Thursday, July 8th, 2010

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

When it comes to describing fashionista Daphne Guinness, François Nars’ passion knows no boundaries. And when it came to designing and photographing this futuristic makeup look for Fall 2010, François created a look worthy of his leading lady.

Central to this ultra-sophisticated, ethereal look: A canvas of impeccably, smooth skin. Under Nars’ direction, Makeup Artist Kabuki primed the skin with line-erasing Skin Smoothing Face Prep, followed by a base of Siberia Sheer Matte Foundation and finally a light application of Snow Loose Powder. To contour Daphne’s complexion, he dusted Douceur Blush to the cheeks and blended it with the Yachiyo Brush.

To create scintillatingly dramatic eyes, Kabuki applied a coat of Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base, followed by a wash of Daphne Single Eyeshadow. Using the Wide Contour Brush, he built color and intensity along the outer eye. For brightness in the inner eye, he applied Mangrove Single Eyeshadow and lightly lined the top and bottom lashes with Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo. Brows were defined with Ipanema Eyebrow Pencil. The look was finished off with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara to both the top and bottom lashes. The pièce de résistance: Daphne’s lips, stained with Rouge Basque Lipstick and highlighted with Scandal Lip Gloss for ultimate shine and fullness.

Douceur Blush ($26.00)

A soft pink-brown hue that lightly imparts a honeyed brown kiss of innocence on cheeks. Unique to the Fall 2010 collection, the powder is lightly etched with the NARS logo. Use to contour from the apple of the cheek upward; warm forehead, jaw line and nose.

Daphne Eyeshadow ($23.00)

Style icon. Designer. Model. Heiress of haute couture. Named after Daphne Guinness herself—François Nars’ inimitable muse—this hypnotizing matte, deep-violet single eyeshadow exudes excitement. Apply liberally across the lid up to the brow, blending outward. Head-turning.

Mangrove Eyeshadow ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

The magnificence of this tropical tree, captured in the softest, mellow yellow laced with lime. Richly pigmented and crease-resistant, use this single eyeshadow to highlight the inner corner of the eye, as a bright base shade for the lid or to diffuse a deeper shade by sweeping it into the bridge.

Coconut Grove Eyeshadow ($23.00)

Grooving in the Grove—Miami’s magical neighborhood on Biscayne Bay—has attracted musicians, artists, and writers for decades. Dense, dramatic, and daring, this dark chocolate-cum-taupe confection increases depth on the lid and doubles as a lash liner when used wet.

Rouge Basque Lipstick ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the inside cover of a book from the famed French countryside, François Nars envisioned the quintessential red from the Basque region. The result is lipstick with a luminous satin finish. It is as deeply pigmented as the region’s history and as bold as the wine for which the area is known. Pair with NARS pencils, or apply with a NARS lip brush.

Strawberry Fields Lip Gloss ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

Imagine juicy, mouthwatering strawberries, just picked. Then delight in the serious, yet sexy shine of this bright pink confection. Worn alone or over NARS lip products, the gloss’ Vitamin-E enriched formula seals in moisture. Lips feel supple and hydrated.

Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

Once the NYC hot-spot, characterized by glamour, glitz, and decadence. This sparkling turquoise soft touch shadow pencil rocks with all the vibrancy and sex appeal of its namesake. Layer it with other NARS eye products—or go it alone—to line, accent, highlight or illuminate unforgettable eyes.

Tzarine Eyeshadow Duo ($32.00)

Love, sex and power. Russia’s empresses had it all. Inspired by royalty, the eyeshadow duo pairs the majesty of platinum gold infused with silver reflections with a bold, steel grey. Swipe and shadow along the upper lid or smudge along the lower. Positively regal.

Rajasthan Eyeshadow Duo ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Sacred temples and scorching deserts. Bengalese tigers and Bagaru prints. India’s largest state fascinates and tantalizes. Like its namesake, the Rajasthan Eyeshadow duo is an exotic palette, playing glazed almond against cool charcoal. Worn solo, blended or layered, the look signals drama.

Availability: July 15th @ NARS Cosmetics

See more photos and Q&A with Francois Nars!

Throughout his illustrious career, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars has been inspired by iconic beauties whom, he says, “are larger than life, unforgettable and posses an elegance that’s timeless.” Whether avant-garde or A-list, the NARS woman is simply irresistible. Perhaps no one fits that description better than Daphne Guinness, Nars’ mesmerizing muse and inspiration for the NARS Fall 2010 campaign. Sexy, sultry, daring and decadent, Daphne “is the ideal icon to capture Fall 2010’s old-Hollywood meets futuristic look,” says François.

