Thursday, December 10th, 2009

NARS Cosmetics Spring 2010 Collection

Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile.

“I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics who chose supermodel Amber Valletta for the campaign. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.”

Nars created a look that is confident, cosmopolitan and polished. On skin, he applied NARS Fiji Sheer Glow Foundation, followed by NARS Eden Pressed Powder for a perfectly smooth finish. He contoured Amber’s cheeks with NARS Amour Blush then highlighted her complexion with NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder.

On the eyes, François applied the golden moss shade of the NARS Camargue Duo Cream Eyeshadow over the entire upper lid, then blended outward. The sienna shade was used to define the lower lash line with the NARS Push Eyeliner Brush. He then layered the sienna side onto the lid and brow bone, and swept the hue into the lash line. For additional brightness, NARS Albatross Highlighting Blush was dusted onto the eye, and NARS Nabucco Eyeliner Stylo was swept on to line the top lashes. NARS Blondie Single Eyeshadow was used to create an impactful brow. Lastly, two coats of NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara were applied to the top and bottom lashes.

To complete the look, François lined the lips with NARS Borneo Lipliner Pencil, filled them in with NARS Cruising Lipstick and layered on NARS Easy Lover Lip Gloss for extra shine and fullness.

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Cruising Pink nude

Lip Gloss ($24.00)

  • Easy Lover Sheer hot pink
  • Ophelia Strawberry nectar

Nail Polish ($16.00)

  • Purple Rain Gothic purple

Eyeshadow (Single) ($23.00)

  • D. Gorgeous Dusty lilac

Eyeshadow Duo (Cream) ($32.00)

  • Camargue Golden moss / sienna

Eyeshadow Duo ($32.00)

  • Kuala Lumpur Rose-gold / boysenberry

Eyeliner ($24.00)

  • Bains Douches Bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue

Availability: January 15th, 2010

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56 thoughts on “NARS Spring 2010 Collection

  1. ooooooooh cant wait for purple rain

  2. Roberta

    I love the broad’s cheeks in the promo picture, I wish they were offering whatever made her cheeks look that pretty.

    • DJ

      they usually post what was used on the total look when it goes up online, so you can probably find out when the collection is released.

      hope that helps.

    • Dai Ming

      It’s Amour with Albatross (I just clicked on the Source link and read the p/r)

  3. I NEED NEED NEED both of the duos! That’s all in currently liking!!! The model does this collection no good. She doesn’t look pretty whatsoever…

  4. Alexis

    Ooh I’m loving the pic of Amber Valetta as Catherine Deneuve very “Belle de Jour” – I’m assuming that’s Amber Valetta….

    I like the glosses and I want to check out that nude lipstick!

  5. Michelle

    Oooh I need Kuala Lumpur, Easy Lover and Ophelia for sure…possibly purple rain

  6. Alix

    I like the colors in their palettes but hate the pic of Amber Valletta… she looks washed out in that fuchsia coat.

  7. yvette

    love this stuff, esp purple rain. and yay for amber valletta, what a stunner. the yellow eyes are gorgeous, as is the cranberry lip gloss.

  8. Michelle

    Purple Rain looks yummy!

  9. Heidi

    I wonder if D. Gorgeous is like the lilac color in the Marienbad duo

  10. victoria

    wow lovely spring colors, amber looks great. hope the pay off is good, i love the lipstick and the e/s duo.

  11. Melanie

    OMG. I want everything esp that purple polish.

  12. Kristina

    This is why I am a NARS addict.

  13. Frances

    I’ll buy Kuala Lumpur just because that’s my home city! The lip glosses look great, too.

  14. alice

    I’m liking the eye shadow duos. I’m getting them both, unless Kuala Lumper has lots of glittery fallout. The lipstick looks like a nude-mauve, but might be too pale. The model’s lips are heavily lined. Very ’80s look. Will have to see in real life.

  15. AnGeLwInGz

    Those colors look great except for that yellow (?) shadow on the model. That nail polish is a must have!

  16. Whoa, that model looks like Madonna!! Or maybe its just me XD

  17. Nicole

    I think there was supposed to be another Orgasm product in this collection too. A highlighter or something? Where did I read that? Perhaps during Fashion Week……

  18. idakz

    loving the nail polish!

