Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow

NARS’ Fall 2009 Collection is a small launch of three eyeshadow duos, one eyeshadow single, one lipstick, and one nail polish. I was not alone in my excitement for this launch, but I’m afraid for me, the launch was incredibly disappointing. I was particularly excited for Indian Summer Eyeshadow Duo, but the promotional image and the actual product are are so drastically different, I wonder if there wasn’t some sort of mix-up. I even double and triple-checked the labels, because I really couldn’t believe the two were one and the same. The best part of the launch was Mekong single eyeshadow, followed by Tokaido Express nail polish. Nothing else was a winner for me, unfortunately.

You can purchase the Fall collection at NARSCosmetics.com!

Duo Eyeshadows ($32.00 each)

  • Indian Summer is a duo of whitish-pink champagne with sparkling white-gold shimmer and yellowed brown with soft gold sheen. The champagne shdae has a bit of a frosty look, while the other color has more of a satin-y finish. The yellowed brown reminded me of MAC’s Soft Ochre eyeshadow, which was just one of those colors that did not work with my skin tone.
  • Silk Road is a duo of peachy-pink with soft shimmer and a pinked-up brown with a frosty look. Of the three duos, this was theo ne I liked the most. The shadows were smooth, soft, and had decent pigmentation. They are both incredibly wearable, too. The pinked-up brown does have a bit of a glittery texture, but it didn’t give me too much trouble.
  • Brumes is a duo of matte charcoal-gray and a satin-y dark blue-gray with green sheen. Both colors went on easily and had lots of color pay-off. The dark-nearly-navy-gray-blue has a bit of a green shimmer/sheen to it, which was nice.

Single Eyeshadow ($22.00)

  • Mekong is a warmed-up deep, rich brown with golden shimmer and sheen. It almost looks like a burgundy-brown when swatched and in the light.

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Fast Ride looks like a dark, intimidating vampy red-wine, but it’s nothing like that on lips. It’s a sheer, glossy reddish-berry with minimal shimmer. On lips, it’s still sheer, and it does have a tendency to settle into lip lines, so I do recommend a base of some sort.

Nail Polish ($16.00)

  • Tokaido Express is a dark, subdued plummy brown with golde and violet shimmer laced throughout the base color. It looks a lot more purple in the bottle than it does on actual nails, but when the light hits it, you’ll see more of a reddish-burgundy and the violet sparkles are more apparent.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Shop NARS Cosmetics

NARS has launched their Fall Collection online! :)

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

NARS Cosmetics Lolita Collection for Fall 2009

Here’s what NARS has in store for us beauty addicts this fall!

Eyeshadow Duos ($32.00)

  • Brumes Gray-brown / Navy blue
  • Indian Summer Sparkling gold / Sunny yellow
  • Silk Road Light tangerine-peach / Dirty pink with gold sparkle

Single Eyeshadow ($22.00)

  • Mekong Rich, chocolate brown with gold pearl

Lipstick ($24.00)

  • Fast Ride Dark, black-red

Nail Polish ($16.00)

  • Tokaido Express Purple wine with gold shimmer

New Eyeshadow Duos ($32.00)

  • Brousse Silken, deep purple / Rich, chocolate bronze
  • Eurydice Dark fuchsia-purple / Black gold
  • Taiga Pale yellow gold / Mossy green with gold pearl

Available: August 2009

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