It was only fitting that Nars chose to name an eyeshadow after his muse, Daphne, a color that is as bold and beautiful as the woman for whom it was named.

To magnify the arresting impact of the magnificent Ms. Guinness, Nars designed and photographed her in a kaleidoscope of mirrors, creating a virtual funhouse of reflective images. The result: A whirl of alabaster skin, hypnotic violet eyes, dazzling diamonds and Clara Bow lips.


Why did you cast Daphne Guinness in the Fall 2010 campaign?

I loved working with Daphne Guinness on the 15X15 Project and wanted to work with her again. She is very creative, elegant and so high society. So very decadent with a British background. She is THE NARS woman—we even named an eyeshadow after her this season!

Why did you name an eyeshadow after Daphne?

When I saw her wearing the bright purple hue at the campaign shoot, I immediately knew it should be named after her. The eyeshadow looked like it was made for her—so mesmerizing and regal, like Daphne herself. I’m always inspired by so many different things when it comes to naming products—art, people, fashion, travel, music and nature.

Why did you build a set of mirrors to photograph Daphne?

Daphne herself was the inspiration for the campaign. She is so amazing to look at that we thought, why not have more of her! So we used the mirrors to multiple her image 5, 10 times.

What did you want to achieve with this collection?

I wanted a collection that was Old Hollywood meets futuristic, which is also very much Daphne’s style. I love the bold hues—the deep red in Rouge Basque, the intense brown in Coconut Grove, and of course the regal purple in Daphne.

How should women update their makeup look for the Fall?

I hope women aren’t confined to trends and take the change of seasons as a chance to experiment! This season, there are so many great bold hues for women to try—vibrant reds, deep brown, fresh blues. Mix the shades and textures and don’t forget to have fun!

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

NARS Fall 2010 Collection

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66 thoughts on “NARS Fall 2010 Collection

  1. LizMarie

    would love to see the review on the shadow pencil! It looks interesting!

  2. Virginia

    Somehow I’m not really impressed by this collection, which is sad, because NARS is my favourite makeup brand and I’ve been waiting for them to bring out something new and inspiring. And the promo pic doesn’t do it for me at all. I think it looks far too photoshopped – you can hardly tell whether they photographed a human being or a plastic doll. Daphne Guinness looks a lot older and also different, as far as I can tell from the various pictures of her that I’ve seen on the internet.
    However, I think the description of the Coconut Grove eyeshadow sounds rather intriguing: “dark chocolate-cum-taupe”. But in the pics it looks really boring and standard. I will have to wait for real life pictures. The blush looks nice, too.

    • Brittney

      i couldn’t agree more, ever since the essential eye palette (which i didn’t buy and am scouring the internet for) came out, Ive been dying for another palette like it and all nars keeps doing is releasing variations of the same not very exciting thing over and over imo.

  3. Too bad they don’t sell NARS in The Netherlands. I’m going to London for a holiday, do you know when it will be launched in the UK?
    Daphne eyeshadow is amazing!!!

  4. baby in a corner

    the gold eyeshadow seems similar to MAC’s gorgeous gold at least with the description anyway. the violet single shadow looks interesting too! the rest i’m not sure have to see them in person or swatches!



  6. KC

    I would love to buy this entire collection! Unfortunately they don’t sell NARS in my country.

  7. Hilana

    I truly love this collection. It’s beautiful. I just wonder if it would be this lovely still when tested on skin. I am often totally surprised how different colours look on the skin and in the cases.

  8. Kalex

    Cannot wait for that first eye duo! I will be stalking Sephora’s website for this!

  9. demosthenesval7

    looks lovely can’t wait to get the e/s duos and the lippies :)

  10. deepblue

    What beautiful colours!!! Love it! Daphne! A Dream!

  11. Daphne e/s and Palladium Soft Touch Shadow Pencil look stunning! Me wants <3 😀

  12. I’m really interested in that first eyeshadow duo and the blush of course :)

  13. daphne e/s looks amazing! i’m wondering if it’ll be the first ever dupe of MUFE92, but so far it’s hard to truly tell…

  14. loving Rouge Basque Lipstick & Douceur Blush!!!!!

