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! <<

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NARS Kabuki Brushes for August 2014
NARS Kabuki Brushes for August 2014

NARS Cosmetics expands its exquisite Kabuki Brush Collection with three new brushes for face, cheeks and eyes. Rich in Japanese tradition and culture, the Mie, Mizubake and Kudoki Kabuki brushes are designed to provide precise, flawless makeup application.

Inspired by traditional Japanese beauty rituals from Geiko and Kabuki Theater, the NARS Kabuki Brushes meld heritage with modernity, in both concept and function. Finding their place in modern makeup, the unique design of each Kabuki Brush encourages multi-functional use, making each a versatile tool in everyday makeup application.

Mie Kabuki Brush ($55.00)

Ideal for soft, all-over face application of loose and pressed powders. Luxuriously layered with a double-dome design that deposits product evenly. A hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves this Kabuki’s unique traditional character.

Mizubake Kabuki Brush ($55.00)

Contour and sculpt blush and bronzer with this distinct design for controlled application and precise definition. The hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves this Kabuki’s unique traditional character.

Kudoki Kabuki Brush ($40.00)

Unique, angled silhouette contours the eye for impeccable crease definition, ideal for soft color deposit along the lash line for a smokey look. Soft-touch handle

Availability: August 1st at NARS, NARS Boutiques

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NARS And God Created Woman Kit
NARS And God Created Woman Kit

NARS debuts a limited-edition palette of six shimmering shadows for captivating, compelling eyes, this sleek set also includes a travel sized Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and travel size Wide Contour Brush #43.

Named for “Et Dieu… créa la femme,” the classic 1956 French film that made Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation, the six-well palette helps beauty lovers achieve the look of the season with a must-have neutral shade range based on top-selling browns and taupes.

And God Created the Woman Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Alhambra (Right) Metallic rose mist
  • Bellissima (Right) Matte grey brown
  • Kalahari (Left) Gold confection
  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
  • Night Clubbing Black with gold pearl
  • Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base Travel-sized
  • Wide Contour Brush #43 Travel-sized

Availability: August 1st at NARS, NARS Boutiques, and department/specialty stores

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Saturday, July 19th, 2014

I love a good highlighter, which I’m sure comes as no surprise to regular readers! :) Many of my favorites are limited edition, but I also have a few favorites that you can get year-round and never have to worry about running out of. Check ‘em out:

  1. NARS 413 BLKR — buildable, liquid highlighter
  2. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight — pale, golden beige
  3. Becca Moonstone — a frosted golden champagne
  4. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer — a shimmery gold
  5. Illamasqua Aurora — a glimmering cream highlighter

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