shades, top to bottom, left to right:
MYTHIOS, shimmering ivory
THISTLE, metallic mink
FLOURISH, shimmering steel blue
BELLADONNA, matte soft brown
DAYDREAM, shimmering copper
HOLLY HOCK, satin mulberry

Shades, top to bottom, left to right:
OLEANDER, shimmering pale gold
INDIO, satin forest green
REBORN, satin marigold
FAUNA, matte deep brown
SPRUNG, satin midnight blue
MATIRA, satin black

Lip Powder Palette
The new innovative palette includes a creamy primer and precision-tip lip brush to paint lips with four delicate shades of petal pinks, rose reds, and poisonous purples. The matte and metallic powders can be worn alone or layered on lips—with or without balm—for a range of unexpected looks and effects.
Shades, left to right:
ZIRA, shimmering rose gold
CALYPSO, matte rose
DAMASK, matte fuchsia
OTTOMAN, matte scarlet

Mattifying Blotting Paper
Fresh-plucked blotting papers instantly soften and mattify. Perfect for shine control in the summer months.
Cushion Compact Case – Only available in Travel Retail Asia Pacific

Cushion Compact Case – Only available in Travel Retail Asia Pacific
A collectable, limited-edition case adorned with Erdem’s signature floral design. Custom fit for the Aqua Glow Cushion Compact Refill

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NARS collaborates with Erdem on Strange Flowers limited edition makeup