NARS for Thakoon @ NYFW F/W 2011

Thakoon @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Thakoon @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Thakoon @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“The collection draws inspiration from the opulence of the Rococo period and the style of the Masai tribe in Africa,” said designer Thakoon Panichgul. “There are a lot of primary colors, but also gorgeous marabou feathers, so we wanted to create a balance to everything to ensure it was really believable. We’ve always done fresh, pretty, natural, and it was time for a strong makeup look.”

“With Thakoon’s references to this idea of tribal opulence, I felt that if we were going to do “color” it would have to be focused on the eye with one central color theme, and nothing else. There was a lot of youth in the group of models, so we wanted to keep the look very fresh. Red was a natural choice, complimenting the use of color throughout the collection.” — Diane Kendal

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Taj Mahal Blush, Desire Blush, Exhibit A Blush, Night Snow Single Eyeshadow
  • Lips: Concealer (NEWLY formulated for Fall 2011; for now, try the existing Concealer)
  • Face: Brightening Serum, Concealer (NEWLY formulated for Fall 2011; for now, try the existing Concealer), Penny Lane Cream Blush

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NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011
NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “The clothes are light so I wanted the makeup to have a little more impact this time – as if the girls were beautiful, cool fairies,” said designer Thakoon. “I wanted the whole aura to feel like opening windows and letting in a breeze- fresh and romantic but tempered at the same time.”

LOOK: “Golden, but not tanned. As if the girls are glowing from within… with, of course, confidence,” said lead artist Diane Kendal.


  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Spring 2011)
  • NARS PRO-PRIME Pore Refining Primer (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • NARS Zen Blush
  • NARS Etrusque Single Eyeshadow (highlighted on cheeks (Holiday 2010)


  • NARS Cordura Duo Eyeshadow
  • NARS Etrusque Single Eyeshadow (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Calanque Trio Eyeshadow (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow
  • NARS Hollywood Land Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (Spring 2011l)


  • NARS Madere Pure Matte Lipstick (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Hopi Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil (Spring 2011)


Didier Malige, Frédéric Fekkai’s lead stylist, was inspired to find the beauty in each model and created a light and tousled look with shape, for Thakoon’s Spring 2011 show. Didier started by applying the Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel at the roots, combing it back, with his fingers, away from the face. He then applied Fekkai Coiff™ Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray to the middle and ends of the hair.  To finish the look, Didier teased the back of the hair to keep it light and create shape.

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NYFW Fall/Winter 2010: NARS @ Thakoon

NARS @ Thakoon

Chopinot & Gaultier’s Le Défilé. “I was inspired by the costumes used in this show and wanted to create a collection that reflected that same era but without the goth element,” said designer Thakoon Panichgul.

Makeup How-to

“The look is fresh, beautiful, luminous and quite confident,” said lead NARS artist Diane Kendal about the look. “We focused on a strong brow and highlighted the eyes to show depth and boldness in a way that wouldn’t fight with the various textures, layers and colors of the collection.”

Face: Douceur Blush (NEW for Fall 2010); try Lovejoy or Madly Blush for a similar effect

Eyes: Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Fall 2010); try Bali Single Eyeshadow for a similar effect. Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Fall 2010); try the Orgasm Illuminator on brow bones for a similar effect. Portobello Duo Eyeshadow.

Lips: Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick (NEW for Fall 2010); try Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for a similar effect.

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