  19. Ruth

    Oh no, not at all impressed, boo Nars :-(

  20. Lorna

    i wonder how purple rain compares to Chanel’s vendetta. i might get D. Gorgrous and Kuala Lumpur depending on the color payoff. Those kinds of colors tend to not show up on me. i am so excited about easy lover. hopefully it is the gloss version of schiap.

  21. Rosie

    Oh Ophelia lipgloss, the name alone has me! And that nail polish looks pretty. I love purples.

  22. Kuala Lumpur looks interesting…:)

  23. Lindsey

    Purple Rain looks almost exactly like Rimmel’s Night Before nail polish.

  24. OMG? Kuala Lumpur eyeshadow duo? Kuala Lumpur is the name of city where i’m living now..i must have it eventhough just for the name lol..

  25. amy

    The purple rain nailpolish and the Easy Lover lipgloss shall be mine!

  26. Kate B

    Oh boy, I can’t wait! I want the eyeshadow duo, the eye pencil, the lipstick and the nail polish. C’est tres chic.

  27. rowan

    beautiful and chic colours

  28. The Kuala Lumpur duo looks something I would use for sure :)

  29. angie

    love the photo-very catherine deneuve in belle du jour…however the eyeshadow looks yellow, and there doesn’t seem to be a yellow in the collection..weird

    • Dai Ming

      (This is what I read from the Chinese p/r give by the source. My translation might not be 100% accurate)

      Camargue’s champagne – whole crease and smoked outward.

      Using #2 Brush and the brown side of Camargue, line on the upper and lower waterlines as well as the browbone(?)

      Highlight the inner corner of the eyes with Albatross and slightly smoke the eyes with Stylo Eyeliner in brown

      Apply mascara and shape the brows with #Blondie.

  30. kirsten

    I am really impressed with the two eyeshadow duos.

  31. I hope purple rain is the right purple glitter nail polish I have been looking for. I can’t wait to see both of the eyeshadow duos!

  32. Sweetpearl

    i sooo would love that purple rain nail polish for right now!!! =)

  33. igswonderworld

    I think the eyeshadow duo and the nail polish are calling my name… I can toootally hear it :)

    Oh and I don’t think this is the promo picture. Amber Valetta (the model) recently contributed to Francois Nars’ 15 year anniversary project called 15×15 and she was pictured as Catherine Deneuve in Belle du Jour. I believe they did use the lipstick in this collection on her so that’s how we get a sneak peak…

    And Purple Rain seems a touch lighter and bluer than Chanel Vendetta.

  34. Not a huge fan of that promo pic, but looking forward to picking up that nude lipstick! 😀

  35. both duos looks really good!!!!! Amber looks sooooo gorgeous in the ad @-@

  36. Amanda

    I love Amber Valetta…haven’t seen her around in a while!! Collection looks good too!!

  37. I like this a lot! The Cruising Nude, Purple Rain, and the Kuala Lumpur.

  38. Traci

    I’m not impressed with the collection either. The only thing I love about the model picture is the hair! Too bad it’s probably fake though

  39. I will definitely check this out, I am developing a passion for Nars products.

  40. K

    Oh, I am excited for that nail polish!

  41. Dai Ming

    It didn’t mention the glitter pencil!

  42. That duo talks to me already…Kuala Lumpur, book me a flight!

  43. Ferarri

    First Malaysia, now Kuala Lumpur? Wow, I am glad we finally become known and hopefully someone knows how to pronounce the words properly!

    Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

  44. All righty – I’m totally sold. As soon as these are on sale, I’m there!

  45. Nicole

    I noticed the Spring collection is now available online at Sephora! Including this mysterious new product, the “Orgasm Illuminator” —$sessionid$WD0L035CCUUAMCV0KQRQQAQ;jsessionid=WD0L035CCUUAMCV0KQRQQAQ?id=P254215&categoryId=A47

    Oh Francois Nars, why do you do this to me!?

  46. D

    What is the name of the liner?

  47. ak

    Nars is hot as usual, but it’s more expensive than MAC.