Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

NARS @ Daryl K S/S 2012
NARS @ Daryl K S/S 2012

NARS @ Daryl K S/S 2012

“The Spring 2012 collection is an expression of fluidity and softness and modernity in terms of fabrics and shapes and styling,” said designer Daryl Kerrigan. “This season also marks a continuation of my exploration into prints through a collaboration with artist Spencer Sweeney.”

“It complements Daryl’s collection without overpowering it,” said Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Artist. “A subtle swipe of blue along the lash line creates a playful affect but the strong brow and radiant skin add confidence.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try Pago Pago Lipstick, Cactus Flower Cream Blush
  • Eyes: Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow, Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try Rue Saint Honore Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try Ondine Eyeshadow, Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lips: Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try a light application of Place Vendome Larger Than Life Lip Gloss, available at Sephora, Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Tonga Lip Liner Pencil, Papua Lip Liner Pencil

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012
NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012

NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012

“We had in our minds this idea of moving objects coming to life,” said designers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters. “It’s quite psychedelic, a little triply with the acid greens and purples.”

“We didn’t want to see the makeup before seeing the clothes but still wanted a strong look,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “It’s very chalky and very 90′s. To balance the chalkiness in the eyes, we gave a luminosity to the cheekbones.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try Belle de Jour Lipstick
  • Eyes: Pastel blue created specifically for this look and not yet available – for a similar affect, try Heart Of Glass Single Eyeshadow, Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Lips: Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick

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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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