  15. Amy

    Those eyeshadows look lovely–the promo pic looks like they are powder e/s. I hope they are–do you know (description doesn’t say)? Also, there was a rumor that NARS was going to re-release Zulu nail polish this Fall… do you know whether that is still going to happen? Thanks Christine!! :)

  16. phuong k

    hi christine! do you know when this will launch in stores, like at sephora?

  17. Michou

    Ok, I’ve never been this intrigued over a NARS eyeshadow duo before. I want both Rajasthan and Tsarine and can’t wait to at least swatch them!

    Also, being of Basque heritage and knowing very well the Basque red, I can’t wait to test this lipcolor out!

  18. emma

    Like the products, hate the promo pic. I have no idea who Daphne is, so looked her up. She looks fake in the ad and is no beauty, though I can’t speak for her talent.

  19. That purple eyeshadow looks like a better version of MAC’s Violet Trance. I may have to pick it up :-)

  20. Naz

    Wow. I’m speechless. This is an impressive fall collection. Color is definitely the new black for Fall 2010. This compliments the Fall 2010 Dior show. Gorgeous!

  21. Steph2

    I love the violet eye shadow! It is such a vibrant gorgeous color!

  22. meghan

    Oooh love this! More than any of the MAC collections coming out this fall. I want the two eyeshadow duos but I will probably only buy one. Lip gloss and blush also look great. Are NARS glosses sheer or no?

  23. I want it all! Ugh… not good for my wallet LOL. Daphne eyeshadow looks like it’s drop dead gorgeous, so I can’t wait to see the swatches!

  24. Lauren

    I really wish this wasn’t so airbrushed. This woman is 43 years old- she looks great for her age- but she’s still 43. I’m just truly skeptical about how these colours actually look because they seem to have spent more time and effort making her look 16.

  25. betterthanmink

    Not impressed with this collection… somehow it just feels “not quite there”? Nothing new that really inspires me… Although I think I might pick up Rouge Basque as a gift for my mother. Thank you for posting!

  26. Becca

    I wish Nars didn’t jump on the LE bandwagon…*yawn*

    • Laura

      yeah I agree, at least only part of it is though.

      • eva

        totally with you!! i am so upset with the multiple tints being LE, please NARS dont try to be like MAC. The NARS woman doesnt have time to check the internet every minute to see if something is up or not, to believe the hype or to pay twice the retail price on ebay for staff.

  27. Julia

    That blush sounds so gorgeous!! That’s the only thing that really jumps out at me right now, but things always change once I see swatches.

  28. Alexis

    Okay so far I want:

    that blush
    that pencil
    that Daphne purple shadow
    that Coconut Grove Duo

    on the fence over the lipstick and gloss..

  29. hellochristina

    1 huge eyebrow 1 little eyebrow haha.

  30. amy

    The turquoise eyeliner is gorgeous.

  31. Mina

    Will this be at Nordstorms anytime soon this month?

  32. Bank Balance is going to be in painnn!

  33. Angie

    I really want one of the duos, the blush and gloss.. when does this collection come out in the US?

  34. Suzanna

    Since my local Sephora won’t get this collection for several months–if at all–I am going to order Rouge Basque sight unseen. Pigment is what I’m after, unlike last summer’s MLBB Falbala (which barely showed up).

  35. Michelle M

    Love the styling on the model! And those eyeshadow duos!

  36. Ester

    Excited for swatches of the duos and blush~ 😀

  37. Marie

    I like this collection. I’m very interested in Strawberry Fields lipgloss, because from the swatches I’ve seen it looks well pigmented.

  38. Tiffany

    this picture have MUF style…

  39. Jennifer

    mmmm all the eye stuff is screaming my name

  40. Lorna

    i wish NARS has named the daphne e/s guinness instead. (sigh)

  41. Ann

    Would you say that NYX Jumbo pencil in “Electric Blue” is the closest dupe to the NARS Palladium pencil?

  42. Ann

    Would you say that NYX Jumbo pencil in “Electric Blue” is the closest dupe to the NARS Palladium pencil?

  43. Ru

    Hey Christine, I saw that the line was released to Sephora, but they did not have Rajasthan. Do you know if Rajasthan will be released to Sephora in the future, or is it strictly just available from the NARS site?

  44. Esther

    Heya! Do you know if either the Tzarine duo or the Daphne eyeshadow are limited edition? :( I’ve read all the info above, but just wasn’t sure if these are exclusive of their fall collection.

  45. Christy

    I would love to see a look with these colors because it just seems way out there. The lady in the ad scares me a little:)