NARS Gifting Collection for Spring 2016

NARS Gifting Collection for Spring 2016
NARS Gifting Collection for Spring 2016


NARSissist (NARS∙is∙sist) (n.) – lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortless charm with a bottomless makeup bag.

Availability

December 31st at NARS Boutiques/online; February 1st at all other retailers

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The Details

Hide & Cheek Cheek Studio Palette | $65.00 | Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive

Sculpt out. Glow long. Blush up. Bronze on. Any look is game. For Spring 2016, the NARSissist delivers the latest must-have cheek palette – from soft to seductive, play out every possibility with this limited-edition and multifaceted palette.

  • Paloma Contour Blush Pink beige / deep rose
  • Laguna Bronzing Powder Diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
  • I Blush Icy lilac
  • II Blush Sausalito sunset
  • III Blush Shimmering rose peach
  • IV Blush Flesh pink

Twelve Sharp L'Amour Toujours L'Amour Eyeshadow Palette | $59.00 | Limited Edition

For Spring 2016, NARS Cosmetics introduces the L’Amour Toujours L’Amour Eyeshadow Palette. The limited-edition palette features 12 must-have eyeshadow shades from everyday neutrals to rich accents for a full-spectrum of looks. Eyes. Customized.

  • I Cream bisque
  • II Shimmering pink said
  • III Amethyst ash
  • IV Black truffle
  • V Golden starlight
  • VI Sunburst copper
  • VII Cafe au lait
  • VIII Pistol grey
  • IX Industrial steel
  • X Regal blue
  • XI Shimmering taupe cashmere
  • XII Shimmering licorice

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NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection — Nouvelle Vogue

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection -- Nouvelle Vogue
NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection — Nouvelle Vogue


The new wave of chic. Seasonal shades suit up for resort mode with high-sun and high-style.

For Spring 2016, NARS debuts a fresh and modern mix of seasonal shades and innovative textures for eyes, cheeks and lips. Orchid blush radiates from a natural, matte complexion and lips captivate in shimmering apricot, rose and mulled wine. Eyes mesmerize in icy mint, matte beige and bronzed rose tones paired with a bold, winged liner. The must-have of the season: Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in a sumptuous, versatile spectrum that can be applied dry for a sophisticated sheer effect, or wet for a dramatic, high-shine finish.

Availability

January 15th at NARS Boutiques/online; February 1st at all other retailers

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The Details

Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow | $29.00 | Permanent

  • Tarvos Icy mint
  • Cressida Shimmering midnight blue
  • Kari Soft rose pink

Duo Eyeshadow | $35.00 | Limited Edition

  • Hammamet Matte beige / bronzed rose

Blush | $30.00 | Permanent

  • Impassioned Rich orchid

Lip Gloss | $26.00 | Limited Edition

  • Instant Crash Soft shimmering apricot
  • Vida Loca Guava

Lipstick | $28.00 | Permanent

  • Rosecliff Soft rose
  • Banned Red Mulled wine

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6 Red Blushes for Maximum Rouge

We may call it rouge, but there are far less red-hued blushes on the marketplace, though luckily, we have some and many of the permanent ones are fantastic. Here are three warmer and three cooler takes on red blush. When working with deeper or more richly pigmented shades, my best tip is to use a fan brush, which will allow you to build up the color and intensity slowly and easily. Also, it’s nice to have a buffing brush on hand, or if you use liquid foundation, use the residual product left on the brush to tamp down over-applied blush.

  1. Clinique Cola Pop — A Warm Red with a Luminous finish.
  2. NARS Taos — A Warm Red with a Pearl finish.
  3. Kevyn Aucoin Fira — A Warm Red with a Satin finish.
  4. Surratt Beauty Rougeur — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.
  5. MAC Frankly Scarlet — A Warm Red with a Semi-Matte finish.
  6. Urban Decay Quiver — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.

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5 Pops of Silver to Rock the New Year

When it comes to thinking of New Year’s Eve looks, I always think gold, silver, and GLITTER! Today’s edition of Five Ways features a few fun shades of silver :)

  1. Kat Von D Static Age — A Cool Silver with a Metallic finish.
  2. Zoya Cosmo — A Warm Silver with a Glitter finish.
  3. Lit Cosmetics Tinsel Town — A Cool Silver with a Glitter finish.
  4. NARS Interstellar — A Cool Silver with a Metallic finish.
  5. Urban Decay S&M — A Neutral Silver with a Metallic finish.

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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette ($69.00 for 1.01 oz.) includes a highlight/contour duo, bronzer, and four blushes. Two of the blushes (Robotic and Blasphemy) are limited edition and exclusive to the palette, while the other products are part of the permanent range. For those keeping track of value, this palette contains: $36 worth of contour/highlight duo, $40 worth of bronzer (it is actually larger than a full-sized bronzer), and $90 worth of blush, which yields a total value of $166; this is good as far as palettes go, and it’s particularly good for high-end and for the NARS brand. I do think that a contouring duo is risky, since it will not suit all skin tones, and of course, we have seen Laguna umpteen amount of times, so that might be a waste for those who have a few NARS palettes already! Otherwise, it’s a decent to good palette that will be best for those who like buildable blushes, rather than richly pigmented ones.

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NARS One Shocking Moment Blush Palette
NARS Steven Klein Holiday 2015 Blush Palette One Shocking Moment
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
86%
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Top 10: Luminous Blushes (Warm-Toned Edition)

If you’ve followed my favorites, you’ll know that I favor more shimmery blush, and specifically, luminous blush. The kind of shimmer that doesn’t read frosted or metallic but more of glowing sheen. Here are some of my favorites of the moment!

  1. Chanel Golden Sun (280) — A Warm Brown with a Luminous finish.
  2. Laura Geller Ballerina — A Warm Copper with a Luminous finish.
  3. Chanel Malice (71) — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  4. MAC Make You Mine — A Warm Copper with a Satin finish.
  5. Makeup Geek Love Affair — A Warm Pink with a Satin finish.
  6. Clinique Peach Pop (02) — A Warm Coral with a Satin finish.
  7. NARS Lovejoy — A Warm Plum with a Pearl finish.
  8. MAC Love Thing — A Warm Plum with a Luminous finish.
  9. Burberry Blossom — A Warm Coral with a Luminous finish.
  10. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust — A Warm Coral with a Frost finish.

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