Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012
NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012

NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012

“Someone said that my collection was really girly,” said designer Giovanna Randall. “So I decided to go all the way and make it ultra feminine, but also with something slightly ‘off.’ I had a vision of creating an army of angry dolls that had been played with too much, not precious dolls that sit on a shelf.”

“The look is reminiscent of Penelope Tree, and Catherine Deneuve,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “The eyelashes are messy and drawn on, with a lot of mascara. Everything else is perfect – the skin is porcelain, and the lip color is like lips that have been bitten. The key to the look is really the lashes. When you think you’ve got enough mascara, add two more coats.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation), Loose Powder
  • Eyes: Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil, Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Douceur Blush, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
  • Lips: Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for spring 2012! (for now, try Terre de Feu Pure Matte Lipstick)

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012
NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

“It’s the ideal of the iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural. The color story came from India, inspired by the spice market — but with a cowboy flair,” said designer Thakoon Panichgul. “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” said makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Zen Blush, Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try Desire Blush
  • Eye: Bengali Eyeshadow, Portobello Duo Eyeshadow, Laguna Bronzer, Bali Eyeshadow, Blondie Eyeshadow, Snow Loose Powder
  • Lip: Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012
NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

“This collection is a graduation, of sorts, for me. I was inspired by these rocks and crystals that I’ve loved since I was a child – the texture, the metallics,” said designer Mandy Coon. “There is something so cool, and tough, about them but then the pleats in the collection add a touch of femininity.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! For now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Laguna Bronzing Powder
  • Eye:  Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try the smoky lilac side of Egea Duo Eyeshadow, Douces France Trio Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and Nymphea Single Eyeshadow, Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Madison Avenue Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012, Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for Spring 2012

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012
NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

“A free-spirited woman in pursuit of love,” said designer Joy Cioci about the inspiration behind her collection. “The pieces are effortless, but luxe with a juxtaposition of soft details and vibrant colors.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Founation), Orgasm Illuminator
  • Eye: Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – New for Spring 2012! (for now, try Ondine Single Eyeshadow), Corfu Cream Eyeshadow, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil, Heat Wave Lipstick, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Friday, August 26th, 2011


NARS Concealer (Re)Launches

NARS Concealer boasts a lightweight, creamy texture enriched with Vitamin E for crease-resistant coverage that stays in place all day. Aside from new slim packaging, the formula will grow its shade range from a total of six shades to ten to help achieve a NARS Immaculate Complexion. Whether applied to camouflage darkness under the eyes or to reduce the appearance of redness and skin imperfections, the new range reaches a broader scope of skintones and is targeted to more closely match NARS’ Sheer Matte & Sheer Glow Foundation shades. Apply with a brush for even application and precise spot coverage.

Concealer ($22.00)

  • Chantilly For fairest of complexions, true ivory
  • Vanilla For fair complexions, tiny cast of pink tones
  • Honey For light to medium complexion, warm peach tones
  • Custard For light to medium complexions, yellow tones
  • Ginger For medium complexions, golden tones
  • Biscuit For medium to dark complexions, natural balance of pink and yellow tones
  • Caramel For medium to dark complexions, yellow and golden tones
  • Amande For medium to dark complexions, golden olive tones
  • Café For dark complexions, warm red tones
  • Cacao For dark complexions, deep-gold-brown tones

Duo Concealers ($30.00)

  • Vanilla/Honey
  • Custard/Ginger
  • Caramel/Amande

availability: September 1st @ narscosmetics.com

Thursday, August 25th, 2011


NARS Night Flight Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Flight Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Flight Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “black with cobalt blue pearls.” It’s a new and limited edition shade from the Night Series. The coverage is fantastic–I used two coats, but it was 80% opaque with one coat. The formula is that perfect blend of thick and thin that allows for even flow across the nail bed without causing drag or patchiness. It’s a blackened-navy blue base with silver and navy blue shimmer. It is similar to MAC Biker Blue, though NARS’ formula is better (more opaque) and has a more muted appearance.

If you like a shiny finish to your polishes, you’ll definitely want to use a top coat here, because these dry to a remarkably low-shine finish. NARS’ polishes wear well on me, and I have no issues with chipping over a week–just minor tip wear, which is expected given I type all day (and I have absolutely no regard for my nails; I’ll happily pry something open with them).

The Glossover

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Night Flight

A+
The formula was flawless--so easy to apply, rich in color, and doesn't bubble or streak. It's such a dark shade that it should work on both cool and warm skin tones.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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