Monday, August 11th, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

I hope to kick off reviews soon, but knowing it will take time to work through them, here are lip swatches for twenty of the shades (working on the next set to post as well) of NARS Audacious Lipstick. It’s a new, upcoming formula that launches on September 1st they’re now online at narscosmetics.com.. They will retail for $32 each, are permanent, and contain 0.14 oz. a pop.

You can also see them in the Swatch Gallery :)

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipsticks
NARS Audacious Lipsticks

NARS Audacious Lipstick is a new, upcoming formula that launches on September 1st they’re now online at narscosmetics.com. There are 40 shades in total, and I have 39 to share with you. I’m working my way through testing these, so reviews will be coming, but it will take time to test each of these. For now, enjoy these sneak peek swatches!

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Yesterday, I shared my favorite cool-toned purple eyeshadows, so I wanted to feature my favorite warm-toned purples, too! I’d love to hear your favorites.

  1. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry — a shimmery, frosted medium purple
  2. Sugarpill Hysteric — an ultra-shimmery warm violet
  3. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister — a warm, medium purple
  4. NARS Phoebe — a shimmering, plummy purple
  5. Makeup Geek Drama Queen — a deepened, warm-toned purple burgundy

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The NARS Vault for Fall 2014
The NARS Vault for Fall 2014

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary, NARS Cosmetics introduces The NARS Vault, a finely curated, limited edition set of 10 lipsticks and 10 nail polishes packaged in an exquisite keepsake box with a large mirror etched with a quote from François Nars. The collection features a full range of shades from neutral nudes to striking reds for lips and nails.

The NARS Vault ($500.00) (Limited Edition, Barneys Exclusive)

  • Raquel Pink beige (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Grace Bright pink coral (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Anita Antique rose (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Lana Vivid orange red (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Jane Terracotta rose (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Carmen Geranium (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Claudia Cool pink (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Sandra Rosewood (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Vivien Red plum (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Michiyo Shocking pink (Audacious Lipstick)
  • Ecume White (Nail Polish)
  • Hunger Mandarin red (Nail Polish)
  • IthaqueLight pink (Nail Polish)
  • Orgasm Peachy pink with shimmer (Nail Polish)
  • DovimaTomato red (Nail Polish)
  • Jungle Red Bright red (Nail Polish)
  • TrouvilleSeashell pink (Nail Polish)
  • Purple Rain Gothic purple (Nail Polish)
  • Schiap Shocking pink (Nail Polish)
  • Back Room Black (Nail Polish)

Availability: September 1st exclusively at Barneys (U.S.), select retail partners internationally

Monday, August 4th, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick for Fall 2014
NARS Audacious Lipstick for Fall 2014

NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars launched his namesake brand with a collection of 12 unforgettable lipsticks. Now, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, NARS pays tribute to its beginnings with the launch of The Audacious Lipstick Collection: lipsticks so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture, the sensation is absolutely audacious.

The innovative, pigment-rich formula delivers an intense, full-coverage finish in a single stroke, while nutrient rich ingredients are known to smooth, moisturize and volumize. The 40-shade collection features a full range of provocative hues from neutral nudes to striking reds and bold pinks.

Housed in a modern, matte-black metallic case with a magnetic closure, the specially designed sculpted bullet is embossed with the NARS logo.

Audacious Lipstick ($32.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Angela Pink orchid
  • Anita Antique rose
  • Anna Smokey rose
  • Annabella Poppy red
  • Audrey Red currant (Not at Sephora in JCPenneys)
  • Barbara Tan rose (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Bette Bordeaux (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Brigitte Nude rose (Not at Sephora in JCPenneys)
  • Catherine Sunny guava (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Charlotte Oxblood burgundy
  • Claudia Cool pink
  • Deborah Chestnut (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Fanny Rich berry
  • Geraldine Tangerine
  • Grace Bright pink coral (Not at Sephora in JCPenneys)
  • Greta Wild azalea (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Jane Terracotta rose
  • Janet Deep magenta (Not at Sephora in JCPenneys)
  • Jeanne Cherry red
  • Juliette Pink coral
  • Lana Vivid orange red
  • Leslie Cherrywood (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Liv Deep aubergine (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Marlene Red brick (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Michiyo Shocking pink
  • Natalie Flamingo (Not at Sephora/SiJCP)
  • Olivia Garnet
  • Raquel Pink beige
  • Rita Scarlet
  • Vera Bright raspberry (Not at Sephora)

Audacious Lipstick ($32.00) (New, Permanent, Barneys Exclusives)

  • Carmen Geranium
  • Dominique Pink lilac
  • Ingrid Merlot
  • Julie Nude pink
  • Kelly Coral hibiscus
  • Marisa Warm pink
  • Sandra Rosewood
  • Silvia Radiant orchid
  • Vanessa Mauve nude
  • Vivien Red plum

Availability: September 1st at NARS; September 1st for shades exclusive to Barneys.  September 2014 for Sephora and department stores (except shade exclusives, noted above).

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Continuing with the theme of all things scorching hot, how about a focus on orange eyeshadow? I’d love to hear about your personal favorites and how you like to wear orange eyeshadow.

  1. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica — a light-medium, shimmery tangerine
  2. Make Up For Ever #10 — a bold, bright orange cream eyeshadow
  3. Sugarpill Flamepoint — a bright, red-orange with a matte finish
  4. MAC Red Brick — a medium orange-red with a matte finish
  5. NARS Persia — a deepened, dark orange-red with a matte finish

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<