5 Shimmering Red Lipsticks to Try

When I think about a go-to color for a bold, party look, I always think red. I’m curious to know what your go-to color is when you think about it! There aren’t nearly as many shimmery/metallic reds as there should be, in my opinion, that are permanently available. I’d love to hear about more that I’m missing out on!

  1. Kat Von D Adora — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  2. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  3. NARS Christina — A Warm Red with a Frost finish.
  4. Milani Cherry Crave — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.
  5. Hourglass Siren — A Warm Red with a Metallic finish.

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10 Sparkling, Shimmering Golds to Celebrate the New Year

Here’s a more traditional take on shades of the New Year — yellowy golds. I went for a list of some of my favorite more shimmering/sparkling shades for bonus points 🙂 What are your favorites?

  1. Anastasia So Hollywood — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thrasher — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Get Lucky — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  4. Sephora Girls Night Out — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  5. NYX Mischievous — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  6. NARS Iskandar — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  7. MAC Old Gold — A Warm Gold with a Frost finish.
  8. L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  10. Sugarpill Goldilux — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.

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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

NARS Sephora Nordstrom

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 Orange 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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