Nars Wildfire Collection: Thessalonique-Chiang Mai and Siros for Spring 2017!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was fairly quiet, with a lovely meal out, a bit of dancing and I actually got round to making a cake which was delicious! I will post details about this later, but it was a mix of orange, vanilla and berries with cardamon… yum!! Now, let’s dive into the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017!

Nars launched an amazing set of spring items a couple of weeks ago and I could not resist it for two reasons: 1- the colours are amazing (and not at all your usual spring pastels, yay!) 2- some of the items featured are named after Greek cities and islands *smiles widely*. How could I not check it out and grab a couple of things?! Oh, Nars, you know my soft spots!

Starting with the eyes, there are two beautiful eye palettes as part of the Nars Wildfire Collection, which I think would suit most eye colours and complexions. The colours are di-vi-ne and the quality top notch. I will start this review with the eye palette which was named after none other than one of the most historic and exciting Greek cities, the very city I was born in: Thessaloniki or, according to Nars (and in French): Thessalonique!

Thessaloniki: The second biggest city in Greece after Athens. It’s well – known for its White Tower, seaside, wonderful food and university!

Thessalonique is a fun eyeshadow duo with a pearlescent pink – white highlight shade (the glitter in this one is so cute!) and a lilac – mauvy shimmery shade with complex glitter. Right up my street, as I really love such colours:

Thessalonique palette close up from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Nars Wildfire Collection for Spring 2017
Thessalonique palette close up from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Nars Wildfire Collection – Thessalonique

And  couple of closer images, so you can enjoy the shimmer:

Thessalonique palette close up from the Nars Wildfire collection Spring 2017
Thessalonique – Nars Wildfire Collection

Thessalonique palette close up from the Nars Spring 2017 Wildfire collection

It’s not as obvious from the photos, but the white shade is actually so girly that I could happily say it has a unique place in my heart! It’s a gorgeous highlighting shade, adds dimension and brightness. Its pink glitter compliments the lilac shade really well. Depending on what look you are after, you can combine these shades or wear them individually, for different effects.  The lilac – mauvy shade could be a bit more pigmented though. I like eyeshadows to be pigmented and on my NC30 skin, I had to layer this one quite a bit in order to show. I can tell you that if you want a soft, vibrant look, this palette is for you, but do not expect super-high impact or intensity, unless you layer the colours a lot.

And just as I was thinking that Thessalonique is the better duo of the two, I tried Chiang Mai on! OH. MY. GOD. The coppery brown shade is so delicious! Amazing on brown eyes, I bet it will look great on blue eyes too. Won-der-ful. The duo is complimented by a turquoise, sea – like colour. I simply love it when Nars does this: giving us unexpected and striking colour combinations. This palette reminded me of warm red sunsets and seas  or bright rooftops and skies. I therefore googled Chiang Mai and found this:

Wow, right?! WOW! And the warm coppery brown tones with the blue are present in this palette. If Thessalonique is represents feminine, bright urban elegance, Chiang Mai is fire and water. I am utterly in love with this duo and can see me wearing this till I hit the pan!

I would like to point out here that Chiang Mai is a very pigmented palette. Both shades are shimmery and the shimmer is typical Nars shimmer, so adds exceptional dimension. Here are some photos:

Chiang Mai palette close up from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Chiang Mai – Nars Wildfire Collection

Chiang Mai palette close up from the Nars Spring 2017 Wildfire collection

Chiang Mai palette close up from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Nars Wildfire Collection – Chiang Mai

Last but not least, I got the Siros shadow stick. This is a golden bronze. I can never miss a golden bronze. Or gold. Or just bronze. Again, I thought it to be fantastic on brown eyes. It made my eyes pop and lasted all day long without a primer. Siros is a Greek island in the Aegean sea, and I highly recommend you visit all islands in the Aegean! Siros is close to Mykonos; it’s less of a party island, but very cosmopolitan and with amazing architecture. I won’t even mention the beaches!

Here are swatches of Thessalonique, Chiang Mai and Siros (vertical to the other four):

Chiang Mai, Siros and Thessalonique swatches from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Swatches for the Nars Wildfire Collection Chiang Mai, Thessalonique and Siros

And now onto a couple looks that I created:

Chiang Mai eye palette from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Nars Wildfire Collection-Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai on closed eyes from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017 close up on eyes
Chiang Mai – Nars Wildfire Collection
Thessalonique eye palette from the Nars Wildfire collection Spring 2017 close up on eyes
Nars Wildfire Collection -Thessalonique
Thessalonique on closed eyes from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017 close up on close eyelids
Thessalonique – Nars Wildfire Collection

And even if Chiang Mai impressed me more than Thessalonique, I am glad I did not need to choose in the end ;)! Here is a full look with Thessalonique, which is subtle and I love:

The complete look with Thessalonique from the Nars Wildfire collection for Spring 2017
Me wearing Thessalonique from the Nars Wildfire Collection

I paired Thessalonique with the Bobbi Brown cream blush and highlight duo in Desert Rose on both cheeks and lips (review coming up!). The pale rose hue matches Thessalonique so nicely and, for me, it creates perfect colour harmony for a soft look.

What do you think about the Nars Wildfire Collection and its sources of inspiration? I absolutely love it and it kind of smells of summer, doesn’t it? I gave priority to the eye products over the lips and cheeks, as I found them to be unique. You can enjoy more swatches here and check Karen’s post as well here.

Have you got any items from this collection or are you eyeing something? BTW – If you were to choose one of the glosses, which one would this be? I am eyeing Asphalt Jungle (update: When you eye something and you eventually get it is a win! Check out Asphalt Jungle here!)

Have a lovely week and I will speak to you soon!

Eleni xx

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Nars Wildfire Collection: Thessalonique-Chiang Mai and Siros for Spring 2017!

  1. Wow these shades are amazing! Thessanoniki will always be one of my favourite greek cities, been there too many times and I love everything about it!! Just discovered your blog and I love it! Have a lovely day Eleni x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Yiota! Nice to meet you! They’re lovely shades right? 🙂 I am so happy you like the blog! As you see I’ve just started and it’s so nice to get good feedback! Have a lovely day too and I hope we speak again soon! xx
      Ps- Can communicate in Greek, if you speak the language? :))

    1. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for the lovely comment; have been reading your blog for years now and love it! When I saw Thessalonique, it reminded me of the colours of my city, so I could definitely see how they decided to name it so. It is nice when a product is named after its source of inspiration, isn’t it? xx

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