NARS Final Cut – New Attitude blush and Villa Lante lip pencil – Swatches and Review

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Bright Colors for the First Flush of Spring Fever

Who out there is ready for some spring? While we’ve had an unseasonably warm, dry winter here in Southern California, I know that most of the country has been shivering in their long johns, sitting in their Snuggies and getting pastier by the day. Like crocuses peeping their colorful heads through the snow, our wintertime faces are all ready for the color of spring. NARS Final Cut, a limited edition collection, zaps some of that floral color into our winter doldrums.

NARS-Final-Cut-New-Attitude-swatches-2Final Cut Collection – Villa Lante Satin Lip Pencil, New Attitude Blush

NARS is known for its iconic collections and individual pieces (Helloooo, Orgasm!) This springtime collection is begging for your consideration among those elite. Heavy on the pink, the Final Cut collection had me thinking of peonies and azaleas (maybe even an oh-so-slight nod to Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid) as I sampled the New Attitude Blush and the Villa Lante Satin Lip Pencil.


New Attitude Blush ($30) is satiny, lush and finely milled, as all Nars blushes are. The color is a vibrant, bluish pink. An easy hand should be used in application to avoid going from fresh-faced babydoll to crazy-faced clown, especially on pale winter skin.

I found the color to be cool in the pan but my neutral-toned skin carried it off. I think fairer tones may be more suited to one of the other lighter blushes in the collection. All in all, I think New Attitude is a great way to put a little spring in a winter-weary step.


Villa Lante Satin Lip Pencil ($25) is a dream. The color is pretty much on par with the New Attitude Blush but it reads a lot less bright on my lips – more like a creamy lavender-pink, and pairs well with the strength of the blush.


A simple cat eye with these two has me feeling positively gamine. The color is buildable, moderately pigmented and, as its name implies, satiny smooth. I’d love to try the more coral-y colors in this collection!

NARS-Final-Cut-New-Attitude-swatchesFinal Cut Collection – Villa Lante Satin Lip Pencil, New Attitude Blush – outdoors

If anyone can put springtime in a box, NARS can. Final Cut will be available in plenty of time for spring. Nordstrom is first on the block push up its petals by introducing it on February 1, while the NARS website is setting a March 1 release date. Bye-bye winter blues, hello dollface!

we heartsters – Have you got the Fever? If you do, be it Cabin or Spring, this collection may be the cure. Do you think the Final Cut Collection is deserving of icon status?

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone

Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything


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    Sherri is a writer, dog lover, old movie fanatic, history detective, political junkie, fashion pundit and social media consumer advocate. “A fancy dinner and expensive champagne are better than writing a rent check any day of the week.” skin tone: NC 25 skin type: oily/sensitive favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything


  1. I’m so ready for spring and summer! While I’m typing it is raining down about 11 inches of snow outside my window. While the blush might be a tad too bright for me, the lippie is perfect to bring some spring to my wardrobe!

  2. I love these cheerful, bright colors! I am one of the pasty ones getting pastier by the day, and I smiled when I simply saw them. Well and humorously done, @sherrishera!

  3. Oooh, I bet your cat eye looks so pretty with these pops of pink! And yeah, cabin fever over here–PA is like one giant, icy slushie right now.

    1. Yes it does and so I hear! Yes, these are happy colors and beautiful formulas. No surprises here.

  4. We’re about to get hit with some really cold temps and snow here in the PNW. :( I’ve finally kicked myself in the butt and have gotten back on track with the workouts, but I just want to hibernate when it’s this cold! Those brilliant pinks definitely scream spring. I love it–I just wish the weather would catch the hint.

  5. This has been a rough winter! This collection might be just what I need to perk myself up a little. Thanks for the details– can’t wait to check these out in person.

  6. I love NARS! They always know how to do such gorgeous bold colors. This collection looks like it is no exception! Yay Spring!!

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